Are you thinking of honeymooning in Maine? What a great idea! If you are getting married here why not stay on for another week and enjoy your honeymoon in the great state of Maine? If you got married somewhere else, why not take a trip to maine for your honeymoon and take advantage of all the state has to offer, which is a lot!? We have it all: mountains, lakes, rivers, beaches, islands, cool cities, quaint towns, farms, gardens, boutique shops and FOOD! I love Maine, can you tell!?
Here are some awesome ideas for your Maine honeymoon:
Maine Huts & Trails is a nonprofit organization that manages a system of 4 backcountry lodges and more than 50 miles of trails in Western Maine. They offer off-the-grid hut-to-hut adventures coupled with comfortable and friendly accommodations. My husband and I snowshoed into one of the huts for an overnight and it was incredible! The lodges are comfy and cozy in winter, and I can only imagine how great the hiking would be in summer.
Maine Wine Trail consists of 23 wineries across maine. The wineries produce grape and fruit wines, distilled spirits, meads and fortified wines. You can get a passport and when you've visited at least 6 or 12 wineries they'll give you a gift.
Maine Beer Trail consists of 25 breweries across maine. You'll find a wide variety of breweries and brew pubs as your criss-cross the state. How fun does that sound? Just like the wine trail, you can also get a passport stamped for prizes as you visit the pubs. Don't miss the Liberal Cup in Hallowell, we love that place!
Maine Art Museum Trail is a "collaboration of seven leading art museums offering more than 53,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary, in a dazzling array of collections." If art is your thing, this is a must-see. Even if you don't want to do the whole trail, this will give you a list of the best art museums in Maine.
Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a "92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams winding through the heart of northern Maine's vast commercial forests." Take a week and canoe or kayak down the waterway camping as you go. You may want to hire a Maine Wilderness Guide for the trip, I would!
Maine Lighthouse Trail would be a self-guided visit to as many of the Maine lighthouses as you could during your honeymoon. There are more than 60 lighthouses along the shores of the Maine coast, some as old as 200 years. If you're here in September there's an Open Lighthouse Day where many of the lighthouses that are not normally open to the public welcome visitors.
Maine Restaurant Week is a week in March every year where some of the best restaurants in the state offer wicked deals on fabulous dinner. Search the website by city, price, dietary restriction or name and "celebrate the culinary talents" of Maine's finest restaurants. Many hotels offer deals at the same time so if you're getting married in March, don't miss this week!
Acadia National Park Carriage Roads are 45 miles of rustic carriage roads that wind their way through the hills of the national park. The roads are broken stone and are popular with walkers, runners, bikers, and carriage riders. I found out about these by watching a video by Martha Stewart as she rode in a carriage along the trail.
Schooner J. & E. Riggin is an 89 foot long legendary schooner built in 1927 that sails the waters off the coast of Rockland. As if a week's sail on this gorgeous vessel isn't enough, the ship's co-captain happens to be one of Maine's best chefs (and a dear friend of mine). Annie Mahle is a well known cookbook author, blogger, and frequent topic in publications in Maine and elsewhere. Her food alone would be worth the trip. By the way, please, please charter the schooner for your wedding and hire me as your officiant!