We're all vacationing a little closer to home this year, so we're excited to share our Darling's Day Trips! We'll be sharing some of our favorite spots to visit this summer - all right in Maine, so you can grab the family and jump in your vehicle and go!

We always recommend making sure you are prepared with proper footwear, a full tank of gas, and making sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Have fun while you're adventuring and enjoying our beautiful summer!

Fort Knox

Located approximately 35 minutes from Bangor in Bucksport, this fort played a part in Maine's history. Dating back to the mid-1800s, Fort Knox was built to help protect the region from a potential British naval invasion. Troops were stationed here during the Spanish-American in 1898. It is America's first fort and Maine's largest historic fort. It continues to be maintained by Friends of Fort Knox.  Click to read more!

Gulf Hagas

Located approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Bangor, this hike is quintessential Maine - featuring woods, waters, and gorgeous views of the West Branch of the Pleasant River as it tumbles over numerous waterfalls. This jaw-dropping spot is sometimes called the Grand Canyon of Maine, and for good reason. Click to read more!


Located approximately 1 hour 10 minutes from Bangor, this beautiful natural seawall offers plenty of beachcombing, picnicing, and photo taking oppourtunities. As part of Acadia National Park, Seawall is usually less trafficked than the main part of the park, but still great for a day trip. Click to read more!