Following the southern coast of Maine, we visited York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Then we went up mid coast and explored Wiscasset, Boothbay and Camden. While the bustling towns were fun, we quickly veered off and sought quieter neighborhoods, historic villages, less touristy towns and "Old Maine." Among some of our favorites were Old York, Bath and East Boothbay.
Maine was breathtakingly beautiful with the sea, lakes, estuaries, hills, meadows and farmland. We loved the bold, rugged and rocky shoreline. But the peaceful wildflower meadows were equally delightful. Enjoy these photos. More to come in a future post.
The hauntingly bleak but beautiful Olson House in Cushing. You may be familiar with this house as it was depicted many times by the artist Andrew Wyeth. I will post more on Andrew Wyeth and this home, which is now a museum.
The soft color palette inside is very Scandinavian inspired. I love the blue painted walls.
Wildflower meadow with the St George River in the background.
While Ogunquit was touristy, the Marginal Walk along the coast was phenomenal. Below is the little Marginal Way Lighthouse.
Tom trying to figure out how to climb off the boulder??
Me moving my head out of the way so you can see the Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse in York.
The quintessential Maine white clapboard saltbox.We went searching all over for them, and here is an 18th century example. Pure, simple and unapologetic.
Two historic homes in Old York.
Lobster traps and fishing boats in the small coastal village of Cape Porpoise.
A white clapboard Neogothic (?) style church in charming Bath.
This shop in Wiscasset was closed. Sorry I forgot the name :( It is what I call "high country."
Of course we went to lobster shacks! Enjoying our lobster rolls on a picnic table - utterly delicious!!
I would love to live in East Boothbay. This was our favorite village, and below is this amazing 18th century saltbox with stables across the road.
ABOVE: A weather-beaten grand dame.
This house above is for sale. I wouldn't mind all the work, but the site is not ideal. The arrangement of the oval windows is so special. And guess what? Right around the corner is the below house with similar oval windows.
Here is upscale and busy Camden. The harbor is so quaint.
Have you been to Maine?
Have you been to Maine?