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Maine Office of Tourism - State Tourist Information Site.
"Maine is America off the beaten path. While most of the state remains as pristine as a primal forest, its villages offer a glimpse of contemporary New England life inextricably linked to the past. In fact, a visit to Maine might be considered a double adventure as you explore the great outdoors, as well as the rural, yet sophisticated, country towns unique to New England."
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Androscoggin County
"Maine is known for its exceptional quality of life, and Androscoggin County shares in that tradition. Just minutes from downtown areas are miles of country roads for jogging, hiking, biking and picnicking.
Dotted with crystal clear lakes, ponds, rivers and brooks, the region offers the kind of fishing, boating and outdoor recreation for which Maine is famous. Canoe enthusiasts can take advantage of numerous boat launches along the Androscoggin River. In 1994 redevelopment of an abandoned railroad bridge" now serves "as a bicycle and pedestrian "
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Aroostook County - Central
Aroostook State Park where you can enjoy the outdoors. Also covering Mars Hill, Presque Isle, Ashland, Limestone and Caribou area.
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Aroostook County - South
Aroostook State Park where you can enjoy the outdoors. Also covering Houlton, Bridgewater, Monticello, Island Falls, and Danforth.
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Bar Harbor
"The magic of Bar Harbor...romance, adventure, the rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs. From the stonewall-lined and tree-covered road leading you into our village, to the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain, there is a special mystique to Bar Harbor.
Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island, surrounded by Acadia National Park, we have welcomed visitors for over a hundred years. And now we welcome you, too! "
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"In Bath, you'll find a bustling waterfront shipyard, the Bath Iron Works, just upstream from the Maine Maritime Museum. The tree-lined avenues in town are graced by handsome old ship captain's mansions. Downtown, shops and restaurants line Front Street on the Kennebec. The 19th century brick buildings and narrow streets have the charm of childhood revisited--a slower pace, a friendlier time."
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"In our shops, museums, taverns, on our farms, in our parks - come mingle with seafarers, back-to-the-landers, and always-on-the-landers. You will marvel at the spectacular vistas from Knox Ridge, Parks Hill, and Mt. Ephraim Ridge, as well as magnificent views of Penobscot Bay from Fort Knox, Cape Jellison, and Lincolnville Beach.
Sure, there are many more hectic, crowded, and expensive places to visit, but you just can't match the time spent in our Penobscot Paradise !"
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"Nearby Sunday River Ski Resort provides fresh snow all winter and a popular Mountain Bike Park in the summer. Hiking trails, fresh, clean rivers and lakes, and spectacular fall foliage make Bethel a delight for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages."
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Biddeford - Saco
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Blue Hill
"Blue Hill is one of the most charming coastal villages in Maine. The charm of Blue Hill Village, its peninsula setting and landlocked harbor, its rich colonial heritage, and many cultural attractions have produced a thriving year-round community. The area lends itself to many sports, particularly in the summer. The two bays bordering the Penobscot Peninsula, Blue Hill Bay and Penobscot Bay, along with Fenchman's Bay down east to Mount Desert Island, are among the best cruising waters in the world. "
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and for kids.
Calais Regional Chamber of Commerce
"Calais (pronounced "CAL-us") Maine, is located "Downeast" in Washington County. It is in the heart of the St. Croix River Valley. ... It sits across the river from its Canadian neighbor St. Stephen, New Brunswick. ...
...Calais has become a cosmopolitan community and an ideal location for a "Two-Nation Vacation." The warm relationship that exists between Calais and St. Stephen is genuine, and people from both sides of the border recognize this friendship with an "INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL" held each year from the 1st Saturday thru the 2nd Sunday of August. "
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"the most Northeastern city in the United States."
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Deer Isle - Stonington
"Deer Isle is downeast Maine at its best: an island, reachable by automobile over a high narrow suspension bridge, a cluster of quiet communities where fishing is the mainstay of the economy. The spruce-crowned pink granite ledges, quiet woods and open fields, vistas of islands and sparkling water lure visitors from nearby and far away. "
A picture tour of the four seasons
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"The area's variety can be sampled by boat, or by air on sightseeing flights, or by car." "Picturesque villages, bustling towns with historic buildings, and pretty farms combine with deep forests, tranquil lakes, quiet harbors, and rocky coastlines to form distinctively Downeast scenes. "
The pace of activity slows somewhat in the fall when days shorten and temperatures begin to fall. Crisp days and clear nights foretell the coming of winter, but first, fall's spectacular colors are displayed. Late September and early October are the best times to see the brilliant foliage in our part of Maine. Other bargains abound, too, as the uncrowded conditions make shopping, dining, and sleeping in pleasurable.
Whenever you come to Downeast Maine you will find something of interest, much of beauty, and plenty of friendly people to make your visit a memorable one. "
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"The western Maine mountains region consists of small typically New England Towns with rolling hills, picturesque working farms, sparkling lakes, fertile river valleys, and thick forests. Old traditions and nature's ancient beauty merge gracefully with high-tech industry, modern education, and contemporary comforts. The rugged history of the land lends itself to an independent spirit in its people. "
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Fort Fairfield
"Located in Central Aroostook County, the community of Fort Fairfield can justifiably be labeled as The Heart of Aroostook County.
