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The famous rockbound coast of Maine is over a thousand miles (1609 km) long, and offers an endless array of beautiful vistas and charming villages and towns. Acadia National Park is one of the few national parks located east of the Mississippi.

You can sign on for a cruise aboard a swift windjammer sailing ship from Camden or Rockland.

Antique shops and flea markets line both sides of US Route 1 between Kittery and Ogunquit on Saturdays in summer.

Maine's most famous store, L L Bean, in Freeport, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and many other coastal towns have large numbers of factory outlet stores.

Maine's Southern Coast

Of the vacation areas in Maine, certainly the most popular is the southern coast, where pretty towns such as Kittery, Ogunquit, the Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach. More...


Maine's largest city has excellent restaurants, fine 18th and 19th-century architecture, great art museums, and good transportation. More...

Midcoast Maine

North of Portland, Midcoast Maine includes the college town of Brunswick, shipbuilding Bath, beautiful Wiscasset, and popular Boothbay Harbor. Monhegan Island is one of a kind. More...

Penobscot Bay & Mt Desert

Penobscot Bay boasts some of Maine's finest coastal towns: Rockland and Camden, two of Maine's most famous windjammer ports, and pretty Castine and Blue Hill. Farther north and east is the famous old resort of Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, which features an international car ferry to Nova Scotia. The crowds these days come to Bar Harbor to commune with the rugged beauty of Acadia National Park. More...

Downeast Maine

Farther along the coast is the heart of Downeast Maine, all the way to Lubec, Eastport, Calais and the Canadian frontier and Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. (See how you can make your New England adventure a Two-Nation Vacation.) More...

Inland Maine

Finally, a smaller number of hardy souls head Inland Maine among the mountains, forests, and glacial lakes for a piece of the outdoor life. Easily accesible Sebago Lake is surrounded by summer camps. Mount Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and Moosehead Lake is bordered by wilderness. Sunday River and Sugarloaf have some of the best skiing in New England. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

Maine's Southern Coast

Mid-Coast Maine

Penobscot Bay

Downeast Maine

Inland Maine

Maine Transportation

Bus Transport in Maine

Maine Windjammers

About Maine

Tourist Information

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Bass Point Light, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Bass Point Light on Mt Desert Island.

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