Traveling Around Maine

This past weekend we decided to take a long day trip and see some of the sights I remembered as a kid vacationing to Maine. With a cooler packed with sandwiches, water and pretzels, we set off.

First stop was to visit Tenant’s Harbor. A lovely little town where my parents lived for 12 years back in the 1970’s.

Tenant's Harbor Maine

We even found the house they owned and stopped to snap a photo.

My parent's home in Tenant's Harbor

If you continue to drive past Tenant’s Harbor to the end of the peninsula in Port Cylde, there is the historic and rather famous Marshall Point Lighthouse where Tom Hanks concluded his cross-country run at the end of their walkway during his role in “Forrest Gump”.

Marshall's Point Lighthouse

 

Forrest Gump at Marshall's Point

After that we set our sights northward, stopping at Owls Head Light where I remember going each summer as a kid. Our favorite place wasn’t so much at the Head Light (compared to other lighthouses in Maine, it isn’t the best), but the pebble beach off to the side that I remember spending my childhood. The beach offers wonderful picnic spaces and is covered not only with rocks and pebbles but thousands of periwinkle shells that are perfect for collecting! I still have jars full of these snail shells from years past and added to the collection while I was there!

Owls Head

Owls Head Light with apple blossoms

Owls Head Light with apple blossoms

We continued along the coast following Route 1 through Rockland and Rockport before stopping in Camden for some window shopping. Camden has some beautiful art galleries and shops to wander around in and we love taking a walk by the public Library that overlooks the harbor.

Camden, Maine harbor

As the sun was beginning to set, we headed towards home. Our stomachs growling in anticipation of dinner at Moody’s Diner – a family tradition! We stuffed ourselves with their home cooking and of course ended the meal with a slice of their famous and delicious pie!

Dinner at Moody's Diner

We ate well and thought we would take a walk before heading home. Up the long, large hill behind Moody’s Diner are the Moody’s Cabins where we used to stay. They still look the same!

Moody's Cabins

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2 responses to “Traveling Around Maine”

  1. Eliza Waters says :

    It’s great to see these iconic spots haven’t changed much. We stayed at Moody’s Cabins in the early 70s!

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