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5 Best Things to Do in Maine This Summer

Maine is one of the best places to visit during the summer, and if you’re lucky enough to live here, you know just how precious this season is! There are so many incredible ways to enjoy each day of your active retirement with fun Maine summer activities. Below, we’ve put together some of our favorite things to do during the warmer season in our stunning state!

1. Play a Round (or Two!) of Golf

Golf is an incredible way to stay active, stay stress-free, and enjoy balmy summer days. Spending an afternoon on the links is the perfect way to soak in the rays and get some light exercise! There are so many wonderful golf courses in Southern Maine – and at OceanView, our Golf FORE Life program allows residents to golf at three of them, free of charge! Enjoy complimentary access to Falmouth Country Club, Val Halla, and Highland Green golf clubs. There’s no better way to relax on a summer day!

2. Relax at the Beach

Maine’s beaches are undeniably beautiful, and a huge part of what drives visitors to our state every summer! With a certain New England feel, the beaches along Maine’s coast are something special. Grab a great book, pack a sandwich and some snacks, and head down to the shore for a few hours of salty air and relaxation in the summertime.

Not sure which beach to check out first? Some of our favorites, which are all within a 45-minute drive of OceanView at Falmouth, include:

  • Higgins Beach – Scarborough
  • Crescent Beach State Park – Cape Elizabeth
  • Goose Rocks Beach – Kennebunkport
  • Willard Beach – South Portland
  • Pine Point Beach – Scarborough
  • Popham Beach State Park – Phippsburg

3. Visit the Farmers’ Market

While there are many markets across the state, each with its own flair and selection of local products, you can’t miss the Portland Farmers’ Market! With over 40 vendors selling everything from fish, meats and cheeses to flowers, honey, wine and much more, you will surely find everything you need (and maybe even some items you didn’t expect!) There is no better way to spend a warm summer morning than by strolling the booths and chatting with Maine’s farmers and makers.

4. Explore Portland Head Light

Dating back to 1791, the Portland Head Light is the oldest and most iconic lighthouse in the entire state! Located on more than 90 acres of property in Fort Williams Park, there is plenty to do – you can explore old war bunkers and forts, relax at the pebbly beach, picnic on the lush grass or walk the trails along the cliffs. Make a day of your visit to Portland Head Light and enjoy one of the most picturesque places in Maine!

5. Check Out a Sea Dogs Game

Did you know that Maine has a minor league baseball team? The Portland Sea Dogs, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, put on an amazing game at the iconic Hadlock Field in Portland. Because it’s a smaller stadium, there’s not a bad seat in the house for you to enjoy every pitch! Keep an eye out for the Sea Dogs mascot, Slugger, who will undoubtedly get everyone dancing by the end of the game! Check out this year’s schedule here.

OceanView at Falmouth

Located just a short drive from Portland, Maine, OceanView is truly Maine independent living for the 21st century. Our active retirement community provides you with everything you need to enjoy your retirement years – our housing options and amenities truly allow you to enjoy a fun-filled, stress-free lifestyle with peace of mind for the future with our Care Continuum. 

To learn more about our community or to schedule a showing, please contact us today!