10 Picture-Perfect Maine Photo Ops

With so many places to choose from, here are some great spots to snap your perfect Maine photo.

Marshall Point Light
Marshall Point Light. Photo by Susan Cole Kelly
By Caroline Praderio
From our May 2015 issue

Artist’s Covered Bridge

This 1872 bridge is named for the countless artists who have been inspired by its weathered beauty. Snap your own photo — it’s especially pretty on bright days, when sunlight streams through the surrounding trees. Near the intersection of Monkey Brook Rd. and Sunday River Rd., Newry.

Cadillac Mountain at Sunrise

During summer, you won’t be the only eager photographer on the summit, but that won’t diminish the magic. Acadia National Park. 207-288-3338.

Camden Harbor from Mount Battie

At 780 feet (and easily accessible via road or hiking trail), the summit of Mount Battie is high enough to take in the glittering grandeur of Penobscot Bay, but not so massive that you can’t still pick out boats bobbing in the harbor. 280 Belfast Rd., Camden. 207-236-3109.

Caterpillar Hill

A leisurely walk to the top of this Blue Hill peninsula landmark yields sweeping views of forest, ocean, and distant islands. Caterpillar Hill Rd., Sedgwick.

Height of Land

This scenic overlook takes in Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the surrounding swaths of dense green forest. Rte. 17, Roxbury. 207-864-7311.

Marshall Point Light

Frequently shot from its pretty wooden walkway. Forrest Gump jogged by here some years back. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Marshall Point Rd., Port Clyde.

Moxie Falls

Moxie Stream’s dramatic 90-foot plunge is worth the mile hike in. Access via trailhead on Lake Moxie Rd., The Forks.

Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Striking enough to merit the country’s only dedicated bridge observatory. Open daily through October. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Knox Rd., Prospect. 207-624-3000.

The Pier at Old Orchard Beach

Early-morning sunlight streaming through the pilings is the unofficial symbol of summer in southern Maine. It’s beautiful at twilight too, when the buildings on top shine their white lights against a dusky blue sky.

Sohier Park

This seaside park offers clear views of the iconic Nubble Light. Catch it during sunset, when the bright-white tower reflects the shifting colors in the western sky. Sohier Park Rd., York.


Down East magazine, May 2015