Places to Explore

Lilac, by Gabriele Lässer from Pixabay

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9 Homey Things to Do in Maine This Summer

Places to Explore

Freeport

Shop for artwork and crafts by New England artisans during Visit Freeport’s Makers on Main events on the first Saturday of each month. May– Sept., 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. 207-865-1212. visitfreeport.com

South Paris

Breathe in the scent of more than 200 lilacs — New England’s largest collection of the springtime blooms — at the McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival. May 28–31, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 207-743- 8820. mclaughlingarden.org

Wiscasset

Find Maine-grown perennials, 16 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, and gardening advice at the Morris Farm Community Plant Sale. May 29, 8:30 a.m.–noon. 207-882-4080. morrisfarm.org

Kennebunkport

Book a site at Sandy Pines Campground during its Vintage Camping Weekend and enjoy camper tours, a dessert potluck, and a bonfire. June 11–13. 207-967-2483. sandypinescamping.com

Bath

Visit 11 gardens in Bath’s historic district during Sagadahoc Preservation’s Hidden Gardens of Historic Bath tour. June 19, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 207-443-2174. sagadahocpreservation.org

Camden

Admire some of the midcoast’s most beautiful green spaces during the Camden Garden Club’s annual Camden Garden Tour. July 15. camdengardenclub.org

Cape Elizabeth

Take a self-guided stroll through 10 sweet private gardens during the annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour. July 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-767-3707. cegardentour.com

Bar Harbor

Collect work by Maine artisans at the Guild Fine Craft Show at La Rochelle Mansion and Museum. July 23, 5–8 p.m., July 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., & July 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-205-0791. mainecrafts.org

Union

Peruse wares from more than 150 dealers, and sample local food, at the annual Maine Antiques Festival. Aug. 6, noon–5 p.m., Aug. 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., & Aug. 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-221-3108. maineantiquesfestival.com


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