Maine Travel and Tourism Information
Planning vacations to Maine can be lots of fun!
Your trip preparation can also be very rewarding, once you
have done research on Maine
travel and tourism and are confident that you can make
...where to visit in Maine, things to do in Maine,
and where to stay in Maine.
With such a large state to explore - after all,
Vacationland covers 33,215 square miles, has 4,568
of coastline, and well over 4,000 islands...
...how else would you know where the
best Maine vacation spots
...and when the best time of year to
is, without doing homework ahead of time.
After planning my own Maine vacations (and lots
of others), I have learned that...
...methodical trip planning is best, and for trips
to Maine, here is where I begin...
Where to Visit in Maine
For Maine trip planning
purposes, and for deciding what places to visit in Maine...
helpful to know the state is divided into 8 Maine travel and
Maine (The Beaches) - with long
expanses of white sand against a backdrop of quintessential New
England seaside towns.
Portland and Casco Bay - with Portland
- Maine's largest city - as its centerpiece, set alongside a
Maine - with a jagged
coastline begging to be explored, and hundreds and hundreds of islands
off its shores.
and Acadia - with the only National Park in Maine
- Acadia National Park
- and spectacular mountain to sea vistas.
Mountains - with a wide range of year-round outdoor
activities and recreation, including
fabulous Maine skiing.
and Moose River Valley - an outdoorsman's paradise with a
significant Maine wildlife population, including the Maine State Animal
- the gigantic
with the stunning beauty of
46 mountain peaks, one of which is
Mount Katahdin - the terminus to the Appalachian Hiking Trail.
County - with the 92-mile Allagash
Wilderness Waterway and millions of acres of forest land, is a
prime recreation and hunting area.
Each of these Maine travel and
tourism regions, although distinctly varied in geographical
characteristics, provide unique and interesting
for great Maine
vacations - whether you travel to Maine solo, as a
...on a Maine family vacation with kids, or are a
senior travelling in Maine.
Determining when the best
time to visit Maine is will depend a lot on...
...if you are taking a Maine
vacation with kids...
are of interest to you...
...what Maine activities
you want to
be part of, and...
...what outdoor Maine recreational activities
you most enjoy.
That is why, before your trip to Maine, it is good
to know about...
Things to do in Maine
You will not be at a loss for things to do in
Maine. Whether you plan a Maine coastal vacation,
or a visit
it in the Mountains and Lakes region...
...a unique schedule of activities and
takes place year-round.
Bluegrass concerts, country fairs, hometown
parades, 4th of July fireworks, and
Maine's favorite foods...
...blueberries, strawberries, Whoopie pies and of
course, the world's most celebrated crustacean, the Maine
all an important part of Maine travel and tourism in the Summer.
in Maine signals the beginning of the state's largest
agricultural fairs and annual Octoberfests and
Pumpkinfests in nearly every town, village and city.
And just because the weather
at the onset of Winter...
...does not mean that the Maine travel and tourism
calendar of events is empty, quite to the contrary.
is a busy time, with holiday events beginning early.
By late November some of the famous Maine
are donned in festive holiday decorations and tree lighting ceremonies
brighten the night sky.
Then, as New Year's celebrations pass, snow balls,
and snow carnivals are perfect entertainment for Maine winter vacations.
As winter gives way to Spring...
...Maine sugar houses share the seasons sweet
yield, Blessings of the Fleet honor boaters and their vessels,
and nature reserves
begin welcoming seasonal visitors...
...and the Maine travel and
tourism industry revs up, once again, to welcome its thousands of
However, tourists do not travel to Maine simply to
list of events and activities. They are here for much more!
For the outdoor's lover, Maine travel and tourism
offers easily accessible...
... whitewater rafting,
hiking, biking, swimming,
fishing, windjammer cruises,
combing, golf, rock climbing, mountain climbing, canoeing, kayaking, whale
watching tours, skiing, snowmobiling
and MUCH more!
And for a laid-back vacation day (or a rainy day
activity in Maine)...
...museums, art galleries, antique shops,
clothing boutiques, award-winning restaurants and casual eateries, are
as easy to find, as are...
...the best Maine
and interesting places to visit in Maine.
Where to Stay in Maine
With a huge selection of hotels in Maine, inns,
and breakfasts and motels, you are sure to find the perfect Maine
Romantic Maine inns, secluded motels, historic bed
and breakfasts and world-class hotels, line the coast of Maine and can
also be found as you travel inland.
Whether you are looking for cheap places to stay
in Maine, a luxury resort, or something in between, it should
be easy to find room rates that fit your budget.
Although oceanfront hotels in Maine, and other
waterfront lodging are typically very expensive during the high season
(mid-June to early September)...
...to encourage off-season
Maine travel and tourism, many properties offer great Maine
vacation packages, special discounts and promotions.
For other inexpensive
...you may want to
consider a Maine vacation
rental house, condo, or cottage.
Not only does a vacation home rental provide more
room than a motel or hotel room or suite...
...rentals also have a kitchen -
a huge money saver if you are traveling with your family or a large
group, and often have a second bathroom!
There are thousands
oceanfront vacations rentals to
choose from, as well lake front cottages, mountainside homes, and
rentals for nearly every type of vacation to Maine.
For warm weather vacations, Maine campgrounds
can be another cheap lodging choice.
Scattered throughout the
state, in Maine State Parks, Acadia National
and on private
property, are dozens of wonderful places to park your RV or pitch a
Regardless of where you stay in Maine...
...you are likely to find the
hospitality of the Maine travel and tourism industry to be as welcoming
as you have experienced anyplace else. After all, local
business owners want
you back again and again, for more great Maine vacations!