Things To Do in Maine

Up to 39% Off Whitewater Rafting

Maine Rafting Expeditions

North Penobscot

$220 $135

Splash through the Penobscot River’s Class IV and V rapids during full-day rafting trips led by experienced guides; barbecue meal included

50% Off BYOB Wine and Paint Night

The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program

Scarborough

$40 $20

BYOB class offers gentle guidance as students work to paint the same Maine-based image; all paint, brushes, and materials are provided

50% Off Lessons at South Portland Sailing Center

South Portland Sailing Center

South Portland

$135 $67

Small-group lessons on one of the company’s sail boats can target specific areas of sailing knowledge or the basics

44% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Riverview Farm

Lisbon Falls

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Recording-Studio Time

Bottom Of The River Sound

Biddeford

$160 $88

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Kennebec River Rafting Trip

U.S. Rafting

West Forks

$129 $59

(66)

The Kennebec River provides whitewater rafters with scenic views of forests, hills, and wildlife; lunch included in trip

59% Off Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

New England Outdoor Center

Northeast Piscataquis

$119 $49

Guides lead trips through Class IV rapids of Penobscot River, including shoreline barbecue lunch

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Supercar Experience

The Motorsport Lab

Brunswick Landing Airport

$549 $99

Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F430 on an autocross course; optional video of your ride

51% Off Aerial Tour over Acadia National Park

Acadia Air Tours

Bar Harbor Airport

$199 $98

Get aerial views of Acadia National Park, harbors, lighthouses, and islands from the open cockpit of a biplane

51% Off Aerial Tour over Acadia National Park

Acadia Air Tours

Bar Harbor Airport

$199 $98

Get aerial views of Acadia National Park, harbors, lighthouses, and islands from the open cockpit of a biplane

Up to 41% Off Half-Day Rock-Climbing Trips

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Bar Harbor

$198 $119

(105)

Experienced guides lead climbers through novice, intermediate, and advanced rock routes in Acadia National Park or Clifton

Up to 41% Off Half-Day Rock-Climbing Trips

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Bar Harbor

$198 $119

(105)

Experienced guides lead climbers through novice, intermediate, and advanced rock routes in Acadia National Park or Clifton

Up to 50% Off at Funtown Splashtown USA 

Funtown Splashtown USA

Saco

$50 $25

(137)

60-foot intertwining slides, a pirate-themed play area with eight slides, a family raft slide, and a dark tube-slide foster summer fun

Up to 45% Off a Mountain-Biking Adventure

Back Country Excursions

Parsonsfield

$180 $106

(5)

Season pass grants unlimited access to 26 miles of backcountry trail; multi-day guided cycling adventure traverses tree-lined terrain

50% Off Archery Lesson at Lakeside Archery

Lakeside Archery

North Yarmouth

$30 $15

Instructors tailor archery training based on each student’s level of experience; equipment provided, or you can bring your own

Up to 51% Off White-Water Rafting Trip

Maine Whitewater

Multiple Locations

$238 $139

Rafting outfitter with 38 years of experience takes adventurers out on the Kennebec, Penobscot, or Dead River for thrilling rafting

Up to 51% Off Camping at Wolfe's Neck Farm

Wolfe's Neck Farm

Freeport

$50.76 $25

Enjoy a night of camping at nonelectric campsites in wooded or ocean-view spots on the farm's 626 acres

Up to 40% Off a 2.5-Hour Evening Leisure Cruise

Captain John's Charters

Camp Ellis

$70 $42

Captain pilots guests along Saco Bay for 2.5-hour evening cruise, traveling past Wood Island Lighthouse, Pine Point, and Old Orchard Beach

70% Off Personal-Training Experience

The Body Architect

East End

$199 $59

Semiprivate personal training, unlimited team training and yoga, and assessments and check-in encompass personal training experience

Select Local Merchants

A bimonthly magazine featuring articles on the latest technologies in offshore sailing, Ocean Navigator caters to ambitious captains, first mates, and buccaneers. A one-year subscription, good for seven issues, also comes with Ocean Voyager, an annual handbook that keeps seafarers in the loop, recapping the year in offshore sailing and providing instructions on how to install a model of the ocean in backyards and office cubicles. Amateurs and experienced sailors alike can brush up on their skills with pages full of seafaring jargon, reviews of marine electronics, and discussions of vessel electrical systems, as well as outlines of practical skills, such as weather-navigation tactics and merman-spotting tips. Readers can challenge their modern-day oceanic comforts by blasting off into celestial navigation, taking in articles about boat upkeep and safety, and perusing buyer guides designed to keep savvy skippers apprised of their options.

