Appleton, ME, USA

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Appleton, ME, USA

Appleton vacation rentals

Turn off your phone and leave your watch behind

Hold your horses, because Appleton has small-town charm by the cartload. Tucked away a short drive from the busy summer resort towns of Penobscot Bay, an Appleton vacation rental is an oasis of sheer calm. Dominated by wooded hills and acres of wild blueberries, it's a place to lace up your boots, take a stroll, and enjoy the colors of the season. Attractions are low-key, wholesome stuff like farm visits, tastings at the local wineries and canoeing on the nearby lake, and it's all so laid-back you might never want to leave.

No need to upset the apple cart

A vacation in Appleton is all about slowing the pace right down, breathing easy, and enjoying the little things, like a hike in the rolling hills. Sennebec Pond is the local lake, and is a great place to get out on the water. You can rent paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks, or take a rod and reel if fishing is more your thing. For those who want to take advantage of an Appleton vacation rental to really find some inner peace, there's also a yoga studio in the town, or you can tee off at the local golf course.

Home on the range

To take the bull by the horns, how about setting up a tour of the local water buffalo farm, or taking advantage of an open farm day to stroll through the lavender fields or visit the local creamery? Follow it up with a tasting session at one of the great wineries nearby. And if you find yourself craving a bit more action, the honeypot summer colonies of Penobscot Bay are less than half an hour away. You'll find marinas, galleries, and history galore, though you might just find yourself hankering for a return to the peace and quiet of Appleton.

Fall in love with fall on your Appleton vacation rental

There's a reason people flock to the resorts of Penobscot Bay - summers in this part of Maine are to die for. Hot and humid, Appleton's still close enough to the coast to benefit from its cooling influence. Come winter, though, it can get mighty cold, and snow is a certainty. One of the most magical seasons for an Appleton vacation rental is fall, when the air is cool and the landscape is shot through with an amazing array of colors. Head to Appleton Ridge for some of the best views, and don't forget your camera.

A fistful of ripe blueberries

When it comes to location, an Appleton vacation rental has got it all. The area round the town is dominated by rolling hills, forests and fields, but take the short drive out to the coast and you've got sandy beaches, pretty seaside towns, and islands galore. There's plenty of wildlife around, including black bear, deer, and coyote. A curious feature of this part of Maine is the massive abundance of wild blueberries, and if you visit at the height of summer when they're in season, you can join the scramble to pick the ripest, juiciest ones.