To make the most of your trip to this town, you should explore some unique and comfy bed and breakfasts in Portland, ME. With friendly hosts, comfortable beds, and spacious guest rooms, the Chadwick Bed and Breakfast will make you feel at home. After a day of sightseeing and fun, enjoy a good night’s sleep in a pet-friendly bed and breakfast in Portland.
Portland is Maine’s largest and busiest town and is located on the beautiful southern coast along Casco Bay. In April 2020, Portland’s population was 68,408. Did you know that the Greater Portland metropolitan area is now home to more than half a million people?
Portland, the most important seaport of Maine, is located about 110 miles northeast of Boston. Also, its great harbor is closer to Europe compared to any other transatlantic port in the US.
Portland, Maine, is the hub of an important metropolitan statistical area that covers the cities of Westbrook and South Portland and the towns of Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Cumberland, Gorham, Freeport, Scarborough, and Yarmouth.
Situated along the stunning Casco Bay, Portland, Maine, makes the most of its proximity to water. Keep in mind that with bays and lakes to explore aboard vintage sail ships to the freshest and tastiest lobster roll washed down with a delicious blueberry ale, the city is an ideal waterside romantic getaway.
Explore The Chadwick Bed and Breakfast in Portland, ME
Housed in a historic 1891 Queen Anne-style house, the Chadwick Bed and Breakfast offers 4 sophisticated guestrooms, each with their unique charm and elegance you will not find anywhere else. The garden boasts a cast iron fire pit, Adirondack chairs, a hammock for two, and a beautiful bubbling fountain where you can easily relax and unwind any time of day. The Chadwick Bed and Breakfast in Portland provides the perfect location for elopements and weddings, which is another reason to check-in.
This is an excellent location – whether you would like to explore the unique Portland downtown area or want a base for trips to nearby regions, such as Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region.
Originally called Machigonne by the native peoples, Portland was developed in the seventeenth century by British colonists and soon became a main fishing and trade port. Portland, Maine, was settled by the Englishmen George Cleeve and Richard Tucker in 1633.
Also, during its early years, Portland was known by many names, such as Machigonne, Elbow, Indigreat, The Neck, Falmouth, and Casco.
In 1675, Portland was set on fire during a Native American raid. This assault came during the famous King Philip’s War, a major conflict between settlers and natives from 1675 to 1676.
And that is not all; an even bigger attack was launched again in May 1690. The perpetrators were a mix of French and indigenous forces, and they burned the settlement to the ground.
When Maine formally became a US state in 1820, Portland served as its capital until 1831. However, a fire resulting from an Independence Day celebration managed to destroy most of the city center back in 1866. However, reconstruction took place soon, and the city continued to grow.
The largest city in Maine, Portland certainly has much to offer, and its most visited areas are the historic Old Port as well as the Arts District. Besides these popular spots, the Portland region has so much to offer with museums and historical landmarks, shopping, and award-winning restaurants.
There are many things you can do on the water, such as sightseeing tours around the Calendar Islands and bay, fishing charters, and whale-watching tours.
You can head to the Portland Museum of Art, which is located at the heart of the famous downtown arts district in Portland, ME. The Portland Museum of Art is excellent and features a collection of over 18,000 objects with decorative and unique fine arts dating from the eighteenth century to the present. You will be happy to know that the museum has both permanent and rotating exhibits.
The Portland Museum of Art displays unique works of Maine natives. It highlights the rich and vibrant artistic traditions of the state as well as its artists, and the biggest European art collection in Maine, and a wide range of contemporary works.
Portland Observatory is another great attraction. Since it was built back in 1807, this observatory has provided spectacular and distinct views of Portland’s busy harbor, serving as an excellent symbol of its vibrant and diverse maritime heritage.
As the only historic maritime signal tower in the US, in 2006, the Portland Observatory was also recognized as a National Historic Landmark. You can take guided tours, which focus on maritime history, the importance and purpose of the structure, and changes in Portland, Maine, over the past two centuries.
You can also go to Bug Light Park, which is an excellent hub of military history. Note that this park was a leading shipbuilding location during the Second World War. While you will not find any ships being built nowadays, you will find a serene and pretty waterside place for a fun picnic, kite flying, or a seasonal outdoor cinema.
You can head to the First Friday Art Walk. It is a famous monthly cultural event in Portland, ME, occurring on the first Friday of each month. The popular Downtown Arts District comes alive as galleries, local venues, and historic museums embrace the rich local culture, putting on a show for the tourists and locals.
Casco Bay Islands is a great spot if you are a nature lover. These islands are often known as The Calendar Islands. This is because there are so many islands that you could explore a different one almost every day. The islands are great and offer visitors a chance to embrace a slower pace of life—watching for wildlife, exploring nature, relaxing on beaches, and even admiring the works of many local artists.
Several companies offer sightseeing tours to as well as around the islands. Also, there’s a regular ferry service to Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island, and Long Island.
You should know that Peaks Island houses a growing artist community, sandy beaches, and restaurants. On the other hand, Great Diamond Island is home to the historic grounds of Fort McKinley. You can also visit Edward Payson Park. It is located on Portland’s west side and offers free outdoor space with a couple of choice extras.
You can also wander the scenic and serene Eastern Promenade. It is Portland’s biggest developed park with 78 acres of pretty waterfront walking trails, plenty of basketball and tennis courts, and ramps to set kayaks out from.
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