Back in late May, I had the pleasure of spending 5 days in Maine. It was my first time visiting the state and was excited to take in the New England atmosphere.
Old Orchard Beach
The rental house I stayed in was located at Old Orchard Beach. Old Orchard Beach caters to fun seekers with shops leading down to the beach, seafood restaurants, and an amusement park (that unfortunately was closed for the entirety of my stay). The beach was surprisingly clean! It offered a beautiful view for misty morning walks. Old Orchard Beach was nice, but most of the surroundings were pretty kitschy and I’d prefer a more authentic location next time I plan a visit to the state.
This was my favorite location of the trip! I have more photos to come in part 2 since there was so much to do. Old cobblestone walkways and interesting boutiques were as far as the eye could see. Toko Indo in particular was a lovely handcrafted jewelry and accessory shop, and don’t get me started on the food! Blake Orchard is a delicious spot for health-conscious shakes, smoothie bowls, and cleansing juices. Also, every restaurant I went to catered to a variety of dietary restrictions/lifestyles. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free…you name it. This was comforting considering that I was with a family member who has dietary restrictions.
Portland Head Lighthouse
Constructed in 1791, the Portland Head Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. I didn’t go into the museum, but instead enjoyed the picturesque scenery and listened to the waves crashing against the rocks. The lighthouse is part of Fort Williams Park, which is quite large if one is in the mood for walking.