58 Fore St
Portland,
ME
US

Acadia Air Tours grants passengers a birds-eye view of the coastal scenery of Acadia National Park and its surrounding environs—all while maintaining a respectful distance a half-mile outside the park boundaries to preserve the peace and quiet for park-goers down below. The company employs a fleet of biplanes that traverse the skies above Acadia on various tours. Each year, Acadia Air Tours donates flights to be auctioned off at various charity events.

1 West St
Bar Harbor,
ME
US

With a seasoned captain and crew at the helm, Boothbay Whale Watch's 100-foot Harbor Princess ferries up to 149 passengers into the glistening Atlantic in search of exotic marine life. Voyages meander from scenic Boothbay Harbor into the feeding grounds of whales, dolphins, sharks, and seals, with each marvelous sight indicated and explained by the boat's naturalist, Mechele Vanderlaan. Equipped with an open-air top deck and heated cabin, the boat grants sightseers the ability to watch for marine life year-round without baking in the sun or warming up next to a sympathetic harbor seal. Though alcohol is banned from the boat, the Harbor Princess houses a full-service galley that slings light meals and soft drinks throughout each cruise.

60 Commercial St
Boothbay Harbor,
ME
US

Wahine Kai Surf School's team of paddle-proficient surfers guide adventurers of all types through intimate and relaxing stand-up paddleboard tours. Reserved tours whisk participants away on their choice of three one-hour jaunts and bestow each paddler with a board, a wetsuit, booties, a personal flotation device, and a pet parrot to create an authentic seafaring experience. Expert instructors oversee each paddle cruise of no more than six amateur Leif Ericsons, providing nurturing instruction and educational commentary on local ecosystems. To keep summers endless, persistent paddlers can upgrade to a two-hour tour for an extra fee.

22 Walkers Lane
Kennebunkport,
ME
US

When Captain Lemuel Moody designed and built The Portland Observatory in 1807, he could hardly have imagined that his maritime signal tower would outlive all of its siblings to become the oldest one remaining in the United States. Though the winds and high seas have relentlessly conspired to bring it down, the tower continues to stand more than 200 years after its construction. It owes its longevity in large part to Greater Portland Landmarks, a conservation society whose efforts led to the observatory’s designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2006. Today, Greater Portland Landmarks continues to introduce new generations to one of the city’s oldest treasures through guided tours. Led by knowledgeable docents, tours focus on maritime history and chart the many changes that have taken place in Portland since the tower’s founding. One thing that hasn’t changed is the breathtaking view from the observatory’s deck, where one can look out on Casco Bay, Back Cove, and Spanish galleons arriving in port after grueling, century-long journeys across the Atlantic.

138 Congress St.
Portland,
ME
US

With its whitewashed siding, green roof, and porch fronted by six pillars, the Colonial–style clubhouse at Wawenock Golf Club recalls a bygone era of gentility. Its old-fashioned character extends to the Club's nine-hole course, where golfers hunt birdies amid fairways intersected by ribbons of mature trees—some of which have been there since the course was built in 1928.

The fourth hole, a par 5, is a gem that will test golfers of all handicaps. A river cuts across the fairway, making the initial drive a maddening one. But it's the second shot that tends to determine your fate on this hole, as it bends around a pond that hugs the fairway and extends close to the green. To create a distinct front- and back-nine experience, Wawenock offers two pairs of tees and golf carts that reverse their steering functions after the first nine holes.

685 Rte 129
South Bristol,
ME
US