Saturday, June 24, 2017

Travel Tips: Summer Road Trip to Maine!

It's summer! (or SUMMAH, as some would say). Summer is the time for road trips and summer TV. With Verizon Fios Mobile app, it's easy to keep the whole family entertained on a long road trip, since you can download movies and TV shows to stream offline (or online without eating up your data allowance if you have Verizon wireless service).

Going up to Maine to eat lobsters is one of my favorite trips to do in the summer from Boston, both for the food and for the coastal views. You can drive all the way up to Acadia National Park and stop at various great spots along the way! It's a long ways, but with some movies or TV shows streaming, it will fly by.

Stop at Footbridge Lobster in Ogunquit or The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport. The lobster roll at The Clam Shack has won multiple awards, but honestly I prefer lobster rolls at other places in Maine, though I still highly recommend their whole lobster.
Portland, Maine is a must stop and there are a lot of options here, including my favorite lobster roll at Bite Into Maine. You can enjoy your lobster roll here with a view of the Portland Head Light at Cape Elizabeth.

Unless you stay overnight, you'll likely miss the amazing sourdough bagels at Scratch Baking Co, but you can still get some potato donuts at Holy Donuts, oysters and more lobster rolls at Eventide Oyster Co, or duck fat milkshake at - where else- Duck Fat.
If you take the inland route, MJEK Seafood in China (yes, China, Maine) offers a great lobster dinner for just $14.99.

Along the coastal route, there's the famous lobster roll at Red's Eats in Wiscasset (I thought the bun isn't as good as Bite into Maine, but they do give a very generous portion of the lobster meat), and Gelato Fiasco in Brunswick. If you are willing to make a little detour, pick up some blueberry pie at Dot's Bakery in Round Pond.

You should stay near Acadia National Park to fully enjoy what the park has to offer. Spend the evening in Bar Harbor and catch the sunset.
Bar Harbor has some nice treats, as well. Be sure to stop at Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream and try their interesting flavors!
Here you also get another chance to get some Blueberry pie at Island Bound Treats.

On the way home, make another pit stop in Portland, Maine for some lobster laksa at Honey Paw or pick up a six-pack from the various breweries down there. Enjoy your summer!

Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with Verizon FiOs, which is now available in Dorchester and Roxbury.


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