Secluded rocky coastline, sandy beaches, walking trails abutting a hidden cove, and being within walking distance to two other state parks make Kettle Cove State Park an ideal stop in Maine.
Gardens Aglow is a pinnacle evening event put on by the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in partnership with the Boothbay Harbor Festival of Lights. It provides a dazzling opportunity to dive into the creative minds of renowned landscape architects in a brilliant display of light for the holiday season.
The Nubble Lighthouse brings all the beauty of the Maine coastline into a scenic stop less than a half hour from the border of New Hampshire. I found myself in a childlike trance trekking the rocky cliffs and tidal pools - of course with my camera in hand.