An Insider’s Guide to a Maine Road Trip on Route 1

A photo of a family on a Maine road trip.

From Key West, Florida, all the way to Fort Kent, Maine, Route 1 is an adventure in itself. Those Visiting our Maine vacation resort Sheepcot Harbour Village Resort from Boston, Portland, Bath Camden, or anywhere along the route could certainly make a day of their journey. Consider getting an early start on the day of your reservation and make time to indulge in coastal attractions on your way. Take in stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, visit nature centers, learn about New England history, and delight in a scrumptious lobster roll on your Maine road trip to our Harbour Village resort. Remember to stay up-to-date on Maine’s COVID-19 travel updates before you embark on your travels. 

Natural Sites & Art Adventures on Route 1 Maine Road Trip

If you’re a fan of state parks, scenic overlooks, and art, you’re going to love our Maine road trip suggestions for those traveling Southbound on Route 1 to Edgecomb. Consider stopping to stretch your legs, take in the stunning scenery, or enjoy a snack on the rocky coastline. Regardless of how many detours you choose, your idyllic Maine rental on the water will be waiting for your arrival.

  • Known as the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast,” Acadia State Park is one of the country’s top ten most-visited national parks. Take a break from driving and traverse one of their many trails, snap some stunning coastline pictures, or check out their Junior Ranger Program for some outdoor escapades your kids will love.
  • Camden Hills State Park is another fantastic natural area along Route 1, perfect for picnics, leisurely walks, and panoramic Maine Coast views. 
  • Consider a change of scenery at the Rockland Farnsworth Art Museum. If you’re a planner and know when you’ll pass through Rockland, consider purchasing tickets ahead of time. Learn about Maine’s contribution to the American art scene, and help support local artists along the way.

Consider These Northbound Route 1 Maine Attractions 

Those heading Northbound on Route 1 will have no shortage of Midcoast Maine attractions to choose from along their journey. Whether you prefer art, history, nature, or food, you’re sure to find the perfect detour for you and your family. 

  • During your pass through York, take half-an-hour or so to marvel at Cape Neddick Lighthouse. Before its installation on Nubble Island, that area saw many shipwrecks. Thankfully, the Cape Neddick Lighthouse has helped guide several crews since 1846 and is a popular tourist attraction to this day.
  • For gorgeous overlooks, swing by Cape Elizabeth. Great for a few pictures, a light snack, or a place to stretch your legs, Cape Elizabeth, if anything, is well worth the view.
  • History buffs will love the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Dedicated to educating people about Maine’s rich maritime history, this fascinating museum is an excellent detour for adults and children alike.
  • As you roll into Georgetown, you know you’re getting ever so closer to you, Edgecomb, Maine. However, if your stomach’s rumbling, there’s no better time to taste one of the best lobster rolls our state has to offer at Five Islands Lobster Co.

Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort: Your Home away from Home

You’re bound to feel right at home when you eventually arrive at our Maine coastal resort after a long, adventurous day on Route 1. Wind down in your cozy lodgings and refuel at our on-site restaurant, Water’s Edge Restaurant & Bar. Now that you’ve made it to your Home away from Home, you have plenty of area attractions and activities from which to choose. Regardless of where your interests lie, you’re sure to assemble your idea Midcoast Maine itinerary. For more information on our special offers and availability, please give us a call at (866) 587-7320