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Maine | The Pine Tree State

State of Maine
Photo/Art by Richard Ennis

Maine – wilderness and character, where the mountains meet the sea …

Pounding waves and a rocky coastline spiked with lighthouses … In Maine, you’ll live to the rhythm of the tides, winding through fishing villages past sea captains’ homes, eating shellfish on the rocks. This rugged fortress of a state looks out over the Atlantic like a proud figurehead on a ship from days gone by. Lobstermen still prowl Maine’s waterways, but today’s coastal villages are also havens of culture and cuisine. Portland’s food scene is legendary, and towns such as Kennebunkport and Rockport are synonymous with presidents, artists, and craftsmen. State of MaineInland villages have their own sturdy beauty, and centrally, Mount Katahdin rises to a mighty peak in Baxter State Park, a spectacular gift of more than 327 square miles from a former governor. No one knows the wilderness like the legendary Maine Guides, who’ll take you fishing, kayaking, or whitewater rafting (or maybe even help you spot a moose), upholding a century-old tradition. Another tradition—outlet shopping in places like Freeport, home to L.L. Bean—proves that old and new New England can happily coexist.

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Maine Articles

  • Bass Harbor Lighthouse | Tremont, Maine's Striking Landmark

    Bass Harbor Lighthouse | Tremont, Maine's Striking Landmark

    Perched upon a cliff on the rocky coastline of Maine's Mount Desert Island, with towering evergreen trees forming its striking backdrop, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse may be one of the Pine Tree State's most dramatic landmarks. Built in 1858 as a means to guide mariners into Bass Harbor and Blue...Read more

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  • Maine

    Listen as Judson Hale, Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, talks about his home state, Maine, and the offbeat humor that makes Vacationland what it is today.
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