Nearly everyone seems to have a bucket list of things to do, see, and experience before they move on to the next universe. As an outdoor educator, Yellowstone park ranger, naturalist guide, and nature mentor, I’ve been lucky to list and check-off my share of amazing national parks. While it’s hard to suggest places or […]
Begin this classic Maine journey on a scenic drive up Highway 1 from Portland to Penobscot Bay, with its rocky shoreline and coves, lighthouses, seals, bald eagles, lobster boats-and lobster rolls! See why Maineiacs love their Pine Tree State with a full day of naturalist-guided hiking in Camden Hills State Park, overlooking Penobscot Bay.
Up next, Acadia National Park, where historic carriage roads and stone bridges take you back in time, and 158 miles of hiking trails welcome exploration on foot. Rise early for the famous Cadillac Mountain sunrise if you like, then paddle a kayak through the remote, quiet waters of Acadia’s bays and sounds, watching for wildlife and counting your lucky stars. You can also experience the park’s famous granite walls with privately guided rock climbing, or spend the day with a naturalist guide discovering hidden corners on foot and by car.
Wrap up your wonderful experience on Pemaquid Point, where the famous lighthouse and fascinating museum are your portal into the lives of generations of weathered souls who lived and died by the sea.