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Trip List by Julia W

Honeymoon along the Maine Coast

29 Jun 2007  
4.5 of 5 stars based on 19 votes

Information about the places we stayed, places we ate, and the things we saw on our honeymoon to the Maine coast.

  • 1. PineCrest Bed and Breakfast Inn
    PineCrest Inn, Gorham, Maine

    It was a nice location about a 20 min drive from Portland and much more affordable than B&Bs and Inns directly in Portland. Our room was beautifully decorated and the family running the inn was so nice. Matt cooked up wonderful breakfasts!

  • 2. Portland Head Light
    Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    So picturesque. We got there early and no one else was around so we got great pictures without people milling around the lighthouse. We did not go into the museum or the gift shop, since they are both quite small and don't appear to have a lot to offer. If you are interested in lighthouses you don't want to miss this one, it was easy to stop by in the morning before we headed in to Portland.

  • 3. Sebago Brewing Co
    Sebago Brewing Co, Gorham, Maine

    Ate at Sebago Brewing Company in Gorham our first night, a short walk from our inn. Very good food! My husband had the wild mushroom ravioli and I had the haddock new england. It was my first haddock and it was delicious! My husband also had one of their brews and it was very tasty. They have a location in Portland as well. We would definitely eat there again, menu has a lot of variety and the atmosphere is much nicer than your average brew pub, definitely a family friendly place.

  • 4. Eagle Island Tours
    Portland Discovery Tours, Portland, Maine

    We were worried it would be cheesy but it was actually very enjoyable. The tour boat captain gave us great information and was entertaining. He knew his stuff. We rode past several civil war forts, lots of lighthouses, and other interesting spots near the Portland harbor. He got us close to the Portland Head Light from the water and gave us plenty of time to take pictures. The tour was 90 minutes long and we got a lot out of it, sadly we didn't see any seals! Great bang for your buck at $14 a ticket. There is a bathroom on board and you can also buy refreshments.

  • 5. Fore Street
    Fore Street, Portland, Maine

    Took us forever to find the place because we didn't have the address. It's at the end of the road just past Pearl St. There is construction that threw us off and the sign for the restaurant is hard to see. The food was amazing. DH had the scallops, I had the butlers steak. We shared sides of grilled & chilled asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. The service was wonderful and we really enjoyed our dining experience. We don't splurge often so $75 on a meal felt like a lot to us but we were glad we did it (that was without drinks, appetizers, and dessert, you could easily spend over $100 with all those extras). Probably the best restaurant/meal we had on the trip but it's hard to compare when they were all so good!

  • 6. Freeport Shopping Outlets
    Freeport Shopping Outlets, Freeport, Maine

    Much nicer outlets than you'll find in other parts of the country. Set up with a "downtown feel" rather than a strip mall. The L.L. Bean Flagship store is very impressive, we also stopped in at Yankee Candle and Bath and Body Works for some great deals. Maybe not the best place to take your husband if he hates shopping, but perfect for an afternoon outing!

  • 7. Manor House Inn
    Manor House Inn, Bar Harbor

    Beautiful inn perfect location less than 5 minutes down to Main St with lots of shopping and restaurants. We stayed in the Acadia Cottage back behind the main house. Breakfast was served buffett style so we could eat on the front porch or in the garden. Very charming, great food, offered us lots of privacy. Loved our room, very comfortable bed and huge 2 person jacuzzi tub! Definitely a romantic place for honeymooners, very reasonable prices in the pre-season (we went in June).

  • 8. Aquaterra Adventures

    It was $45 each for a 3 hour tour. They supplied water shoes, a jacket, and all the gear. There were only 6 people in our group. We kayaked from noon-3. My husband loved every second of it. Sadly we didn't see much wildlife (we saw what might have been a porpoise but not sure) The views from the water were pretty and we were happy we stretched ourselves a bit and learned to kayak. The guide said that in his 10 years only 2 kayaks have ever capsized but even that didn't help me calm down. He was a great guide and we were happy with the experience,

  • 9. Park Loop Road
    Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park

    One of the first things we did when we arrived in Bar Harbour was get our week pass for Acadia ($10 before peak season) and drive the park loop road. We stopped at several places to take pictures, and walked down to Sand Beach. Driving the loop is a great way to get familiar with Acadia and get some great photos!

  • 10. Cadillac Mountain
    Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

    We drove to the top of Cadillac about 45 minutes before sunset, parked in the lot at the top and walked around. Great views of the park and the ocean. We found our own special spot away from the crowd and watched the sunset, absolutely stunning! Wish we had done it every night but there was just so much to do!

  • 11. Acadia National Park
    Acadia National Park

    We hiked North Bubbles and South Bubbles in about 90 minutes total. Beautiful views from the top, it's a bit of a strenuous hike with lots of rocks in the trail but it was worth it. Bring ear plugs if you want to tune out the whiny kids whose parents are making them hike it, I probably would not take kids on this trail if they are not experienced hikers that can avoid goofing around on big rocks near steep drop offs!

