• Wednesday, October 28, 2020

McDreamy in Maine
September 23, 2020
By , Writer

This was the hottest under-the-radar destination of the Pandemic Summer of 2020, and lobster rolls were just part of the draw.  Maine attracts a special modern-day celeb looking to totally get away from the prying lenses of the paparazzi. So next time you’re playing Trivia Pursuit and get pop culture, this is the scoop. In Kennebunkport you may spot Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s Anatomy, who is originally from Buckfield. Or there’s the Bush family, who have summered for many years at their compound in the neighborhood.  That is, after all, the theme, where once you visit Maine, you want to come back year after year.  

In Portland,  Anna Kendrick of Pitch Perfect visits her childhood home frequently , and you can spy her at getting a bite at her standbys of Street & Co and Yosaku. Portland’s draw is some of the best food in the state, and the kind of place you want to stay awhile to feel like a local.  

If you’re looking for some Saturday night fever, John Travolta has a quintessential Maine cottage on the island off of Lincolnville called Islesboro, where he and his family summer away from the spotlight.  If you’re looking to see how the celeb half lives, Stephen King’s house in Bangor among is open to tours, along with local sites of reported paranormal activity, for those looking to thrill seek. And then there is Martha Stewart whose home and gardens in Seal Harbor occasionally open to the public.