Maine’s MidCoast is a region of unspoiled rocky shoreline, with rugged cliffs, islands and coastal forests. A vacation rental on Penobscot Bay would be ideal for visitors with a thirst for adventure, with a host of walking and bike trails snaking through the area, and plenty of opportunities to head out to sea on a fishing or whale watching expedition.
There’s no shortage of activities available for anyone visiting MidCoast vacation accommodation. The main attraction here is the sheer scenic wealth of the area. On the water you could go on a sea kayak trip, with no fewer than ten local companies offering this experience, guided by an expert. Sailing is also available nearby – Penobscot Bay is considered an excellent spot to learn the ropes. In fact, much of the scenery is best enjoyed from the water, and you’ll be able to rent other craft, such a motorboat, or take a chartered trip across the bay.
On land there’s just as much to do on holiday at MidCoast self-catering vacation rentals. In the summer you could seek out the spectacular beaches along Penobscot Bay. Highlights include Damariscotta State Park, Reid State Park, Owls Head, Lincolnville and Barett’s Cove. There are no shortage of trails if you’d like to explore the fantastic natural landscapes in the area – a particularly scenic one can be found in the Camden Hills State Park, where there’s a path leading to the summit of the 1,300 metre-high Mount Battie.
For golfers there’s an abundance of places to take a round close to Penobscot Bay self-catering accommodation. In fact there are as many as ten courses on the shoreline here. At Goose River, on the western shore of the bay, there’s Goose River Golf Club, a nine-hole course in nestled amid forests and rugged hills.
Portland is about a 90-minute drive southwest of vacation rentals in MidCoast. It’s a charming coastal city, with an Arts District that features numerous independent bookshops and galleries, while the Old Port is picturesque, boasting a wealth of 19th Century architecture.
There’s a quite a large fluctuation between summer and winter temperatures at Penobscot Bay vacation accommodation. Summers are moderately warm, with good beach weather from around June to late- August. Autumn and Spring conditions are quite mild here, while winters tend to be very cold, with consistent sub-zero temperatures.
Travelling from the UK, the easiest way to reach a vacation rental in MidCoast would be to fly from London-Heathrow (LHR) to Boston’s Logan International (BOS) via American airlines, Biritsh Airways or Delta, and then making the three-hour drive up to Maine’s MidCoast region.