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Guide for Great Maine Getaways

Discover the beautiful coastline North of Portland
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The charming villages and stunning scenery on the Maine coast make for perfect weekend getaways.

North of Portland, the coastline becomes very rocky and more big cities and 4 lane highways.

Instead you will find quaint towns and fishing villages....and gorgeous views.

The best Maine vacation is exploring these "fingers" of land on the central coast.

Favorite Coastal Towns and Villages

Boothbay Harbor Maine
Boothbay - near New Harbor
New Harbor & Boothbay - New Harbor is a working fishing village about 1 1/2 hours (64 miles) North of Portland. Explore the 1827 Permaquid Point Lighthouse (pictured on the back of the State quarter for Maine). Check out the cheap lobster dinners at Shaw's Fish & Lobster (May-Oct).
Camden Maine Harbor
Camden Harbor

Camden - This quaint, sheltered, harbor town....most beautiful in 1 hour (38 miles) North of New Harbor. It has Victorian homes, shopping in centuries old store fronts, sailing ships, arts and crafts fairs and more.
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor - This town is 2 hours (76 miles) north of Camden and is located on Mt. Desert Island. Try the Loop Road in beautiful nearby Acadia National Park or hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain the place where you can see the sunrise first in the U.S. Try the Island Chowder Restaurant.

Fall Getaways - New England is famous for its fantastic Fall Fall Getaways to Maine are a great choice. The weather is cool and perfect for hiking and exploring the lovely harbor towns. In October there is an annual two-day Fall Foliage Festival and Craft Fair in Boothbay.

Romantic Getaways in New England - Any time of year is great for romantic Maine Getaways. In summer there is....hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking, whale watching and delicious lobster dinners. Fall and spring are a great time to explore the countless charming villages, hike the colorful trails and eat at the cozy diners. In winter warm up at a cozy Bed and Breakfast with lower prices, no crowds, peace and beautiful snow scenes.

Maine Vacation Rentals

Boothbay Harbor

3br - Beautiful Towns End Cottage with Mooring and Dock
Beautiful Towns End Cottage with Mooring and Dock

This adorable 3 bedroom Maine cape offers everything you could want for Maine getaways. Fish from your own dock, kayak or just sit on the deck.

The west facing windows and attached decks have wonderful views of Townsend Gut and great sunsets. The home comes with a mooring for a 35 foot boat and two kayaks. Walking distance to Southport Island and Robinson's Wharf for lobster dinner.

Camden Maine

2br - Cute, quiet cottage 2 blks from downtown & Ocean
Cute, quiet cottage 2 blks from downtown and Ocean

Cute 2 bedroom cottage on a corner lot, quiet neighborhood and within walking distance of downtown, restaurants, waterfront. Brochure for local boat, bike rentals and much more.

2br - Shangri-la on Megunticook Lake - Camden, Maine
Shangri-la on Megunticook Lake - Camden, Maine

Lakefront 2 bedroom cottage on beautiful Megunticook Lake in Camden, Maine with spectacular mountain view. Great beach and boat dock area. Canoe and 2- seater kayak come with rental.

Front deck with rail seating and adirondack- style chairs.

Lawn with picnic table, lawnswing, grill. Contact us for the address of our personal site that has lots of photos and additional info.

3br - newly built post and beam like cottage in midcoast
Newly built post and beam like cottage

Bar Harbor

3br - Upscale cabin on secluded pond
Upscale cabin on secluded pond

This lovely year- round log home is located on ten wooded acres, with a running brook, and a pond. Large wrap- around deck, great room with sliding doors to the deck, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths - one with Japanese- style soaking tub.

3br - Luxurious Ocean View Log Chalet
Luxurious Ocean View Log Chalet

The contemporary chalet style log home is the perfect for a family or a group of friends for a reunion. It includes two bedrooms, extra large sleeping loft with sitting area, two bathrooms, fully appointed kitchen, washer and dryer, family room on the lower level and a large wrap around deck. The Log Chalet is located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island Maine, providing views and access to Frenchman's Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

2br - Oceanfront Retreat, fireplace, fence, highspeed
Oceanfront Retreat with fireplace

Welcome to this 2 bedroom oceanfront retreat in Bernard Maine, 15 minutes from Bar Harbor. Wake up each morning to the lobster men coming and going or just hang out in the backyard on the decks overlooking the harbor and ocean..

Curl up at night by the fireplace and read a favorite book, after an active day of kayaking, biking or hiking. Welcome home to real downeast Maine and bring the dog! This home is right on the ocean.

3br - Ultra Modern Home overlooking Frenchmans Bay
Ultra Modern Home overlooking Frenchmans Bay

Ultra modern 3 story, 3 bedroom home overlooking Frenchman's Bay surrounded by woods and ocean view for great Maine getaways. Pets have great freedom with a surround deck on second floor gated.

Bed and Breakfast Maine

Try a B&B for your Maine Getaways....especially nice for a romantic weekend. There are many to choose are a few ideas:

Boothbay is 7 miles from New Harbor. Check out the Welch House Inn. Set on a hill overlooking the harbor there are 14 beautifully decorated rooms. The views from public areas, deck and rooms are spectacular. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance.

Try the Blue Harbor House in the beautiful harbor town of Camden. The 6 rooms and 5 suites (lovely, homey feel) are perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. Located just a few blocks from the harbor, shops and restaurants.

The Hartstone Inn is an elegant 21 room Camden Inn with an award winning gourmet restaurant, spa and cooking school. The furnishings and amenities are luxurious. Great for girls getaways or a romantic getaway.

Bar Harbor has the Primrose Inn, a historic romantic Victorian style Inn. There are rooms with gas fireplaces, spa tubs, adjoining reading and sitting rooms as well as private balconies and porches.

Maine Hotels

If you prefer a hotel for your Maine getaways or are planning a family vacation getaway, check out the Ocean Gate Resort (800-221-5924) in Boothbay. It is a 25 acre property set on a "finger" of coast witn economical rooms to waterfront 2 bedroom cottages....outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast.

The Lord Camden Inn (207-236-4325) is an upscale boutique hotel in a historic building downtown Camden. It has lovely rooms....some with fireplaces, most with private balconies....breakfast buffet included.

A more economical choice on Maine getaways is the Penobscot Bay Inn (207-338-5715), in Belfast with 20 rooms.

On a beautiful bluff overlooking French Bay Bar Harbor is the luxury resort, Bluenose Inn (207-288-3348). It has 3 buildings with unique accommodations, indoor and outdoor pools, and fine dining in the Rose Garden Restaurant.

You will certainly enjoy the Central Coast on your Maine Getaways!

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