Gotta do the scenic drive

You know we're going to start with a scenic drive, right? I mean, we're a car dealerhip. Of course we're going to start with a scenic drive.

It is the perfect chance to explore those streets and highways you've just never bothered to explore before. There's abundant beauty on Maine's roadways—95, 1, 2. When was the last time you drove across Penobscot Narrows Bridge?

Parks, bike paths, and carriage roads

Take a scenic drive to an even scenicer* walk! Stanley Subaru is right near so many gorgeous lakes, parks, and trails, you really have your pick.

*yes, we know, this was on purpose

Acadia National Park is a particularly good choice right now. With low traffic, you can catch all kinds of animal sound and activity and take in all the gorgeous views of the ocean, the forest, the lakes, ponds, streams, and mountains. We just captured this wonderful moment of calm there.

The Park Loop Road is still closed, which means an easy walking surface with lots of room so that if you do see anyone, you can keep a smart distance.

Acadia National Park on the Park Loop Road a different part of Acadia National Park on the Park Loop Road
panoramic of Acadia National Park and the ocean


Remember:

Birdwatching

Whether you like to sojourn through the woods or your front door is as much outside as you want to go, it's hard to beat birdwatching in Maine.

Whitebreasted nuthatches, black-capped chickadees (the state bird!), American crows, American goldfinches, American robins, chipping sparrows, house sparrows, rose-breasted grosbeaks, bald eagles: chances are very good you could see any or all of them if you look long enough from almost any spot in Maine. Sea gull is the colloquial, but did you know there are about fifty species of gull? You can often spot three or four different species from one spot if you're near the ocean here. Terns, plovers, cormorants will all be nearby, too!

As a quick starter tip: keep an ear out for chirps and songs. It is often easier to find where you should be looking for birds by listening rather than scanning the branches (though that's fun, too).

Want a little help picking up which bird is which or just want to learn more about one you spotted? There are all kinds of great resources and apps. Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (allaboutbirds), iNaturalist, there are tons out there! Find one you like and start looking!

Stay safe out there

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