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Posted: October 17, 2017

101 Things to do in Maine

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Whether you've lived here your whole life, are a recent transplant or are planning a visit, we want you to know that there's plenty of things to do in Maine. We've put together a list of 101 ideas that cover all four seasons and a variety of categories from food and drink to music, theater and the great outdoors. Find a comfortable spot, peruse these options and then start making plans. No matter what the season is, Maine will keep you smiling, satiated, awe-struck and, most of all, happy. Have at it!

Attend Boothbay Harbor Fest
Attend the Common Ground Country Fair
Attend the Maine Flower Show
Attend the Maine Jewish Film Festival
Attend the Old Port Festival
Attend the Yarmouth Clam Festival
Bike the Eastern Trail
Body Surfing at OOB
Catch a Portland Sea Dogs Baseball Game
Celebrate the 4th of July at the Stars & Stripes Spectacular
Climb Mount Katahdin
Cross-Country Skiing at Pineland Farms
Do the First Friday Art Walk in Portland
Eat at DiMillo's floating restaurant
Eat mashed potato pizza at Otto
Enter the U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden
Explore Fort Williams Park
Explore the Desert of Maine
Find - or make - a fairy house on Mackworth Island
Find a deal at Reny's
Float on the Saco River
Fly a kite at Bug Light Park
Get a lobster roll at Red's Eats
Go apple picking
Go blueberry picking
Go camping in Acadia National Park
Go Candlepin Bowling
Go for a sailing trip on a windjammer in Rockland
Go ice skating at Thompson's Point
Go leaf peeping at Sebago State Park
Go on an overnight adventure at Maine Huts & Trails
Go paddling at Scarborough Marsh
Go rollerblading on the Eastern Trail
Go shopping at Big Al's
Go shopping on Record Store Day
Go strawberry picking at Maxwell's Farm
Go to Funtown Splashtown USA
Go to the Fryeburg Fair
Go to the Round Pond 4th of July Parade
Go treasure hunting at a flea market
Grab a late-night slice at Bill's Pizza in the Old Port
Great Falls Balloon Festival
Have a cocktail at The Top of the East
Have a Guinness at Brian Boru on St. Patrick's Day
Have a martini at the Armory Lounge
Have tea and popovers at Jordan Pond House
Hike from mountain to beach in Phippsburg
Hike the Giant's Stairs Trail in Harpswell
Kayak to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay
Play a round at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club
Play disc golf
Play frisbee on the Eastern Prom
Pose for a photo with the giant L.L. Bean boot
Ride a trolley in Ogunquit
Ride a zipline at Monkey Trunks
Ride in the Trek Across Maine
Ride on an ATV trail
See a concert at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
See a concert at Savage Oakes Winery
See a concert at Thompson's Point
See a Maine Red Claws game
See a Maine Roller Derby bout
See a movie at Bridgton Twin Drive-In
See a performance by the Portland Symphony Orchestra
See a play at the Ogunquit Playhouse
See a show at Southworth Planetarium
See a show at the Maine State Music Theatre
See a summer play at Lakewood Theater
See Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
See the view from the Portland Observatory
See the views from the Old Speck Mountain
Sleep in a yurt in Brownfield
Swim at the top of Tumbledown Mountain
Take a Chondola Ride
Take a day trip to Monhegan Island
Take a foliage walk at Wolfe's Neck Farm
Take a polar dip
Take a Presumpscot River Preserve Walk
Take a sunrise boat ride on Casco Bay
Take a walk on Marginal Way in Ogunquit
Take a walking tour through Evergreen Cemetery
Take your dog to Quarry Run Dog Park
Thursday Thunder at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Visit a lighthouse on Open Lighthouse Day
Visit a Maine Diner
Visit Fawcett's Art, Antiques and Toy Museum
Visit goats and get an ice cream at Smiling Hill Farm
Visit Maine Wildlife Park
Visit Screw Auger Falls
Visit St. Anthony's Franciscan Friary
Visit the Farnsworth Art Museum
Visit the Industrial Way breweries in Portland
Visit the International Cryptozoology Museum
Visit the Maine Maritime Museum
Visit the Portland Museum of Art
Visit the Seashore Trolley Museum
Visit the wild gardens of Acadia
Visit Two Lights State Park
Visit Victoria Mansion during the holidays
Walk from Pine Point to Old Orchard Beach
Watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain