ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Travel To Maine

Updated on March 24, 2012

The Pine Tree State

Traveling to the State of Maine is always fun. If your there enjoying the warm weather months or perhaps there for cold weather sports you’ll always have an interesting time. The largest of the New England states region of the USA, Maine’s geographical highlights included; a somewhat mountainous region on the western side and into parts of the interior, a rocky northern shoreline with many rocky outcroppings into the ocean and some long wide beaches in the southern end of the state. The vastness of the size of the interior of this state will surprise most people.

Starting at the southeastern most point is the town of Kittery. Famous for its outlet stores for shopping, Kittery gets you a small dose of what the state is about. From there its always a fun drive following US Route 1 North, within a few minutes you’ll start to see some of these famous Maine scenes of rocky outcroppings with the waves and white surf crashing against them. Go thru York and enter into the lovely village of Ogunquit, famous for its long beach, cold water, wonderful shops and art galleries and its Playhouse. Ogunquit provides vacation living at its finast. A walk on its Marginal Way allows you to see the beauty of Maine, from the flowers growing near the oceanside, to the twists and turns of the coastline. Also-in my opinion the two best places on earth to get lobster are in Ogunquit, being Barnacle Billy’s and the Ogunquit Lobster Pound. Enjoy ! Going north from there you’ll come into the tourist towns of Wells, Kennebunkport and Saco. All these area’s have there own small villages, with shopping and restaurants.

One of the larger cities in Maine is Portland. The downtown wharf area is somewhat restored, with restaurants and shops, all very interesting siteseeing. But to me Maine isn’t really about cities, so travel north of there to Freeport, home of LL Bean. Continue north of there into the Bar Harbor region and you’ll reach one of Maines most famous attractions; Arcadia National Park. Activities here range from Biking, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, hiking and shopping. Any time of the year is good to visit this area-my personal favorite tends to be late summer, mid August to early fall-October as the warm ocean waters tends to keep the coastline a bit more temperate than some interior areas.

If your looking to venture into Maines interior, visit Baxter State Park. With over 50 trails and views of Mount Katahdin, this is a campers dream. Some of my friends will make camping reservations up to 9 months in advance ! If you prefer a little less rugged camping experience, with a little less of a drive, then I’d recommended the Rangley Lakes region located in the northwest corner of the state. Bordering New Hampshire and Canada, Rangley offers excellent lake fishing and camping. During the winter you can try cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing in this area.

When your in Maine you’ll remember what is important in life. Its not the day to day hustle bustle that we all deal with, its living life to its fullest and enjoying it. Funny what a trip to the USA’s northeastern most point can do for you !

Please Enjoy This Video Of Maine


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jacobkuttyta profile image

      Siny J 

      8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Nice hub with lot of information.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)