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Best Places to Propose in Maine

by Melia Dicker on Jan 08 in Proposal

Visiting Maine should be on your bucket list, plain and simple. Why? Its gorgeous natural landscapes, coastal bed and breakfasts, and fresh seafood are not be missed. If you're planning a proposal, consider popping the question in a romantic setting in Maine. Here are a few ideas for an unforgettable proposal.

1. Outdoor Proposals

Maine is famous for the beauty of its state and national parks. Plan a hike in Acadia National Park, which is home to a variety of plants and animals. If your lady likes a challenge, the two of you can scale Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast at 1532 feet. Even if you don't make it all the way to the top on foot, you can enjoy the stunning views of the ocean, forests, and mountains by driving the 20-mile Park Loop Road.

Another romantic idea is to propose at one of Maine's 65 historical lighthouses. Lighthouses provide breathtaking backdrops by day or by night (when its beam sweeps over the water). If you want to climb the lighthouse tower, you can time your visit to happen on Open Lighthouse Day in September, or visit the Permaquid Point lighthouse year-round. Browse a few photos to choose a destination. Portland Head is the most visited and painted lighthouse in New England.  

2. Romantic Maine Bed and Breakfasts

Hidden Pond is a small resort in Kennebunkport that will make you and your loved one feel completely pampered. Rent a bungalow with views of the forest and the nearby beach, and sign up for massages at the spa. Take the shuttle to the beach or the trolley into town. You won't need to worry about a thing, except finding the right moment to present her diamond cluster ring!

In Portland, Maine, relax together at The Chadwick Bed and Breakfast. Cozy, memory foam beds, an attentive staff, and a garden with a hammock for two await you. There's plenty to do in Portland, from touring breweries to eating fresh lobster, so you can choose whether to hole up in your room or venture out and about.

3. Maine's Islands

When you're planning a proposal, Maine's Islands provide you with a number of romantic opportunities. You can see the islands on a Maine Islands boat tour or take a ferry and explore on your own. Some of the islands allow you to campPeaks Island is popular for weddings because it offers natural beauty, charming architecture, and organized activities, like bike rentals and kayaking. 

Deer Isle is an artists' colony, with plenty of galleries full of paintings and photography to explore. Pilgrim's Inn provides a comfortable retreat, offering extra amenities like in-room massage, fresh flowers, and locally made chocolates. You and your partner can borrow books from the inn library and read in Adirondack chairs by the pond. Bliss!

If you're proposing in the fall, see our post on where to see the fall colors in New England. Make sure to pick out a perfect diamond cluster ring for your sweetie at MyTrio Rings. 

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About the author

Melia Dicker

Melia Dicker is a California native turned Southern belle. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi, and is a founding partner of Creative Distillery, the design and communications studio that she runs with her husband and sister. Melia specializes in narrative nonfiction and has written for a variety of blogs and mainstream publications. She married the love of her life in February 2011 and stayed within a modest budget by using many of the tips suggested on the My Trio Rings blog. Melia writes about food and relationships (the finer things in life) at www.eatdrinkandbemarried.com.