"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."
"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
"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! "
"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."
"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 !"
"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."
"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. "
"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. "
"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.
"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. "
"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. "
"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. "
"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."
Calendar of events and activity times on their homepage.
"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
"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
No calendar of events, but key dates (like opening day fishing season) are through out
"The Upper Kennebec Valley-Moose River Valley, Maine's premier inland region for
"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."
"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. "
"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. "
"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
"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. "
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 peacefulness...you 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."
"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. "
"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
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. "
" 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 "
"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.
"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
"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."
"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. "
"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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