Maine is famed for more than lobster rolls and an epic moose population; it's also the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world. Here, our guide to the ultimate blueberry road trip along Maine's rocky coast, from Kennebunkport to Acadia National Park, featuring incredible pies, buckles, ice creams and cocktails.
The Spot: Mabel's Lobster Claw, Kennebunkport
The Dish: Blueberry pie
Located in idyllic Kennebunkport, Mabel's is a Maine institution. While dishes like scallop-stuffed baked lobster and über-local lobster rolls are the main draw, the real speciality is blueberry pie, on the menu since Mabel first opened her doors in 1952. The restaurant serves over 1,200 pies every summer to locals (Kennebunkport resident George H. W. Bush is a regular) and visitors alike. The secret to their slices? Mabel's jam-packs each pie with an extra helping of local blueberries so that they overflow with juicy berry filling.
The Spot: 50 Local, Kennebunk
The Dish: Blueberry chutney
The menu at 50 Local changes daily, but fresh local blueberries, picked from bushes in chef de cuisine Brendan Levin's own yard, are almost always on there in summer. The blueberry chutney, made with fresh berries, champagne vinegar, honey and lemon, is stellar with local pork loin, kale and snow peas, but it pops up all over, from a cheese plate to scallops to chocolate cremeux.