I’m considering doing a vacation on the Maine coast next year. I am pretty flexible about when, but it can’t be in the fall. I’ll have about 10 days. I won’t have any gear, but I’ll have a car. My husband and I are both Level 4 seakayakers. It will probably be just the two of us.
- When is the best time of the year to go given wind and flying bugs. I don’t want a huge amount of either. We don’t have many flying insects where I live and those pictures of legs covered in black flies give me the willies with or without a drysuit.
- Where would be the best place to rent quality gear? Preferably either relatively near the Bangor airport, or someplace on the way between there and the coast.
- I intend to do some kind of half-day to full-day kayaking trip every day, but for the evenings I’d like to stay in some quaint little town(s) with decent restaurants near points of interest (especially historical, geological, wild life, etc. I’m not much interested in shopping). I don’t mind driving from whatever little towns we stay in to launch sites and I prefer small and rural to big and busy. So what are the towns, points of interest and paddling destinations I should not miss?
- Are there any guide books or other sources of information you would recommend?
Thanks for any info.