1 . Linekin Bay Resort

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 903 - 1071

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Linekin Bay Resort is your family sailing resort in Boothbay Harbor. With a variety of accommodation choices, there is the perfect stay for the whole family, no matter how big or small, at Linekin Bay Resort. One to two bedroom cabins feature private baths and front decks overlooking either the bay or secluded in a wooded setting. Lodge rooms offer spacious living and waterfront views. Located in Boothbay Harbor, Linekin Bay Resort has a long list of family fun only steps from the door. As a sailing resort, a favorite activity for everyone in the family is to head out into the bay and flash your sails. Of course, there’s plenty of other water excitement! From kayaking and canoeing to fishing and swimming, there’s something for everyone. Take a day trip to the cliffs of Monhegan Island or check out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Address

92 Wall Point Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538

Fun facts

Originally bought in 1909, today's Main Lodge contains the original stairs and fireplace from the two story cottage built by the owners.

Related Onsite Offerings

Come by land or sea to the Waterfront Bar where you can enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying beautiful views of the bay.

2 . Sands by the Sea

York, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 852 - 7376

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Take advantage of a family vacation filled with soft sandy beaches and the beautiful rocky coastal bluffs at Sands by the Sea. Sands by the Sea has lodging choices to fit any size family, from guestrooms to two to three bedroom cottages with private baths and modern amenities. The heated outdoor pool, overlooking the coastal waters, features a relaxing waterfall and spacious pool deck. There’s something for everyone in the family with a stay at Sands by the Sea. York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Park has great sights of local and exotic animals as well as tons of space to play. Multiple beaches provide a playground filled with sun and sand. The penny arcade is a favorite with kids of all ages as is Brown’s Ice Cream. When you are ready to grab a bite to eat, there’s local seafood around every corner. You’ll find family fun at Sands by the Sea.

Address

15 Ocean Ave, York Beach, ME 03909

Average temperature

The average summer temperatures in York Beach, Maine are in the mid seventies.

Getting there

Take I-95 North over the Piscataqua River Bridge, toward Maine, and all Maine Points. After about nine miles take Exit 7, “The Yorks” (not the exit 7 in New Hampshire). Take a left on Route 1 North for 1 mile to traffic light. Turn right on Old Post Road. Travel 1 mile and take a left on Ridge Road. Travel 2 miles to the stop sign at the end of Ridge Road, across from the fire station and baseball field. Take a right at that stop sign. Take a left at the next stop sign on Ocean Ave (also known as 1A). The Sands by the Sea is on your left about a 1/4 mile up, at 15 Ocean Ave (not to be confused with Ocean Ave. Extension)

3 . Bar Harbor Inn & Spa

Bar Harbor, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 248 - 3351

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Enjoy spacious and lush gardens and lawns along the sea with Bar Harbor Inn. Located on Frenchman Bay near downtown, Bar Harbor Inn is your luxury family escape to coastal Maine. Three guestroom buildings featuring comforts such as air conditioning, free HBO, and afternoon coffee and cookies will provide a satisfying home away from home. The outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi are favorites with everyone as are the beautiful views of the harbor. A stay at Bar Harbor Inn puts you and your family at the center of all the excitement of the Bar Harbor area. You’ll love the fresh seafood at the Reading Room Restaurant, or dine in the ocean air at Terrace Grill. View the sights on a nature cruise with Acadian Nature Cruises, and try some deep sea fishing with Downeast Windjammer. The Acadia National Park, only steps from the inn, has all the outdoor fun you’re family is longing for. And, the Oceanarium and lobster hatchery are must sees.

Address

Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Getting there

Take I-95 to Bangor, exit 182 A (formerly exit 45A), continue on I-395 to exit 6A, and drive East on Rt. 1A to Ellsworth, then Rt. 3 to Bar Harbor. Take I-95 to Augusta, exit 113 (formerly exit 30), and follow Rt. 3 to Bar Harbor (A bit longer, but more scenic).

Related Onsite Offerings

Relax and unwind at the spa where you'll experience a variety of treatments from massage to skin treatments and more.

