Hi. I have been reading through a lot fo the old posts and wanted to see if anyone had a good suggestion for an area for my family. We are looking to take a weeklong trip next summer to Maine with our kids (8 and 2). We would like a beach vacation, prefer the ocean but want somewhere that is not a beach crowded with lots of people. We can get that back home on Long Island. We would like to stay somwhere where we can really enjoy Maine, we are not interested in shopping or even fancy restaurants-real local kind of places would be great. We plan on diriving to get there but would rather dirve further to get away form it all a little more than be right in the thick of things during the busiest travel season. Is that possible? In terms of accomodations our preference would be a cottage/family home type thing, beachfront would be ideal. We would prefer not to be in a hotel with lots of stories/people for the trip. This is a retreat type vacation for us.
My husband and older son like to fish (if we were at a place they could surf cast I think my husband would be thrilled) or climb rocks. I prefer relaxing on a deck looking out at the water or sitting at a beach playing in the sand with my little guy.
I hope all this info is helpful. I don't know much about Maine but my husband has always wanted to go. Living on Long Island we go to the beach often but want a more authentic Maine vacation than a book it through your travel agent and stay at a beautiful hotel on the beach experience. Hope that makes sense. I appreciate anyone's advice on where I might try or where I might get more information to figure it out for myself. Thanks so much!!