Recommended Maine Road Trip Destinations
Looking to plan a road trip in Maine this year? As long-time Maine natives, our attorneys have several recommended Maine road trip destinations.
The Desert of Maine
As featured in our quiz, the Desert of Maine is 40 acres of glacial silt surrounded by a pine forest. The desert can be found just outside of Freeport. Tours and gem hunts are available for families. There is also a campground for those looking to camp.
Kennebunk, Maine is a charming vacation destination for any time of year. There are plenty of beaches, art galleries, and restaurants to enjoy.
Cape Elizabeth is a charming, leafy, genteel town near Portland. It’s a great town for cycling and enjoying the ocean with several shoreside parks. From shore dinners to graceful dining, there are plenty of great restaurants to enjoy downtown and in nearby surrounding cities.
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is 47,000 acres of pure beauty. The landscape is dotted with woodland, rocky beaches, and glacier-scoured granite peaks. Cadillac Mountain is located within the park and features the highest peak on the East Coast of the US. If you’re looking for great hiking or camping, look no further.
Bold Coast Scenic Byway
The Bold Coast Scenic Byway is recognized as 125 miles of Maine’s premier cultural and scenic destinations. Visitors of the bold coast can look out over Maine’s east coast to see waves crash along the rugged granite shore. Blueberries grown in abundance here and there are plenty of great coastal restaurants to eat at in communities between Milbridge and Eastport.
As mentioned in the quiz, Mount Katahdin was considered “The Greatest Mountain” by the Penobscot Indians. Mount Katahdin stands as one of the great pinnacles of New England hiking and draws in adventurers from all over the country. The sites are breathtaking and certainly worth hiking for.
Georgetown is one of Maine’s best-kept secrets. Georgetown is home to Reid State Park and some of the most spectacular scenery and restaurants in the state. If you’d like to spend a weekend in a quiet, scenic, coastal town, Georgetown is worth looking into.
Angel Falls is a 90-foot waterfall along Mountain Brook just northwest of Houghton. Angel Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Maine with a set of plunging tiers. It’s a good destination for a day trip.
Road Trip Safety Tips
Preparation is key to a fun and successful road trip. As you’re driving to and from your road trip destinations, it’s important to keep these safety tips in mind to minimize your risk of accident and/or injury.
Check Your Car Before Leaving
Breakdowns can inconvenience or end a trip, but they could also result in injury or worse if you breakdown in the wrong location. You can prevent a breakdown by performing a maintenance check before you leave. Check your tire pressure, top off your wiper fluid, and verify that your car lights are working.
Plan For Traffic & Weather
The last thing you want to be driving through is dangerous weather or traffic conditions. Make sure to plan ahead and try to avoid driving on the days reports call for severe weather conditions. You can also use Google Maps to plot a course with the least amount of traffic. The safer your road trip route is, the better your road trip experience will be.
Pack An Emergency Kit
It’s always important when going on a trip to plan for the unexpected. Create an emergency kit with jumper cables, blankets, flares, a flashlight, extra water, food, and first aid supplies. In the event something should happen, you’ll be prepared.
Distracted driving is one of the largest causes of car accidents nationwide. Avoid snacking while driving. Budget in time to stop and eat. Pack plenty of entertainment for children to keep them occupied, and designate the front passenger (not the driver) to be in charge of controlling the GPS and radio.
Drive The Speed Limit
It’s tempting to speed to and from your road trip destinations. You can maximize your vacation time by minimizing your driving time. However, speed limits are set for a reason and exceeding limits puts you and the drivers you share the road with at risk for an accident. Obey the speed limits and with proper planning, you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy your destination.
When An Accident Occurs, Our Attorneys Are Here
While we always hope to get from point A to point B without a hitch, accidents do occur from time to time. The attorneys at Fales & Fales, P.A. have helped hundreds of Maine accident victims earn the compensation they deserve. Contact us by filling out an online form or calling (888) 526-9408.