Father's Day Fun for Frugal Folks

Father’s Day is just six days away! Are you prepared to celebrate with your dad? These meaningful, fun ideas for Father’s Day won’t bust your budget.

 My dad was featured in my first Young & Free Maine video. What a good sport!

My dad was featured in my first Young & Free Maine video. What a good sport!

Tour Your Dad’s Hometown

If you live a tankful of gas or less away from your father’s hometown, offer to take him on a day trip. Tour his favorite hang outs, check out his old school yard, and get lunch at a classic eatery he used to frequent. He’ll be so proud to show you around where he grew up. (My dad still points out the house he used to live in as a child every single time we roll through his hometown.)

Mini-Golf, Mega-Fun

Dad’s love golf. I don’t know why, but they just love it. If you’re not a golfer or you don’t have the cash to drop on 9 or 18 holes at a big course, opt for a mini-golf adventure. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Bar Harbor and Old Orchard Beach is my favorite mini golf place in the state. There are waterfalls, pirate ships, and caves throughout the course. Mini-golf is a fun and inexpensive way to spend time with dad on Father’s Day.

Take a Hike

We’re lucky to have incredible hiking trails across the state of Maine. Research hiking trails with MaineTrailFinder.com. Looking for something easy or advanced? Mountain or ocean views? Walking or biking? You can find whatever you're looking for in Maine. With hundreds of trails listed and mapped on the MaineTrailFinder site, you’ll find the perfect hike for you and dad. 

My dad and I will be celebrating father’s day in our own special way. We both love the band Hanson (yes, my dad loves Hanson!) so we’ll be flying to New York City to catch Hanson play a concert at historic Irving Plaza the day after Father’s Day. I can’t wait!

How will you celebrate with your dad this year?

Kylie K.