Yesterday at sunset, walking out the door of the Samoset, I overheard a little girl “from away” say to her dad, “Wow, I think I’m in heaven.” The sun was just setting and it was gorgeous- so lovely social media posts were filled with shots of the red mingling to pink sky. The family continued to talk about how you just don’t get views like this back home.
They are right, there is a reason Maine is known as vacationland and I consider myself lucky to live here. Here are my top six reasons why I love Maine.
Maine is just so beautiful. I drive to work and marvel at my views. I have roads I love to take because of ocean, mountain, sky. The colors in fall especially as the sun hits the tress and shimmers in lovely blue light makes me wish I was a poet.
I see the ocean everyday and make a point to appreciate the changing seasons and moods reflected in the water. Our local dog park is water friendly and I love to end my afternoons breathing in the salt air and watching dogs swim and fetch sticks. Going to the beach with your dog is fun, here's a list of dog friendly Maine beaches.
We’re famous for lobsters here in Maine. Coming home from Farm Markets there is always a traffic jam in Wiscasset- people are lined up for Red’s Eats famous lobster rolls. Then there is the boiled lobster dipped in butter, lobster mac and cheese and even lobster sausage. The Maine Lobster Festival happens every year in Rockland and this is an opportunity to celebrate all things lobsters.
Blueberry season starts the end of July. Maine blueberries are tiny and sweet- full of flavor. They are harder to pick than the highbush varieties but worth the effort. The berries are “wild” and grow by bee pollination. Blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie and more recipes can be found at Wyman's Blueberries.
Maine is number one in the country for seaweed harvesting and the cold mineral rich waters in Maine make our seaweeds valued worldwide. Seaweeds are divided into three categories, green like sea lettuce, reds like nori and the browns like kelp. Adding Maine seaweeds to your diet is a great way to get trace minerals and vitamins as well as a delicious umami flavor sensation. Visit the Maine Seaweed Council for more details on amazing Maine seaweeds.
We are proud to be a Maine farm. In Maine the slogan is “Get Real-Get Maine”. Anytime you purchase from a farm be it vegetables, value added products like jams or skincare you are helping to grow the economy and protect our fragile environment.
I’m happy here in Maine- what’s great about where you live?