Now is a good time to start thinking about summer travel for next year and where you want to go. Maine is “Vacationland” for a reason. It has no shortage of beautiful vistas, great food and history. It’s also a great place to find antiques!

We went in the summer when the weather is warm and the days are long. Antiques shops were scattered along the main roads like US 1, and we found many antiques related to the changing seasons—and to Maine. If you go in early August during the lobster festival, you might also catch the Beach to Beacon race —a 10K that attracts elite runners and finishes at the gorgeous Portland Head Light.

Here are some of the places we stopped and antiques that we found.

lobster trap

A used lobster trap, $80.

 

Maine Lobster Festival

Maine Lobster Festival, where the lines weren’t too long, and the lobsters were amazing. When we were there, they had already cooked 6000 lobsters!

buoys

Any buoy, $20.

 

Maine garden troll, recycled wood

This was my favorite troll in the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The trolls are made of pallets and other recycled wood. There are five scattered throughout the garden, each 20 feet tall.

 

Maine flowers

Not only can you pick fruit in Maine, there are also flower growers that let you pick flowers! Look what we got.

 

campaign bed, Maine

You never know what you will find at a flea market. Here is a campaign bed that folds into its own suitcase, asking price $150. There is one like it at the Knox military museum that is nearby in Thomaston.

 

1975 Maine Seafood Festival program

1975 Seafood Festival Program, found in the festival’s history tent.

 

Phone call sign, Maine

Remember pay phones? Here is a vintage long distance advertising sign, $70.

 

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