Fort Fairfield shares its eastern boundary with the Canadian province of New Brunswick."
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Fort Kent
"Welcome to the glorious St. John Valley! The members of the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce including the towns of Eagle Lake, Soldier Pond, Wallagrass, Frenchville, Cross Lake, New Canada, Winterville, St. John, St. Francis and Allagash are proud to call this area home. Whether you are planning a vacation, searching for an ideal spot to raise your family, or looking for a place to establish a business, you will find the Greater Fort Kent Area alive with friendly, hospitable people. Joie de vivre (joy of life) flourishes in this beautiful setting.
Recreational opportunities abound in every season. Camping, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and golfing in the spring and summer give way to hiking, foliage tours, and hunting in the fall. Along with downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing in the winter, the area provides dog sledding and winter carnival fun. "
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Come to visit LL Bean or to see eagles, seals or Osprey.
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Grand Lake Stream
"The village of Grand Lake Stream consists of several sporting camps and lodges and has the most concentrated population of experienced guides in our state. We have a tradition that has been carried on for over 100 years in the same manner of yester-year.
Our guides are long on knowledge of our water shed. For many generations the "Grand Laker" canoe, built by Grand Lake Stream craftsmen, has been used by our guides and still is today. With a guide you can experience your lunch cooked over an open fire, the contentment of wooded hills, clean water--the silence only broken by the voices of distant loons. This, plus the excellent fishing, offer and unforgettable vacation."
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Jackman-Moose River
"The Jackman-Moose River Region, in the heart of Maine's great northwoods, has a population of under 1,000 yet it provides a four-season vacationland for sportsmen and families alike."
"The Jackman-Moose River Region is a complete four-season recreational area, surrounded by over 250,000 acres of woodlands, which offers excellent snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, fishing, relaxation and is the hub of the famous "Moose River Bow Trip""
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Katahdin Area
Home to Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park, Jo-Mary Multiple Use Forest Area, Katahdin Iron Works and Lakeland International Trail.
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Kennebec Valley
"The Upper Kennebec Valley-Moose River Valley, Maine's premier inland region for outdoor recreation."
"Consider spending a few days of your vacation in our region, the Upper Kennebec Valley-Moose River Valley, where the pace is slower, the vistas unspoiled by development, and the fast food restaurants and souvenir shops are few and far between."
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"The timeless villages that have captured the imagination of the World."
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Kittery - Eliot - South Berwick
"Enjoy some of the best rocky beaches, shopping, historical parks and breathtaking views of seascapes. Watch lobstermen pull up their traps to discover their find. Step back in time as you walk through our garrison forts. Experience the wonder of whale watching. Relax and take in picturesque nautical views and listen to the sound of the surf. "
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"Natural resources abound. Lincoln proper rests on the shores of Mattanawcook Lake --- a 100-acre, spring-fed lake that is unspoiled and accessible to fishermen, boaters and swimmers in summer and snowmobilers, sled-dog racers and cross-country skiers in winter. It is just one of more than a dozen lakes and ponds within the Town's borders that can be reached by five public access areas.
With 78-square miles of land, Lincoln is the largest town east of the Mississippi. The Penobscot River, which features some of the best bass fishing in Maine, flows through Lincoln to the delight of fishing enthusiasts. "
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"Lubec, Maine is not the end of the Earth - - - but according to a local joke, you can see it from here. Located just eleven miles off US 1 on State Highway 189, Lubec is the most north easterly town in the continental United States. The area provides visitors with incredible beauty in a small town setting, and it abounds in a rich history of sailing ships, seafaring commerce, lobster fishing and sardine packing.
While you are in Lubec, your days will be filled with unspoiled beauty and nature at its best." Home to Quoddy Head State Park, Seals, Whales, Eagles, Puffins and Lighthouses.
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"With each of the four distinct and breath taking seasons the excitement and vitality of the region come alive through the infinite variety of recreational activities and events. Maine's recreation paradise, this area affectionately known as "The Valley", boasts the best in snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming, golfing, fishing, and hunting in the State. The people in the communities welcome you to join them in the numerous quaint festivals and celebrations held throughout the year that truly brings out the spirit and joie de vivre (joy of life) that is Acadian. "
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Moosehead Lake Region
Including Beaver Cove, Greenville, Greenville Jct., Kokadjo, Northeast Carry, Rockwood, Seboomook and Shirley.
"The Moosehead Region has a special beauty and tranquility all its own. This undisturbed region is alive with an incredible abundance of natural beauty in its terrain and wildlife. Whether you seek to enjoy birds and wildflowers, panoramic views of lakes, ponds, streams and mountains; bear, deer and moose in their natural environment.. .whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, swimming, whitewater rafting, crosscountry or downhill skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, exploring, camping, canoeing, mountain biking, photography, bird watching or just fresh air, relaxation and can find it all here. Seek out your favorite unstructured pleasure, take time to stop, pause and truly enjoy! We guarantee you won't regret it."
