“Visit a Maine harbor and you're likely to see nattily dressed yachters walking the same jetty as a salty lobster-boat crew. Though you might expect friction between such different sorts, they seem to coexist in a peaceful and friendly manner. What they have in common is the same thing that attracts most visitors to the state: the sea.
A coast this rugged and beautiful tends to bring out the good side of anyone who loves the ocean. The state's jagged shoreline encompasses high cliffs pounded by whitecaps, calm harbors surrounded by 200-year-old houses, forested islands and picturesque lighthouses. It's a great place to hike, shop, sail, kayak or simply relax and observe.
There are other kinds of natural beauty to behold in the state -- great pine forests (more than 80% of the Pine Tree State is forested), inland lakes and mountains, rare wildlife and white-water rivers -- and many of them are underappreciated. Nonetheless, it's the seacoast that is Maine's biggest draw, and lots of people want to see it. If you visit in the peak summer season, expect to have company, especially in the resort areas of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the Kennebunks.”
Information by Northstar Travel Media LLC