The Maine Oyster Trail
Activities: Oyster tasting, farm tours, foodie tours, wine tasting, dining.
Regions: The Maine Beaches, Greater Portland & Casco Bay, Maine’s MidCoast & Islands and DownEast & Acadia.
About the Maine Oyster Trail
Seafood lovers, rejoice. There’s a new way to enjoy Maine oysters, and it’s on the Maine Oyster Trail. Whether you want to shuck, taste, learn from the experts or just grab and go, there’s no better way to appreciate the fresh reward of Maine oysters. Speaking of rewards — as if briny and buttery oysters aren’t rewarding enough — you’ll be rewarded with nautical swag for your participation on the Maine Oyster Trail.
Originally launched in 2017, the 2021 trail has been revamped to incorporate new farms, emerging market and tourism opportunities, and an interactive, virtual guide.
How It Works
The Maine Oyster Trail is an interactive guide that allows you to pick your desired oyster experience and explore the different coastal regions of Maine, all while earning rewards. The trail’s interactive map gives you information about each coastal region’s oyster offerings, from The Maine Beaches to DownEast and Acadia. The trip planner tool allows you to customize your own trail, filtering the type of oyster experience you are looking for and where you would like to go. As you travel the trail, you have the option to use your Maine Oyster Passport to check in at participating businesses, keep track of your visits and earn rewards. The more places you check in, the sweeter the rewards!
What You’ll Do
Featuring 75 one-of-a-kind Maine oyster businesses to experience, the trail features the best of the best and has options for everyone.
Get an inside look into the life of an oyster farmer with a guided tour of a farm. Bring your oyster questions and your appetite — tastings will be included!
Purchasing directly from a farmer means extremely fresh oysters.
Boat & Kayak Tours
The best place to taste the sea? On the sea! Great for groups, these charters partner with oyster farmers to make the trips all about oysters. Boat tours offer a leisurely tasting experience, while kayak tours give you an active outdoor adventure.
So, you want to sit back and relax, but that doesn’t mean you’re skimping on any of the freshness or educational opportunities. These premier raw bars of Maine have a knowledgeable staff serving up a variety of oysters, offering an accessible option for any occasion.
These mobile food trucks and carts are perfectly placed for an ideal day on the town, enjoying a picnic or pairing with your favorite beer at your local brewery.
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