  • 12. Poor Boy's Gourmet
    Poor Boy's Gourmet, Bar Harbor

    At the recommendation of our kayak guide we went to Poor Boys and we absolutely loved it. We got there early during their early bird special time, you could get unlimited pasta bowls for a very good price. My husband had baked haddock and I had a grilled chicken salad. Both were generous in portion size and very delicious. The food came out very quickly. I loved their homemade root beer! Of course we had dessert since they are well known for it, loved the blueberry pie with shortbread crust! A la mode of course! We would eat at this place again and again. Don't miss it if you go to Bar Harbor.

  • 13. McKay's Public House
    McKay's Public House, Bar Harbor

    We had the crab cakes as an appetizer, they were delicious and worth the minor allergic reaction I had! DH had the McKays salad and I had a cheeseburger. Their bread was delicious. Another fantastic meal that did not break the bank since we both ordered off the pub menu. Another place I would definitely visit again and again. Since the restaurant is literally a house the rooms were small and pretty quiet, it had a nice atmosphere.

  • 14. Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf
    Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, Bar Harbor

    If you like mini golf you will love this course! We played both of them (you get a discount if you play both) and we even won another free game with a hole in one and a spin on their prize wheel! I won a game, my husband won a game, we loved it! Very well maintained mini golf course compared to many we have seen, maybe because it's a chain. About a 5-10 minute drive from downtown Bar Harbor. They are even open late, until 11pm. Definitely a family friendly place, just be nice and let the smaller groups play through please! :)

  • 15. Jordan Pond House
    Jordan Pond House, Seal Harbor, Maine

    I loved this place, my husband was not as enamored. After hiking he didn't really want to sit down in a nice place for tea and popovers, he wanted to get up and hike another mountain! The popovers were better than I imagined! Lemonade was very sour but they give you sugar water to sweeten it to your taste. The rest of their menu looks good, but my husband could only be convinced to buy lemonade and popovers, so I savored them and then we went back out for another hike!

  • 16. Belmont Inn
    Belmont Inn, Camden

    Beautiful Inn! The innkeeper had so many inside tips to offer us as we quickly planned how to spend our only day in Camden. He told us the scenic drive to take, recommended a schooner sailing trip, and was so kind and attentive. His wife keeps the most beautiful garden! We loved the location, just a short walk from downtown Camden. Our room was cozy and breakfast was heavenly. Orange yogurt pancakes, yum! Probably our favorite inn from the entire trip, wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 17. Cappy's Chowder House
    Cappy's Chowder House, Camden

    Cappy's has great chowder! What can I say? The only chowder I'd ever had before I went to Cappy's was the canned kind, I had no clue what I was missing! It was so delicious, as was the rest of our meal. I imagine this would be an even more perfect place to go on a chilly day.

  • 18. Schooner Surprise

    Loved this schooner ride with Captain Jack! He and his wife know so much about Camden and had many stories to share and were able to answer all of our questions. It's a beautiful boat and a beautiful piece of coastline to explore from the water. We even saw a few seals! Our innkeeper recommended this schooner trip to us and we were not disappointed.

  • 19. Mount Battie
    Mount Battie, Camden

    We loved this short drive up to the top, what a great view of Camden! We paid the entrance fee and got 1 day pass, went up twice. Once in the afternoon and again at sunset. Sunset was absolutely breathtaking, plus there was no one around. Probably one of the most memorable evenings of our trip. Don't skip this short trip when you visit Camden!

  • 20. Gazebo Inn Ogunquit
    Gazebo Inn Ogunquit, Ogunquit, Maine

    Stayed here at the end of our trip which coincided with our 1 year wedding anniversary. We splurged and got a room with a king size bed (AMAZINGLY comfortable, the linens were perfect and so soft) and a jacuzzi tub. About a 10-15 minute walk to the beach. They had an awesome assortment of brochures and menus for us to look through as we narrowed down our plan for our time in Ogunquit. Huge dvd collection which came in handy the first day when it rained and we didn't want to venture out. Breakfast was delicious and it was truly a wonderful place to stay and wrap up our trip.

  • 21. Oarweed Cove Restaurant
    Oarweed Cove Restaurant, Ogunquit, Maine

    We went a little before noon and had our pick of seats, indoor or out. Since it was a windy day we chose an indoor seat by the window, had a great view! DH had a crabmeat sandwich and I had a burger, both were excellent. Fun place to people watch as well.

  • 22. Marginal Way
    Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine

    Smells like rotten eggs at low tide but the views are magnificent! Can get kind of crowded but there are lots of benches and places to step off the narrow walkway and take photos and take in the view.