By now Mainers have removed their snow tires. Even though it was a mild winter, we are conditioned to not be surprised by a snowstorm in March or April. It is after that when we typically usher in Mud Season, or spring, as the rest of the country enjoys around the same time of the year.
In Maine, we make the most of our summers and enjoy every moment of warm weather. And, most of us are not easily persuaded to leave the state during those months. We spend hours and days ritually preparing for summer by opening up camps, purchasing beach passes or preparing the boat for the water. Summers in Maine are the best.
But between now and summer is an interesting time for Mainers. Naturally our thoughts turn to vacation. This is the time of year - especially facilitated by the fact that school spring break is the same statewide - when some folks flee the 60 degree days to spend time on beaches elsewhere. They trade Maine’s rocky shores and coarse exfoliating sand for warm water and white beaches and 80+ degree-days.
However, a beach day is never a bad day no matter where it is. It is in that spirit that these photos are shared. Do your vacation plans include visiting Maine this summer?