Well, we hit Maine at just the right time. Beginning of August. Weather was brilliant. The waters calm and warm. Who knew Maine had such great beaches? I have been to Maine exactly once before. I was probably about my sons age. 10-11? From that trip I remember craggy coast, lobster and most of all blueberry pie. Not sure what my son will remember 40 years from now, but I suspect it will be the wide warm beach and the pick-up soccer game with the locals (Mainers). Even though they didn't have a club they took it pretty seriously! Me? I still like the blueberry pie.