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Maine for Thanksgiving

Returning to “Vacationland”  for the holidays always makes for a wonderful vacation. With Thanksgiving in just a few days, the Airelle team is headed to Maine for the holiday. Here are a few of our favorite things to do when we are home. 

Go to the Beach!

No matter what time of year it is, taking a drive by the beach is a great way to wash away all your stresses. 

    -Goose Rocks, Colony, & Mother’s Beach are our favorite beaches in Kennebunkport. With miles and miles and white sandy beach and gentle surf, there is plenty for room for activities. Colony Beach is great for watching the yachts and lobstermen come and go, and the sunsets here are breathtaking!

    -Long Sand Beach in York is another favorite. The two mile long beach overlooks the Nubble Lighthouse, which is the most photographed lighthouse in the country. In the summertime the surrounding community is in full swing with plenty of shops and restaurants. 

     -No trip to Maine is complete without swinging through Old Orchard Beach first. Old Orchard Beach is famed for its 7 mile stretch of sand. Visit OOB in the summertime and you will see thousands of tourists lying on the beach, strolling through the shops, and hanging out at the pier. If you go in the winter, you will see a completely different scene. You may be the only person strolling along the beach, which is great if you are looking for some peace and quiet!

Go to the Mountains!

Spending the holidays in Maine means spending some time on the slopes. Ski season in Maine is beautiful, the tall mountains blanketed in sparkling white snow bordering the clear blue sky is simply breathtaking, and the views are like none other. Maine offers some great ski areas like Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Saddleback. The terrain is among the best in the East, but the best part is that the mountains are not crowded! 


No mater what time of year we are in Maine, the shopping is always great. The Kittery Outlets are right on the Maine/New Hampshire border are home to more than 150 shops. The Freeport Outlets also have a wide selection of stores, but not trip to Freeport is complete without swinging through L.L.Bean which is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year! Taking a trip to the Old Port in Portland is also a must! The beautiful Old Port is the historic district of Portland located right on the waterfront. There are plenty of shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs to entertain everyone. 

No matter what time of year your find yourself in “Vacationland” there is always plenty to do. So much that sometimes a week home isn’t long enough to get it all in.

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