Best organic and eco friendly finds in Maine
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Published On: July 15, 2018

The US state of Maine appears regularly and is often ranked highly in many lists such as ‘America’s most beautiful states’ & ‘best states to live in America’, we can’t argue with that, apart from it being one of the greenest states there are many other reasons why we think it is a special place …

Maine - nicknamed ‘The Pine State’ because of the extensive number of pine forests covering the area, is situated in the New England region of the north-eastern United States. Maine is rich in cultural heritage & tradition and has many art galleries & museums. It is known for its cold winters and beautiful summers, it's dramatic mountainous landscape and spectacular coast; historic lighthouses, lakes, harbors, marinas & sandy beaches; Acadia National Park on the coastline; it's small towns & pretty streets with an eclectic mix of hotels & guest-houses, independent shops & restaurants. Maine is especially known both nationally and internationally for its high-quality lobster and other seafood, and the wild blueberries the state produces.

Here is a selection of the places we love in Maine

Eco Friendly Hotels....

250 Main Hotel

This Boutique hotel on Main Street in the fishing town of Rockland, ME, has an ideal location, situated right on the Harbor and close to the pretty town of Camden, it is an excellent choice of stay for those who wish to explore the area.

250 Main Hotel offers a warm welcome and laid-back atmosphere. The bright & spacious lobby is modern, sleek and slightly funky, ceilings are clad in reclaimed wood and proudly displayed on the walls around the hotel is the work of local talented artists, adding to its vintage charm and character.

The 26 well-appointed guest accommodations are individually designed and decorated to a high standard with subtle variations in color and style, beds are extremely comfortable and dressed in bed linen that feels luxurious. Quality amenities in the rooms include flat screen TV’s with cable channels, in-room concierge tablets, rainfall showers, bathrobes and toiletries. Most rooms offer spectacular waterfront views.

A complimentary light breakfast is available and a stunning rooftop deck to enjoy views of the Harbor.

250 Main Hotel is committed to sustainability and has a proactive approach to environmental issues; the building itself was designed and constructed to be energy-efficient and reclaimed materials are used throughout the hotel


Migis Lodge


 

Set in its own extensive grounds on Sebago Lake in South Casco, Maine, the family-owned, family-run & family-oriented Migis Lodge offers guests an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a beautiful lakeside setting. Accommodation is a choice of guestrooms at the main lodge or cottages of varying sizes, all are spacious, traditional and individually styled with classic furniture, stone fireplaces, big comfortable beds dressed in handmade quilts, and your own private balcony or terrace with views of the lake and spectacular sunsets.

Migis Lodge is an American Plan Resort, so meals and activities are included in the price. The hosts and their staff are friendly & charming and they welcome families, couples and individuals with equal warmth – there are always returning guests at Migis Lodge, some who have been every year for many years. Dinner is a special occasion, a kind of social event where dress-code is smart wear - men and older boys wear collared shirt & jacket and women dress smartly, the food is excellent, local & fresh.

There are lots of family, group or solo activities to partake in - the wellness center offers everything from relaxing Tai Chi to the more energetic Zumba. Outdoor activities are plentiful and centered mainly at the lake, they include boating, water sports, (the use of canoes, kayaks etc are free of charge) tennis at the lakeside courts, hiking and cycling. A children’s adventure club gives children (and parents) their own space, keeps them entertained and is a great place for them to make friends. Migis Lodge provides its guests with a wonderful enjoyable vacation experience in lovely natural surroundings, and in a pleasant & harmonious atmosphere. It is almost reminiscent of the ‘Kellerman Resort’ in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing


Best places to shop for your organic supplies...

Harvest Time Natural Foods

An independent locally-owned health food store located at Capitol Street, Augusta, ME

Situated at Suite1, Shaw’s Plaza, Harvest Time Natural Foods carries a large range of organic, natural & whole foods with a good variety of vegan & dairy-free items too. In store you will find basic & specialty groceries, fresh produce, a selection of baked goods, a wide range of vitamins, supplements & oils, body care, beauty products & cleaning products, bulk bins full of grains and dried foods and lots more, Staff are very helpful and Knowledgeable..


Lois Natural Marketplace Portland

A long-established locally-owned food store, café & deli in downtown Portland, Maine, specializing in local, organic & natural produce.

For more than 20 years Lois’ Natural Marketplace situated at India Street, Portland, has provided the Portland, Scarborough & Greater Maine community with a warm welcome, excellent service and an extensive selection of natural & organic goods which include, health foods, local produce, fresh fruit & veg, chilled & frozen food & drink, gluten-free, dairy-free & other free-from items, vegetarian & vegan items, natural body care, herbs & supplements, wine & craft beer, and lots more.

The café & deli offers healthy food & drink options and includes, salads, hot & cold sandwiches & wraps, soups, a variety of delicious cakes, juices, smoothies, organic and / or Fairtrade coffee & other beverages and more.


Lois Natural Marketplace Scarborough


The New Natural


 

A locally-owned & operated independent health food store situated at Mechanic Street, Camden, Maine.

The New Natural (formerly Nature's Choice) is well-stocked with a variety of health foods, vitamins, supplements, specialty products, body care, gifts, snacks, pet care and lots more.

The owner is helpful and knowledgeable about the products in her store, she helps customers make informed choices about the products that would best suit their needs and she is willing to try and order a specific product if asked.



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