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Holidays in Maine offer you the chance to immerse yourself in a land of wild unspoiled beauty in the largest and Northernmost state of New England. Enjoy the outdoor adventure at its very best by getting busy with plenty of adrenaline-inducing activities, including white-water rafting, cycling, kayaking and hiking. 

There’s plenty of time to relax during your Maine holidays too. The state is renowned for its delicious seafood, so don’t forget to indulge in a lobster feast. Wash it down with plenty of local craft beer between all that outdoor activity. 

The untamed beauty of Maine holidays

For nature lovers, it doesn’t get much better than a holiday in Maine USA. Think rugged mountains peeking out from verdant woodland, and miles of unkempt lighthouse-speckled coastlines that fringe Maine’s Eastern edge. 

Your holiday in Maine New England should definitely include a visit to the 47,000 acre Acadia National Park - it’s one of the most popular national parks in the USA. Take the 20 mile Loop Road around the park and cruise the gentle sloping roads that curve through thick woodlands and past rocky coastlines.

Maine holidays are especially marvellous during the fall (autumn). You’ll be treated to a kaleidoscope of fall colours that soften from green to yellow to vivid-red in a magnificent show of New England’s seasonal foliage. For a true winter wonderland, there’s nothing like spending Christmas in Maine. Often blanketed in thick powdery snow, expect plenty of Christmas fairs and celebrations, and stunning festive lights displayed in every town and city.

 

Destination Highlights

  • Look out for moose, bears and whales in the 47,000 acre Atlantic Coast recreation area of Acadia National Park
  • Retreat to Penobscot Bay to explore secluded offshore islands, rolling hills, and sparkling blue waters
  • Visit the Kennebunks and discover the Bush family summer home, fresh seafood, and the sprawling Kennebunk Beach
  • Roam the charming town of Bar Harbor, gateway to the looming mountains and cliffs of Acadia National Park

Great sample itineraries


Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Maine holidays. Why not combine your trip to Maine with a tour of other top destinations in New England?

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Charlotte, Destination Specialist

“When driving in Maine, make sure to use I-95, the Maine Turnpike, wherever possible. This is not only to avoid the traffic on the smaller roads, but it’s also best for experiencing the stunning coast and incredible ocean vistas”

 

Charlotte
Destination Specialist
Jessica, Destination Manager

“Maine is the biggest producer of blueberries, and these are often turned into great desserts and drinks. For something a bit different, why not try blueberry wine?”

 

Jessica
Destination Manager

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Maine holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

 

Maine Lobster Festival

Maine is famous for its scrumptious seafood, and the best place to sample lobster is at the aptly-named Maine Lobster Festival, which takes place at the end of July and early August. Enjoy five days of fun and feasting with parades, seafood cooking contests, live music and entertainment, and, of course, lots of lobster eating.

 

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Maine holiday. Here are a few of our favourite dishes.

 

Clams

Mainers often refer to clams as ‘steamers’ - and they’re served in many forms. This includes steamed, fried, and as chowder. When dished up steamed, you’ll usually be given a saucer of butter for dipping.

 

Lobster Roll

No seafood snack is more popular than Maine’s iconic lobster roll. You’ll find them served everywhere, from high-end seafood restaurants to food trucks to tiny roadside stands. Traditional lobster rolls are served in buttery and toasted hot dog buns, garnished with plenty of butter, mayo, and often with a dash of celery and a hint of chives.

 

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