A Map & Menu Weekend: 10.17-10.19

Maiden Cliff Camden Maine

Eager to take advantage of a wedding-free weekend, Michael and I headed up the coast on Friday evening after work to spend a night at my family’s home in Wiscasset. Whenever our schedules slow down in the fall and winter, we love using this spot as a jumping-off point to explore other parts of Maine.

Saturday’s destination was a tried & true favorite day trip – Camden. While I’ve been sneaking in work-related trips to Long Grain since our first visit in 2012, Michael on the other hand, hadn’t been as fortunate, so we set our sights tastebuds on a lunch at the wonderful establishment. After our fill of some delicious pork belly pad kee mao, a tasty crab fried rice bowl, and “the spring rolls that ruined all other spring rolls for us”, we were anxious to stretch our legs, so we ventured up Maiden’s Cliff, eager to take in the colorful foliage and the beautiful view of Megunticook Lake. Even Orvis, whose tail is always happily spinning in search of the next adventure, seemed to be taken with the stunning vista before our eyes, and laid down for a bit at the top.

On Sunday we enjoyed a slow morning around the house – made complete with breakfast from Scratch – before meeting some friends for a hike at Wolfe’s Neck. Spending time outdoors both days this weekend reminded us how thankful we are to live in such a richly beautiful state, and even though our hikes will soon lack the vibrant fall color of October (and will require many more layers), it’ll be enjoyable to welcome all of the new fun that the next season brings.

Orvis in the Subaru

Treats Wiscasset Scones

Orvis in Wiscasset

Camden Maine in the fall

Long Grain Spring Rolls

Long Grain Camden Maine

Camden Maine

Camden ME

Maine Fall Foliage

Maiden Cliff Lake Megunticook

Megunticook Lake Maine

Maiden-Cliff-Trail

All photos taken by Meredith Perdue for Map & Menu.

2 thoughts on “A Map & Menu Weekend: 10.17-10.19

  1. hey there! i’ve ben an avid reader since i discovered your blog last year. it was the first time i realized my get-away-passion was shared by others :) i’d love to know if you have any towns you love nearer to the NYC area. i’m always up for exploring!
    i started posting a bit about my get aways, too, but still trying to master the whole camera thing [you’re so lucky ;)]
    hope all is well!
    laura

    1. Thanks for your sweet note, Laura! For getaways near NYC we love the Bedford, NY area and the Hudson River Valley. The Berkshires, a region so special to us, is not too far either. Happy travels!

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