Portland Maine – More than a Stop on the Way
Visit for two, three, four, days or up to a week! Give yourself time to experience what Portland is known for. The West End has a walk index of 95 so for much of your trip you will not need a car. With the Inn on Carleton as home base you are near the art scene, neighborhood restaurants, music venues, sporting sites, and the Old Port with its working wharf, cobblestone streets, and small eclectic shops.
Favorite excursions include touring Casco Bay by kayak, ferry boat or perhaps a few hours on a turn of the century schooner. Local islands can be accessed with Casco Bay Ferry Lines. Historical sites include the Victorian Mansion, The Longfellow House, Portland Observatory Museum, The Tate House, Underground Rail Road, Eastern & Western Promenades and the Cemeteries. Brewery and Foodie tours are also popular in Portland as well as walking architectural tours. Take me out to the ballgame and catch the Sea Dogs in the spring and summer.
Wide white sandy beaches and dramatic seaside cliffs surround Portland. The areas lighthouses are in beautiful settings; the perfect afternoon combines touring Bug Light, Spring Point Lighthouse and walking along the cliffs at Portland's most famous lighthouse Portland Head Light. Cap off your afternoon with Maine's best lobster roll from the “Bite of Maine” food truck atop the grassy field with panoramic views of Casco Bay.
Near by are the coastal towns of Freeport, Boothbay, Kennebunkport, Brunswick and Ogunquit are just a short drive. Portland is two hours from Boston and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.