Run the rapids of the Kennebeck River, one of the best sites for white water rafting in New England. Dare to plunge down Magic Falls, and do your best to stay in the boat!
The town of Ogunquit in southern Maine is a beautiful artist’s colony on the seashore.
Maine’s economy is still largely based on the fishing industry, and Penobscot Bay remains a major seaport.
The Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport, is the place for any sea lover to go.
Portland, in southern Maine, is the state’s cultural center and largest city. The Old Port is a tourist’s haven, with Victorian buildings, galleries, shops and many of Maine’s famous microbreweries. Fisheries and ferries line the waterfront.
One of the oldest and most famous lighthouse is the Portland Head Light. The Head Light was built in 1791 and towers 101 feet above the surf.
The Wadsworth Longfellow House, in Portland, is Maine’s most popular historic site. It was the boyhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a famous American poet.
The town of York, in southern Maine, is the oldest settlement in the U.S., established in 1623.
Acadia National Park, along the Atlantic coast shore line in northern Maine, is the only national park in New England. Every year the park attracts avid campers, hikers and cross-country skiing enthusiasts.