Portland Maine

Portland is a small city with a progressive vibe.  We visited on an amazing day in October with 87 degrees!  The city has a nice little railroad museum and preserves a 2 foot gauge railway.  Thats 24 inches between the rails as opposed to standard gauge 48.5 inches.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

The harborfront is a busy place with ferries coming and going and 2 cruise ships the day we visited.  Its a very walking biking friendly city with an interesting history.

We visited two beautiful lighthouses that guard the coast, Bug Light and Portland Head Light.  There are many more along the island dotted coast.

Bug Light

Portland Head Light

Old Orchard Beach is the nearby town we camped at.  In October this is a pretty quiet place but we could imagine in season it would be extremely busy.  We had a nice beach day while there.

Old Orchard Beach

The Pier

Maine is a great destination for many reasons.  We had a good time and know there is so much more to see and do.  We’ll be back.

 

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