Take a break from hiking and biking to pamper yourself a bit, starting with a Kahlua-spiked coffee ($2–$3) and a homemade blueberry-lemon muffin ($2) at Chase Hill Bakery. Around 10:30 a.m., walk over the bridge in Docks Square to depart on a 90-minute cruise aboard Kylie’s Chance ($20), a classic wooden lobster boat. The captain will give you an informative overview of the area’s waters, including a good look at Walker’s Point, the summer home of former president George H.W. Bush. Back on land, line up for lunch at the ever-popular Clam Shack for the famous fried clams ($15.50 for a half-pint), followed by a scoop of artisanal ice cream at newly opened Rococo. Next, pick up camp-inspired gear at Daytrip Society, which sells vintage-style Maine T-shirts and funny merit badges. A mile down the road, stop into Spaces for bracelets made from marine gear and Turkish towels that make great picnic blankets. Afterwards, unwind in a private treatment room in the woods at TreeSpa, where you can choose from a selection of herb-infused oils for your hour-long massage ($130). Once you’re rejuvenated, explore the Galleries at Morning Walk, a collective opened this past May by local artists who sell paintings, photographs, jewelry, and handmade home goods. Finally, splurge on a four-course dinner ($106) at the White Barn Inn, where the handsome dining room is housed in two renovated barns and the service is doting. The menu is appropriately filled with indulgent items like truffles and foie gras, which you can match with selections from the extensive wine list.
5. Oddball Day
Published on Aug 17, 2012 as a web exclusive.