Items listed below are in alphabetical order, we are continuously updating this list, if you have any suggestions, please let us know:
Night Moves – 10 West Point Lane, Suite #207, Biddeford; firstname.lastname@example.org – The world's most amazing breads, brownies, cookies and pies! No matter where you are from, it is worth a trip in to meet Kerry and her team in an old Biddeford Mill and taste what they create! Breads are naturally leavened and slowly fermented to unlock the full flavor and health benefits of their delicious, sustainable-grown in Maine grain! Optionally you can order online, however you have to go find them for pickup, Fridays 12 - 5 PM and Saturdays 9 - 2 PM.
Get Some Food For Your Soul That They Create!
The Maine Brew Bus – 207.200.9111, 79 Commercial Street, Portland; email@example.com – Try out a Brew Tour, they are wicked fun! Get a behind-the-scenes look at Maine’s craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and more. Tours are led by expert guides in addition to a knowledgeable non-drinking driver to ensure the best possible experience. There are a large variety of wonderful tours to pick from. All tours include a local snack or meal, trivia, behind-the-scenes experiences, and of course delicious beverages! They also offer private/corporate tours, group trips and adventure tours. Tours are very popular, so sign up quickly. Book right online! Most tours leave from above address.
#1 TripAdvisor Tour and Activity in Portland!
Bayley's Camping Resort – 207.883.6043, 275 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, firstname.lastname@example.org – This Family Camping Resort is the ultimate experience with lots of fun things to do and ways to stay! They have great sites for your own tent or big rig and they also rent cabins and trailers. The Fun things to do are nearly endless! The amenities include: 3 heated pools, 4 hot tubs, cafe, nightly family entertainment, 2 state-of-the-art playgrounds, 5-star rated counselor directed activities, air conditioned game room & arcade, 3 stocked fishing ponds, 2 camp stores, volleyball courts, 2- 24 hour laundry rooms, trolley service to the beach which is close by, wifi, numerous free & clean facilities, golf cart rental, propane filling, dump station and 24 hour security, They have online booking; 2020 season opens April 24 and closes October 18.
Southern Maine's Finest Camping Resort By The Ocean!
Ricker Hill Hard Cider – 207.225.6165, 11 Ricker Hill Road, Turner, email@example.com – We are big cider fans and this is our favorite by far! Yes it takes just over an hour plus to drive from the Saco area! Some ciders they have nearly year round, while others rotate seasonally. They also have many types of wines as well. Usually 12 different taps and even more by the bottle. Everyone that works there is super helpful! Get a menu, then ask for help understanding the basics of the dry, sweet and in between. Get the samples you want. Figure out what you really like, then ask about the latest combinations - the options are nearly endless! You can purchase bottles, cans and flagons to take with you. They have some great gifts, free popcorn and you can bring your own food in. Seating outside is available when the weather is nice. They do tours during brewing season. Check out their apple store down the street. If you are not sure you want to make the drive, try sampling some cider on tap locally, check Cow Bell, Run of the Mill and Sea Salt, suggest to call these places to see if they have any Ricker on tap first. Want to know our favorites, it is the Blueberry Cider and Cranberry Wine! Open daily from 11 - 6 PM.
Come Experience the Most Wicked Good Cider Ever!
Round Turn Distilling – 207.370.9446, 32 Maine St. Building 13W, Suite 103, Biddeford, firstname.lastname@example.org - If you like gin, you have to check this place out! Abby and I were hooked from our first visit, that was now years ago! Bimini has been in our house continuously since that first visit. Now there are 3 types available! They serve delicious cocktails in a relaxed environment as well as sell the different types of mixes and souvenirs right in the shop. If you can't get to this location, Bimini is also available in stores throughout the state. Open Tuesday through Thursday 4 - 9 PM, Friday & Saturday 2 - 10 PM and Sunday 2 - 8 PM.
This is a Gin Lover's Heaven!
Stone Fort Distillery - 207.590.3528, 26 Pearl St. (Suite 204), Biddeford - Eric and Jenn invite you to try their authentic, high quality and ultra-smooth crafted vodka and whiskey made right here in Biddeford! Their grain to glass method creates an elevated flavor that stands out! Come visit their tasting room and try some amazing signature cocktails, then purchase some great spirits to take home! Also available in some local stores. Open Friday & Saturday 5 - 9 PM.
Experience the Difference, Hand Crafted Spirits!
Maine Tuna Fishing – 207.502.0368, Pickup Location 5 Bay Av., Saco, email@example.com - Want to fish for Blue-fin Tuna, Sharks, Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass or Bluefish; Book A Charter Boat Trip with Capt. Shawn! He can comfortably take up to 6 people aboard the well-equipped Miss Megan II, which is a 31’ custom fishing boat equipped with a 450 hp cat diesel. His trip length varies from 2 to 12+ hours. Shawn and his mate will make sure you have a great time and catch some fish! Want to land a Blue-fin Tuna like in the picture, Capt. Shawn can help make it happen! You’ll easily see him coming as he proudly flies the American and Marine Corp. flags high above his boat! Book early as he fills up fast!
