Maine Travel Guide

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Perhaps the epitome of the New England look and feel, the United States’ most eastern state of Maine features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, from its picturesque harbor towns and rugged coastlines to the glacier-carved and heavily-forested interior of the state. From the estuaries and coves to the historic ship building communities, Maine is an experience like none other, and keeps its secrets well-tended.

Portland is the largest city in the state, and has a definitive New England feel to it. Lighthouses dot the coast of the state in great numbers, but one of the most scenic is the Portland Head Light. If enjoying the coastal aspects of the state are on your agenda, then you will most definitely want to start here. However, Maine is full of wild interiors, and is one of the most sparsely populated states in the nation. The Great North Woods, as the northern section of the state is known, is nothing more than pristinely untouched wilderness. Fishing, particularly lobster, has always been a tradition for Maine residents along the coast, and Maine boasts some of the finest seafood in the nation, on-par with that offered in Seattle and other parts of Washington state.

Maine is a rugged state, with relatively cool temperatures throughout the year. Storms in the winter can be particularly severe, especially along the Atlantic coastline, but that only adds to the charm of the region. Along with fishing, the state is also known for its maple syrup and maple sugar, as well as for shipbuilding. Visitors can choose from places such as the Old Port District in Portland, or head out to Acadia National Park or Monhegan Island. From the White Mountains to the miles upon miles of rocky coastline looking out over the north Atlantic, Maine offers a unique look into New England life in a way that will have you wondering if perhaps you aren’t ready for a move.

Bar Harbor #1 most popular location
Perhaps the coolest village in Maine, Bar Harbor has a long and engaging history. The largest population center on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is a tourist Mecca for folks drawn to the b…
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Portland #2 most popular location
It is difficult to conceive that Portland is the biggest city in Maine with its meager population of perhaps 65,000. Worse yet, its #1 population status does not even merit it being the stat…
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Ogunquit #3 most popular location
Ogunquit features the wonderful Maine coastline and has the motto "Beautiful Place by the Sea" because of this, and features a 3+ mile beach. It is an extremely popular resort town and is key…
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Bangor #4 most popular location
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Kennebunkport #5 most popular location
Kennebunkport is located in York County, Maine and has a population of approximately 3700. Kennebunkport is a very popular tourist destination for residents of New England. Restaurants offer …
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Camden #6 most popular location
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Freeport #7 most popular location
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South Portland #8 most popular location
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Old Orchard Beach #9 most popular location
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Boothbay Harbor #10 most popular location
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Scarborough #11 most popular location
Home of Len Libby Handmade Chocolates!!
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Belfast #12 most popular location
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Kittery #13 most popular location
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Brunswick #14 most popular location
Brunswick Maine is undergoing some changes with the closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station, which has been winding down for several years now and gradually reducing the population. Howev…
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Ellsworth #15 most popular location
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Augusta #16 most popular location
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Millinocket #17 most popular location
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Wells #18 most popular location
Wells is one of the oldest towns in Maine. Origionally it was a farming community; however tourism is the main economic driver to date. Maine is known for its rocky and jagged coast line, b…
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Searsport #19 most popular location
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Lewiston #20 most popular location
Lewiston, Maine is the second largest city in the state. It is home to Bates College, the Greater Androscoggin Balloon Festival and makes some appearances in the works of Stephen King. Th…
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Rockport #21 most popular location
Rockport Maine is a seacoast town located between Camden and Rockland. It is home to many artists and Andre the Seal. A Statue of Andre resides at the town harbor. A Based on the true stor…
Kennebunk #22 most popular location
Kennebunk, Maine is located one mile away from the mouth of the Kennebunk River. Kennebunk is a popular tourist area during the summer months, though it originally started out as a shipping …
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Rockland #23 most popular location
The City of Rockland is located about 42 miles to the east of Augusta Maine which is the state capital and is located in Knox County. Its main industry is comercial fishing and lobstering. …
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Cape Elizabeth #24 most popular location
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Waterville #25 most popular location
waterville is full of things to explore. growing up i would chill out under the bridge connecting waterville to winslow, and adire all of the creativity the older kids had brought with their …
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Bath #26 most popular location
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Wiscasset #27 most popular location
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Saco #28 most popular location
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Lincolnville #29 most popular location
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Bucksport #30 most popular location
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Bethel #31 most popular location
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York Beach #32 most popular location
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Biddeford #33 most popular location
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Fryeburg #34 most popular location
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West Forks #35 most popular location
Isle Au Haut #36 most popular location
One of the larger Maine islands (six miles long by two miles wide), Isle au Haut is also one of the select few beyond Casco Bay that is inhabited...though there are currently (2014) only 38 y…
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Bowdoinham #37 most popular location
Bowdoinham is a teensy village nestled along the banks of Merrymeeting Bay in Maine. There really is no reason to visit unless you have some need to realize that small towns whose economy is…
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Monhegan #38 most popular location
A gorgeous island roughly ten miles off the coast of Maine, Monhegan is officially a "plantation" (something sort of between a town and a township). The island is one square mile in area and…
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Castine #39 most popular location
Castine is the home of Maine Maritime Academy, a four-year institution that graduates officers and engineers for the United States Merchant Marine and marine related industries. Approximately…
Waldoboro #40 most popular location
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Kingfield #41 most popular location
Cundys Harbor #42 most popular location
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Cape Porpoise #43 most popular location
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Acadia #44 most popular location
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Thomaston #45 most popular location
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Yarmouth #46 most popular location
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Vinalhaven #47 most popular location
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Georgetown #48 most popular location
Stockton Springs #49 most popular location
Stockton Springs is a quiet little Maine town on US coastal RT1. It consists of one small town center containg the Post Office, A Town Hall, and a few Shops. The towns harbor is mostly use…
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Owls Head #50 most popular location