Too often in the process of day-to-day life we get stuck in the same old routine of work, come home, go to sleep, and start all over again the next day. In the process of going through this routine, I think we all look for those opportunities that break the mold, and when we are searching for a vacation, what we are really looking for is a relaxing, restful vacation that we will remember. One that, years from now, we’ll look back on the time spent with our family or friends and smile, remembering all the fun things we did together.
One practical way to create those memories is going on a vacation that is tailored to your needs and interests. Regardless of what background you happen to come from, the state of Maine offers a plethora of activities that will provide a lifetime of memories. Whether you’re looking for a serene lake at which to spend your time–such as Sebago or Long Lake–or the majestic mountains of Acadia National Park, or the jagged peaks of Mount Katahdin, or some pampering at some of the best inns and lodges in the United States, Maine offers so many possibilities for a vacation.
I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the top destination spots in Maine.
With its many beautiful vistas, Acadia National Park has the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. People return year after year to take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful national park. Acadia National Park is a paradise for anyone seeking to see beautiful scenery first-hand, whether it be by hiking or taking a leisurely ride in a car on the Park Loop Road. One of my favorite things about Acadia National Park has to be the view from atop Cadillac Mountain, which is simply spectacular.
#2 Sebago Lake.
Sebago Lake is a picturesque destination spot for anyone interested in having a vacation on the water. Sebago Lake is the second largest lake in Maine, and is also the deepest. This beautiful lake features some of the best swimming waters of the state, and is also great for waterskiing, boating, or simply soaking up the sun.
Freeport is home to world-renowned outfitter store L.L. Bean. And if that doesn’t make it interesting enough, it is home to some of the best outlet shopping in the state. You will also find the Desert of Maine, as well as many other historic landmarks that are a signature of this area.
#4 The Kennebunks.
The Kennebunks are home to some of Maine’s most stunning coastline, which features both rocky coast and beautiful sand beaches. In this area there are also a multitude of charming inns and lodges that will suit any travelers needs. This destination will be sure to provide many lasting memories.
Mount Katahdin is the highest peak in Maine and is majestically beautiful. There are no roads leading to the top of Katahdin, so the view from on top can only be taken in by hiking. However, Mount Katahdin is a view everyone should have a chance to see in their lifetime.
I’ll give you a helpful word of advice–take the time to make those memories. Or just take a much-needed break from the day-to-day grind. When it comes down to it, you deserve it. Start planning your Maine vacation.