Hit the Road & Take A Trip...
Discover the Classic American Joy of a "Golden Season" Road Trip to Coastal Maine.
Inn-siders know that September and October are the golden months on Maine's Midcoast. The leaves of the oaks and maples seem to glow against the deep green velvet of the spruces and the blue-grey of the still-warm sea. The sun is an inviting presence as the cool winds of autumn dance in from the ocean. With such perfect days, less crowds and the cozy fall flavors, it's no wonder "The Golden Season" is a favorite time of year for many.
Just a short drive, Spruce Point Inn is the perfect destination for a refreshing couple’s getaway or a fun-filled family road trip. And with road trips, the journey is part of the experience! Here along the Maine coast, a classic road trip along Route 1 and its byways links iconic sights from Portland Head Light to Acadia National Park. With Route 1 as the thread leading to Boothbay Harbor, you’ll pass through “Maine’s prettiest town” of Wiscasset, and a bird’s-eye view of Bath Iron Works (a shipbuilding backbone of the Navy).
COASTAL MAINE ROAD TRIP PACKAGE
Coastal Maine is Calling! We invite you to enjoy a fall road trip getaway full of fresh air and open spaces in the surroundings of the great outdoors. With 55 beautiful acres, hiking trails, bikes, boating and outdoor yoga, it’s easy to relax and renew while maintaining a safe distance. Escape to nature with our Coastal Maine Road Trip Package! Book by Oct. 15th, and enjoy your choice of accommodations plus a $50 dining credit for our new restaurant, The Salty Stag.
Tax and resort fee are extra. Please click here to learn about the latest state travel guidelines and requirements. Not valid on existing reservations. Dining credit not valid towards alcohol purchases. Some amenities may not be available as state and health department guidelines evolve in response to COVID-19.
Scenes From Route One
MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM
Named one of the top small museums, the 20-acre waterfront campus includes indoor galleries, the country’s only surviving historic wooden shipyard, a working boat shop and a newly restored 1906 schooner. For additional insight take the Bath Iron Works trolley tour for first-hand look at a modern Navy shipyard.
243 Washington Street, Bath 207.443.1316
PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT
Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light, America’s first light house, built by order of George Washington in 1791. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road, the lighthouse and the Museum at Portland Head Light in the former Keepers' Quarters are surrounded by the 90-acre Fort Williams Park with picnic facilities, hiking opportunities, sports and recreation areas, historic structures, and unlimited ocean views.
1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth 207.799.2661
KITTERY TRADING POST & LL BEAN
Route One is a playground for outlet shoppers – and seekers of the unusual and locally-made. Shops line the Main Streets (Rte. 1) of Kittery, Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, Freeport, Brunswick, Rockland, Camden and points north. The catnip of outlet stores flourishes right at the state line with the Kittery Trading Post and stretches north to the famed LL Bean in the heart of downtown Freeport. Along the way, discover other brand name, off-price deals – as well as galleries, gift shops and artisans’ craft stores.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Located in Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. At 3.5 million visits a year, it's one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.