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Join Us as We Travel the “Rocky Coast of Maine”

Nubble Light in Cape Neddick Light at York, Maine

Travel to Maine with Wesbury! Due to popular demand (our first trip sold out fast), we’ve added a second trip to see The Rocky Coast of Maine, August 31st – September 5th, 2020.

Our adventure begins with a relaxing ride across Upstate New York to Massachusetts. Visit the world-renowned Yankee Candle Co. whose story began when sixteen-year-old Mike Kittredge, unable to buy his mother a Christmas present, melted some crayons to make her a candle in 1969.

Explore at the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, and then ride through the small town of Kennebunkport made famous by the Bush Family. Take in the sights of the Bush Family Compound and St. Ann’s by the Sea. In Bath, visit the Maine Maritime Museum and experience tours through the shipyard, Victorian-era home, and 1906 schooner. Continuing along the coast, tour the Maine Botanical Gardens, and arrive for a night in Boothbay Harbor to enjoy the Carousel Music Theater.

Pemaquid Point Light

Board a boat in Damariscotta, the oyster capital of New England, for a narrated tour of seven scenic oyster farms, watch for seals, and see Maine’s oldest wooden boat builder. Visit Pemaquid Point Light, a picturesque lighthouse featured on the Maine state quarter.

At the Fisherman’s Museum, climb to the tower or just revel in the breathtaking views. Top off the day with the tastes of a traditional lobster bake before spending the night in Bar Harbor.

Accompanied by a step-on guide, tour Acadia National Park and visit the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Acadia National Park protects the habitat and rich cultural heritage of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coast. With 3.5 million visits a year, it’s one of the top 10 most-visited national parks in the United States.

Next, a stop at the L.L.Bean Freeport Store, which opened in 1917, is a must! L.L.Bean was founded in 1912 when hunter and fisherman Leon Leonwood Bean started a nationwide mail-order business selling the Maine Hunting Shoe or “duck boot” from a shop in his brother’s basement.

Continue south to Maine’s largest city. Located on the coast, Portland boasts Maine’s tallest building, the ancestral home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a vibrant Old Port, and Bug Light, the smallest lighthouse in the state.

Visit the small town of Ogunquit, which inspires artists and photographers alike along the landscaped coastal pathway of “Marginal Way,” a 3-mile barrier of sand and dunes that is connected to the mainland by the most photographed drawbridge in all of Maine. In Perkin’s Cove, enjoy small artist shops, boutiques, and cafes. Walk along the manual draw footbridge and enter one of the most beautiful harbors in the state!

Highlights include:

  • Pre-departure reception
  • Free parking and departure breakfast at Wesbury
  • Roundtrip Transportation with Anderson Coach and Drivers
  • Five nights lodging
  • Five Breakfasts, One Lunch, Three Dinners, One Dinner/Show
  • Admissions: Maine Maritime Museum, Maine Botanical Garden, Fisherman’s Museum, Acadia National Park, Scenic Oyster Farm/Seal Watching Cruise, Bar Harbor Nature Cruise, local step-on guides.
  • Luggage handling and gratuity for step-on guides in Maine.

Download the Maine Trip Brochure

Price per person: 

  • Single Occupancy – $2499.00
  • Double Occupancy – $1769.00
  • Triple Occupancy – $1549.00
  • Quad Occupancy – $1469.00

A deposit of $300.00/person is due at booking with the remaining balance due July 6, 2020.

To book or request a brochure, contact the Wesbury Foundation office at 814-332-9712. Book right away as space fills quickly!