And here we are! Summer in Maine is a magical thing. It’s what I think about to get me through the cold and dreary months after Christmas when there’s no spark or glitter from the holidays and the sun is only out for 7 hours. She’s a beaut! While my schedule is filling up quickly with weddings and shoots for everyone trying to get the beautiful season in their backdrops I thought outlining a few things that I want to make sure I get in would help make the best of this period of time.
- Celebrate the 4th of July in Bar Harbor! We have done this for the past two years and love it every time. Our first time spending the 4th in Bar Harbor is detailed in this blogpost here. This town really knows how to celebrate Independence Day! They have a full schedule of activities and an amazing fireworks show.
- Attend a concert at the Orono Village Green. After watching the development of the Village Green I’m excited to finally attend a concert there.
- Experience a farm to table dinner. I’ve wanted to do this for awhile now. Working in the wedding industry I’ve been exposed to many amazing caterers in Maine and The Black Tie Company makes phenomenal food that’s locally sourced. I’m hoping to attend Graze at Pineland Farms on July 26th where they will be hosting a dinner.
- Go strawberry picking at Treworgy Family Orchards. We love spending summer evenings at Treworgy’s picking berries, having ice cream, and feeding the goats while the sun goes down. They will be open for strawberry picking tomorrow (June 24th).
- The Bog Walk yard sale. Every year I look forward to the Bog Walk yard sale. It’s the biggest yard sale in Orono and all the money goes to the Bog walk.
- Camp! We got the grill! The Maine Bound Adventure Center at the University of Maine has inexpensive tent rentals. I haven’t been camping in a long time and Julian is itching to go.
- Visit Peaks Kenny. We’ve never been and it’s comes highly recommended from my friends.
- Hike! Some of our favorites are Chick Hill in Cliffton Maine, as well as Jordan Pond Loop and Wonderland in Acadia National Park.
- Visit Leonard Mills. Also called the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, Leonard Mills is right next to us in Bradley Maine. It looks like a beautiful spot with lots to do. Their website is (here).
- Go to the Orono Farmer’s Market and make a whole dinner with only things bought there. With my Saturdays full of weddings the chances I get to go to the Farmer’s Market are few. I definitely want to make sure I get a trip there in this summer on one of the few Saturdays I’ll be home.
What are some of the things you make sure to do in the busy summer months? I’d love to hear more ideas of what to do and where to go during summer in Maine.