How to spend a long weekend in Maine

Ah, Maine!

It’s a beautiful state filled with lobsters, lighthouses, and breathtaking ocean views. I went with my husband and family in the fall for a long weekend.

Spoiler alert: If you want to watch my vlog, scroll to the bottom!

Our first stop was in Cape Elizabeth.

We stopped at a park where we could walk along the coastline and check out the Cape Elizabeth lighthouse.


For lunch we went to The Lobster Shack at Two Lights. It sits on a cliff looking out at the water between two lighthouses. It’s a popular little place with people lined out the door waiting to order a lobster roll or chowder. Naturally, I got both. WORTH IT.


Next we went to Bar Harbor where we stayed two nights.

We stayed there so we could go to Acadia National Park.

You can drive through the whole park in about a half day, depending on how much you stop. We stopped quite a bit so it took up most of our day!

IMG_20170916_114716.jpgCadillac Mountain

IMG_7076.JPGMisty Sand Beach

IMG_7111.JPGDrinking a Blueberry Soda at Jordan Pond

The town of Bar Harbor is super cute with a ton of great restaurants and cute shops!

As we made our way back down south, we stopped in Portland.

We bought tickets to ride on the ferry to the nearby islands. The ferry carries supplies, mail, and people. It was really cool to see how it works. It was misty out which added to the experience. This was one of my favorite things that we did!


We stayed our last night in Ogunquit.

The town name literally means “beautiful place by the sea”. I loved it here!

We took a walk on the path that stretches the entire town and goes along the water.

IMG_7172Along the path in Ogunquit.

IMG_7178My beautiful mom on the walking path.

IMG_7173My dad eating lobster on our last night. We ate at Barnacle Billy’s on the water.

The next morning we drove back to Boston, then flew back home.

Have you been to Maine? What did you think of it?

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