4 . Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center

Bar Harbor, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 288 - 5801

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Enjoy the tranquility of Frenchman’s Bay and the convenience of downtown Bar Harbor during your stay at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center. With a variety of lodging options from numerous inn-style accommodations to cottages, there’s room for the whole family. Atlantic Oceanside Hotel strives to provide family fun with indoor and outdoor pools, nature boat cruises, a charming pebble beach, and much more. While staying at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, make the most of family time with the hotel’s family-friendly activities as well as Bar Harbor’s added treats. The Fun Dome is the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel’s center for fun with a video game room, fitness center, and more. Head to the backyard for a game night with volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, and croquet. Or, check out the area’s many attractions filled with culture, great food, and endless entertainment.

Address

119 Eden Street (Rte 3), Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Extra Stops

During your stay at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center, check out area favorites such as the Acadia National Park, the Terrace Grille restaurant, the Margaret Todd schooner, and the Abbe Museum.

Related Onsite Offerings

Lift your spirits at the spa where you can expect a full menu of services to revitalize your mind and body.

5 . Northern Outdoors

The Forks, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 623 - 6254

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Experience the thrills of a Maine family adventure at Northern Outdoors. Northern Outdoors has lodging options ranging from campsites and guestrooms to condos and cottages. Their cottages are a great choice for a visiting family with three locations: the convenient Forks Resort, the secluded and tranquil Maine Lakeside Cabins, and the wilderness surrounded Penobscot Outdoor Center. You’ll find modern amenities and comforts to fit your whole family at each stay. Northern Lights is the place for ultimate outdoor family excitement! The Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers are home to the heart-pumping rush of white-water rafting that the whole family will love. When snow covers the ground, the snowmobile trails take you through breathtaking terrain. Everywhere you look is a playground with hiking, golfing, boating, and floating. Make memories that will last a lifetime with Northern Outdoors.

Address

1771 US Route 201, PO Box 100, The Forks, Maine 04985

Highlights

If hunting is what you are looking for, make your next hunting trip plans with Northern Outdoors where you'll experience trophy whitetails.

Related Onsite Offerings

Located at The Forks Resort Center, enjoy the unique tastes of the on-site Maine brewery Kennebec River Brewery.

6 . The Meadowmere Resort

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9491

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Located in the heart of Maine’s Southern coast and tucked into the historic town of Ogunquit, the Meadowmere Resort is one of those rare accommodations that entertains and delights the entire family year-round. The nearby Beaches of York are the center of every summer vacation, while Kennebunkport and Wells antique shops are well within driving distance. Closer to home, Ogunquit’s shops and museums are worthy of a visit – rain or shine. And the Maine Water Park and adventure theme parks are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. . The Meadowmere Resort has several different lodging options to fit the needs of any size family. Family Suites, located in the South Meadow building, provide space and privacy for a the traveling family. Each family suite features two bedrooms, a private balcony and bath, two televisions, and a number of other modern amenities creating comfort. In addition to a spacious stay, the whole family will enjoy the pools, hot tubs, fitness center, spa, and more!

Address

74 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine 03907

Fun facts

The Meadowmere is a AAA Three-Diamond Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

Convenient amenities at The Meadowmere Resort include wireless Internet, heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, spa treatments, smoke-free rooms and cable TV.

7 . The Birches Resort

Rockwood, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 328 - 9816

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Experience an outdoor family adventure in the Great North Woods on the shores of Moosehead Lake at The Birches. No matter what time of year you prefer to enjoy, The Birches provides the ideal outdoor experience. Winter brings snow filled excursions of exploring the countryside by snowshoes, skis, or snowmobile. The summer sun is a great time to enjoy the lake with canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. Of course, hiking and biking are always great ways to see the sights and share some laughs. Whether you are planning an intimate family escape or a family reunion, The Birches has accommodations to ensure absolute comfort. Their rustic lakeside cabins range from one to three bedrooms, providing a cozy and quaint atmosphere. Larger and private, their homes and cottages easily accommodate larger groups, and the lodge rooms feature balcony lake views and that “at home” feel.

Address

P.O. Box 41 Rockwood, ME 04478

Fun facts

Originally built in the 1930's, The Birches began as a hunting and fishing lodge in the Great North Woods.

Related Onsite Offerings

Comfortable and casual, The Birches Lounge offers three hearty and delicious meals where the stone fireplace is always roaring and every table has a lake view.