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"Sebasticook Lake is the largest lake (4,288 acres) within the confines of an individual municipality in the State of Maine....The lake provides for many recreational activities: swimming, boating, fishing, and snowmobiling, for tourism and for residential development. Both the lake and its shores provide habitats for several wildlife species, such as sea run elwives, smelts, smallmouth bass, white perch, black crappie, and many bird species. "
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"Ogunquit Beach, 3.5 miles of silky soft white sand and invigorating surf nestled in a backdrop of undulating dunes. Swim it, sun it, run it or walk it, Spring, Summer or Fall"
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Old Orchard Beach
"Maine's premier family beach"
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Greater Portland Region
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Portland's Downtown District
"A lot of fun for a little city!"
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Presque Isle Area
"Eco Tourism in Aroostook County Discover the Other Maine through the Ecological Experiences that abound." Try the new way to explore an area -- Eco Tourism.
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Quoddy Loop Tour Guide
a virtual tour of international coastal and island communities of the Quoddy Loop (the Passamaquoddy Bay area in the Bay of Fundy.
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Rangeley Lakes Region
"Maine's Rangeley Lakes glisten like gems stretched out below 4,116 foot Saddleback Mountain. Six major lakes and hundreds of smaller lakes and ponds lure vacationers for fishing, boating, and swimming.
The quiet splendor of lakes and mountains serves as a perfect setting for year-round activities.
Play golf or tennis. Bring your own boat or canoe or rent. Hike the Appalachian Trail and enjoy cool lake waters after. Visit craftspeople at work, antique, and a variety of other shops. Enjoy cultural events and festivals in all seasons. Registered Maine Guides assist fishermen and hunters. "
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River Valley
"The River Valley Chamber of Commerce is comprised of the Androscoggin River Valley towns of Andover, Byron, Canton, Dixfield, Hanover, Mexico, Peru, Roxbury and Rumford. "
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Rockland - Thomaston Area
" Midcoast Maine is the Gateway to Penobscot Bay. Rockland, Thomaston, Camden, Owls Head, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, St. George, Tenants Harbor, Martinsville, Port Clyde, Bremen, North Haven Island, Vinalhaven Island, Matinicus Island, Monhegan Island, Warren, Waldoboro & Union plus a few other localities are represented in the Rockland-Thomaston Area "
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Rockport - Camden - Lincolnville
"Where the mountains meet the sea".
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"Searsport is centrally located in midcoast Maine with approximately 10 miles of frontage on beautiful Penobscot Bay. Within the town's borders is located Moosepoint State Park on the shores of Penobscot Bay, and close by are Fort Point State Park on the Penobscot river in Stockton Springs and Swanlake State Park in Swanville. Searsport is stragetically located on US Rt. 1 approximately 1 hour from Acadia National Park. The port of Searsport is one of four major harbors in Waldo County and features two major port facilities and four warehouses."
No calendar of events, but a list of day trips is available from their homepage.
Sebasticook Valley
Including Corinna, Detroit, Dexter, Etna, Exeter, Hartland, Newport, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Stetson, and St. Albans.
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"If you are traveling Maine this year, take a moment and check out the Skowhegan area. In August, see the Skowhegan State Fair, Log Days and other festivals. If history is your pleasure check out the Skowhegan History house, or the Marget Chase Smith Library."
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St. John Valley
"The people of these communities welcome you to join them in the numerous quaint festivals and celebrations held throughout the year that truly brings out the spirit and joie de vivre (joy of life) that is Acadian.
If you're looking to get away from it all, search no further than the peace and tranquillity that is a way of life in the St. John Valley."
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Southern Maine Coast
" Includes Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, The Yorks, Ogunquit, Wells Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach. "
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Southwest Harbor - Tremont
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Washington County
"Washington County is one of the last places in the busy, over-crowded Eastern seaboard where you can get away by yourself on a forest trail or walk for miles on the salt-sprayed shoreline and see no one. You can still yield to that bit of pioneer blood left in your veins and live completely out of sight of the smoke from your neighbor's cabin, if you want to. "
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"The charm and relaxed atmosphere of Wells together make it one of the finest family vacation spots anywhere. Seven miles of sparkling sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean draw people from all over the United State and Canada during the summer season. Spring and fall offer endless opportunities to stroll along the beach or on the Rachel Carson Nature Trail. You may choose to observe our varied and diverse wildlife at the nationally recognized Wells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm. Numerous craft fairs, local events, and outdoor concerts at Harbor Park's Hope Hobbs Gazebo are available and open to the public. Many fine antique shops, used and collectible book stores, and outlets are open throughout the year to complement a scenic drive along the coast or a day of cross-country skiiing."
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"Your one and only WEB site source for up to the month reporting on what's happening and what's going on in Maine's favorite fish 'bitin, lake and pond ridden'd, boat way'd, hunting heaven, and snowmobile thruway in all of New England, THE SEBAGO LAKES REGION! "
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