Sunday Strolls: Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

Finally! We are back from a busy summer break that included finalizing a big project (details in a future post), entertaining houseguests, road trips, and all variety of camps for the kids. While our family adores summer in Maine, we consider September, with its golden sunshine and mild temperatures, one of the best months of the year.

Lubec + Quoddy Head State Park

Last summer, after a weekend camping trip to Campobello Island in New Brunswick, we visited friends at their home in Lubec. We started our day with coffee and catching up while the kids played, and then took a short drive to Quoddy Head State Park. The park, which is located on the easternmost peninsula in the U.S., is home to the …

Two Lights State Park

One of the things MP loves about living in Maine is that a hot evening can be made bearable by picnicking seaside. With this thought in mind, the family visited Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth—one of our favorite places to dine outdoors. DP fired up the charcoal grill, while the kids explored the rocks with their grandmother. Each …

Our Favorite Beaches: Reid State Park

While the grandparents were visiting this week, we spent a memorable day at Reid State Park in Georgetown. The quintessential Maine park offers swimming at both a traditional beach (Todd’s Point) and a warmer, saltwater lagoon (Griffith Head). Our crew opted for the road to Todd’s Point, where we spotted deer grazing in a field and gulls flying over salt …

Our Favorite Beaches: Sebago Lake State Park

We’re a little biased when it comes to Sebago Lake State Park. Mom and Dad Potato were engaged here, so the park is near and dear to our hearts. For families, Sebago is a perfect destination. The beach is shaded by pine trees, the water is clear and there are plenty of picnic tables and charcoal grills nearby. It’s not …