Maine’s a beaut. Ain’t no doubt about it. She’s smart, too, and has quite the personality, but we can’t help stopping to stare at her rocky coast, cascading falls, and miles of mountaintops. No matter where you go in this state, there’s something unique to gawk at, but we’ve culled together a list of some of the finest spots to get an eyefull of Maine.
Crisp, dry and refreshing, a gin and tonic is the quintessential summer cocktail – and not just for your grandparents’ generation. A growing number of craft distillers – four of them right here in Maine – are making gins that range from bold and brash to citrusy and smooth. At restaurants and bars in Portland, local gins and those from away are the stars of summer cocktail menus. No madras shorts or yacht club membership required to enjoy these seasonal libations
“There’s nothing to do around here” might fly elsewhere, but we’re talking about summertime in Maine. There’s a trap-ton of ways to spend your day, from clam festivals and paddle races to and pig roasts, Moxie chugging, and a wine lesson aboard a sailboat. What we’ve rounded up are some of summer’s highlights – things we think you shouldn’t miss if you’ve got a choice in the matter. Because this is Maine. Do stuff.