Everywhere you look on the Maine coast, its natural beauty will take your breath away. Whether you’re just looking to document your time hiking through the forest or are a professional photographer, you’ll want to take your camera with you! So, where are the best places for Maine coast photography? Here are a few of our favorites!
For more things to do in Downeast Maine, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of our handpicked, local recommendations for the best things to do in the area, including more spots for Maine coast photography! Whether you are looking for adventures through the forests or romantic date night ideas, this free guide will help you have the trip of a lifetime.
4 of the Best Places for Maine Coast Photography
1. Edgar M. Tennis Preserve
If you are looking to photograph nature, try a spot like 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. There are enough hiking trails and lookout points in this area for an entire day of Maine coast photography and exploring! Ocean views, dense forests, and an old foundation of a farm are favorite subjects to photograph.
2. Deer Isle Lighthouses
There are 65 historic lighthouses located on the entire coast of Maine! If you’re looking to photograph this popular subject, we recommend going on the Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail. There are 8 lighthouses within 12 miles of each other, each one even more beautiful than the next. You can’t go inside them except for specific days out of the year, but getting photos of them with trees and ocean in the background is always gorgeous!
3. Crockett Cove Woods Preserve
The Crockett Cove Woods Preserve is a 98-acre treasure trove of greenery. If you’re looking for a forest setting to photograph, this one is perfect. Moss, ferns, and lichen blanket the ground around towering trees. A variety of wildlife can be seen and photographed here as well! However, what truly makes it unique is the fog that is trapped in the forest from the ocean’s southwest winds. This lingering mist is an incredible addition to your photos.
4. Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is one of the most popular spots for Maine coast photography, and it’s the perfect day trip during your stay at Pilgrim’s Inn! This area is home to the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast, so you can always get amazing pictures of its granite peaks. There are many easy trails where you can get some gorgeous photos of rocky shorelines and evergreen forests.
Enjoy the Picturesque Pilgrim’s Inn
During your stay at Pilgrim’s Inn, you can indulge in even more Maine coast photography! Our pristine mill pond is constantly surrounded by wildlife, blooming flowers, and stunning greenery that would make for incredible pictures. After your day of photographing, you’ll love coming back and relaxing in our cozy accommodations. Browse through our rooms and cottages to start planning your stay! We look forward to seeing you!