Wicked Efficient Vacation Guide

Here are some thoughts to get you started on your Maine vacation:


Outside

Beaches (as you go down the page, you go down the coast.
Scarborough, Higgins, and Crescent beaches are closest)
Maine Beaches

Cruise around Portland harbor in the afternoon:
Casco Bay Lines

Sail Casco Bay
Portland Schooner Company

Windsurfing/Kiteboarding
http://www.windsurfing-maine.com/

Sea Kayaking
Kayaking

Whale Watching
http://www.visitmaine.com/attractions/nature/whale_watching/

Duckboat Tours
http://www.downeastducktours.com/

Walk/Ride Portland Trails
Portland Trails

Festivals & Events
Festivals

Bicycling
Ride Maps
Maine Club Rides
Century Ride Calendar
Explore Maine By Bike
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
East Coast Greenway

The First Lighthouse commissioned by George Washington on behalf of the United States.
The most picturesque and the all-time best place to fly kites:
Portland Head Light
Fort Williams Park

Lighthouse, Ocean Vista, and Dinner all rolled into one:
Two Lights
The Lobster Shack

All Maine Lighthouses
http://www.visitmaine.com/lighthouse/midcoast/monhegan_island/
http://lighthousegetaway.com/lights/maine.html

Narrow Gauge Railroad (right on the waterfront in Portland):
http://www.mngrr.org/indexa.php

Portland SeaDogs AA Baseball
http://seadogs.com/


Inside

Portland Museum of Art
http://www.portlandmuseum.org/

Children's Museum
http://www.childrensmuseumofme.org/

Greater Portland Landmarks
Portland Maritime Observatory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Observatory

Wadsworth-Longfellow House
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadsworth-Longfellow_House



Down the Coast

Bradbury Mountain
http://bradburymountain.com/
http://www.state.me.us/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=12

Mount Battie
Trip Advisor
http://maine.gov/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=14

Owl's Head Transportation Museum
http://www.ohtm.org

Acadia National Park
http://www.visitmaine.net/acadia.htm
http://www.nps.gov/acad/
http://www.barharborinfo.com/activities_frame2.html

Baxter State Park & Katahdin
http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com
http://www.mainelyhiking.com/

Monhegan Island
http://www.monheganwelcome.com/explore.html
http://www.nelsoncottages.com/


Darn useful sites:
Visit Maine
Maine Tourism
Maine Attractions
Maine Today
Explore Maine
Maine Outdoors