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We’ve got some great cost-conscious ideas to keep you busy this summer. It’s a win-win!


One of the great things about living in Maine is there are a ton of scenic spots to visit. Why not use this summer as an opportunity to see some of them? Whether you want to explore your own town or hit the open road with a leisurely drive to a neighboring city—there’s so much to see! Consider walking, running, biking, or boating to familiar or new sights.

Have you visited any of these places? We want to know what your favorite places to visit are.

  • Two Lights State Park
  • Portland Headlight
  • Baxter State Park
  • Casco Bay
  • Mount Katahdin
  • Crescent Beach State Park
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Learn Something New

Is there something you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t had the time? Interested in picking up a new hobby? Now’s the chance to seize the opportunity from the convenience of your own home.

Here’s a list to help you get started:

  • Take a foreign language online
  • Yoga
  • Sidewalk Art (fun for the whole family!)
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Nature Photography
  • Garden/Plant some herbs
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Master a board game or complete a puzzle

Read a Book

We know everyone has busy lives, and the summertime is no exception. With in-person gathering still limited, what better time to dive into a book? It’s the perfect socially-distanced activity. See if your local library has an online catalog for use.

Start a Blog

Write down your past experiences, daily thoughts, or what you’re doing this summer. Developing a blog is a simple way to fuel your creativity and keep your mind active.

Cook Something New for a Picnic

Cooking a new recipe can be a fun activity for the whole family. Have everyone take part in making a section of the meal. Once you’re finished, pack it up, grab a blanket, and head outside to enjoy your delicious hard work!

1 Comment

  1. Donna Aikins on June 25, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    I love visiting different places in Maine and even though I grew up here and lived here all of my life, there are still plenty of places and spots to visit. One of my favorites is Peaks Island, I love walking around seashore drive. I also like Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Thank you for the ideas!