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Relaxing Coastal Maine Vacation: Fun for All Ages

Salt air, waves crashing on rocky shorelines, and fresh lobster, what more could you ask for in a relaxing coastal Maine Vacation?


On this relaxing coastal Maine Vacation, we visited the beautiful Boothbay Harbor.


Boothbay Harbor is a small coastal Maine town that is located about 160 miles north of Boston and just over an hour away from Portland, Maine. The short distance from Portland International Airport provides convenience and opportunities to sightsee additional coastal Maine towns along the way.



Where to Stay?


Located on the coast of Boothbay Harbor,  Spruce Point Inn is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves to relax while having various activities available at any time of the day.


What we loved most about staying at Spruce Point Inn was waking up in our rustic coastal cottage, walking to the main lodge where we found fresh coffee and breakfast and sitting on their unique Adirondack chairs while we planned our day ahead.


You will not regret staying at Spruce Point Inn. From the second we checked out of the Resort, we knew that one day we would be back. Our vacation to Boothbay Harbor left us with amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Spruce Point Inn Coastal Maine Vacation


What kind of activities are available?


When vacationing in Boothbay Harbor, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities.


During our relaxing coastal Maine vacation, we were able to enjoy the following activities from within Spruce Point Inn’s property:

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Hiking
  • Roasting Marshmallows
  • Witnesses breathtaking sunsets

For a full list of activities that are available at Spruce Point Inn, check out their website for up-to-date information.


If you are wanting to check out activities outside of Spruce Point Inn, we highly recommend visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. We love visiting botanical gardens across the United States to observe and learn about the native plants that thrive in local areas.


Coastal Maine Spruce Pointe Inn Activities



What are the nearby food options?


After days full of adventure and relaxation, you will be eager to enjoy some of the wonderful cuisines that can be found at Spruce Pointe Inn or outside the resort at the Harbor.


Having access to locally sourced food was a major perk to staying at Spruce Point Inn. The meals that we experienced at the Salty Stag were absolutely delicious. Each morning, we especially enjoyed eating the homemade granola and blueberry muffins.


A short drive outside of the Resort will lead you to the Boothbay Lobster Wharf. Here is where you will experience lobster that is literally right out of the ocean.


Since this restaurant is located at a fully working Wharf, you will still be able to taste the freshness and saltwater when enjoying the food. This is a must-visit destination for any meal of the day.

Coastal Maine Spruce Pointe Inn Restaurants


Need more reasons as to why you should take a weekend vacation? Check out our article.

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1 Adventurous Day to Jackson Hole

1 Adventurous Day to Jackson Hole

Use our 1 Day Guide to Plan your Next Jackson Hole Vacation


During our 1 adventurous day to Jackson Hole, we were able to experience unique hiking trails, a secluded lake and a panoramic view of the Teton mountain range.


Jackson Hole is located at the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, check out our vacation guide to when planning your vacation to Yellowstone National Park.


First Stop: Signal Mountain


Located at 7,727 feet, the peak of Signal Mountain will provide panoramic views of the gorgeous Grand Teton Mountains.

For access to the mountain peak, visitors can either drive to the top of the mountain or hike the 6.8 mile roundtrip trail.

1 Adventurous Day to Jackson Hole


Second Stop: Phelps Lake


There is an amazing trail systems that is located off Moose-Wilson Road. Although this road is closed during the winter months, the road provides visitors with access to forest and marsh habitats and is an excellent location for viewing wildlife from a safe distance.

From Moose-Wilson Road, arrive at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center. Here is where you will park for the Woodland Trail that will lead you on a journey to the secluded Phelps Lake.


Prior to hiking any trail, be sure to reference a map and have the supplies that are needed for a safe and fun trip.

While hiking in Jackson Hole, we strongly recommend anyone to purchase Bear Spray before hiking. Bears are very common and you would rather have the Bear Spray on the trail than be stranded with no way to defend yourself.

Phelps Lake, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton


Third Stop: Jackson Lake


After a long hike, we enjoyed driving over to Jackson Lake to enjoy the beautiful scenery. This last stop on our 1 adventurous day to Jackson Hole was absolutely worth it to experience another amazing view of the Grand Teton mountain range.

Jackson Lake, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton


We hope you enjoyed our 1 day to Jackson Hole! Be sure to view our other Weekend Vacation itineraries.