Itinerary Highlights

  • Go on a guided moose safari
  • Tour Victoria Mansion, a fine example of an Italianate villa
  • Enjoy myriad breweries and distilleries
  • Take gentle walks and strenuous hikes
  • See the Bush family compound
  • Shop in Kennebunkport
  • Visit historic lighthouses
  • Eat lobster rolls and fine farm-to-table fare

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor's Itinerary

Duration: 9 Days

Maine is a place of vast beauty. When looking out over the rugged Atlantic coastline or taking in a flaming-red sky as the sun dips below the horizon, one can’t help but recall paintings by Frederic Church, Edward Hopper or N.C. Wyeth, all of whom were inspired by the landscapes and seascapes here. Today, visitors flock to Maine for the same reason Victorian “Rusticators” did in the late-1800s, to experience the natural wonders and clean, crisp air of the Pine Tree State. It may be known for its lighthouses and lobster, but Maine also has some surprises in store. Many people are unaware that it boasts 282 challenging miles of the Appalachian Trail and more than 170 craft breweries and distilleries.

On this nine-day itinerary, you’ll stay at three historic inns, go on a moose safari, visit some of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses, eat exceedingly well and enjoy the breathtaking scenery while on peaceful shoreline walks.