For the past couple of years, my Dad has been wanting to go to Maine. While I was staying with them, I realized why the show…… Maine Cabin Masters. They watch this show and I see why it draws you to Maine. I have been to Maine for work, but not much further north than Portland. We do want to plan a trip to Acadia National Park in the future.
We wanted to go during the leaves changing and so do a lot of others, so the price of hotels was out of our budget. A friend of my Dad’s let us know about a cabin by a lake. It was everything that we were looking for in a cabin. It was perfect for us and was a great base for our exploring.
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The cabin is Lake Arrowhead and the tree were just starting to turn in during our vacation. We were there the last week of September. We loved the morning sun on the lake. We visited there before we began our day exploring.
Ride in a 1934 Ford Forder Sedan
Sometimes the unexpected things you do, turn out to be the best. Many years ago, my parents met a couple on vacation. They live in Maine and we visited them, during our vacation. They have the same car that Bonnie and Clyde used. It is a 1934 Ford Forder Sedan and it was so much fun.
After our visit with my parent’s friends, we drove to the coast. I wanted to visit a lighthouse and show my parents. We enjoyed a car picnic and a beautiful day.
Fox’s Lobster House
As we were photographing and enjoying the views of the Nubble Lighthouse, we got fried clams from Fox’s. It was open for lunch. My dad enjoyed the clams. I didn’t take any pictures, but he loved the clams. My mom and I enjoyed the tuna salad we had brought from Altomonte’s.
After Nubble Lighthouse we drove north on Route 1 along the coast and stopped in Kennebunkport. We had a brief visit and it is on my list to return to and stay!
Clam Shack Seafood Market
Since our cabin didn’t have restaurants nearby, we bought lobsters in Kennebunkport for dinner. When you are in Maine, lobster is always a good idea. We loved our lobster and other fresh goodies.
We had a plan of driving to Boothbay Harbor for the day. As we were driving there, we saw a visitor center in Bath, ME and stopped for information. I spoke with visitor guide about options in the area. Since I was traveling with my parents, they recommended driving around Harpswell and Orris Island vs. Boothbay Harbor. I was given the advice that it would be difficult for them to get around the town. We had a great day exploring!
Cameron’s Lobster House
We couldn’t visit Maine and not have a Lobster Roll. This was my parent’s first visit to Maine and first lobster roll. We found Cameron’s Lobster House and it was perfect! Loved the drive in and the food was great. The smile on my Mom’s face says it all with how much she loves her lobster roll.
Ash Cove Pottery
I love supporting local businesses and artists. As we were exploring the Harpswell area, we stopped at Ash Cove Pottery. I loved visiting with the artist and there were so many beautiful pieces of pottery. I love the chowder bowls that we purchased. I use them almost daily! We also got a gift and a ceramic advent wreath. We loved using it this year!
The backyard at the studio was amazing. It was so peaceful and I loved it!
Island Candy Company
A day of driving around the Orr’s Island area meant we were going to stop for ice cream. Chocolate is my mom’s favorite and it doesn’t take much to convince her to stop. There was a beautiful butterfly garden. The ice cream and candy were delicious.
In 1928, a bridge was built to connect Orr’s Island and Bailey’s Island. It is beautiful and made of granite slabs. The bridge is listed on both the National Historic Registry of Places and a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
What a cute area! The church and the tree turning into autumnal colors made for a perfect setting.
Located in Casco Bay is Bailey Island. It is also part of the town Harpswell. There was a parking lot that we found with beautiful views of the bay.
Orr’s Island is one of Harpswell’s major islands. We loved watching the boats heading out.
It looks wonderful and peaceful. Love the bench facing the lighthouse.
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YES!!! I want to go back. I can watch the water for hours.