Spring Break Trip to Maine – Xinlin (Ellen) Yu ’25 & Zhuo (Tracy) Cen ’25

Over the past spring break, we (Ellen and Tracy) went on a road trip to Maine with three other friends. Take a look at our amazing trip below!


Maine is known for its fresh and delicious seafood, and no trip to the state is complete without trying some of the local specialties! From lobster rolls to scallop risotto to Maine blueberry pie, there are plenty of dishes to choose from! 

The lobster roll is one of the most iconic Maine dishes. The sandwich is made with chunks of fresh lobster meat, mixed with mayonnaise and other seasonings, and served on a toasted, buttered roll. We tried some really good lobster rolls, crab rolls, and shrimp rolls in Portland, sitting by the sea while enjoying fresh seafood really made our day!

Seafood Risotto is also a must-try if you are heading to Bar Harbor! The dish combined sweet Maine scallops and chunks of juicy lobster meat, all mixed with creamy Arborio rice and finished with a drizzle of truffle oil. Yum Yum ;p

And last but certainly not least, we have Maine Blueberry pie. Maine is known for its delicious wild blueberries, and the state produces more of them than any other in the country. So the blueberry pies we had were made with these sweet and tangy berries!Β 

Whether you’re a seafood lover or just looking for some delicious local cuisine, Maine has plenty to offer. So why not plan a trip to Maine and taste these iconic dishes for yourself?

Β ⛰️ Acadia National Park 🌊

One of the highlights of our trip was our sweet two-day stay at Bar Harbor, where we visited Acadia National Park. We had an amazing time seeing pretty stars, mountains, and the sea!

On our first night there, we drove into the park at night and viewed the stars in immense darkness. We were able to see the Big Dipper and many of the Zodiac signs. The longer we stayed in the darkness, the more we saw the stars clearly (we even saw a few meteors shooting across the sky!) and were awed by the charm of nature and outer space. Although very unfortunately, none of our cameras were able to capture the starry sky we saw, the good memories of this stargazing trip will be forever in our hearts💗.

The next day, we went to Jordan Pond and Sand Beach in the park. We were first a little disappointed to see Jordan Pond frozen due to the cold weather. However, we ended up having a lot of fun taking pictures of the beautiful mountains and seeing people ice fishing. The Sand Beach, on the other hand, was amazing. It offers a nice view of the Atlantic Ocean, and we spent hours walking on the sands. The drive back was also along the coastlines, further showing us the beauty of the sea. 

While we visited Acadia National Park in the wrong season – it is mostly closed for winter and spring but is super popular during the summer – we still enjoyed our time bonding with nature and relaxing from school work. Be sure to check it out sometime if you like natural landscapes as well!

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