You’ve been researching romantic getaways in Maine. Furthermore, you are looking for romantic picnic ideas. We can help. At the Wolf Cove Inn, we have five “off the beaten path” picnic spots that will kick up the romance with your special partner.
Check out our five favorite picnic spots, ordered by distance from the Wolf Cove Inn, a Bed and Breakfast in Maine.
Our Top 5 Romantic Picnic Ideas
1) Lakeside Bench In Our Pine Grove
Nestled on the shores of Tripp Lake in Poland, Maine, the Wolf Cove Inn has a bunch of romantic picnic ideas around the property. Our lakeside lawn patios is one such spot, as is our Boathouse Bistro, open for picnicking when we aren’t serving our Ultimate Romance Dinner. However, a guest favorite is our rustic Adirondack bench for two right at the water’s edge. In any case, we’ll make up a picnic basket for you. Just tell us if you want it for lunch or dinner.
Any of these spots around the Inn are great romantic picnic settings. In fact, they’re not just been great for picnics. They have also been known to offer the perfect atmosphere to pop the question for many a starry eyed suitor.
2) At The Cave In The Heart of Poland Trail
One mile from the Wolf Cove Inn down Tripp Lake Road, you will find the trailhead for The Heart Of Poland trail system. At least two or three days a week you’ll find me hiking there with two of our dogs, Gabby and Ellie. There’s a nice, quiet spot on the Cave Trail that is a great romantic picnic idea. Nestle up by the base of the cave and listen to the water splashing in the babbling brook on the other side of the trail.
3) A Scenic Overlook On Bri Mar Trail On Rattlesnake Mountain
First off, there are no rattlesnakes on Rattlesnake Mountain. That sure would be a romance buzz-kill.
Located only ten minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn, the Bri Mar Trail on Rattlesnake Mountain has several excellent romantic picnic spots. This is an awesome place for a picnic while on your Maine honeymoon. Hike about one mile and choose the ledges overlooking Crescent Lake. Or hike another ten minutes for the Sebago Lake Overlook ledge pictured above.
4) At The Summit Of Bradley Mountain
If you don’t mind driving about 30 minutes, the summit at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine is a great picnic spot. You can take the gradual ascent to the summit. Or if you are like me, you’ll opt for several of the steeper ascents (Sue probably wouldn’t be feeling the romance). That said, none of the trails are strenuous.
5) At The Base Of Poplar Stream Falls
North of the Wolf Cove Inn in Carrabassett Valley is the popular, but quiet Poplar Stream trail that leads to two waterfalls in Maine. The lower falls are about a 45 minute hike that is mostly a nice walk along the stream through the woods. The base of the lower falls has plenty of nice spots to enjoy that picnic lunch. I’d recommend choosing the picnic backpack (see below) over the picnic basket for this spot.
We’ll Even Make Up The Picnic Basket For You
Our picnic baskets are specially prepared by our expert chef AJ. You can choose a pretty wicker basket, or a backpack for a more adventurous lunch. AJ will pack it with the chef special sandwich, cheese, crackers, salad, fruit, dessert and sparkling lemonade. You can also add a bottle of wine or bubbly if you so choose. Then head on out for some romance and good times.
At the Wolf Cove Inn, a Maine B&B, we have romance covered up and down, left and right. Whether you are looking for romantic getaways in Maine, or perhaps planning your Maine honeymoon, you will surely have a wonderful experience here.
Are you active? And a foodie? And romantic? Then bingo, you are in luck! Our Active Foodies Romance Package includes a picnic basket one of the days. The package offers some nice savings. You’ll really get the most bang for your buck if you stay four nights at the Inn. Read more about this romance package here.