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Tourism in Maine and Interesting Places to Visit

Updated on March 17, 2016

Many of the vacation attractions that are available in Maine depend upon the time of year that you are visiting.

For example, the same things that are popular during the summer will not be available during the winter and vice versus.

It’s important to keep this in mind when you are planning your trip to any of these fantastic attraction categories:

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Agricultural Attractions

Maine is home to over a million acres of farmland and boasts over 6,000 farms.

When traveling during the summer months, you will be able to take part of agricultural fairs and attractions that are set up all around the state for residents and visitors alike.

Other ways that you can enjoy the agriculture is by simply taking scenic drives, or hiking through the wilderness.

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Arts and Culture

While vacationing in Maine your sure to find a number of fantastic art treasures. The local residents pride themselves on creativity and enjoying their rich culture.

During the holidays you will be able to find traditional New England holiday decorations, as well as a number of important traditions that are followed throughout the area.

For the true explorer there are a number of art and craft galleries and museums.

The Keenebec-Chaudiere Heritage Corridor displays much of the history of this great state.

Dining and Nightlife

Food is an important part of the Maine culture and you will not be able to find better lobster than you will in the state of Maine.

The food culture is rich within the state and you will be able to fill your stomachs on some of the best food in the nation.

Here, they specialize in farm-to-table and sea-to-table meals that will leave you asking for seconds.

The Famous Main Lobster

Outdoor Adventures

No vacation in Maine will be complete without spending some time outdoors in the beautiful landscape.

During the fall, you will be able to take in some of those beautiful fall landscapes that the area is famous for, as well as a number of other beautiful scenery items.

Of course, fishing and outdoor adventures are great the rest of the year as well. You can also enjoy a guided tour through many of the famous outdoor locations.

Throughout the state, there are a number of trails that can be used for hiking, mountain biking and walking.

One of the most famous is the Appalachian Trail that is located over the course of nearly 300 miles in the backcountry. This trail is home to nearly an unlimited amount of campsites that are located about 15 to 20 miles apart and spanning the entire trail.

Out Door Beauty


If you are looking to spend some time indoors, shopping attractions are abundant all throughout the state.

Because of the Main's rich history in the arts and crafts industry, you will easily be able to find a number of locally made items that are sure to capture the beauty of this great state.

Of course, you can also find plenty of lobster related gifts as well as other souvenirs.

If you are looking for some more general items, make sure you spend some time at one of the many malls or outlet centers that offer great deals on just about everything that you might possibly need.


Regardless of the time of year, your vacation to Maine will be full of fantastic events and attractions.

For example, during the Thanksgiving holiday, you can find opportunities for sampling special wines that will go great with your holiday meal.

During the summer you can enjoy film and music festivals, as well as several arts and crafts shows.

On the Water

Spending time outdoors cannot be enjoyed to its fullest capacity unless you include some form of water aspect to the trip.

Whether you enjoy sailing, or wrestling with the rapids through a kayaking trip, you will find it all when you spend some time on the water.

The Lighthouses

There are certain things that visitors have come to expect in Maine. One of those items is lighthouses.

When you visit this state, make sure that you take in a few of the following spectacular options during your lighthouse exploration venture:

  • Little River Lighthouse
  • Indian Island
  • Great Duck Island
  • Goat Island
  • Franklin Island
  • Dice Head
  • Cuckolds
  • Cap Neddick “The Nubble”
  • Cape Elizabeth “Two Lights”
  • Burnt Island
  • Browns Head
  • Baker Island
  • And many more!

The state of Maine has many beautiful attractions to offer both its guests and its residents.

With a rich history and a vibrant atmosphere, you will never find yourself bored of the area that you choose to visit.

Make sure that you take some time to visit a few of the items listed above in your trip so that you will be able to see just how beautiful the state is for yourself.

Chances are you will fall in love with it as much as the residents have.


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    • starme77 profile image

      starme77 2 years ago

      It is! The lobster is my favorite part of it however! Thanks for stopping by :)

    • Writer Fox profile image

      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Maine is certainly a beautiful state with much to offer visitors.

    • starme77 profile image

      starme77 2 years ago

      Depending on the time of year and your preferences for travel, (indoor, outdoor) Maine has something for everyone :) Thanks for reading.

    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 2 years ago

      I've never thought of traveling to Maine before mostly because it is so far north and also because I don't know much about the state. Overall, thanks for the hub.