Bennett Bridge, Maine 1898

Visit Maine Like a Mainer!


On our blog we're in the middle of a series entitled Visit Maine Like a Mainer! The series gives an overview of the sights, attractions and events in the various regions throughout Maine. 


 The series was prompted by the questions we receive, and feedback indicating that information about areas other than the most popular is not easy to find -- especially for the first-time visitor!


So far we've discussed The Maine Beaches, Greater Portland and Casco Bay (Part 1 - Portland area) and (Part 2 - Freeport and surrounding area), and Downeast and Acadia. Upcoming posts are planned for the other regions, as well as for several of the sub-regions.


Speaking of seeing Maine like a Mainer, have you ever admired the lupine (British spelling is lupin) along Maine's scenic highways? Because of the amount of spring rain this year, we had beautiful lupine, so we took a ride and snapped a lot of photos to share with you! View them on our Facebook page (become a fan, while you're there!).


Maine Events


We received an email from L.L. Bean, reminding us of their giant July 4th celebration, taking place here in Freeport, on July 4 and continuing on July 5.


This is a great event every year, from the morning parade put on by the town of Freeport (we all gather on the front lawn, as it goes right past the front of Brewster House), to the sidewalk sales and other events, free concerts at L.L. Bean (Patty Loveless is on Saturday night, July 4), followed by a huge (and we do mean huge) fireworks show. It is a fun time for all!


Read more about the events in Maine.


Map of Maine Lobster Shacks


Not too long ago we wrote a blog post about lobster in Maine (Visiting Maine Part 4 - Lobster, Lobstah, Ahhh, Heaven). In that post we mentioned an article from Travel + Leisure magazine from a few years ago, called "10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine." We noted that a couple of our favorites were missing from the list.

We've also posted previously about the seasons for lobster, hard and soft shells, etc., in a post called "Where Should I Go for Maine Lobster."

Little did we know, but Travel + Leisure has updated that article with a June, 2009 version of "10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine." There are some wonderful places for lobster in that article, but we still think they're missing some good ones.


See our map and suggestions for Maine lobster shacks


July/August Events


July 1-3, 5-11      Crazy For You - Maine State Music Theatre

July 4                  Patty Loveless - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

July 11                Dan Zanes - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

July 15-18, 21-25, 28-Aug 1  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Maine State Music Theatre

July 17-19           Camp Parents Weekend 1

July 17                Historic Bed and Breakfast Open Houses

July 18                Matt Dusk - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

July 24-26           Camp Parents Weekend 2

July 25                Punch Brothers - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

Aug 1                 Blues Travellers - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

Aug 5-8, 11-15, 18-22 The Drowsy Chaperone - Maine State Music Theatre

Aug 8                 Dar Williams - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

Aug 15               The Wallflowers - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

Aug 21               Historic Bed and Breakfasts Open Houses

Aug 22               Maine Songwriters Festival - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series

Aug 29-31          Bowdoin College Orientation

Aug 29               Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience - L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series


Did You Enjoy Your Stay at Brewster House?
We certainly hope you did! If there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please email or call us to let us know! If you would like to share your comments on your stay with others, please consider posting a review on Trip Advisor!

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Scott & Ruth
Scott & Ruth Thomas, Innkeepers
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast

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