Blue skies and warm breeze, sunny summer days are headed our way. Portland, Maine is absolutely beautiful during the next months. Family fun activities are abundant in Portland, our city is brimming with incredible historical sites, cultural events , fabulous food finds, not to mention the stunning landscape, lush nature, and our gorgeous waterfront. Pack up the car, strap in the kiddies, here are 4 of our favorites.
#1: MARITIME MERRRIMENT
Fort Williams Park, home to Maine’s oldest lighthouse, Portland Head Light: 90-acres of the walking trails, beaches, stunning coastal seascape, not to mention tours of the lighthouse, a maritime museum, and a gift shop. The park also has a playground, and there’s a rocky beach to explore.
Create a little magic during Fairy Fridays (July & August). at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Or learn about how a seed becomes a plant with Children’s Garden Discovery Cart. (May – June) Teach your children the power of metamorphosis during Butterfly Investigations. (June – August)
Take a ferry ride around Casco Bay to Peaks Island. Travel around the island on bike, or kayak, don’t miss the island's old tunnels. Visit the Fifth Maine Museum for a history lesson, or check out the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum where quirky becomes extraordinary.
#4: EXPLORATION CELEBRATION
Sink your teeth into The Portland Science Center with the final week of the Shark Planet exhibit full of real to life models of sharks and never before seen footage from the deep blue sea. If you miss this exhibit DON’T WORRY, there is always something amazing happening, with new exhibits to discover for every age at this incredible interactive science center.
We have tons more ideas so don’t hesitate to check back with Maine Doulas for updates, each season brings unique family fun for all.