"Rugged, Natural Beauty: Maine" Top 5 Page for this destination United States of America Things to Do Tip by deecat

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  Crashing surf along coast of Maine
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It seems that everywhere in Maine there is beauty. Whether it be the northeast with its white potato plant blossoms that seem to carpet the land; or in the southeast with the rugged coastline that turns & twists through the inlets, coves, and islands (2,000 off-shore islands); or the seven chains of lakes that are found throughout the green forests; or could it be in the center of Maine with its densely forested mountains?

The largest island is Mount Desert Island where we visited the town of Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park. It's the oldest national park east of the Mississippi. A roadway leads to the top of Cadillac Mountain with its breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Also the park has plenty of cliffs, woods, coves, caves, islands, & lakes.

While visiting Maine, the locals joked about their weather. They say," Maine has only 2 seasons: July & winter"!

While there, we enjoyed Kennebunkport even though it attracts many other tourists. We, of course, saw the elder George Bush's house from afar.

Maine is the only state that borders just one other state, New Hamshire. If you like lighthouses, you'll love Maine because there are 60 of them; they line the rocky coast.
Main can boast of having one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States, Portland Head Light, which was commissioned by George Washington!

People who love the outdoors certainly love Maine for its fishing, sailing, white water rafting, & hiking.

Some of my favorite people are from Maine such as American painters Andrew Wyeth & Winslow Homer; poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

This is a state with plenty of wilderness & home to deer, moose, & bears. 90% of the land is still covered with forest. I'm particularly fond of the paper birches. Their white is stark contrast, especially in the fall. Serene is the word I choose to describe most of Maine, especially the further north one travels.

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  • Updated Mar 26, 2005
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