Maine delivers you to the vast wild expanse of Aroostook, up to the tallest peak in the Maine Highlands, and along the rocky shores of DownEast & Acadia. It takes you tumbling over Maine’s highest waterfall in the Kennebec Valley, sailing through the iconic islands off MidCoast, and snowshoeing through the wilderness of the Lakes and Mountains. It then serves up a boutique Maine-made gin at a Portland Bar, and brings you surfing off 30 miles of sand along the Maine Beaches.
Explore & Learn About Vacationland
Aroostook County is Maine’s northernmost region and the largest county in the state. Bordering the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada, the region encompasses 3.5 million acres of forested land and is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. Popular destinations include Fort Kent, Madawaska and Caribou.
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The Kennebec Valley region is the widest north-south stretch of any Maine region, stretching all the way from the Maine state capital of Augusta to the border of the Canadian province of Quebec. Popular year round travel destinations include Jackman and Skowhegan.
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The Maine Highlands
From Maine’s highest peak, Katahdin, to its largest lake, Moosehead, this region offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences, many culinary delights, and unexpected entertainment opportunities. Located in the center of Maine, there are hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, ATVing, and snowmobiling.
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DownEast & Acadia
Welcome to Maine’s DownEast & Acadia region! A visit represents a true, authentic Maine experience where the sights, sounds and tastes are sea-infused and historically rich. Like siblings, the DownEast & Acadia region is made up of six similar, yet very distinct subregions – each exhibiting unique qualities and one-of-a-kind attractions.
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MidCoast & Islands
Maine’s Mid Coast Region stretches from Bath / Brunswick (26 miles north of Portland), along the coast northeast to Searsport on Penobscot Bay and includes the beautiful seaside towns of Camden and Rockland.
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Maine's Lakes & Mountains
The western region of Maine, referred to as Maine’s Lakes & Mountains, stretches west and north from the New Hampshire border to Sebago Lake, less than 20 miles northwest of Portland. This region is part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches along the entire east coast of the United States. Popular destinations include Rangeley, Fryeburg, Bethel, Carrabassett Valley and the Lewiston / Auburn area.
The Maine Beaches
At Maine’s southern tip, The Maine Beaches region contains 30 miles of white sand beaches. An hour north of Boston and south of Portland, the region stretches from Kittery to Old Orchard Beach and features popular vacation destinations such as Kennebunk and Ogunquit.
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Greater Portland & Casco Bay
Maine’s Greater Portland & Casco Bay region stretches east to Casco Bay, west to Sebago Lake, south to Scarborough, and north to Freeport. It is home to Maine's largest metropolitan area.