The Ultimate Maine Travel Guide

The Ultimate Maine Travel Guide

Maine Travel Guide

Maine: The crown jewel of the northeast US, Maine’s natural beauty is awe-inspiring! The deep blue ocean, the beautiful sandy beaches with amazing rock formations, be ready to be mesmerized! Here is my Maine travel guide, outlining the major attractions in Maine! 

To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Maine travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Maine, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Maine attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Maine Attractions

History: Maine was admitted to the union as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820. The state was named by French colonists after the French province of Mayne. The state got its nickname, the Pine Tree State, because of the extensive pine forests that cover the state. Maine is the leading producer of lobsters and blueberries in the nation.

Geography: Maine, located in the far northeast corner of the US, is the largest of all the New England states. Maine is bordered on the north by the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick and on the south and west by New Hampshire and to the east of Maine lies the Atlantic Ocean.

Getting There

Flight: Bangor International Airport (BGR), Portland International Jetport (PWM), and Presque Isle – Northern Maine Reg. Airport (PQI) are the main airports in Maine.

Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states you could drive to Maine but please know Maine is huge, you will have to drive a lot within Maine, to get to the main attractions.

Train: Amtrak offers a rail service called Downeaster connecting – Brunswick, Portland, and Boston.

North Dakota Know Before You Go

Climate: Summers are mild in Maine, with average high temperatures of 70°F. Winters are very cold with lots of snowfall, with average low temperatures of 12°F. Spring is a little muddy with warm temperatures, and autumn is slightly colder than summer and is very colorful. Check current weather conditions in Maine.

Time zone: Eastern Daylight Time UTC-4

Getting around: I strongly recommend renting a car in Maine, Greyhound and METRO bus services are only two other options, connecting major cities in Maine.

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Best Places To Visit in Maine

Acadia National Park

Often referred to as “The Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast,” is located southwest of Bar Harbor, in Maine. The park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline.

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Acadian Boat Tours

See and explore the shores and the costal scenery of Acadia National Park from a boat. Tours depart from the Bar Harbor, featuring some spectacular coastal views, seals, puffins and Egg Rock lighthouse. 

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The Marginal Way

Is a scenic coastal walk, located in the resort town of Ogunquit, Maine. Marginal Way is one of the best scenic coastal walks in New England, a 1 1/4 mile-long pathway starting at downtown Ogunquit.

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