Maine is one of the more beautiful states in the country. Travel inland and you will find pine tree forests everywhere. In fact, nearly 80 percent of the inland areas are covered by forest. Within these forests youíll find raging rivers, peaceful vistas and a true bonding with Mother Nature. Head out to the Maine coast and prepare to be amazed. The coast is a collection of fishing villages, forested islands and rocky jetties that look like something out of a painting. Relocate to Maine and youíll become a regular visitor of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the Kennebunks.
Sitting on the coast, Portland is an amazingly beautiful town. In downtown, youíll find historic brick buildings winding down surprisingly quiet streets. Head closer to the shore and a picture postcard harbor confronts you with supporting lighthouse. Portland is a good place to relax and go about life at a relaxed pace. Highly recommended if youíre considering relocating to Maine and have kids.
Once a well-known lumber center, Bangor is an average city by all accounts. Nothing outstanding, but nothing terrible. So, why mention Bangor? Bangor is a great launching point for outdoor activities. If your idea of a home is simply some place to sleep between fishing, hiking, rafting and so on, check out Bangor.
Bar Harbor is the surprisingly small summer retreat of the wealthy. During the industrial revolution, the town catered to the affluent, but things have changed. Bar Harbor is now a pricey tourist town. The major industry seems to be tailored to fishing trips and the like. There isnít much to see, but the atmosphere of the harbor is worth a visit....read more about Maine
Lobsters, lighthouses and L.L.Bean are the first things that come to mind when most people think of Maine. But for travelers in search of outdoor adventure, there is a lot more waiting to be discovered. The stateís interior -- with miles of pine forests, pristine lakes and spectacular rafting rivers -- is a vacation destination on its own.
This region of unspoiled wilderness offers all kinds of opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing or kayaking, skiing and snowmobiling. But perhaps itís best known for its whitewater rafting. Every season, thousands of people make their way inland in search of frothy thrills on the mighty Kennebec, Dead and Penobscot Rivers....read more>>
Main Bed & Breakfast Getaway - Situated on the shores of the Atlantic, the state of Maine is like a fairytale with colorful, sun-soaked atmosphere, beautiful views of shorelines and wonderful mountain vistas. Thoughts of coastal regions with small town allure and taste of exquisite cuisines, seaside resorts, charming villages, glacier-carved peninsulas, romantic getaways and covered bridges bring to mind only one name - Maine.
Maine is truly a paradise for travelers and nature enthusiasts with its numerous bed & breakfast inns located all over the state and around its neighborhoods that provide excellent getaway opportunities....read more about Maine Bed and Breakfasts >>
Bird Watching in Maine -
When it comes to birding, Acadia National Park is a mecca for sightings. The Park has 338 bird species, which is a record for any national park in the United States. The list of species includes such rare birds as the bald eagle, 23 warbler variations and falcons by the bushel load. If you're looking to fill out your life list, Acadia is the place to be....read more about Bird Watching in Acadia National Park >>
Featured Destination - The Waterford Inne - Waterford, Maine
As a romantic getaway where life is simple indeed, The Waterford Inne can't be beat. During the winter months Barbara can arrange for a horse-drawn sleigh ride or she can recommend back woods areas for snowshoeing or Alpine skiing in nearby Sunday River or Mt. Abram, eventually returning to the inn to enjoy Barbara's fine cuisine while ending the evening relaxing in front of a wood-burning fireplace sipping a glass of wine. It should be noted that the inn does not have permission to sell wine however, guests can bring their own.
Autumn brings with it the magnificence of the foliage as you meander along the many back roads. During the summer months you can enjoy intimate beaches and hikes as nearby as Waterford itself. In fact, Barbara indicated that not far from the inn is a small hill with a great view and picnic spot where one of her guests proposed to his wife-to-be. While we visited in summer, we were able to experience the delightful front porch during the evening hours while listening to the sounds of nature.
A short distance away from the inn are the Tir'em and Hawk Mountains that are owned by the Town of Waterford offer fantastic views panoramic views of historic Waterford Flat and the surrounding areas including Long Lake, Bear Pond and the White Mountains....read more about The Waterford Inne in Waterford Maine
When most of us think of Maine, we picture coastal fishing villages, preppy island resorts, and vintage lighthouses. A tour of Western Maine is a lakeland and forest adventure in a region full of real and imaginary ties to novelist Stephen King. Bridgton, where King raised his children, became the town of "Castle Rock" in his stories. The writer summers on Lake Kezar (Dark Score Lake in the book "Bag of Bones"). Less than an hour from Portland, thousands visit this region to canoe, take in the fall foliage, or ski. One may also track down King's sources of inspiration....read more »
FEATURED EVENT: Bethel Maine Free Family Fishing Festival
The Upper Andro Anglers Alliance in co-operation with Trout Unlimited will host a free family fishing festival on Saturday, June 2 in Bethel, Maine. The festival will be held along the banks of the Androscoggin River at the BIG Adventure Center from 9 am to 4 pm.
Free casting workshops are set for the morning. Members of the Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited will teach the workshops. Instruction will follow the curriculum developed by Trout Unlimited's "First Cast" program for Kids. Instruction will include both spin casting and fly casting. Maine's Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program will supply rods and reels for use at the festival...read more »