US of A: Maine
Since moving back to Florida, we have rarely ventured north of the state border. After spending years in landlocked, chilly states, we have been choosing to spend our days off exploring our beloved Sunshine State or venturing to the Caribbean. Recently, though, we flew to Maine for a late summer weekend adventure with Justin's family - my first visit to the state. True to our many southern adventures, we managed to find a fort, a lighthouse, and a beach!
Having taken hundreds of stunning photos this weekend, rather than trying to describe the beauty of late-summer Maine, we’ll just show you:
Bonus fact: Fort Knox is the only State Park that operates with no taxpayer funding!
Our weekend itinerary:
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Top Tips & Notes for Next Time:
1. Bring a flashlight to explore the fort. There are a few areas of the fort that are fun to explore if you have one!
2. Warning: There are lots of stairs, inclines, and hilly, uneven terrain. Especially at the fort, but really, everywhere we went!
3. Even in summer, pack at least a light sweater and pants! While it was plenty warm during the day for shorts and a t-shirt, mornings and evenings were a touch chilly in late August.
4. Before this trip, I had not heard that Maine is known for blueberries! I had, however, been told about popovers, which I had only made with Maine batter at home and were not so pop-over-y. Bonus: with wild blueberry jam, you can eat them together!
5. Between the 500 ft/min elevator ride at the Penobscot Bridge and the 1,500 ft elevation of Cadillac Mountain - not to mention our roundtrip flight, my ears popped so many times this weekend!