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Places to Visit in Maine

With such a long list of places to visit in Maine, it can truly be difficult to decide where the best Maine vacation spots are.

Hopefully, you will have opportunities to visit the state often and see as many Maine tourist attractions as possible. But if this is going to be your only Maine trip...

...it will be easier to decide where to spend those precious Maine vacation days if you do a little research ahead of time.

I have done some of the work for you...

...and started a listing of "Places to visit in Maine". But bear with me, please...

...it's a work in progress, with more additions still to come!

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List of Places to Visit in Maine by Region

Sandy beaches and rugged cliffs embrace the Atlantic Ocean, majestic mountains rise above tranquil lakes and roaring whitewater rapids, dozens of State Parks and historic sites dot the landscape...

...and before being seen anywhere else in the United States, the sun rises above one of the prettiest National Parks in the country.

This is Maine! With eight distinct regions...

  • Southern Maine
  • Greater Portland and Casco Bay
  • Midcoast
  • Downeast and Acadia
  • Western Lakes and Mountains
  • Kennebec and Moose River Valleys
  • Katahdin-Moosehead, and
  • Aroostook County

...spread across 33,215 geographically diverse square miles, it can be challenging to visit more than two or three areas during one vacation. So how do you decide where to travel in Maine? By exploring Maine vacation spots, activities and events, things to do, and places to visit - before you go - and then determining...

...not only where to go, but the best time of year to visit Maine, to do what it is that YOU (and your family) like do best!

Sunrise Cadillac Mountain Maine

Interesting Places to Visit in Maine

Broken down by region, here is a listing of some fun family places to visit in Maine. And you are in luck... if the Maine weather forecast calls for inclement skies, many of these are indoor attractions and would make great rainy day activities.

Do you know of any interesting places to visit in Maine that should be included here? Please let me know, and I will be happy to add them.

For maps and driving directions to places to visit in Maine, click on the Map links.

19th Century Willowbrook Village
Elm Street
Newfield, ME - Map
www.willowbrookmuseum.org/directions.html

Cape Neddick Lighthouse (otherwise known as Nubble Light)
Sohier Park Road
York, ME - Map
www.lighthouse.cc/capeneddick

York Beach, Maine lodging...

Fort McClary State Historic Site
Route 103
Kittery Point, ME - Map
www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl (Select Historic Site)

Kittery Trading Post
US Route 1
Kittery, ME - Map
www.kitterytradingpost.com

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge
321 Port Road
Wells, ME - Map
www.fws.gov/northeast/rachelcarson

Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
Route 9, Pine Point Road
Scarborough, ME - Map
www.maineaudubon.org/explore/centers/marsh2.shtml

Seashore Trolley Museum
195 Log Cabin Road
Kennebunkport, ME - Map
www.trolleymuseum.org

Kennebunkport, Maine bed and breakfasts...

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME - Map
www.wellsreserve.org

More places to visit in Maine...

Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street
Portland, ME - Map
www.childrensmuseumofme.org

Portland, Maine vacation rentals...

Portland Head Light Museum and Gift Shop
Off Two Lights Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME - Map
www.lighthouse.cc/capeelizabeth

L.L. Bean
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME - Map
www.llbean.com

Freeport, Maine hotels...

Old Port Historic Waterfront District
Covering several blocks along Commercial Street, Fore Street and Spring Street
Portland, ME - Map
www.portlandmaine.com/index.php?sec=5

Portland, Maine vacation rentals...

Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Street
Portland, ME - Map
www.portlandmuseum.org

Portland, Maine bed and breakfast...

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME - Map
www.mngrr.org

Portland, Maine vacation rentals...

Victoria Mansion
109 Danforth Street
Portland, ME - Map
www.victoriamansion.org

Portland, Maine bed and breakfast...

More places to visit in Maine...

Birch Point State Park
Birch Point State Park Road
Owl's Head, ME - Map
www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl (Select a park)

Camden Hills State Park
Bald Rock Road
Camden, ME - Map
www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl (Select a park)

Maine oceanfront vacations rentals...

Fort Knox State Park
711 Fort Knox Road
Prospect, ME - Map
www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index. (Select a historic site)

Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME - Map
www.mainemaritimemuseum.org

Marshall Point Light
Marshall Point Road
Port Clyde, ME - Map
www.lighthouse.cc/marshall

Owl's Head Lighthouse State Park
Lighthouse Road
Owls Head, ME - Map
www.lighthouse.cc/owls

Owl's Head Transportation Museum
117 Museum Street
Owls Head, ME - Map
www.ohtm.org

Penobscot Marine Museum
5 Church Street
Penobscot, ME - Map
www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory
711 Fort Knox Road
Prospect, ME - Map
www.penobscotnarrowsbridge.com/bridge.html

More places to visit in Maine...

Abbe Museum
Two locations - 26 Mount Desert Street and Sieur de Monts, Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor, ME - Map
www.abbemuseum.org

Bar Harbor, Maine hotels...

Acadia National Park
Route 233 McFarland Hill
Bar Harbor, ME - Map
www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

Maine oceanfront vacations rentals...

Downeast Heritage Museum
39 Union Street
Calais, ME - Map
www.downeastheritage.org

Mount Desert Oceanarium
1351 State Route 3
Bar Harbor, ME - Map
www.theoceanarium.com

Bar Harbor, Maine hotels...

More places to visit in Maine...

Rangeley Lake State Park
South Shore Road
Rangeley, ME - Map
www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl (Select a park)

Saddleback Maine
976 Saddleback Mountain Road
Rangeley, ME - Map
www.saddlebackmaine.com

Shawnee Peak Mountain Resort
119 Mountain Road
Bridgton, ME - Map
www.shawneepeak.com

Sugarloaf
5092 Access Road
Carrabassett Valley, ME - Map
www.sugarloaf.com

Sunday River
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME - Map
www.sundayriver.com

Newry, Maine hotels...

The Wilhelm Reich Museum - Orgonon
19 Orgonon Circle, Dodge Pond Road
Rangeley, ME - Map
www.wilhelmreichmuseum.org

More places to visit in Maine...

Maine State Museum
230 State Street
Augusta, ME - Map
mainestatemuseum.org/

Old Fort Western
16 Cony Street
Augusta, ME - Map
www.oldfortwestern.org

Redington Museum
62 Silver Street
Waterville, ME - Map
www.redingtonmuseum.org

More places to visit in Maine...

Baxter State Park
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, ME - Map
www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/index.php

Cole Land Transportation Museum
405 Perry Road
Bangor, ME - Map
www.colemuseum.org/

Curran Homestead
372 Fields Pond Road
Orrington, ME - Map
www.curranhomestead.org

Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard Mills Historic Settlement
Off Route 178
Bradley, ME - Map
www.leonardsmills.com

The Page Farm and Home Museum
University of Maine
Portage Road
Orono, ME - Map
www.umaine.edu/pagefarm

More places to visit in Maine...

Acadian Landing and Tante Blanche Museum
393 East Main Street
Madawaska, ME - Map
www.nps.gov/maac/planyourvisit/acadlanding.htm

Acadian Village - Village Acadien
U.S. Route 1
Van Buren, ME - Map
www.nps.gov/maac/planyourvisit/acadvillage.htm

Allagash Wilderness Waterway
Northern Region Headquarters
106 Hogan Road
Bangor, ME - Map
www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl (Select a park)

Aroostook State Park
87 State Park Road
Presque Isle, ME - Map
www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl (Select a park)

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