Portland is a wonderful spot for a holiday. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, you will have access to all manner of outdoor activities and many interesting attractions. A holiday rental home in Portland will feel like your home away from home.
Summer and winter offer their share of exciting activities in the out of doors. During the warmer months enjoy boat rides to nearby islands, swimming, fishing, hiking and cycling. The countryside is beautiful and there are many nearby trails. Whether you want a leisurely hike or something more challenging you will find it here. During the winter, nearby ski resorts provide the opportunity for skiing, snowmobile excursions and snowboarding. Visitors who are lucky enough to be in Portland during the fall will be treated to a vibrant colour display as the foliage turns from green to many shades of red, yellow, orange and gold.
Museums and historic sites are some of the most popular places to visit whilst in Portland. The Portland Museum of Art boasts works from many well-known artists. The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine is a great place to spend an afternoon with the kids. Even if you come for the outdoor activities, keep this spot in mind in case it rains during your stay. The Victoria Mansion is a beautiful example of a house from the pre-Civil War era. You will feel as though you stepped back in time when you see this lovely home. The Wadsworth Longfellow House was built in 1786, and once was home to the famous writer.
Cold winters and warm summers are what you will find whilst on holiday to Portland. During the winter the average low temperatures are between -11° and -1° C and the average highs are -1° to 9° C. In the spring the average lows are 2° to 7° C and the average highs are 12° to 18° C. During the summer, the average lows are 12° to 15° C and the highs are 23° to 26° C. There is between 80 and 125 mm of rain or snow per month. Maine is quite well-known for its heavy snow fall, but don’t let that scare you away. The snow-covered countryside is beautiful and there are many snow-related activities to enjoy.
The nearest airport to Portland is Portland International Jetport (PWM) which is about 5 km away. Logan International Airport (BOS) is located 156 km from Portland. You will need a car for use during your stay.