Maine Summer Vacations

Twelve Weeks of Festivals

When the winter snow melts away, head to Maine where the summer season is beautiful and probably milder than the heat you’re used to at home. Maine during the summer is Take advantage of the summer fishing when you travel to a postcard from New England – picturesque countryside, salty air, and the faintest squeal of fresh lobster boiling somewhere nearby.

Round up the family or travel alone and consider a vacation home rental during your stay. Besides getting the full flavor of living like a local, you’ll save money. Chip in on a rental with a group. Or cook meals in your vacation rental’s kitchen. Hot tubs, screened in lanais, high quality bedding -- get as luxurious as you want. Vacation rentals in Maine range in size and type – from affordable Maine apartments, to luxurious Maine cottages.

Maine boasts 6000 lakes and over 5000 miles of coastline, which means warm weather beckons visitors to participate in several water activities: kayaking, white water rafting, sailing, boating, and fishing. In the mornings, try whale or puffin watching and catch a glimpse of the indigenous wildlife. At night, view the pretty lighthouses on the coast – over sixty exist in the state.

If you prefer to play a fish out of water, head to a state park – Maine has several, twelve of which allow camping. Soak up the scenery with a hike along the famous Appalachian Trail. Or if you feel more at home in a mall, head to the nearby outlet stores in Freeport or Kittery for summer deals you won’t find in your neck of the woods.

And if you enjoy attending festivals, summer is Maine’s time to shine. Check these out:

Annual Heritage Days, June-JulyBe sure to try the fresh shellfish when you visit Maine.
Bath vacation rentals

Yarmouth Clam Festival, July 
Yarmouth vacation rentals 

Maine International Film Festival, July 
Bangor vacation rentals

Maine Lobster Festival, August  &        Maine Boats and Harbors Show, August 
Rockland vacation rentals

American Folk Festival, August
Bangor vacation rentals

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