The Best Way To Get From Portland To Bar Harbor On A Fun Road Trip

Sunrise at Portland Head Lighthouse

If you want the epitome of a Maine sunrise, though, this is the place, and it’s easy to get back on the highway afterward.

Falmouth: The Secrets of Mackworth Island State Park

This small island was once owned by the legendary Maine Governor Percival P. Baxter, and he had a summer home here. This man championed a state park bearing his name surrounding Maine’s tallest mountain. However, it was Mackworth Island that stole his heart.

Freeport: L.L. Bean’s Hometown

A stop in Freeport is a must on a road trip from Portland to Bar Harbor Maine. Leon Leonwood Bean turned a frustration with wet feet while hunting into a global brand, and the company is still headquartered in Freeport.

Brunswick: Swing By a Historic Bridge

Just 12 miles from Freeport, you can experience the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge, which was built in 1892 to accommodate mill workers walking to work at the nearby mill.

Bath: All the Time Is Maritime

While Bath’s charm could easily keep you busy the rest of the day, the one must-see here is the Maine Maritime Museum. It just makes sense that this museum stands in the “City of Ships.”

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