Mountain vs. Beach Vacations: How to Experience Both

If you’re weighing the pros and cons of mountain vs. beach vacations, then we have good news for you. You can enjoy both of them with a trip to Maine. Our scenic state offers the both of best worlds with peaceful hiking trails through the mountains as well as stunning spots to unwind on the shoreline with views of the water. Are you ready to enjoy the ultimate Maine getaway? Let’s get started.

Here at Topside Inn, your experience is our No. 1 priority. That’s why we created a free Vacation Guide to the Boothbay Harbor area in Midcoast Maine. It’s full of our recommendations for restaurants, hiking trails, beaches, boat cruises, and more near our inn.

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Enjoy the Mountains and the Beach on Vacation in Maine

The Shoreline

Did you know that our location in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, offers plenty of opportunities to soak up views of the shoreline? It’s true – our quaint, waterfront community is home to piers, boardwalks, restaurants, and bars where you can see the shimmering water. You can also check out a variety of beaches and state parks nearby, or you can simply marvel at the harbor views from Topside Inn.

The Mountains

Fans of the mountains don’t need to worry when they visit Midcoast Maine. You can also get your fill of hiking, biking, and enjoying mountainous views. Feel free to drive about an hour from Topside Inn to Camden Hills State Park to experience some high-altitude fun. This sprawling, scenic area has over 30 miles of hiking trails with stunning views. It’s also a great opportunity to spot some bustling wildlife, including several species of birds.

Afterward, consider spending a couple of hours in the town of Camden, browsing shops and enjoying delicious food. You might also be able to catch a show at the Camden Opera House.

Top-Notch Lodging at Topside Inn

View of Room 8 at Topside Inn with paintings from Allen Bunker Fine Art

If you’d like to experience this perfect mixture of mountains and beaches on vacation in Maine, then we’d like to invite you to Topside Inn. Our award-winning, top-rated lodging destination has everything you need and more for a spectacular stay. Here, you’ll find friendly service, comfortable accommodations, impressive amenities, and beautiful views of the harbor. Plus, our property is only a short walk from the piers, shops, and restaurants in town.

Check our availability and book your stay today. We hope to see you soon above it all.