If you’re looking for a romantic place to spend quality time with your sweetheart, look no further than Downeast Maine. The gorgeous landscape evokes romance no matter where you go. Each season offers something new; during the summer, the entire area is green with life. When autumn arrives, the trees put on a brilliant display of red and yellow before shedding their leaves. Spring arrives with chirping birds and colorful buds and blooms. We know you’ll love your Downeast Maine honeymoon!
If you’re planning a Downeast Maine honeymoon, start with our complimentary Vacation Guide. We know honeymoon planning can be challenging, so we’ve created a list of our favorite things to do in the area to save you from hours of research. Our guide is filled with date night ideas, romantic activities, and more. Use it to find:
- The best restaurants in the area
- Outdoor activities for all skill levels
- Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
- Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss
Downeast Maine Honeymoon Activities
1. Go on a Hike and Enjoy the Outdoors
One of the best parts about Downeast Maine are the opportunities for outdoor exploration. The rocky coast adds to Maine’s charm, and you have to see it in person. Put on your hiking boots and choose from one of the many nature preserves in the area. One of our favorites is the Edgar M. Tennis Preserve. This 145-acre patch of coastal land looks like it has remained untouched for decades besides the wear in the trails. Explore with your sweetheart as you take in the views of towering trees and listen to the sound of waves hitting the rocky shores.
2. Enjoy Delicious Cuisine
You will definitely have some dinner dates during your Downeast Maine honeymoon! Pilgrim’s Inn has its own restaurant that serves fresh and delicious Maine cuisine. Whale’s Rib Tavern uses only the freshest ingredients from local organic farms and fishermen, so the menu changes seasonally. Farm-to-table restaurants are very popular here in Maine, so there are many small organic farms with fresh produce to choose from! When you share a meal here with your new spouse, you’ll taste the difference.
3. Explore the Area
Deer Isle has everything you need to have the perfect Downeast Maine honeymoon, but there are also opportunities to venture out of town for day trips with your other half. Try a trip out to Bar Harbor or Blue Hill. Bar Harbor is a charming town with shops, restaurants, Bar Harbor Cellars, and more. Blue Hill is a quaint but elegant seaside town just under a half hour from offshore Deer Isle. Time slows down in this small town, and trades that have been around since the mid-1700s are still practiced by descendants such as wooden boat building and lobster fishing.
The Perfect Downeast Maine Honeymoon Accommodations
When planning your Downeast Maine honeymoon, start with the accommodations. Pilgrim’s Inn has everything from cozy guestrooms to cottages for a more private stay. When you stay with us, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another world where you can truly relax and restore your mind, body, and soul. Indulge in some Add-Ons to make your stay extra special like local fresh flowers and handmade chocolate, then share a bottle of celebratory champagne by the serene mill pond. Make a reservation for your Downeast Maine honeymoon today!