Visitor Experience

Spring, Summer and Fall in Vacationland

From the breezy sparkle of spring and summer to the crisp, clear skies of autumn, Maine's cruise seasons promise fun, excitement and unique diversions for all ages.

Spring brings a feast for the senses to our farmers' markets -- a great time to sample local fare. Summer tempts visitors with a day on the beach, an afternoon lobster bake or a windjammer excursion.  Fall means carriage rides along wooded roads...and the extraordinary sight of a coastline ablaze in brilliant colors.

Naturally Spectacular

Everywhere in Maine, the great outdoors beckons. Adventures for all ages, interests and activity levels abound: hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking; walking tours and vineyard visits; bird watching and whale spotting; windjammer rides and foliage tours.

Adventures for Everyone

Maine's ports have the advantage of outdoor activities close at hand. You don't have to go far to find the great outdoors! There are harborside walking tours and maritime trails nearby. The carriage roads of Acadia National Park and Roosevelt Campobello International Park are readily accessible, and can be explored by foot, bike, or horse-drawn carriage. From day cruises to kayaking, trolley rides to puffin tours, you can choose high adventure or relaxing excursions that will give everyone a change of pace and a breath of fresh Maine air. We offer inland mountain resort experiences that feature geo-caching, gem sluicing, chondola rides, ziplines, golfing, and more!

Cool finds for shoppers

When passengers wander through Maine's charming ports and villages, they can expect the unexpected: shops and galleries brimming with quality one-of-a-kind items, interesting specialty boutiques and our famous outlet stores.
 
Maine is particularly renowned as a place to find unique, handcrafted goods and artisan foods. 
 
A Hot Destination For Foodies
 
Maine has become well known as a celebrated culinary destination, treating foodies to award-winning restaurants and fabulous local cuisine up and down the coast. Local specialties range from tender fiddleheads in spring to delicious wild blueberries in late summer, and world-class seafood all year long -- Maine lobster, oysters, mussels, fried clams and of course seafood chowders that are out of this world! We are also home to several James Beard Award-winning chefs who specialize in local traditional tastes with a contemporary twist. Visit vodka and gin distilleries, breweries, brew pubs, and sprawling vineyards - fine spirits abound in Maine!

Maine's Maritime Mystique

Naturally, Maine's seafaring heritage comes alive in the working waterfronts along our coast. Maritime museums offer a glimpse of the past; tall ships and fishing fleets grace the harbors; galleries and museums celebrate the legendary artists who painted here; festivals preserve cultural traditions; and landmarks, from forts to lighthouses, welcome visitors to explore Maine's storied past.