Spring in Maine: It's More than Mud! March 22, 2019 07:40
Today marks the official start of Spring, although it may not look like it just yet in Maine. Still, the days are getting longer and the weather is slowly warming up. Mainer’s like to joke that we have a fifth season that falls between Winter and Spring… mud season! The melting snow and rain makes our back roads and hiking trails a bit soft and mucky, but there’s still plenty to love about this time of year in Maine!
1 | Free Admission to Acadia National Park
On the first day of National Park Week (April 20th), admission is free to all national parks, including our very own Acadia National Park. This natural gem is an absolute must-see when visiting Maine. Make sure to drive, bike or hike up Cadillac Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding area. When you’re done, catch a bite to eat and do some shopping in the popular town right outside of the park, Bar Harbor.
2 | Maine Maple Sunday
Held on the fourth Sunday in March (this Sunday!), Maine Maple Sunday is a true celebration of Spring! Over 100 sugarhouses throughout the state open their doors to the public, offering an opportunity for us to see how that sugary sweet liquid gold is produced. Oh, and did we mention the free samples?
3 | Greenhouses Galore
Spring is also when we all start thinking about decorating our yards and homes with fresh flowers. Maine has numerous greenhouses, big and small, where you can find just what you need to give your home that colorful Spring curb appeal. If you visit Stevens Farm & Greenhouse in Monmouth, we’re just up the road - so stop by our factory at the same time and make a day of it!
4 | Coastal Boutiques
Who doesn’t love a little shopping trip now and then? There’s something special about shopping the small boutiques of coastal Maine towns - brick buildings, ocean air, friendly faces. On a warm, sunny Spring day take a pleasant stroll through the shops of downtown Belfast, Rockland or Boothbay Harbor (to name a few!).
What is your favorite Maine springtime activity? Let us know in the comments below!