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Maine | The Pine Tree State

State of Maine
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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.

Maine Destinations

  • Castine, Maine | A Historic Midcoast Maine Town

    Castine, Maine | A Historic Midcoast Maine Town

    Considered one of the oldest towns in New England, Castine is a charming midcoast Maine spot offering cozy inns, scenic views, tasty food, and plenty of history. I found myself in Castine for a brief 24 hours earlier this month, and managed to see quite a bit of this lovely...Read more

Maine Articles

  • Eastport, Maine Tidal Project |Trapping the Moon

    Eastport, Maine Tidal Project |Trapping the Moon

    Eighty years ago this summer, Eastport, Maine, thought it was on the cusp of prosperity and fame as work began on history’s most ambitious tidal project. When viewed from a kayak a hundred yards offshore, the tiny city of Eastport has the faux, overly tidy appearance of an HO-scale railway village....Read more

Jud's Journal

  • 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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