Maine’s Best Vacation seasons – ski, summer, beach, boating, fall…

Maine is vacationland, it says so right on the license plate. The state of Maine is bigger than the other New England states combined so there is so much to explore – in all seasons. We love Maine in winter when skiing and snowmobiling are prime on the pristine snow covered mountains, extensive trails, frozen lakes and woods. Our favorite ski resorts in Maine all start with an S, Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Saddleback – they all offer over 2,000′ vertical, great lifts and trails plus on mountain lodging and classic Maine après ski.

bar_harbor_maineIn spring and summer, Maine is a gem from the beautiful coast sparkling with granite shores to crystal clear inland lakes, rivers and streams. We highly recommend a trip to Bar Harbor, home to Acadia National Park, but you should also explore Maine’s midcoast – Camden, Boothbay Harbor and the outlying islands of Penobscot Bay. Maine is home to beautiful boating, bold lighthouses and of course Maine’s delicious fresh lobster. You can kayak, canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard, Zipline at a Maine ski resort or mountain bike. Come fall the foliage in Maine is brilliant – one of the best places in the world to see the changing of the leaves. The North American Wife Carrying Championships at Sunday River occur on Columbus Weekend- perfect leaf peeping and a crazy obstacle course for wife carrying.

ogunquit_beach_crowdThe southern Maine coast has beautiful beaches and classic towns like York and Ogunquit where you will find the dramatic Cliff House Hotel and Spa, where our editor has enjoyed a blueberry facial at the spa and blueberry pie for dessert at the highly scenic resort dining room. Kennebunkport is popular with Presidents and posh yachters. See our editor’s story about boating from New Jersey to the Kennebunk River in Maine. Cruising the Maine coast by boat in summer is shore – ly the best way to see this great big state with more coastline than California.

We hope our Sun and Sea Luxury Travel Guide and our Family Ski Vacation Guide assist you in planning your trip to Maine, whatever the season and for whatever reason… enjoy the way life should be.

See our Maine Travel Stories:
Boating from NYC to Maine
Cliff House Resort and Spa, Ogunquit Beach Vacation
Harborside Hotel Bar Harbor Maine
Golf in Maine – When White Heat turns Green
Sunday River
Sunday River super for families
Sunday River Mountain Bike Park in Summer
How to ski Sugarloaf like a local, a Loafer
Sugarloaf – King of Spring
Sugarloaf – History of The Loaf
Sugarloaf and Sunday River -Sibling Rivalry
Saddleback’s Loon Lodge
Mount Abram for families
Maine’s Best Ski Trails
Best of Maine Skiing