Coastal New England harbors some of the most beautiful spots in the country. From cliffs that house the most iconic lighthouses on the East Coast to untouched national parks, these stunning sights are sure to light up your social media following. Here’s your bucket list of the best Instagrammable places in Maine.
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Where to Go for the Best Instagrammable Places in Maine
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Not to be confused with the popular and highly visited Northeast Harbor (summer home to the Rockefellers), the Northwest Harbor is located just across the street from our very own Pilgrim’s Inn. Watch the lobster boats roll in, find a wildflower, and catch one of the island’s jaw-dropping sunsets. Once you’ve taken it all in, mosey back to the inn for a nightcap under the stars.
Barred Island Preserve
Barred Island Preserve is straight out of a fairytale. Take the one-mile, moss-led trail out to the sandy beach. Travel across the sandbar and experience a world of your own on the secluded island. Be sure to leave plenty of time to head back over the sandbar before high tide, however. The walkway is covered by about five-feet of water when the tide comes up.
The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is a picturesque, cliff-side lighthouse located in Acadia National Park. The light was installed in 1876 for safe harboring of ships arriving and departing from Bass Harbor. The original light keeper’s house is still on the grounds but is no longer in use.
Insta tip: Climb the cliffs below the light for the best photo ops.
Acadia National Park
Speaking of Acadia National Park, this is a must-see for iPhone paparazzi and professionals alike. Take a hike and get lost (but really, bring a map) in some of the densely wooded trails that the park provides. Slow down and witness some of the migrant bird species in the area. End your path on the rocky coastline overlooking the endless Atlantic. You’ll need to clear some space on your phone for this one.
Come Back to a Peaceful Stay at Pilgrim’s Inn
Pilgrim’s Inn is as scenic Maine as you’ll find. From the aged crimson wood planks to the sensational surrounding area, there is plenty to keep your camera clicking. Book your stay in Room Two and enjoy a beautiful king-size bed, sitting area, and first-floor views of Mill Pond and the gardens.
Make time for the simpler things during your stay in Downeast Maine. Let us arrange a picnic lunch for two to enjoy on a secluded scenic beach overlooking Penobscot Bay. Pair that with an adventurous kayak trip, and you’re in for a true Coastal Maine experience!