Vacationing in an Ellsworth rental can be anything but boring. While you're vacationing, take a much-needed day trip and explore the Maine Coast. Read on and take a peek at what to do and places to visit along the coast of Maine.
1) Acadia National Park
Located at the easternmost part of the country, near your Swan's Island vacation home, Acadia National Park has a lot to offer. You can take a relaxing drive through this park and witness amazing sights like Cadillac Mountain, the charming coasts, and the gorgeous cliffs. This is also a prime location for a view of the islands on the Atlantic seaboard and their picturesque towns and harbors. And if you're up for some adventure, the park also has trails for cycling, hiking, and boating -- Acadia National Park boasts of different terrain - from granite shores, lakes, valleys, and mountains, allowing visitors to view an amazing array of beautiful wildlife. The park is open all year, and small trips could be a full day of driving or several days of camping.
2) Chesuncook Lake House
If you're planning to visit the Maine Coast during the spring months until fall, a weekend at the Chesuncook Lake House should be on your "to do" list. The historic lake house is located on the shore of Maine's third largest lake. Getting to the lake house is an adventure in itself -- visitors pass through the wilderness of northern Maine before reaching the Chesuncook Village. Spend your weekend in the lake house and relive the frontier days of the past with the quiet splendor of the Chesuncook Lake, views of Mount Katahdin, and wilderness that has been preserved and untouched by the outside world. This location proves to be a romantic and relaxing getaway for couples, but also a great historic adventure for families and outdoor enthusiasts.
3) Cobscook Bay State Park
If you're vacationing with the whole family, then a camping trip at Cobscook Bay state park is a surefire way to enjoy all that Maine has to offer. The park features a huge expanse of campground designed specifically for large groups and families, with adequate privacy for each campsite. They also have amenities that will help make your camping comfortable and hassle-free. While many choose to bring their own tents and camping equipment, you can, alternatively, choose campsites that offer roofed picnic tables and Adirondack shelters if you don't want to bring heavy bags and camping gear. All campsites offer large lawns and play areas for children. From the campsites, outdoor activities are just within reach -- boating, hiking, kayaking, and even the opportunity to collect clams for dinner.
These examples, day trips, and more are just a few hours away from any Swan's Island vacation home. The coast of Maine offers hundreds of day trips for all kinds of adventures. To help you choose a day trip that bests suits you and your family's needs, check out VacationHomes.com and select the type of day trip you want by checking the amenities, bookings, or activities offered in the trips. Just click on the category you want for further information. If you can't find specifics in said categories, enter your query in the search bar and the site will generate a comprehensive list of results for you.