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Things to do in Maine With Kids

Things to do in Maine With Kids. This isn’t out typical Arizona based content. But we took an 18 day trip to explore Maine this summer, and it deserves a quick mention as an amazing, family friendly, must visit state!

Jana Tingom

Things to do in Maine With Kids. This isn’t our typical Arizona based content. But we took an 18 day trip to explore Maine this summer, and it deserves a quick mention as an amazing, family friendly, must visit state!

Why Maine? Well, it was a new state for the whole family, we love beaches, it sounded like a great place to escape to from the blazing Phoenix summer – and $250/person round trip airline tickets is hard to resist.

We stayed in three different Airbnbs, in Windham (near Portland), Blue Hill (near Bar Harbor), and Jonesport, (in Downeast Maine). All three were lovely, highly recommend, especially the Porter House in Blue Hill if you’re looking for a historical experience.

What did we do? So much, and not enough. We barely scratched the surface in exploring Maine! Some of our highlights were:

  • Seashore Trolley Museum (Kennebunkport)
  • lobster tour with Lucky Catch Cruises, then take a live lobster to Portland Lobster Company and they will cook it for you (Portland)
  • blueberry picking at Crabtree Farm (Sebago)

  • hop across to New Hampshire and swim/hike/kayak at White Lake State Park (Tamworth)
  • potato donuts at The Holy Donut (Portland)
  • Portland Head Lighhouse + two others nearby, Spring Point Ledge was our favorite
  • Old Fort Western (Augusta)
  • Acadia National Park, we explored here 3.5 days and it was amazing (Bar Harbor)
  • walk across to Bar Island at low tide (Bar Harbor)

  • Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport)
  • Roque Bluffs State Park
  • nature tour (whales, eagles, porpoises, and more) with Downeast Charter Boat (Lubec)
  • Quoddy Head State Park (Lubec)
  • walk across to Bar Island at low tide, just south of Sandy River Beach (Jonesport)
  • nature center in Calais, then walk across a bridge to St. Stephens, New Brunswick (passport needed) and tour The Chocolate Museum

If you need more inspiration, definitely look up Visit Maine and Traveling Mainers on Instagram, which gave us so many ideas. Also, Big Brave Nomad has the best guide to Acadia National Park, and saved us many hours of planning.

Did you know? We have handful of posts about places to visit outside of Arizona! Check out these posts coverings places in California, Utah, Las Vegas, Rocky Point (Mexico) and Colorado.

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  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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