Maine’s enticing state slogan is “the vacation state”. Even more alluring is visiting off season. Whether you visit the docks of the five fingers of southern Maine, where the fishermen begin to store their traps for the winter, to the inviting feel of a vacation sanctuary, partially abandoned to your own ambition. Going along with the tourist feel are the many breweries located on the water of the quaint city of Portland. The many sights just a short distance south and north, from Wiscasset to Brunswick, are breathtaking.
There is a certain indescribable charm of a tourist port city, half deserted, where shop keepers will greet you with their Irish sheep dogs and tell you about their Sunday special on Eggs Benedict. This charisma continues with the unprecedented joy of homemade pie from locally harvested blueberries and other seasonal fruits at the most delightful coffee shops on the cusp of the Atlantic Ocean.
The area’s architecture alone is enough to engulf you into a world far away from the norm.
The local artisans are by far the most appealing attraction. From generational owned silver and jeweler smiths offering inspired custom designs, to darling fudge and sweet shops with their unique recipes not found in the typical East Coast town market, Maine’s copious treasures are both refreshing and inspiring.
Maine’s locals themselves have a warmth about them that make you feel as though you are a native. Forever there, and forever welcomed.