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"Multifaceted Maine: New England's Crown Jewel" Top 5 Page for this destination Maine by richiecdisc

Maine Travel Guide: 2,679 reviews and 5,895 photos

It seems New Englanders like to keep Maine a secret commodity. While neighbor Vermont projects images of covered bridges, rolling hills filled with foliage and quaint little towns, Maine seems content to quietly lure the true outdoor types “down east” as locals call it. Perhaps it is Vermont’s “green” reputation that makes it such a media darling or their tourist bureau is more aggressive but Maine has all of Vermont’s postcard features along with the most rugged coastline on the eastern seaboard. Though by no means off the beaten path, Maine still offers quiet solitude for those who choose to seek it, along with landscapes to wow even the most jaded traveler. Whether you desire a relaxing weekend getaway, coastal walks, or to climb a rugged mountain, Maine does indeed have it all. Oh, and don’t forget the lobster. Never forget the lobster.

  • Last visit to Maine: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • jenn5179's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    Great reviews and suggestions -- gorgeous photos! I am planning to surprise the husband with a 4 day trip in the fall -- drive up and down the coast, stay in Bar Harbor for the big Oktoberfest celebration on 10/11 Thanks for the info!

  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2007 at 11:33 AM

    Oh man....I am SO going to starve up there ( don't like seafood) ...2 weeks until our trip to Maine and NS. You have a lot of good info on your page. We are going to Baxter S.P. first to hike the mountain

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2007 at 6:03 AM

    Some wonderful photography here. Great job on a beautiful collection of state and national parks.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 11:13 PM

    Good to see VT sent the right man in.

  • AKtravelers's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2005 at 6:56 PM

    Your description of climbing Katahdin is spot on! What a great hike!

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 10:29 AM

    Great overview Richie. I'm headed down east in just two weeks. Can't wait.

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2005 at 7:47 PM

    Enjoyed your tips on Maine. Acadia is gorgeous... thinking of returning next summer. damn shame about that brewery in Camden!

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 11:53 AM

    Like you own view of Maine, Richie. I should go back in summer time.

  • thunderbox's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2004 at 1:28 PM

    yumm now I'm starving for lobster

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2004 at 1:21 PM

    A very nice, informative page. I don't know if we will ever get to Maine, as our summers are tied up in the UP of MI., but maybe some October??? I would certainly use some of your recommendations. Thanks!


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