"Coast and Trees for Dual Touring" Top 5 Page for this destination Portland by BruceDunning
Portland Travel Guide: 332 reviews and 565 photos
The state has the reputation for trees and the lumber industry has been the backbone for decades to centuries. Driving even along the coast, there are great views of the foilage and you get a "clean" feel of being out in nature; at least I did.
This city is still very much a place to work, and they have a number of businesses downtown. What has been added is the tourism aspect. The wharf edge and some interior streets feature the Portland landscape and its relationship to the water. The shops and restaurants are for the tourists to take leisure, and buy.
Lighthouses are scattered along the coast, and many people make a specific venture in seeking them out and comparing to the others. There are about 2,000 along the east coast, and Maine has its share, and some of the more photographed and picturesque.
- Pros:Good scenery around the city
- Cons:Downtown does not hold a lot unless you shop or eat
- In a nutshell:It is a rather mundane city that is promoting tourism
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