"Each morning sees some task begun,
each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, something done,
has earned a night's repose."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"When the warm sun, that brings Seed-time and harvest, has returned again, 'Tis sweet to visit the still wood where springs the first flower of the plain."
- from An April Day - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Longfellow House and Garden
Longfellow was born in Portland in 1807, he became a national literary figure by the 1850s. Visit his home and garden, an urban oasis!
Grab a sandwich on Congress Street and head to the Olmstead designed Deering Oaks Park for an afternoon picnic.
Check out the Portland Farmer's Market
Voted Top Ten Market in the US by Travel and Leisure Magazine
Wednesdays - Congress Square
Saturdays - Deering Park
Tour the Tate House and Colonial Garden in Portland
The Maine Flower Show
Held annually in March at Thompson's Point