Maine Vacation Trip
December 06, 2011
I got to check off a destination on my bucket list this fall when my husband and I went to Maine on vacation. We flew in to Portland and rented a car. We stayed at a bed and breakfast in the coastal town of Old Orchard Beach, and walked out to the beach in the evenings. From there, we drove up the coast along the scenic route to Camden, stopping along the way at the L.L. Bean stores and factory outlets.
The final destination was to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. I had checked out the book Acadia the Complete Guide by James Kaiser from MCPL before we left, and was familiar with the walking trails and ranger events to do while in the area. We had a gorgeous day to take the scenic drive through the park and to drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain where we had a picnic lunch. It rained the next day, so we didn’t get to do the ranger walk at night or the carriage ride in the park. But even in the rain, we saw some beautiful Maine scenery and coastal lighthouses.
MCPL has many travel books to help with your vacation plans. I think it is always helpful to know a little bit about where you are going before you get there. The book I used was especially helpful. It told us beforehand which walking trails were most suited to our walking ability. In other words, senior easy and not rock climbing hard. That way, we planned out our morning walk with our picnic lunch, and had a great time without wasting time driving to the wrong area.
You might want to consider Maine when you plan your next vacation.