Towards the end of July, I took a trip with Alex’s family to their house in Pleasant Pond, Maine. Pleasant Pond is a small lake off the Kennebec River, just east of a small town called Caratunk. We spent the week hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the quietness of the secluded lake. Early in the week we all visited Moxie Falls, which is about 15 minutes north of Pleasant Pond. The trail to see the waterfall was about a mile long and was easy for everyone to walk. Towards the end of the week we hiked Pleasant Pond Mountain, which is part of the Appalachian trail and was much more difficult than I expected. The view from the top of Pleasant Pond Mountain made the trek worthwhile, but be sure to pack plenty of water.
In the middle of the week we took a day to explore Portland and Freeport, which are both about 2 hours from Pleasant Pond. In Portland I enjoyed my first whole lobster at the Dry Dock and sampled a few beers at Shipyard Brewery. They had a delicious tea beer that I will now be on the hunt for in Texas. We visited the Portland Head Lighthouse, but unfortunately the fog blocked most of our view. On our way back to Pleasant Pond we stopped in Freeport to visit the L.L.Bean outlet, and later down the road, had dinner the Old Mill Pub in Skowhegan. Freeport has a great selection of outlet stores and you could easily spend a whole day shopping there.
The rest of the week was spent relaxing on the porch, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, hiking, star gazing (yes you could see stars), and eating delicious blueberries from the front yard. We flew in and out of Boston, which is about a 4 hour drive from Pleasant Pond. On our way back to Boston, we stopped at Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery for one last famous Maine lobster roll before heading home to Dallas. Shop all my outfits from Maine below! xoxo
Images via Alex Phillips.