Here is How to Have the Best Maine Coast Vacation

It doesn’t get much better than coastal Maine. The allure of the towns will show through during every aspect of your stay. A getaway to Pilgrim’s Inn in the charming town of Deer Isle will transport you to a worry-free world as you escape the stresses of everyday life. Sometimes, you just need a Maine coast vacation filled with sun and ocean waves to relax and get away from it all.

The Perfect Resource

We have everything you need to plan a Maine coast vacation. Our complimentary Vacation Guide has been designed with you in mind. We know how difficult it is to plan a trip, so we’ve created a guide filled with the best things to do in the area. You’ll find everything from the best restaurants in town to outdoor activities for all skill levels. Our goal is to save you hours of research by pointing you in the right direction! Spend more time getting excited about your Maine coast vacation and less time planning.  

3 Activities to Have the Best Maine Coast Vacation

1. Travel the Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail

One of the unique features of a Maine coast vacation is seeing the history of the nautical towns. There are many lighthouses that line the area’s rocky shores, each with their own story. To see them all, you can follow the Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail. See 8 of these lighthouses from land and 5 from the ocean on a boat tour. They are usually not open to the public, but many open once a year for Maine Open Lighthouse Day!

2. Go on a Hike

Edgar M. Tennis PreserveGet a true taste of a Maine coast vacation when you hike or walk one of the many trails along the shore. There are tons of amazing spots to choose from, but one of our favorites is the Edgar M. Tennis Preserve. This 145-acre patch of coastal land looks like it has remained untouched for decades besides the wear in the trails. Immerse yourself in the forest as you embark on trails lined by towering pines scattered with the rocks typical to the geography of the Maine coast. The preserve is just 10 minutes away from Pilgrim’s Inn, making it the perfect hiking destination during your stay!

3. Get out on the Water

See the Maine coast from a whole new perspective when you get out on the water. We love kayaking around Deer Isle; it is an invigorating and calming activity. Choose to go on an excursion on your own, or go on a guided tour to learn a little about the coast. We even have a Great Adventure Package designed for kayakers! Spend a half-day kayaking and exploring the islands of the Stonington Archipelago with Old Quarry Ocean Adventures then let our certified massage therapist ease your tired muscles with a Swedish, deep tissue or trigger point massage.

Where to Stay

Need a place to stay during your Maine coast vacation? Look no further than Pilgrim’s Inn! Our Deer Isle oasis has everything you need for the perfect stay. Choose from our comfortable rooms and cottages, then get to planning the rest! Need help planning? Just fill out our Deer Isle Getaway Planner and we can personalize your stay. We look forward to seeing you at Pilgrim’s Inn!