Call Capt. Shawn to book!
Saco Bay Stripers - 207.283.0712, Pickup Location 5 Bay Av. Saco - Want to have fun and go fishing on the Saco River/Bay! Book a trip with Capt. Cal! He offers 4 hour Striper trips for up to 3 people and 2 hour kid trips that include fishing for mackerel, pollock, seal watching and a lobster pull; both reasonably priced. Fish Saco Bay around the islands and in the River for the big fish! Any keeper lobsters are yours to take home! Capt. Cal has over 50 years of experience and has been teaching fishing for over 30 years. The “Amy Vee” picks up at Camp Ellis Pier, use the above address for GPS directions.
Call Capt. Cal to book!
Maine Foodie Tours – 207.233.7485, Portland, firstname.lastname@example.org – Try out a Foodie Tour, they are wicked fun! Year round they are offered in Portland and seasonally also in Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Kennebunkport and Rockland. There is a large variety of wonderful tours to pick from, particularly in Portland. They also offer A Walk Though Time, Doggy & Me, Happy Hour, Boat and Private Event Tours. Check this out online and book right from there! Meeting locations are specific for each tour. Open online 24/7.
Taste Your Way Through Town!
Fielder's Choice – 207.934.4402, 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach - Yummy, home made, quality ice cream and toppings in interesting combinations. They offer 30+ hard serve and 6 soft serve flavors. They have a great drive up window. They are opening for the 2020 season on May 1st, hours our Sunday - Thursday 12 to 8 and Friday and Saturday 12 to 8:30.
Easy location to get in/out for some Great ice cream!
Garside's Ice Cream – 207.283.0045, 320 Ferry Road Saco, email@example.com- Delicious Ice Cream. Homemade with love since 1955! With over 30 plus flavors to choose from, it's made right on site using the highest quality ingredients! They also do awesome ice cream parties, weddings, corporate events and more! Opening May 1st for the 2020 season. Days and times opened is yet to be posted.
Great ice cream and an easy drive from Camp Ellis!
Martel's Ice Cream & Mini Golf – 207.283.1775, 757 Portland Road (Route 1) Saco - Have been making great and consistent ice cream since 1986. They have over 40 homemade flavors plus rotating specialty flavors. Check out the cooler, where they have containers to go as well! They also make fudge and you can get sandwiches. They have a fun mini golf course too. They are opening for the 2020 season on April 2nd, hours are not yet posted.
Try them out, you will not be disappointed!
Old Orchard Beach Parasailing & Jet Ski – 855.369.2759, Pickup Location 5 Bay Ave, Saco, firstname.lastname@example.org – Looking for something really fun to do, come parasailing, jet skiing and/or take a banana boat ride! No experience needed. They provide all the equipment, even a wet suit to stay warm if that is needed. They have a great team of people to assist and a great safety record. Open 7 days a week in season. It is helpful to call ahead to avoid getting there and having them booked out for the day.
Wicked Great Way To Have Fun!
Huot's Seafood Restaurant– 207.282.1642, 29 Eastern Ave., Saco - Fantastic freshly prepared seafood, steaks, specialty salads and more! Family environment and right next to the Saco Pier. Stop in for some yummy food before or after your sail! They have an indoor and outdoor sections, take out window, as well as a bar area. Denise and Gerry, the owners, are most often working right along side of a wonderful team who have an amazing habit of exceeding expectations! They get wicked busy, so calling ahead is recommended during busy times. Open in season, closed Mondays, hours are not yet posted for 2020.
A uniquely Maine spot to Get Some Great Food!
Sea Salt Lobster Restaurant - 207.494.1178, 660 Main Street (Route 1) Saco - Great place to eat! They serve locally harvested fresh sustainable food, never frozen and they have fantastic seafood! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Their mission is for you to have a wonderful Maine experience and it shows! They also have a wonderful seafood case to purchase fresh items to take home to cook. Great hours, open year round 7 days a week, 11 AM - 10 PM.
Our Customers Raved About this Place and Easy Access!
Alouette Beach Resort - 207.934.4151, 91 East Grand Av., Old Orchard Beach, email@example.com – Right on the beach! You pick the accommodations from budget beating economy rooms to the best luxury beach house! We've been in the building in the picture, it looks right over the beach and it is amazing and modern! It is a 4 season year round getaway destination. The highlights of the long list of features include: clean, modern, wonderfully friendly staff, telephones, cable TV, WiFi, parking, indoor and outdoor pools, 2 fitness centers, Yoga on the beach, pet friendly rooms, laundry facilities, souvenirs, and beach items for rent. Easy online booking or you can call.
