I am thinking of surprising my husband with a trip to the Portland area for his birthday (which is mid March) around the first week of April. He loves the coast, loves dining out, breweries, wine, history and natural beauty. I thought it would be a good fit for us based on everything I've read about Portland and the fact that we've always wanted to go to Maine.
My main concern is the time of year in regards to the weather and availability of things to do. I know the schooner tours don't run until mid May and that Acadia National Park will be partially closed. We don't mind some rain and we don't mind cold temperatures at all.
So I guess I am looking for some feedback from locals....do you think this time of year would still make for a good trip and that most things will be open? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!