Summer is just about here, and Portland, Maine is the best possible place you could spend a sunny warm day! This coastal city is a unique mix of historic buildings and cobblestones, local agriculture, award-winning restaurants and nearly endless outdoor activities, so you know there is something fun for everyone. Learn more about all the wonderful opportunities for Portland recreation and start planning your next adventure!
1. Wander the Farmers’ Market
The Portland Farmers’ Market is famous for having an amazing selection of fresh produce, local meats and cheeses, flowers, honey and so much more! Now totaling more than 40 vendors, supporting local Maine agriculture has never been easier. Spend a balmy summer morning or afternoon strolling the stalls and grab yourself some healthy snacks as a treat!
2. Take a Chartered Sail on the Casco Bay
The best way to see the city of Portland is, without a doubt, from the Casco Bay! Admire the skyline, keep an eye out for aquatic wildlife, and catch the sunset aboard a harbor cruise with Sail Portland Maine. Their cozy sails have a limit of only 6 people per trip, or you can book a private charter for an even more intimate experience. Book your trip with Sail Portland Maine today!
3. Visit Portland Head Light
Portland Head Light is not only the oldest lighthouse in Maine, dating back to 1791 – it’s also the most iconic, making it a must-see when you’re in the Portland area. It’s located in the stunning Fort Williams Park, which boasts more than 90 acres of lush lawn, a small rock beach, historic war bunkers and forts, hiking paths and even food trucks. Portland Head Light is just as glorious in real life as it looks in photos, so enjoy the perfect warm afternoon at one of the most beautiful places in Maine!
4. Enjoy the Breweries on Industrial Way
Craft beer and Portland, Maine are synonymous thanks to the seemingly endless breweries that have cropped up all over the city in the past few years! Though there are many amazing spots to try right in the city, one of the best places to enjoy craft beers is on Industrial Way, just a few minutes’ drive from downtown. There you will find a selection of some of the best brewers Portland has to offer, including the notorious Allagash Brewery. Because all the breweries on this road are so close, you can easily try them all in an afternoon – it’s a fun and unique way to sample the beer culture Portland is now known for!
5. Catch a Seadogs Game
The Portland Sea Dogs are a legend in Maine, and an afternoon or evening game at the iconic Hadlock Field isn’t to be missed! Serving as Portland’s minor league baseball team and affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Sea Dogs games are well known for their happy fans and feel-good atmosphere. Plus, their mascot, Slugger, is a local celebrity. Be sure to grab a Sea Dog biscuit while you’re there! You can see this year’s schedule here.
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