Spruce Head, ME, USA

Spruce Head, ME, USA

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Savor Spruce Head's sedate pace of life

Jutting out into the deep blue Atlantic Ocean, about halfway down Maine's rugged coast, Spruce Head is the quintessential Eastern Seaboard waterfront community. Pick a Spruce Head vacation rental for your next getaway, and you can look forward to laid-back days exploring gently bustling fishing harbors, unspoiled sandy beaches, towering lighthouses and charmingly old-fashioned villages replete with dazzling white clapboard houses. Family-run restaurants will make you feel right at home, with warm welcomes and mouthwatering local specialties like buttery lobster rolls and deep-filled wild blueberry pies. Should you feel like exploring further afield, the vibrant resort towns of Camden and Rockport are a short drive or bracing bike ride away.

Seafaring adventures at Spruce Head

Spruce Head's seafaring culture may well inspire you to take to the open water yourself. Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the coast's dramatic scenery and secluded bays at your leisure. If that sounds too much like hard work, join a sightseeing cruise and focus instead on acquiring the perfect set of vacation photos. If you're interested in local industry, embark on a lobstering tour, and learn all about how the seafood delicacy is harvested. Meanwhile shopaholics should make a beeline for chic Camden, where you'll find an irresistible array of independent fashion boutiques, gourmet food shops and quirky homeware stores.

Mesmerizing museums around Spruce Head

You'll find all manner of enticing attractions within easy reach of your Spruce Head vacation rental. A 15-minute drive up the coast will bring you to the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, a state-of-the-art exhibition space devoted to showcasing cutting-edge work by the state's most innovative artists. Their jam-packed, year-round events program includes film screenings, gallery talks and live performances. The nearby Coastal Children's Museum is great for families, where kids can learn about everything from local marine life to puppetry, through immersive workshops, games and role-play experiences.

Lovely summers in Spruce Head

While this corner of Maine is fairly tranquil at all times of year, Spruce Head vacation rentals are particularly sought-after between June and August. The summer weather is generally warm rather than uncomfortably hot, with plenty of clear blue skies and sunshine. Late spring and early fall are also great times to visit, with pleasantly mild days and fewer out-of-towners. The winter cold serves as a deterrent to many vacationers, but frequent snowfall provides plenty of natural beauty.

Encounter playful puffins around Spruce Head

Spruce Head is a gateway to the scenic Penobscot Bay, a true natural wonder scattered with 100s of islands. The biggest of these are rustic fishing communities where an old-fashioned way of life prevails – many more are uninhabited, so you may find that you have their picturesque pebble beaches, verdant wetlands and fragrant forests entirely to yourself. Maine's ocean islands are also the only nesting sites in the entire United States for Atlantic puffins. If you're visiting between May and August, be sure to hop on a boat trip in search of these impossibly cute, orange-beaked seabirds.