Top 5 Photo Spots in Greater Portland
We know how much goes into getting that perfect photo. You have to get the light just right, choose hashtags, and pick out a FOMO-inducing filter. So, we’re here to make things a little bit easier for you.
These are some of the most inspiring photo locations in Greater Portland for you to enjoy while you’re in town for #WITS19. If you do take some viral videos of your own, please tag @visitportland so we can share and engage along the way.
These boots were made for snapping selfies.
Twenty minutes north of Portland is the shopping Mecca of Freeport, Maine. Here, you can make a pit stop at the 24-hour L.L.Bean Flagship store. There is no doubt Bean boots are a Maine staple, and after you say hi to this 16-ft. tall rubber boot, check out L.L.Bean’s locked moose exhibit, indoor trout pond, or buy your own pair of Bean boots.
Portland Head Light
When thinking about Portland Head Light, a few accolades spring to mind—it’s Maine’s oldest lighthouse, one of the most photographed in the world, and it was commissioned by one of our founding fathers: George Washington.
Not only is Portland Head Light Instagrammable, but there is also a ton to do when you visit this famous landmark in Cape Elizabeth. Explore the grounds of Fort Williams Park and go hiking, check out fort structures, or just be amazed by those panoramic ocean views.
Custom House Wharf
This location is sure to give you some #instatravel vibes.
Portland’s historic working waterfront is the pulse of our downtown destination. When you’re out snapping photos, you may see lobstermen bringing in their daily catch, sailboats gliding down Casco Bay, or a flock of seagulls dancing in the air. We have no doubt you’ll be pulled away by Portland’s restaurants and shopping just a few steps away, but it’s worth stopping to take a photo and seal in the memory.
This historic home, built in 1860, was originally crafted as a summer retreat for a wealthy hotel operator and his wife.
It’s not just the intricate architecture that is photo worthy – 90% of the original interiors were preserved, including the 25-foot stained glass skylight and the “fool the eye” wall paintings. More recently Victoria Mansion was the stage for feature film “Buttons”, starring Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke.
Just 15 minutes south of Portland in Scarborough is Maine’s largest saltwater marsh. There are plenty of pull-over spots and nature trails, so you can catch this spectacle at every angle. Here, you can scope out some wildlife that don’t take up residence anywhere else in the state.
With over 3,700 acres there’s plenty to do while you’re there. Take a leisurely nature walk or rent a canoe/kayak and get out on breathtakingly calm waters.