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Coastal Maine

“‘Someday’ happened.” — A sign above the garage of a home overlooking the Atlantic coast in York Harbor, Maine.

Have you been to coastal Maine before? It’s a beauty.

Last fall, my husband planned and booked a trip there for the two of us to celebrate our five-year anniversary. I’m not one to brag, but I have to say he scored prett-ay high in the husband and father categories last year. I’m a lucky lady.

We stayed in York Harbor, but by the end of our trip, had added 715 miles to our rental car’s odometer. Here is what we did…

The Stage Neck Inn bed and breakfast became our home base, and it sat right at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

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1409_Maine_005Hard not to ponder life’s biggest questions when this expansive view is in front of you.

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1409_Maine_007Maine and lighthouses go hand in hand, so we set out to find one. Erected in 1879, the “Nubble Light House” at Cape Neddick Light Station was no disappointment.

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Maine12 An hour north, we got out of the car and explored Portland.

Maine5The Holy Donut served, in my opinion, the best donut I’ve tasted in my short life. They are made with real Maine potatoes, which are apparently the best things ever because these are the best things ever!

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1409_Maine_012Behold the maple donut. Photo does not come close to reflecting flavor or awesome-ness.

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1409_Maine_014Lunch at Central Provisions.

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Maine2My second lobster roll of the trip. I managed to fit three in.

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1409_Maine_015When I found out the number one TripAdvisor restaurant in Portland was a gelato parlor, I was so there.

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1409_Maine_023 Before driving back to our inn, we decided to hunt down another light house. Our target:  Wood Island Lighthouse. On the way there, we stumbled upon our dream home.

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1409_Maine_034 The following day, we drove four hours to Acadia National Park, stopping along the way in Bar Harbor for food and to stretch our legs on the Shore Walk.

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1409_Maine_037 The view at the top of Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island, an elevation of 1,528 feet.

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Bass Harbor Head Light is the only lighthouse on the island.

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1409_Maine_043 Sunsets and sunrises.

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1409_Maine_045 Catching the sunrise means first dibs at the coffee bar.

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1409_Maine_048 We couldn’t leave Maine without another Holy Donut! This time we ordered the sweet potato ginger sugar. Does anyone know if they will ship these things long distance!?

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1409_us5_001Five years. I love you more than those donuts, and that means A LOT. :)

21 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful post! We are planning to go to Maine in August. I have never been there. I love lighthouses and I love gelato so this post is perfect in helping me plan what to do in that area. Your pictures are gorgeous.

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  2. Gorgeous photos as always! You left me wanting to go to Maine, and wondering where I can get a doughnut this late at night in an ice storm =)

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  3. Remarie Photography says

    BEAUTIFUL photos. It looks like you guys had a great time! Main is definitely on my bucket list and this post makes me even more excited to visit some day. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I’m glad you had a wonderful trip to Maine. I actually made a trip to New England with my kids back in 2001 and fell in love with ALL of it. I made 2 attempts to move there, being a native of California it was no easy feat! I ended up making the move to Massachusetts in 2006 and remained there for 1 1/2 years before trekking to Maine to live. I decided on, of all places, York Beach, where I spent another 3 1/2 years. I took loads and loads of pictures in the area from Plymouth, MA to York, ME. I will soon be posting some in my blog as well! Keep trekking!

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  5. One of my favorite places on earth and you have captured it so beautifully! You simply can’t go to Maine and not have lobster rolls…or donuts! :)

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