From the historic lighthouses perched along its rocky coasts to Portland’s quaint cobblestone streets and incredible bounty of mouth-watering restaurants, Maine is a unique year-round wonderland.
The easternmost state in the contiguous US, Maine was originally settled by French explorers on Saint Croix Island in 1604. The Plymouth Company founded Maine’s first English settlement in 1607, the same year that Jamestown, the nation’s first permanent English settlement, was established in Virginia.
Maine’s sprawling topography includes over 3,500 miles of tidal coastline, as well as a vast array of mountains, forests, waterways, and a host of bays and inlets. Quoddy Head in the town of Lubec is the easternmost point of land in the lower 48 states. Maine is also home to thousands of offshore islands, notably the Isles of Shoals, which straddle the border between Maine and New Hampshire.
Maine’s numerous amenities include Acadia National Park, the only national park in all of New England, along with an assortment of museums, lighthouses, beaches, and fishing villages. The state is particularly famous for its seafood delicacies, including its clams and lobster.
From skiing in the north to world class dining in Bar Harbor, everyone will find their special place in Maine.