Maine is a state in the New England region of northeastern United States, that takes great pride in its designation, 'Vacationland'. Maine's verdant beauty, picturesque landscapes, sandy beaches, steep and rocky shoreline, lush green forests, and the umpteen things to see and do makes it one of the most luring vacation spots in the world.
Popular Spots in Maine
Downeast & Acadia
This spot in Maine, with its verdant beauty, draws myriads of artists, artisans, and photographers, who love capturing the beauty on canvas or films. This is why this region of Maine is embedded with lots of art galleries and studios. This region is also characterized by the crashing surfs, secluded coves, blueberry barrens, and authentic fishing villages.
You can even visit St. Croix Island International Historic Site and canoe the International Heritage Waterway.
You should not miss taking the 1 minute ride on the fastest elevator in Maine, which will take you to the tallest public bridge observatory in the world, Penobscot Narrows Observatory. This observatory provides mesmerizing views of the Penobscot river and the surrounding countryside at a height of 420 feet. One can have a 360 degree view of the region.
There is lots of scope for wonderful outdoor adventures like hiking, trekking, camping, fishing, canoeing, whale watching, sailing, rock climbing, etc., at Acadia.
Aroostook county, the largest county in Maine is graced with great western wilderness occupying almost two-thirds of it. This county is nick named 'The crown of Maine' because of the breathtaking view it offers.
It caters to adventurous campers and canoers. Endless fields of potato blossoms, glorious wooden trails for hiking, snow skiing, and snowmobiles during winter, and two thousand lakes with boats and exotic tropical fish are attractions of this place.
Moreover, the region also features rolling farmlands and welcoming cities and towns. The festivals and celebrations are worth being a part of!
These highlands abound in wildlife and outdoor recreational opportunities. One can encounter several organic farmers, artisans, and even sportsmen in this region. Traditional sporting camps, historic inns, back country snowshoeing, etc., await tourists here.
The various outdoor options makes this another spot that attracts families. This region is known widely for the abundance of maple trees thriving there and also happens to be the largest maple tree producer in the nation. Every year on Maple Sunday, local sugar camps invite visitors.
Maine's Lakes and Mountains
This region is a four season recreational tourist destination spot, featuring some of Maine's highest peaks and hundreds of glacial lakes. Lakes like Sebago, Flagstaff, and Rangeley are some of Maine's largest lakes. One can experience nature first hand by exploring either the White Mountain National Forest or one of the five state parks in the region.
Besides the mentioned vacation spots, there are scores of other places that one can visit. The Mid-Coast and Greater Portland & Casco Bay of Maine are also worth visiting. Maine is a land filled with adventure and all kinds of flora-fauna. You need to visit Maine to understand how unfathomable the beauty of this place is. Happy Holiday!