The Scenic State of Maine

The picturesque state of Maine is worth visiting especially if you live in Massachusetts. If you are planning to visit Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, there are few cities on the way that worth attention. Portsmouth, NH is one example. It is small and cute, filled with many little cafes, tasty restaurants and stylish boutiques.

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Ogunquit that means “beautiful place by the sea” is another cute town on the way. It is renown for its seafood restaurants and a long scenic trail, called Marginal Way, that runs along the coast from Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach.

Portland is another cute town right on the Atlantic ocean. On our last trip to Portland, we were invited to sail on a beautiful 30 feet yacht. We learned about the shores of Maine from true locals who lived in the area since they were born.

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Acadia National Park is about five hours drive from Boston, but believe me it worth the drive. The park is truly breathtaking. There are many hiking trails, lakes, mountains and beaches. You can take a long, rather difficult hike up the mountain, enjoy an easy stroll around a beautiful Jordan Pond or just hang out on the Sand Beach. If you are looking for an adventure, you can jump of the cliff into Long Pond that is located just outside Acadia’s borders. DSC_2217DSC_2242

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After a very busy day hiking in the park, we finally arrived to Bar Harbor and found our hotel, ” Acadia Inn”. It wasn’t a fancy hotel but very comfortable and located about 10 minutes by car from town center.  Bar Harbor was exactly like I envisioned: a little, adorable coastal town with many cute restaurants and cafes, art galleries, hand made designer stores, and gift shops. We ate in one of the local sea food restaurants and then enjoyed live music in a cute cafe, where we witnessed a young couple getting engaged.

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Mila Levinson

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