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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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  • Photographs of Summer in Ogunquit, Maine

    Photographs of Summer in Ogunquit, Maine

    Contributing photographer Kindra Clineff's photographs capture summer in Ogunquit, Maine -- the #1 beach town in New England -- from both the air and ground. She discovered it was a great walking town and found it much easier to get around on foot. The aerial photographs she shot from a...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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