While the coast of Maine draws its share of visitors, when you’re done with lobsters and lighthouses, it’s time to explore the inner regions of majestic Maine. Get off the beaten path with these top hidden gems in Maine. Maine is rife with scenic drives and fun destinations that appeal to everyone. Enjoy trails? Take your pick! From art, beer, and birding to waterfalls and wine, we’ve got a trail for you. Finally, get out and about to see one or more of our quirky landmarks. At the end of the day, the call of the loons will lure you back to your cozy guest room or cabin at Wolf Cove Inn on the shores of Tripp Lake.
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Scenic Drive in Maine
Maine is full of majestic wonders. As your launching and landing pad, you can head out in any direction for a fun destination, and enjoy the drive along the way. One particularly scenic drive is our exclusive covered bridge tour. This journey takes you to three authentic covered bridges in Maine. As you drive through the rolling Maine countryside, past charming small towns, take time to admire the Saco River rapids, to visit quaint antique shops, or to take a moderate hike on Burnt Meadow Mountain Trail. Experience history, charm, and scenic beauty all in one trip.
Maine Art Museum Trail
Showcasing the works of artists working in all forms of media, the Maine Art Museum Trail offers something for every art lover along the route. Explore 9 art museums and feast your eyes on more than 80,000 works of art. This self-guided journey through Maine’s art world is an absolute “must-see” for art lovers.
Maine Birding Trail
Dotted with serene lakes and dense forests, Maine offers birders a wealth of diversity in which to spot our feathered friends. Hop on the Maine Birding Trail for a birding adventure like no other. Download the free birding guide that offers a wealth of information and detailed maps of each region’s bird life. Of particular note, mid-March through mid-May brings the Spring Hawkwatch running at nearby Bradbury Mountain State Park. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path in Maine, grab your binoculars or a spotting scope for a fun birding adventure.
Maine Beer Trail
With more than 100 breweries scattered throughout the state, you’re sure to find one that suits your taste. Check out our top Maine brewery tours and map a self-guided route to our local brewers. What better way to explore some of Maine’s most scenic parts with a chance to hoist a pint or two? Be sure to designate a driver and grab some pub grub along the way.
Maine Wine Trail
Beer isn’t the only libation that earned a designated trail through Maine. Sip, swirl and savor the true taste of Maine at an abundance of wineries and distilleries that call this state home. Download the Maine Wine Trail map and select a few to visit nearby. Each place offers a unique take on fruit wines, mead, ciders, and distilled spirits.
Maine Waterfall Trail
Explore some of Maine’s most spectacular waterfalls located in the western lakes region of the state. This is a great day trip, especially in spring, when the falls rage with snow melt. If you’d like to see some covered bridges as well, take an idyllic covered bridges and waterfalls tour in the same neck of the western Maine woods. A lazy afternoon meandering through some of the most unique places to visit in Maine offers a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature.
Maine’s Quirky Landmarks
Maine has its share of quirky landmarks that make visiting the state a true pleasure. Hidden gems, and unique places to visit in Maine, plus a few eccentricities along the way always makes a getaway special. So the next time you’re in the mood for a little fun or fascination, check out these spots off the beaten path in Maine.
- Stephen King’s mansion in Bangor Maine is a magnet for fans of the horror genre.
- The Desert of Maine in Freeport is something you wouldn’t expect to see in one of the greenest states in the country.
- Everyone wants to snap a shot of the “World Traveler” signpost in Bethel.
- If you want to see the world’s largest globe you’ve got to travel to Yarmouth and take a gander at “Eartha.”
Lakeside Lodging in Maine
When wanderlust gets a hold of you, pack your bags and head to western Maine. We invite you to get off the beaten path in Maine with these hidden gems. The keepers of the Wolf Cove Inn are ready and willing to host you. We can help you in your quest to find anything from art to waterfalls here in vacation land.