Beautiful Accommodations on Old Orchard Beach!
Hampton Inn, Kennebunk - 207.985.9200, 6 Independence Drive, Kennebunk – This is a quality Inn that is in an easy location to get on/off the highway and a fairly short drive to area locations/attractions. They have all the items you want including: clean, modern, wonderfully friendly staff, free breakfast/WiFi/parking, indoor pool, fitness center, pet friendly rooms and a great place to relax away from the crowds. We believe this is the newest hotel in the area!
Great Place to Say for Sure!
Hampton Inn, Saco - 207.282.7222, 48 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072 – This is a quality Inn in an easy location to get on/off the highway and a short drive to area locations/attractions. They have all the items you want including: clean, modern, wonderfully friendly staff, free breakfast/WiFi/parking, outdoor pool, fitness center, pet friendly rooms and a great place to relax away from the crowds. This is a place we send our family and friends. Also we have had business groups in the area stay here and Ian Pitchforth from the Hampton made the setup/arrangements fast, efficient and with great follow through.
Check this place out, you will not be disappointed!
PineCrest Inn Bed and Breakfast - 207.839.5843, 91 South St. (Rt. 114) Gorham, stay@pinecrestmaine..com – Want to stay out in the country, about 20 minutes outside of Saco or Portland? Then check this place out! PineCrest is relaxing and welcoming as well as elegant and casual. They have 6 guest rooms that allow a lot of flexibility with group size and type. The Inn Keeper is wonderful and is excited to share local knowledge. The cooked breakfasts each morning are amazing! Check out their specials and packages! They have online booking or you can call as well.
A Wonderful Maine Get Away!
Waves Oceanfront Resort - 207.934.4949, 87 West Grand Av., Old Orchard Beach, firstname.lastname@example.org – Want to stay in OOB nearly right on the beach and close to downtown? Then check this place out! They have a lot of room options available. Amenities include: grilling area, fitness center, meeting room, mineral pool and spa and beach & bike rentals. Each room has A/C, telephones, cable TV, WiFi, kitchenette with refrigerator, 2 stove top burner, toaster and coffee maker. They have cottage rates and offer specials & packages.
As Close As You Can Get To Maine's Best Beach!
East Point Sanctuary – 85 Lester B. Orcutt Blvd, Biddeford Pool – This is a spectacular trail along the perimeter of the point, certainly rare public access to this stretch of the Maine Coast. A short and easy walk provides views of Wood Island Lighthouse, access to the rocky shore and a lovely trail to see parts of Saco Bay. There are benches along the trail to rest and a ramp down to the shore. There is an old small sign to mark the entrance on the left side of the road facing the water. Limited parking on the road. This is a Maine Audubon facility. Open from sunrise to sunset, no cost.
If you only do one hike while in Maine, this is the one!
Captain John’s Charters – 508.735.6718, Pickup Location 5 Bay Av. Saco, email@example.com – Captain John and Kris are great people, fun to be with and wonderful tour guides! Operating the Island Prince, a power boat out of the Saco River, they can take up to 35 people aboard. It is great for large groups and also small groups can go on their regular scheduled trips. They do evening scenic cruises and Thursday night OOB Fireworks cruises. You can also charter their boat for parties, Sunday cruises to Peaks Island for Reggae and they even do burials at Sea. They have lots of repeat business, so it is best to book as early as you can,
Call Capt. John to book!
Tours of Wood Island Lighthouse – 207.200.4552, Pickup Location Vines Landing, 20 Yates Street, Biddeford, firstname.lastname@example.org - There are 65 lighthouses in Mane. Getting a chance to get up to and inside a restored one is a rare, unique and fantastic experience! This restored Lighthouse and Keepers House is on Wood Island, in the Saco Bay. The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse (FOWIL) offer tours 3 days a week with 3 tours a day, spaced an hour apart in July and August. FOWIL takes you by boat to Wood Island. Then a FOWIL Host will take you on a beautiful ½ mile walk to the facility, you tour the grounds where the view is bold, climb the tower and tour the Keepers Houses, setup as it was in 1906. Signup is only online, which opens on June 1 and they book up fast. Donations are taken at the end of the tour.
What do you do when the website sign-up is filled up already, we have a secret to try if you have the time/patience. No guarantees, however over a dozen of our guests this past season had success with this secret. Go to Vines Landing before the first tour of the day and tell the Host you would love to get on a tour if there are any cancellations, which happens fairly frequently. Then go get something to drink/eat at Goldthwaite's next door, try a stroll at Between the Tides gift shop or even take a drive down the street to the beautiful East Point Sanctuary for an amazing walk along the rocky shore. Check back with the Host and you might be able to get on an amazing Tour!
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