The Siberian American: Five Reasons You Should Visit Maine

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Five Reasons You Should Visit Maine

Our trip to Maine was a dream. I loved every moment of exploring the coast, and I could have been happy spending another month in the area. Before I get into all the details of our trip, I wanted to share five reasons why I think everyone should visit Maine.


Lobster
Let me let y’all in on a little secret: I’m usually not the biggest fan of lobster. I prefer crab to lobster any day, and I think lobster tastes like whatever sauce is made with it (most of the time butter). That’s not the case with East Coast lobster, especially Maine lobster. It’s sweet and absolutely delicious. For one meal, I had lobster cakes, lobster fettuccini alfredo, and lobster and corn clam chowder. I still prefer warm lobster to cold lobster, so lobster rolls are hit or miss for me, but lobster is definitely a must when you’re in Maine!


Rocky Coastline
We spent most of the time heading up to Bar Harbor on Coastal Highway 1, and it was simply breathtaking. I might have convinced Chris we had to do three boat tours just so I could see the coastline from the water. It’s just that beautiful.


Maine Blueberries
I feel the same way about blueberries as I do lobster. I don’t hate them, but they are by far my least favorite berry. I also don’t like anything made with them (blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, etc). Maine blueberries are a completely different variety, and boy are they good! I even liked the blueberry muffins I tried, but my absolute favorite was fresh Maine blueberry lemonade! Even Chris, who is not the biggest lemonade fan, loved it (though his favorite was the Maine blueberry soda). Now I just need to figure out a way for them to ship some to Texas!


All the Cute Small Towns
There is nothing cuter than coastal towns, and Maine is full of them! When I was working on my list of towns to visit, I had such a hard time narrowing down where to go. We had so much fun walking (and driving) through all the adorable downtowns and stopping at all the interesting little shops.


Lighthouses
If you’ve read any of the posts from our Lake Michigan Circle Tour, you know Chris and I love lighthouses. I thought we wouldn’t be able to see many lighthouses on this trip, but there were so many great ones, we ended up seeing more than we planned! I’ll be sharing exactly how many in my Maine by the numbers post next week, but I must say those beautiful lighthouses made the trip even more special for us!


Have you been to Maine? What was your favorite part?

17 comments:

  1. I'm not into lobster (I don't eat any seafood) but I would be all about those blueberry lemonades! Dan wants to go just to eat lobster though, so I'm glad to hear it was really good.

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  2. Maine HAS the best blueberries!! I haven't been up to Maine in ages but I'm itching to go. It's such a beautiful place with so much to do. What town was your favorite? I'm not that crazy about Portland. I'm not really hipsterish. Ok, I'm not hip at all.

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  3. It's been on my list forever, but you make me want to go ASAP!

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  4. oh my gosh! We are actually looking for somewhere else in the NE to go while we are in NYC, and we want to pick a non-city type location... this might be perfect. Is it weird to ask for your list of cities?! Glad the food was so good, and those towns look adorable! I really love lighthouses too, but I think that might stem from my love of all things water related. Growing up in land-locked Kansas makes me want to see the ocean and anything related as much as possible! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  5. I've only ever driven through Maine but it is quite similar to Nova Scotia in a lot of ways so I can totally relate to the lobster and the blueberries and the lighthouses!! :) These pictures are wonderful.

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  6. Oooh. I like blueberries so now I feel like I have to try Maine ones! The rocky coasts, little towns, and lighthouses would totally suck me in, too!

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  7. Ever since we got the Companion Pass we've been dying to visit Portland, Maine, especially since we've already been to Portland, Oregon now. It just sounds so beautiful, and I know that Chris would go crazy for the lobster while I'd be all over the beautiful coastline!

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  8. It looks like a dream! Of all my time on the East Coast I never got to Maine. I'm not a huge lobster fan, but I would LOVE to try an authentic lobster roll! Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures! You guys have been to some really inspiring places!

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  9. Blueberry soda? Sign me up! I'm so sad that I'm allergic to seafood whenever I see New England lobster rolls or shall I say lobstah! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. We just loved our trip to Maine this summer. It's such a nice break from the Texas heat!

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  11. We love Maine! Lobster rolls alone are reason to visit! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

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  12. Sounds like you two had an amazing trip and I love the beauty of Maine you highlighted in this post, This is one place I never though to visit. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  13. Maine is a great state! I used to live in NH for a couple of years, so I managed to get to Maine regularly, although mainly southern Maine. Can't wait to read more about your trip!

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  14. That blueberry lemonade looks AMAZING!!!!! I love small New England towns and gorgeous coastlines, so Maine sounds like my kind of place!

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  15. I have never been to Maine (or New England at all actually) but I would love to go someday. It looks so beautiful! And delicious. I am not a huge fan of blueberries either but I'd like to give the Maine ones a try!

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  16. i can't believe you don't like blueberries! lol or they aren't your fave. i don't like actual blueberries, but i like blueberry things, like muffins. obviously i need to go to maine and eat all the lobsters and blueberries. haha.

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  17. So many great reasons! Looks like an awesome place. I can't believe blueberries are your least fave very though. hehe I can literally eat a carton of them and will chose them over raspberries.

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