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ANNOUNCING Our Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

| Updated Sep 27, 2023

By popular demand, we announce the publication of the latest in our library of RV travel guides – a 7-Day Adventure Guide to Coastal Maine.

With its dramatic rocky coastline, enchanting fishing towns, and windswept sandy beaches, Coastal Maine is a destination that should be on every RVers’ bucket list. 

We call these guides “7 days,” but they really are seven stops. They’re meant to be experienced at your own pace, a couple of days at one stop, a week at another, however long you want.

We have carefully curated this 66-page digital guide (not a printed book) so you can take in all Coastal Maine has to offer. We give you the routes to drive, the spot to stop, the places to eat, and the museums, excursions, hikes and adventures we think you will enjoy the most.

For an RVer, Coastal Maine has it all: stunning landscapes, short drives between stops, spacious campsites, that perfect small city and nature mixed with a seemingly endless variety of things to see and explore.

We promise that this journey through the rugged beauty of Coastal Maine will be a transformative adventure, where every twist and turn reveals a new facet of nature's grandeur. 

From the captivating allure of Kennebunkport on the southern coast to the untamed beauty of Lubec in the east, this 7-day adventure promises to etch memories that will forever warm your heart.

Here’s a brief preview:

Day 1: Kennebunkport – Unveiling Coastal Charm

Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

As the sun kisses the horizon, welcome the day in Kennebunkport, where time seems to slow, and the coastal charm envelops you like a warm embrace.

A few highlighted activities:

  • Hike along the rugged trails, unveiling secret coves and hidden gems.
  • Explore the quaint streets, where history whispers from every corner.
  • Savor delectable local flavors at seaside eateries.

Day 2: Portland/Freeport – Where History Meets the Sea

Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

Venture onwards to Portland and Freeport, towns where the echoes of shipbuilders' past still resonate. Here, time flows in tandem with the ebb and flow of the tides, and every cobblestone street carries a tale of maritime legacy.

A few highlighted activities:

  • Stroll through the historic district, where architectural marvels stand frozen in time.
  • Relish in the freshest seafood delicacies at local waterfront restaurants.
  • As you leave the Freeport area, stop in Bath and discover the artistry of shipbuilding at the Maine Maritime Museum.

Day 3: Boothbay Harbor – Nature's Canvas Unfolds

Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

Boothbay Harbor, a haven nestled between rolling hills and the azure embrace of the ocean, is where nature unveils its masterpiece. Set up camp amidst this scenic splendor, where each sunrise paints a new portrait of beauty.

A few highlighted activities:

  • Enjoy meandering the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
  • Explore charming towns and villages, where boutique shops beckon.
  • And Monhegan Island is located here (no paved roads or streetlights, inspiring artists for more than 100 years).

Day 4: Camden – Art, history, and seafaring culture

Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

Located on Penobscot Bay, in Maine’s MidCoast region. Camden is a stunning seaside town with a vibrant artist community. The High Street Historic District features 19th-century homes and Camden Public Library, with its landscaped amphitheater. The restored Camden Opera House stages music, film, and dance. Trails line the slopes at Camden Hills State Park, with views of Camden Harbor and the bay from Mount Battie. Curtis Island, with its 1830s lighthouse, is in the harbor.

  • Hike, walkabout town and explore, breathing in the scent of pine mingling with the salted air.
  • Wander along the bustling waterfront, alive with maritime energy.
  • Savor a lobster feast at a local eatery, where ocean views are served on every plate.

Day 5: Prospect – Small town Maine at its best

Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

Prospect, population 698, is nestled on the west bank of the Penobscot River and welcomes you with open arms and is the perfect place to stroll charming streets and experience walking paths through the heart of Maine’s “Down East” country. The town offers excellent views of the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse, lobster boats and other vessels, and there is so much to do in the surrounding countryside.

A few highlighted activities:

  • Discover the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory- the tallest bridge observatory in the world open to the public.
  • Immerse yourself in the tales of one of the best preserved military forts in New England.
  • Indulge in local cuisine that captures the essence of Maine's coastal flavors.

Day 6 – Bar Harbor – Gateway to Acadia 

Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

Bar Harbor, the threshold to Acadia National Park, beckons with untamed wilderness and coastal cliffs that defy imagination. Acadia is one of America’s most popular national parks and we’ll help you see all the major attractions. Plus we have a quick link to the Acadia Maps you'll be glad you have.

A few highlighted activities:

  • Discover the wonders of the Bold Coast, where cliffs plunge into the Atlantic's embrace.
  • Immerse yourself in the tales of the area's rich cultural heritage.
  • Indulge in local cuisine that captures the essence of Maine's coastal flavors.

Day 7: Lubec – Where Horizons Meet

Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

As you reach Lubec, you stand at the edge of the eastern-most edge of the United States, where the Atlantic meets the rugged shores of Canada. Here, time takes a pause, allowing you to savor the blend of history, culture, and the eternal dance of the waves.

A few highlighted activities:

  • Explore the iconic West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, a beacon to wanderers.
  • Reflect upon the tranquil beauty of Campobello Island, just a stone's throw away.
  • Bask in the quietude of the easternmost town, where the world seems to stand still.
Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide

Coastal Maine will leave an indelible mark on your soul. The rocky coastline, the quaint fishing towns, and the windswept beaches – they all become a part of you, woven into the tapestry of your memories. 

Like all of our RV Travel Guides, this ebook is just $7 and available for instant download. This is a digital book in PDF format. You can view it on any device.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-09-24

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

3 Responses to “ANNOUNCING Our Coastal Maine 7-Day Adventure Travel Guide”

September 26, 2023at11:25 pm, Debra A Vigue said:

When did you RV in Maine?


September 26, 2023at2:10 pm, Amanda Pleau said:

Thank you for including us, but Maine Maritime Museum is in Bath, not Freeport or Portland! Stop by on your way to all points north, though, we’re just off of Route 1, 40 minutes north of Portland ⚓


September 27, 2023at2:48 pm, Team RV Lifestyle said:

The book has it correctly – It is a suggestion of a place to go after you leave Freeport/Portland but before you go to Boothbay Harbor. We will need to adjust that so it is clearer in the story. thanks! Team RV Lifestyle


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