Maine is a truly gorgeous state to visit and explore. The state of Maine is immense, with over 30,000 square miles and roughly 3,000 miles of coastline, there is plenty to discover. Traditionally, Maine is a place for outdoor enthusiasts, but has beautiful cities and towns to enjoy as well.
Maine is called the Pine Tree State because with a population of 1.3 million people spread over 30,000 square miles, Maine is 90 percent forest. The numerous trees, 6,000 ponds and lakes, and countless streams and rivers make Maine a wonderful place to go camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, and pretty much any other outdoor activity that you can think of.
In fact, Maine is such an outdoor paradise that one of the largest and most famous expedition outfitters is headquartered in the state. Located in the beautiful town of Freeport, L.L. Bean shows off its goods in its immense flagships store. The store not only sells quality gear, but lets you try it out first. Guests can feel free to conquer the climbing wall, bike path, and even the hiking trial, all of which are located on site.
If you are looking for a great experience, but with a little less adventure, be sure to visit Portland Maine. This charming city offers live theatre, historical tours, art galleries, and fine dining. No trip to Maine would be complete without enjoying some fresh caught seafood, especially the lobster, or “lobsta” as the locals call it.
During the summer months, the beaches in Maine make for a perfect getaway. A visit to pleasant Kennebunkport will let you enjoy sandy beaches, charming shops, and all the lovely sights and sounds of a small port village. There are numerous hotels and cosy inns where you can watch the sunrise over the ocean. No matter what your style of travel, Maine is sure to offer up an experience that you will not forget.