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    Five Coastal Proposals in Maine

    If we had to choose two summer icons in Maine, they would be a lighthouse and a lobster. The Atlantic coast of New England (USA) area gives us vertigo cliffs, endless beaches, remote islands where cars do not circulate, and postcard towns where you can get lost and enjoy this area in northern Massachusetts. After a harsh winter that saw Boston's biggest snowfall in history, locals are counting down the minutes until it's time to make their annual getaway to the neighboring state.

    Here we propose five coastal tracks in Maine that can serve as a starting point to enter and get carried away by the beauty of this North American state bordering Canada. If you want to travel to all these places, Auto Europe recommends you rent a car at the Portland International Airport, and then you can drive to all these beautiful towns to have the best New England experience.

    The beautiful city of Portland

    Two hours north of Boston in Portland, the big city of the state of Maine, known for its gastronomic offer and the production of beer. We can stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Port and visit shops and art galleries. For lunch, we recommend J’s Oyster, an old-school place where you can taste good lobster and other seafood. In Eventide, a small restaurant much more modern and current, the oysters that we receive as soon as we enter will leave us wanting to return. Or directly at the renowned Chaval restaurant where you can taste international food. From Portland, you can take a ferry to an island in Casco Bay, such as Peaks Island, where just 15 minutes from the capital, it seems that time passes more slowly. We can rent a golf cart to go around it or take our bike on the boat. We also recommend visiting the oldest lighthouse in the state, Portland Head Light.

    The proud town of Ogunquit

    South of Portland, and just an hour and a half from Boston by car, the city of Ogunquit, which in the Algonquian language means beautiful place by the sea, is a popular vacation destination, especially among Canadians in Quebec. . With a good gastronomic offer, hotels and Bed & Breakfasts (bed and breakfast) to spend the night, one of its main attractions is the Marginal Way coastal path, perfect for a walking tour along the ocean that will take us to Perkins Cove, a picturesque town of fishermen where we can eat delicious lobsters and take a boat trip.

    Kennenbunkport, the jewl of Maine

    Known as The Kennenbunks, and famous throughout the country because the Bush family lives here, Kennebunkport is a town north of Ogunquit that offers good beaches to spend the day, such as Goose Rocks and Gooch’s Beach. And if after enjoying so much lobster on the plate we want to see how this delicious delicacy is caught, we can sign up for a one and a half hour tour. The tour will first take us to admire the mansions of Ocean Avenue, and then we will get to work and try to catch a good lobster.

    The unforgettable Monhegan Island

    Without cars and with a population that does not reach a hundred people, the small island of Monhegan Island, in the shape of a whale and 19 kilometers from the coast, gives us a natural and rustic passage where time seems to have stopped. Enclave of artists, we can walk along its forest tracks and admire its rocky landscape. The painter Edward Hopper spent four summers here, and it is no coincidence that most of the works he made during those stays are, precisely, of rock formations. Ferries depart from Boothbay Harbor, Port Clyde, and New Harbor.

    The one and only Bar Harbor

    Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island - about a five-hour drive from Boston - surrounded by the famous Acadia National Park. A good way to tour the city is by bicycle, but until we enter the national park, we will not understand the beauty of this place. We can go up to Mount Cadillac, which receives the first rays of sunlight in the United States every morning. Although this is only true in winter and autumn, many decide to go up at dawn to see the daybreak from this magnificent place in summer. In the reserve, we can also fish, hike, go kayaking and bike tours, and even camp. Maine in its purest form.

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