Top Things to Do When Visiting Maine
Maine has over 17 million acres of forest, 5000 miles of coast, 6000 lakes and 32,000 miles of rivers. Maine is made for adventurers, outdoorsy people, nature lovers and anyone who appreciates spectacular scenery. And let us keep in mind Maine lobster, Peekytoe Crab, and Shrimp Chowder because Maine can also be for seafood lovers. Add to that family attractions, historical buildings and eclectic shopping and Maine turn out to be an excellent destination to visit for just about anyone.
Maine is divided into 8 regions:
- Aroostook County
- Down East and Acadia
- Greater Portland and Casco Bay
- Kennebec and Moose River Valleys
- Lakes & Mountains
There isn’t a way to see all the wonders that Maine offers, therefore, below is a list for your top ten destinations.
Portland Head Light
A landmark of Maine, as well as a historic lighthouse, Portland Head Light sits over a cliff in Cape Elizabeth. The lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington in 1787 and lit to the first time in 1791.
Baxter State Park
Home to Mount Katahdin (Maine’s tallest mountain and area of the Appalachian Trail) along with over 200,000 acres of breath-taking views, this state park is a nature-lovers wonderland. Choose from camping, hiking or swimming/fishing/kayaking in Grand Lake Matagamon. There are many more lakes, streams, and waterfalls to learn in as well. Wildlife you could spot includes moose, white-tailed deer, and black bear.
Acadia State Park
Mountains alongside the ocean can not be beaten. This is also the primary place to determine a sunrise in the united states.
The place of lobsters, especially if you visit in August throughout their Lobster Festival. There are numerous fairs and festivals in Rockport throughout the summer. Make sure to go to the Prism Glass Gallery to purchase glass pieces and jewelry developed by glass artisans.
Right beside Rockport and famous to the scenery, this picturesque town has shopping, cruises, and summer shows. Remember to finish off your visit to Camden having a bowl of New England Chowder at Chappie.
Maine Solar System Model
This animations model spans 40 miles along US Route 1. Located in Aroostook County, this model could be the largest 3D solar system model on the planet.
Center for Maine Craft
See over 300 artists, musicians, artisan food producers and writers at this center in Kennebec. Shop, eat and tune in to music when you wander.
This is an animations scale style of Earth. The huge ball revolves and shows our planet as it is seen from outer space.
A 1.25-mile paved path in Ogunquit that begins in Oarweed Cove and ends at Ogunquit Beach. See the thundering Atlantic for this exhilarating trek or from one with the 30 benches ship to rest.
Holt Pond Preserve – A boardwalk that takes you through woods along with a red maple swamp. At one point, the boardwalk quakes due to floating sphagnum moss all over the place.