The main reasons for exploring Maine
Chances are you'll start exploring the "Pine Tree State" out of Portland, the state's largest city. Portland's picturesque harbor district is called the Old Port.
Portland Observatory -
One of the city's most recognized buildings is the Portland Observatory, a historic maritime signal tower that stands on Congress Street. Built in 1807.
Portland Museum of Art -
Definitely worth a couple of hours of your time is the Portland Museum of Art. Founded in 1882 as the Portland Society of Art.
Victoria Mansion -
Here's a real eye-opener, the brownstone Victoria Mansion located in downtown Portland.
Portland Head Lighthouse -
Portland's historic attractions extend to the landmark Portland Head Light. Completed in 1791 and located in Cape Elizabeth.
Acadia National Park -
A stunning national treasure hugging the mid-section of the Maine coast, Acadia National Park is one of the most visited parks in the United States.
Cadillac Mountain -
Acadia National Park contains the tallest mountain on America's Atlantic Coast—Cadillac Mountain. With an elevation of 466 m (1,530 ft).
Scenic Ogunquit is a popular resort town in York County, the name of which means "beautiful place by the sea" in the Abenaki Native American language.
Pemaquid Point Light -
Another historic Maine lighthouse, Pemaquid was commissioned in 1827 by US President John Quincy Adams.
Old Orchard Beach -
Old Orchard Beach has been attracting tourists since the early 1900s, when the Palace Playland fairground opened.
Owls Head Light -
Perched at the head of Rockford Harbor is Owls Head Light. The present tower dates back to 1852, and is said to be haunted.
Stephen King's House - Though born in Portland, Stephen King lives in a distinctive mansion just outside of downtown Bangor.
Boothbay Harbor -
A classic seaside Maine town, Boothbay Harbor can boast the largest boating harbor north of Boston.
The state has long been appreciated for its Maine windjammer tourist product, voyages onboard majestic tall-masted schooners.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art -
Brunswick, a handsome town in Cumberland County, is home to the highly respected Bowdoin College Museum of Art.