8 . The Samoset Resort

Rockport, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 341 - 1650

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Surround yourself in the lush green hills of Maine and the Penobscot Bay on a luxurious family escape to The Samoset Resort. Choose your stay from private and luxury guest cottages to sophisticated guestrooms overlooking beautiful gardens, the ocean waves, a rolling golf course, and the shimmering pool. And, the luxury doesn’t end with the accommodations. Enjoy delicious dining at one of the resort’s restaurants such as La Bella Vita where you’ll experience a warm Italian family atmosphere. With the ocean and surrounding treasures, The Samoset Resort has a long list of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. The Samoset Kids Club is a hit with kids of all ages where they will engage in exploring the shore, live owl demonstrations, lobster buoy painting, and so much more! With pools, a surrounding championship golf course, disc golf, the beach and more, there’s not end the the pleasures.

Address

220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856

Season

Winter at The Samoset Resort is jam packed with exciting activities including ice skating, the Camden Snow Bowl, the National Toboggan Championship, cross country skiing trails, and so much more!

Related Onsite Offerings

Fresh, clean, and light, the spa at The Samoset Resort will leave you refreshed and renewed with its menu of treatments and services.

9 . Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center

Northport, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 980 - 7539

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Creating lasting memories at Point Lookout Resort where the mountainside and Penobscot Bay set a beautiful scene for a vacation filled with family fun. Point Lookout Resort is the ultimate family fun zone with endless activities for everyone to enjoy together. From racquet sports and a bowling center to a gym, soccer field, game room, and playground, the smiles and excitement never end. Cruise across Knights Pond or search for treasure on the private beach for some much needed quality time. Amongst its nearly four miles of hiking trails and scenic landscapes, Point Lookout Resort provides an exciting as well as comfortable stay for the whole family. Their cabins and vacation rentals feature Maine pine interiors and are furnished with quality modern amenities. Enjoy spacious living quarters, fully equipped kitchens, and all the comforts of home with Point Lookout Resort.

Address

67 Atlantic Hwy, PO Box 119, Lincolnville, ME 04849

Highlights

Point Lookout Resort features a state-of-the-art fitness center, a ten pin bowling alley with arcade, nearly four miles of hiking trails, professional turf soccer fields, and breathtaking views.

Related Onsite Offerings

Point Lookout Resort is home to the Copper Pine Cafe where you'll enjoy hot breakfasts and delicious meals filled with produce grown from Point Lookout's organic farm!

10 . The Dunes on the Waterfront

Ogunquit, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 563 - 7803

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Take advantage of the sea and beauty of Maine during your stay at The Dunes on the Waterfront where you and your family will enjoy picturesque scenes and a memorable stay. The Dunes on the Waterfront features one to two bedroom guestrooms as well as multiple room cottages with all the comforts of home and more. Expect outdoor lounging, cozy fireplaces, and a crisp New England style. A stay at The Dunes on the Waterfront puts you near a number of family-friendly attractions that are sure to create lasting memories. York’s Wild Animal Kingdom is a family-oriented zoo and amusement park that is a favorite at any age. For a bit of adventure, head to Monkey Trucks for an afternoon of ziplining, or get some hands on learning at the Children’s Museum. Of course, Ogunquit Beach, right outside the Waterfront, is always the perfect spot for treasured family time.

Address

P.O. Box 917, 518 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine 03907

Getting there

From Portland International Jetport and Points North: Start out going North on Westbrook Street toward Jetport Boulevard. Turn left onto Jetport Boulevard. Jetport Boulevard becomes Jetport Road. Merge onto I-95 S / Maine Turnpike via the ramp on the left toward Kittery / Boston (portions toll). Take exit 19 toward Wells / Sanford. Turn left onto ME-109. Turn right onto US-1. The Dunes on the Waterfront is located at 518 Main Street. From Points South: Take exit 7 (York - Ogunquit) from I-95. Turn left on US Route 1. Proceed north 7 miles to Ogunquit Village Center. Proceed through the center on Route 1 for 1/2 mile. The Dunes on the Waterfront is on the right at 518 Main Street

Related Onsite Offerings

While staying at The Dunes on the Waterfront enjoy a number of added pleasures including wireless internet, a heated outdoor pool overlooking the ocean, direct access to Ogunquit Beach, beautifully landscaped grounds, miles of hiking trails, and dock fishing.

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