Summer in Maine is full of endless opportunities for travel and staycationing at its finest. Summon your knowledge of Maine day-trips within a short drive of Dirigo Pines, and take the quiz — or better yet, quiz your friends on the way to your summer destination.
- Maine’s famed Acadia National Park is only about an hour from Dirigo Pines.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. donated more than 10,000 acres of land to the park, and helped designed the road system that runs through the park. Name that road system:
- Acadia Avenues
- Island Explorer Trails
- Carriage Roads
- A visit to Portland (just 2 hours from Dirigo Pines) isn’t complete without a visit to the state’s oldest lighthouse. Name that lighthouse:
- Portland Head Light
- Bug Light
- Spring Point Ledge
- Ogunquit (about 2.5 hours from Dirigo Pines) offers tourists miles of sandy beaches and the famed Marginal Way walking path. In Algonquin, “Ogunquit” means:
- Beautiful Place By The Sea
- Many Will Visit Here
- Excellent Fishing
- Just an hour and a half from Dirigo Pines, you’ll find Moosehead Lake and the town of Greenville. Visitors can tour the lake on a steamboat built in 1914 that was once used to tow logs. Name that boat:
- The Big Moose
- The Katahdin
- The Lily Bay
Bonus Question: The Maine Lobster Festival (www.mainelobsterfestival.com) is being held this week in Rockland (only 1.5 hours away), another popular tourist destination. Maine is the world leader in lobster. Last year, how many millions of pounds of lobsters were caught in Maine?
- C. The Carriage Roads and stone bridges in Acadia National Park were constructed between 1913 and 1940 for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and carriages.
- A. Portland Head Light is in nearby Cape Elizabeth and was commissioned by George Washington.
- A. Ogunquit’s Marginal Way connects the center of town to Perkins Cove, a small fishing village.
- B. The boat is known as the Kate around town and was built at Bath Iron Works.
Bonus: In 2018, the Maine Lobster catch was 119 million pounds, over $484 million worth.