10 Best Places to Propose in Maine (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Maine is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for mountains, harbors, parks, gardens, lakes, ports, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in Maine to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Maine
  • Acadia National Park - Mount Desert Island
  • Portland Headlight - Cape Elizabeth
  • Portland Old Port
  • Kennebunkport
  • Ogunquit Marginal Way
  • Beautiful Lakes and Mountains
  • Moosehead Lake
  • Camden Harbor
  • Cadillac Mountain - Bar Harbor
  • Outdoor Gardens and Landscapes to Propose in Maine
  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Best Places to Propose in Maine


Romantic Locations in Maine

1. Acadia National Park - Mount Desert Island

With its towering granite peaks, pristine lakes, and dense forests, Acadia National Park provides countless romantic spots for a proposal. Consider proposing atop Cadillac Mountain, at the summit of Gorham Mountain, or along the scenic Park Loop Road.


2. Portland Head Light - Cape Elizabeth

This iconic lighthouse, set against the backdrop of the rocky Maine coastline, offers a picturesque setting for a proposal. Propose at sunset, with the historic lighthouse and crashing waves as your backdrop.



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3. Portland Old Port

The cobblestone streets and historic buildings of Portland's Old Port district provide a charming backdrop for a proposal. Propose at one of the waterfront restaurants, during a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets, or at the Portland Observatory overlooking the city skyline.


4. Kennebunkport

This charming coastal town is known for its quaint shops, historic architecture, and scenic harbor views. Propose during a romantic stroll along the waterfront, at the iconic Wedding Cake House, or on a private sailboat cruise at sunset.


5. Ogunquit Marginal Way

This scenic cliffside walkway offers stunning views of the rocky Maine coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Propose along the Marginal Way trail, with the sound of the waves crashing below and the salty sea breeze in the air.


Beautiful Lakes and Mountains

6. Moosehead Lake

Located in the heart of the Maine Highlands, Moosehead Lake is the largest lake in Maine and offers pristine wilderness and stunning mountain views. Propose on a private boat cruise on Moosehead Lake, with the tranquil waters and rugged shoreline creating a romantic setting.


7. Camden Harbor

This picturesque harbor town is surrounded by rolling hills, rocky coastlines, and sailboat-filled harbors. Propose during a romantic hike to Mount Battie, at a waterfront park overlooking the harbor, or aboard a sunset cruise along the coast.

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    8. Cadillac Mountain - Bar Harbor

    As the highest point on the east coast of the United States, Cadillac Mountain offers breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands. Propose at sunrise, when the first light of day illuminates the rugged coastline in a spectacular display of colors..



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    Outdoor Gardens and Harbors to Propose in Maine

    Maine is full of romantic gardens, and harbors. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal on a romantic walk, viewing gardens or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

    9. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay 

    This expansive garden features lush landscapes, colorful flower displays, and scenic walking paths overlooking the Back River Estuary. Propose amidst the beauty of the gardens, perhaps in the Rose & Perennial Garden or the Meditation Garden. A photographer could arrange to be on hand to discreetly capture the special “yes” moment.


    10. Boothbay Harbor

    Known for its charming downtown area, scenic harbor, and vibrant arts scene, Boothbay Harbor is a romantic destination for a proposal. Propose during a sunset cruise, at a waterfront restaurant overlooking the harbor, or on a scenic hike along the Boothbay Region Land Trust trails.


    Best Places to Propose in Maine

    While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Maine has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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