A lover of the rocky, pine tree laden coastline of Maine brings me to this beautiful scenic area even after the Cricket is pulled out of the water for the season.
Seeing the boat hauled in anticipation of another New England winter is bittersweet as I jump in my car and head north to experience the onset of the crisp air and zen of the fall foliage we are so fortunate to experience.
Exploring some of Maine’s quaint little towns with some girlfriends is a sure way to swing into another one of our beloved fall seasons. Base yourself in the harbor community of Camden and enjoy the short side trips you can take to numerous towns that are the epitome of Maine’s heritage.
Belfast is at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River estuary right on Penobscot Bay. Easy to park in the town center to take a pleasant stroll along the bay and through the charming streets and unique shops.
Step back in time as you approach the old Colonial Theatre under the supervision of Hawthorne the elephant with his regal trunk raised celebrating his place of honor atop a theatre that has been a mainstay to the community since the early 1900s. Standing in front of the Colonial the art-deco style which I love makes me feel good. South Beach in Miami is a hot spot of 1930s Art Deco architecture. Great place to visit for Art Deco lovers.
Take some back roads to Owls Head passing through Thomaston and you can visit the Belted Galloway cows at Aldermere Farm on your ride today. A playful calf runs across the field, baffling elders.
Stop by the Owls Head Transportation Museum. A wonderful history of transportation with a little something for everyone (focusing on transportation before the 1920s)…….bicycles, race cars, luxury cars, impressive collection of old aircraft and a great ride in an antique car around the property makes this museum worth a visit.
While in the area, don’t miss Owls Head Lighthouse. A short walk from the park area it is located in, enjoy the vistas, seeking out the mariners at sea looking back at you, confirming their bearings by the site of this lighthouse that has stood since 1852.
Hungry again? Day wouldn’t be complete without checking out the much talked about Burgers at the Owls Head General Store. Confession — YES, IT IS the best hamburger I have ever had as the juices dripped down my fingers with every bite! Even though I tried, they wouldn’t give up their secret combination of beef that made this burger so glorious.
A two day trip and saw and did plenty! Be an explorer. Go today.