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Maine is famous for its beautiful rocky coast that extends into the Atlantic Ocean. Visit small fishing villages that dot the coast or head out on a cruise to see whales, seals, puffins and Maine’s traditional lighthouses. Explore Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, the perfect place to hike or bike (don’t miss the observation deck at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge). Hungry? Maine is famous for its fresh lobsters, usually served whole. Need a break from the great outdoors? Do some shopping in the historic seaport of Portland or tour New England’s largest botanical garden in Boothbay.

Maine Highlights

Classic road trip

U.S. Route 1 from Kittery to Fort Kent.

Don’t leave without tasting…

Maine wild blueberry pie with fresh whipped cream.

Feeling romantic?

Cruise aboard a historic windjammer ship along Maine's dramatic coastline and enjoy sunsets from the water.

If you want to fit in…

Drink a Moxie, Maine’s Official Soft Drink.

One awe-inspiring building

The observatory at Maine's Penobscot Narrows Bridge is the tallest bridge observatory in the world.

Outdoor excitement

The thrill of whitewater rafting is no more exciting than on the Dead, Kennebec and Penobscot rivers of Maine.

Shopping heaven

The Kittery Outlets and Freeport. The best bargains in New England are found at Maine’s own Marden’s Surplus & Salvage and Reny’s Department Stores throughout the state.

Top photo opportunities

  • You and your steamed Maine lobster dinner
  • Sunset from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
  • Mount Katahdin
  • A Maine moose
  • One of 60-plus working lighthouses.

You might be surprised by...

Route 1 in Aroostook County is home to the world's largest complete three-dimensional scale model of the solar system. The Maine Solar System Model stretches 40 miles from Presque Isle to Houlton and represents planets and moons at a scale of 1:93,000,000 miles.

You’ll know you’re here when…

When you stop seeing roadside billboards. Maine businesses are only allowed to place roadside ads on property that they own, so when travelling in Maine you get to enjoy the scenery instead of seeing giant billboards.

Official Maine Travel Site

Maine Office of Tourism

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