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Summer in Maine

The perfect summer day is taking a boat out with friends and family, sipping on refreshing (maybe even boozy) beverages, and basking in the sun listening to happy music. To make it even better, throw in some good food and you really have an ideal day in Maine.

With thousands of islands and quaint towns and cities sprinkled along our sandy and rocky coasts, there are endless areas to boat around and places to explore. You could spend every day of your summer boating around Maine and still not see it all.

Whether you’re cruising around Moosehead Lake taking in the views of Maine’s highest peak of Mount Katahdin, or you’re sailing through Casco Bay to one of the many islands off Maine’s coast, you can take in our state’s natural beauty while having the absolute best day.

Summer is on the horizon and we Mainers are already starting to ditch the layers and find our favorite patios to sip on an Allagash and order our classic seafood fare. Rooftop happy hours, waterfront dining, and local music on the deck are just the beginning. Branch out from grilling red snappers and have yourself a special day on the water.

Call up an old friend you haven’t seen in a while ‘cause you know they’re taking their boat out of dry storage, make a lunch date, and head out to a restaurant you can drive your boat right up to for some dockside dining.

Here are some restaurants around Maine you can drive your boat to for a dock & dine experience on the water:

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