Maine’s Scenic Flights
If one is in awe of Maine’s abundant natural resources and incredibly varied landscape from land, imagine its expanse and beauty from a bird’s-eye view. There are several opportunities to enjoy a relaxed ride over the state’s most noteworthy landmarks with unparalleled photo opportunities and chances to spot wildlife—an experience to remember.
Scenic Flights of Acadia offers scenic tours of one of the state’s most popular destinations, Acadia National Park. Take in the most iconic places in the park and Mount Desert Island while flying above, capturing views of the lighthouses, Cadillac Mountain and downtown Bar Harbor. With four tour options with different areas of focus and durations, there is an option that suits all interests.
For the southern coast, Southern Maine Aviation’s scenic flights provide memorable aerial views of Nubble Lighthouse, Marginal Way and Perkins Cove, Walker’s Point where former President George W. Bush’s home is located, Goose Rocks Beach and Biddeford Pool.
For views of Maine’s largest lake, Moosehead, and the granite cliffs of Mount Kineo, Currier’s Flying Service, in operation since the 1980s, is known for their vintage seaplanes. Fletcher Mountain Aviation, also offering tours in the Moosehead Lake region, features a tour route showcasing Gulf Hagas, Baxter State Park and Katahdin, the end of the illustrious Appalachian Trail.
More inland beauty abounds in Rangeley, where Chickadee Aviation tours capture the mountainous and lake-filled region with the hope of spotting wildlife in the unspoiled environment and people capitalizing on the numerous hiking trails and fishing spots. No matter which corner of the state a scenic flight tours, it is an activity to commit to memory. Bring a camera, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.