Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Maine Off the Beaten Path show you the Pine Tree State you never knew existed. Spend an afternoon rummaging through “furniture, books, plunder, tools, something for all” at Elmer’s Barn north of Wiscasset. Visit the Cole Land Transportation Museum near Bangor—an eclectic collection of antique vehicles, from tractors to buckboards to sleds. Experience life in an 18th-century logging community at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Taryn Plumb is a freelance writer who has also authored Haunted Boston: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends, and Haunted Maine Lighthouses, both by Globe Pequot Press. She enjoys exploring her home state whenever she can—and "discovering" hidden gems and off-beat places. She lives in Hiram, Maine.