The Best Photography in Maine

Looking for the best photography in Maine? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Maine. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Maine

  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Explore Otter Point

    5.0
    1.1 mi
    If you only have an hour or so left to your day in Acadia, Otter Point offers some amazing views of the coastline, without being on a crowded beach. An easy mellow trail just inland from the shore allows you easy access to iconic places such as Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole, and Monument Cove. Hike ...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Explore Cadillac Mountain

    4.9
    0.35 mi
    Seeing the sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain is an absolute must when in Acadia National Park. Not only is it awesome to catch the first sunrise in the U.S., but the views from Cadillac Mountain are unparalleled. At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the North Atlantic sea...
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  • York, Maine

    Photograph Nubble Lighthouse

    4.8
    Officially named Cape Neddick Light, though more commonly known as Nubble Light, this lighthouse is part of the National Register of Historic Places and is a local favorite for photography. The lighthouse park is located just over the New Hampshire / Maine state line in New England, in York, ME....
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Hike the Beehive Trail, Acadia National Park

    4.8
    1.35 mi / 512 ft gain
    This 1.6 mile round trip trail starts with a moderate grade as you leave the sand beach parking area. After a half a mile you will see a rock pile and you have the option of heading strait for the slower sloping (but less views) trail ahead of you or you can turn to the right and see the steep tr...
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  • Blue Hill, Maine

    View the Milky Way at Curtis Cove Beach

    2.5
    From the center of East Blue Hill, head east on Curtis Cove Rd 0.5 of a mile until you see a large curb on the right side for space to park. Find the access point, and scout an area along the rocky shore.Maine's coastline offers some amazing views of the southern night sky because of the lack of ...
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  • Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    Photograph Portland Head Light

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Portland Head Light is one of Maine's most iconic and picturesque lighthouses that offers stunning views year round. Located just about 15 minutes outside of Portland, Maine, it's the perfect place to go to watch an early winter sunset and enjoy some ocean views. To get to the light house, you wi...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Explore Thunder Hole in Acadia NP

    3.5
    0.2 mi / 29 ft gain
    A natural phenomenon caused by waves crashing into a narrow inlet, Thunder Hole is a sight worth seeing in Acadia National Park.  As the waves rush in and out of the small cavern at the end of the inlet, the water collides with trapped air, creating a loud thunderous sound.  The splash of the wat...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Hike around Jordan Pond

    4.8
    3.23 mi
    If you ever find yourself in Acadia National Park, be sure to check out Jordan Pond. Jordan Pond is a 3.6 mile long pond sitting in the heart of Mt. Desert Island. The shoreline of the pond has amazing views of the The Bubbles, which are two similar mountains that resemble "bubbles". The pond has...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Hike the Precipice Trail of Champlain Mountain in Acadia NP

    5.0
    2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The Precipice Trail is one of the most well known trails in Acadia, probably for its difficulty and the fact that it is along the exposed edge of Champlain Mountain.  Much of this trail is more of a climb rather than a usual hike.  You will have to climb and scramble over large rocks as well as c...
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  • Sullivan, Maine

    Photograph Bass Harbor Lighthouse

    4.4
    The skill level can vary on photographing this picture perfect location but no matter your skill level be sure to arrive early to scout out your best composition and be prepared for the swarm of other photographers at sunset! All photos were taken the same day at different times throughout the da...
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  • Millinocket, Maine

    Summit Mt. Katahdin via the Hunt Trail

    5.0
    10.4 mi / 5000 ft gain
    Let me start off by saying, this is not an easy hike by any means. Only attempt this if you are an experienced hiker. The route has over 5,000 ft elevation gain in a little over 5 miles. You start off your hike in the Katahdin Stream Campground parking area, following the white Appalachian Trail ...
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  • Millinocket, Maine

    Hike to Rocky Pond

    5.0
    1 mi
    Anytime you're visiting Baxter State Park it is worth making a quick stop at Kidney Pond Campground and hike the Rocky Pond Trail. From the park's South Gate, Kidney Pond is about an hours drive along the Park Tote Road heading Northwest. Once on Kidney Pond Road, stay straight at the turn and it...
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  • Mount Desert, Maine

    Explore Otter Cliff

    4.5
    Otter Cliff – not to be confused with Otter Point – is a popular stop along the Ocean Path trail in Acadia National Park.  This 110 foot cliff is one of the highest coastal headlands in North America and is a prime spot for rock climbing.  If you don’t have your own gear, there are climbing tours...
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  • Bar Harbor, Maine

    Relax at Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

    4.5
    Sand Beach is located off the Park Loop Road on the east side of Mt. Desert Island. Signs for the beach will make it difficult to miss.  Once there you can park your car and walk down some steps to the beach. There are restrooms and changing areas close by. On the beach you will be able to la...
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  • Portland, Maine

    Hike to Jewell Falls

    4.0
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    Fore River Sanctuary is 85 acres in the heart of Portland right off of Congress Street. It is a unique place where the river meets the ocean and creates a marshland landscape, which provides a plethora of opportunities to see wildlife (especially a great diversity of birds - waterfowl, herons, eg...
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  • Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    Hike around Cape Elizabeth's Dyer Cove

    5.0
    1 mi
    If you venture to Cape Elizabeth, you may be lucky enough to see it in the dense fog that I was able to.You'll take a windy road near Portland, Maine surrounded by cute, quaint homes on either side down to the rocky coastline. Park in the designated parking area (very easy to spot as the road's e...
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