What makes Maine the perfect destination for a Self-Guided Walking tour?
At Country Walkers, we’re always talking about new destinations. Everyone on the team is so well-traveled—we have a running list of amazing places we’re interested in developing. This particular tour came about because of the unusual circumstances of this year. We wanted to offer an adventure somewhere we felt was very safe and easily accessible to guests. We decided to develop this tour as a self-drive vacation, which adds an extra layer of safety and control. Maine would be a natural choice during any year, though—it’s just such an iconic, beautiful destination that’s almost tailor-made for walking and hiking.
Creating a tour is a big job—what are some of the first steps you take?
I pull out the maps! It really begins with exhaustive research done from home base. One of the other things I do right away is reach out to our local guides and partners in the area. Since we offer a Guided Walking tour in this area as well, we already had these invaluable resources who know the area so well. Through research and local connections, I found two wonderful locally-owned inns that I just knew we had to include. The tour began to evolve from there.