I was on Kim’s amazing six-day tour of the Asheville area. We covered so much ground in that time. You really need that time to see the city and the highlights of the surrounding area, which I would never have found on my own. It amazed me that she was able to coordinate the touring part with meals, events, and activities. Our van driver was very knowledgeable too. Scheduling of activities ran very smoothly and not rushed, yet we got to do and see so much. I can’t imagine how much planning goes into this trip. Thank you, Kim.
Maine Schooner Ride and Idyllic Coastline
Acadia National Park
Oil Free Whole Food Plant Based Meals
Beautiful Scenery and Quaint Towns on This Maine Vegan Tour
You’ve surely seen the iconic photos of mid-coast Maine, with its rocky shore, lighthouses, and seaside villages. Small mountains tower over the sparkling sea and charming islands. Our base will be near Belfast, not far from the coast, and in two lovely houses, one lying on a lake and the other on a pond. Maine has a short tourism season, and September is magical, with the beginning of crisp fall days. Join us to see the sites that inspired some of our country’s most well-known painters.
Why You’ll Love This Tour!
Visit gorgeous Camden, “where the mountains meet the sea,” and sail on a windjammer
Stroll the streets of artsy Rockland, and stop in at the Farnsworth Museum, featuring artists Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, and the Wyeth family
Day trip to Acadia National Park and the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard of the US
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$3700 USD/per person
*A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the tour cost, along with a registration form, are required in order to join the tour. Your space is not guaranteed until both of these are received.
September 10 – September 16th, 2023
6 nights/7 days
- 6 nights accommodations
- 6 breakfasts
- 6 lunches
- 6 dinners
- Sightseeing and activity admissions (except free time)
- Meditation sessions led by Mark (optional)
- Whole food, plant based, no oil cooking lessons from Mark (optional)
- Transportation between activities
- Transportation to and from Portland airport
- All logistics are taken care of for you
- Travel insurance
What to bring
Comfortable shoes and/or light hiking boots
Travel insurance is highly recommended for any unexpected emergency expenses.
About your guide
1 tour leader/guide and 2 in-house chefs
Our tour starts with transportation from Portland International Jetport (PWM) or downtown Portland. We’ll have some snacks, settle in, and have time to explore around a bit before Mark prepares a tasty welcome dinner!
On our first full day, we’ll visit Camden, with its lovely harbor and Mount Battie. We will sail on a Maine schooner. On Day 3, we will visit Rockland and a cute lighthouse.
Day 4 will be spent enjoying the spectacular grounds of our house, where kayaks and canoes are available for use. On Day 5, we will visit Acadia National Park. You will have some time to spend in lovely Belfast on Day 6.
Our final day we will have breakfast together and head to the airport with a packed lunch of leftovers.
All meals are included throughout our trip and all meals are no oil whole food plant based, prepared by Mark, our in-house chef and founder of letseatgreat.com.
2 Private Houses near Belfast, Maine
Try to arrive in Portland early in the day on Sunday. We’ll coordinate arrival times and set a meeting place downtown. You can take a taxi to the downtown area, and if you have time, you may want to have a wander around this fun and historic waterfront city. If you don’t arrive until late in the day, we can pick you up at the airport before heading up the coast; it’s a two hour drive to our houses. Once we arrive, Mark will whip up a welcome dinner, giving you time to settle in and explore our home base for the next six nights.
Monday, our first full day, we will experience where “the mountains meet the sea” from both sides in nearby Camden, Maine, an idyllic seaside town with a lovely harbor. First, we take a short drive up Mount Battie for a stunning view of Camden’s harbor. Then, after a picnic lunch, we head down to one of the highlights of the week–a two-hour schooner ride on Penobscot Bay. Beautiful rocky shorelines, hidden mansions, small islands, lighthouses, seals, bald eagles, and other magnificent ships are just a few of the amazing sights to look forward to while sailing in this beautiful part of the bay. Dinner will be back at our lodging.
Day 1: Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 3 brings us arts and charm in Rockland, a quintessential small town along Maine’s rocky and scenic Mid-coast. Rockland is known as Maine’s art capital, and we’ll stop at the Farnsworth Museum, featuring works from artists including Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, and the Wyeth family. Those who can’t get enough of the water can walk out nearly a mile on Rockland’s breakwater to Breakwater Light. Across the harbor you’ll be able to see Owls Head Light. Back at our lodgings, we’ll enjoy another dinner and perhaps some games or a movie.
Day 4 will be spent chilling out and exploring the spectacular grounds of our lodgings. Our main house is a luxurious lakeside house (it’s been featured in a magazine!) with an enormous screened porch and outdoor stone fireplace. The property sits on 100 private wooded acres and 3,000 feet of water frontage, ripe for exploring. The grounds boast hidden hammocks to swing on and sway in the waterfront breezes and read. The waterfront has a large dock, lounge chairs, four kayaks, a canoe, a rowboat, and two stand up paddleboards. Our secondary property (all meals will be at the main house) is a 10 minute drive away and sits on a large pond. It also has a screened porch, Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, three kayaks, a canoe, and a stand up paddleboard.
Day 3: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
It’s an early start on Day 5 as we drive about one and a half hours to Acadia National Park, the stunning crown jewel of the North Atlantic Coast, outside of Bar Harbor. To make the most of our trip to these 47,000 acres of nature’s gorgeousness, we’ll most likely take some of the shuttle bus loops to keep our visit eco-friendly and stress-free. A definite stop will be the top of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East Coast of the United States, offering magnificent views of a glaciated coastal and island landscape. We’ll find a stunning spot for a picnic lunch, and then it will be back to our waterfront sanctuary for a relaxing dinner.
Day 6 gives us some time to spend in nearby Belfast, a picturesque waterfront town where the Passagassawakeag River feeds into Belfast Bay. We’ll see historic Victorian architecture, quaint shops and boutiques, and local artist galleries and studios. There’s also an excellent food co-op, which is also Maine’s largest and oldest, where you can pick up locally made products. At the town’s waterfront park, beautiful views of the river and bay are wonderful backdrops for a picnic lunch. Dinner will be back at our house..
Day 5: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 6: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Our tour will end after breakfast the day day. We need to vacate our houses by 10 am. We’ll leave after breakfast for Portland airport. Since the drive is about two hours, please schedule your departure flight for 2 pm or later to make sure you catch your flight.
Day 7: Breakfast and lunch (leftovers to take on the road with you)
Good to Know
Amount of walking: 3 miles per day (approximate)
Please plan to fly into Portland International Jetport (PWM) by 3:00 pm the first day. We will shuttle you to our houses via minivans.
Please plan your departure for after 2:00 pm on the final day.
Previous Guests Praise Veg Jaunts and Journeys
We had an amazing time and will highly recommend tours with you to–anywhere! Really…you were just wonderful, and you are deeply appreciated. I absolutely loved the tour and would pretty much go anywhere with you!
Love the tour, the food, and the people. Kim is just the sweetest! I had a great time and look forward to the next one I can make!