FOR LIGHTHOUSES AND LOB­STER

Coastal Maine

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The Plan: From Bos­ton, head to Port­land, ME, stop­ping at two lighthouses— York, ME’s Cape Ned­dick Light, and Cape El­iz­a­beth’s Port­land Head Light. Stay at the el­e­gant Inn by the Sea (start­ing at $409 a night for a gar­den suite), 15 min­utes away from Port­land, where you’ll have ac­cess to a pri­vate board­walk and mile-long beach. Travel to the city the next day to go on a Lucky Catch Cruise to haul lob­ster that you can buy and have cooked for a fee at a nearby restau­rant. Next, shop at Old Port, and tour Vic­to­ria Man­sion, a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark, min­utes away. Spend the next two days in Bar Har­bor ex­plor­ing Aca­dia Na­tional Park. There you can ad­mire Jor­dan Pond, the park’s deep­est and clear­est lake, and do the Ocean Path Trail, where you’ll pass pink gran­ite for­ma­tions, a rocky beach cove and a 110-foot cliff. Don’t miss a drive to Cadil­lac Moun­tain, the tallest moun­tain on the U.S. At­lantic Coast at 1,530 feet.

Why We Love It: Food­ies will love the seafood dishes they can try on this jour­ney, from lob­ster rolls at the Lob­ster Shack in Cape El­iz­a­beth to clams at DeMillo’s On the Wa­ter in Port­land. Aca­dia Na­tional Park has a famed food too—the popovers at Jor­dan Pond House. The light, muf­fin-like pas­tries have a hol­low shell, and are eaten with jam and but­ter.

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