While our local area is magnificent, we suggest that guests extend their stay in MidCoast Maine to allow them to explore more of our state’s beauty. Venture out to get a taste of the nearby areas and return home to our romantic MidCoast Maine inn.

couple enjoying a Maine road trip near our Midcoast Maine inn
Day Trips from the Craignair

Road Trip Destinations

Each of these places can be visited as a day trip from The Craignair. Set out to discover some more of Maine’s magnificent scenery, find your favorite lobster shack, and discover your favorite shops along the way!

Don’t worry – we can reserve a table in The Causeway Restaurant, so that when you return from your busy day of exploring, you’ll have a cozy spot to savor and relax before retreating to your comfortable room.

Fun adventures await throughout coastal Maine,
just a short trip from the comfort of The Craignair Inn.

Acadia National Park view on a Maine road trip

Bar Harbor and Acadia

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island that serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain. Outdoor activities in Acadia include hiking along trails or carriage roads, biking along the carriage roads, bird watching, and mountain climbing, with Cadillac Mountain being the highest point on the Atlantic seaboard.

Monhegan Island view in Mid-Coast Maine

Monhegan Island

A small, rocky island accessible only by boat. Port Clyde is the closest port to catch the Laura B or the Elizabeth Ann ferry over to Monhegan. There are three trips daily in summer and once daily in early spring & late fall. There are no cars allowed on the island. The artists’ colony on Monhegan is alive and well, as it has been for over a hundred years. About 12 miles of trails lead through wooded areas and over rocky ledges up to the highest ocean cliffs on the Maine coastline.

purple flowers at our Midcoast Maine inn


The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay is a must see attraction with acres of natural beauty to inspire the imaginations of all ages. It is a truly a world-class public garden on 148 acres of rocky coastal forest. Its gardens, with a dramatic and compelling natural landscape—including nearly a mile of tidal saltwater frontage—make it ever-changing and thoroughly unique.