Looking for a great Maine vacation? Choose from the following regions:
With more than 2 million visits each year, Acadia National Park is the most popular outdoor destination in Maine. The majority of the park is located on Mount Desert Island, not far from the bustling town of Bar Harbor, a cluster of shops, galleries, restaurants, museums and historic inns. Whale watches, sea kayak tours, miles of hiking trails, beaches and historic sites — you’ll find it on the island.
Home of Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain, Baxter State Park is the ideal place to experience Maine’s great north woods. And in the nearby town of Millinocket, you’ll find all you need to stock up for a weekend in the wilderness. Go white water rafting on the Penobscot River, fish for trout in a pristine pond; climb to one of the park’s many alpine summits; or drive around looking for moose. In the Baxter region, the outdoor opportunities are seemingly endless.
Explore the coastal mountains near the picturesque town of Camden, a place where vacationers have no trouble finding luxurious lodging, local art and entertainment, fine cuisine and unique shops. Find an outdoor adventure at Camden Hills State Park, Megunticook Lake, one of the many local land preserves or the Camden Snow Bowl, then return to town to eat and shop to your heart’s content.
Maine’s Moosehead Lake is the largest lake east of the Mississippi River, and it will take your breath away. Surrounded by mountains, this giant body of water is the ideal spot for boating, camping and hiking. And during the winter, the area is a playground for snowmobilers, skiers, snowshoers and ice climbers. Experience rustic Maine living, go on a moose safari, and in the lakeside town of Greenville, chat with the locals at sporting goods stores, antique shops and restaurants.