Cushing self-catering vacation homes are found in Knox County, in Maine’s Mid Coast region. It’s a location famed for its considerable natural beauty, set on Muscongus Bay and boasting picturesque countryside and craggy coastline. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a range of outdoor activities and visit numerous historic towns and villages nearby.
The seclusion and natural beauty around self-catering accommodation in Maine would make it ideal for anyone on the hunt for some relaxation. There are a host of options in the area for scenic walks and bike rides, and within a short distance are a number of interesting towns and villages. Close to Cushing vacation rentals is the Owls Head Transportation Museum, which displays a fantastic variety of planes and land vehicles dating from the 19th Century onwards. There are more than 100 pieces in the collection here. Owls Head Light is also an essential attraction minutes away – it’s an early-19th Century lighthouse still in operation, guiding traffic through the opening of Rockland Harbor.
Rockland is little more than 15 minutes in the car, and is associated with the area’s art community. There are a number of galleries in the town, as well as the Farnsworth Art Museum, which speclialises in American Art, especially work by artists based in Maine. The museum also operates Olson House in Cushing, which was the subject of a number of paintings by celebrated 20th Century artist Andrew Wyeth. It’s an attractive colonial farmhouse dating to the 18th Century.The town of Bath can be reached with a 45-minute drive of Cushing. Bath is a location renowned for its long seafaring tradition and here you’ll be able to visit an excellent maritime museum and historic shipyard, with a number of preserved boats. There are also a number of companies in Bath offering sailing cruises and charters.
Cushing is set in a regional with a humid continental climate. There’s a big gap here between summer highs and winter lows. In summer temperature can hit the upper 20s, with plenty of sunshine. Winters though are invariably cold, with lows well below zero between December and February.
If you’re travelling to Cushing from the UK then the easiest way to get here would be to fly with American Airlines, Delta, British Airways or Virgin from London Heathrow (LHR) to Boston Logan International (BOS). From there you’ll be able to catch a connecting flight to Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) with Cape Air. This destination is no more than 20 minutes from Cushing.