Things to Do in Maine

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Things to Do in Maine

Maine is an amazing state with a lot of great jobs and businesses. Whether you are a Portland Sea Dogs Player or your one of the professional SEO consultant there is work for everyone. When you are not working there is also a lot of fun places to check out. Here is a list of some of our favorites.

Dining & Nightlife

Maine is well-known for its seafood cuisine, especially clams and lobster. The phrase “wine country” may not prompt you to think of the rocky coast of Maine. But a growing number of winemakers have realized that the state’s moderate ocean climate makes for happy grapevines.

Wineries in Maine are unique. Whether you’re visiting the coast, the lakes region or the highlands. When wine tasting in Maine, you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy wine–you just need to trust your own taste. You’re bound to find one you like along the Maine Wine Trail, a collection of over two dozen wineries, tasting rooms, vineyards, and orchards.

Maine Foodie Tours – Culinary Walking Tours

Join Maine Foodie Tours and taste your way through town! Experience the talents and tastes of Maine while entertaining guides immerse you in culinary history and culture. All unique tours give you a mix of food and food for thought. Tours in Portland are offered in all four seasons! Private tours are available by request and don’t forget we’re also in Bar Harbor, Rockland, and Kennebunkport.

Address: Portland, ME 04101
Phone: +1 207-233-7485

Maine State Parks

In Maine, there are 36 state parks, 1 state forest, 1 state memorial, 1 state wildlife management area, 1 national park, and 8 national wildlife refuges.

So whether you’re planning a relaxing picnic or a challenging outdoor adventure, you’ll be sure to find your perfect destination among Maine state parks. Your choices include parks where you can swim in the ocean or a lake, hike up a mountain or through the woods or bike along rail-trails ranging from 15-20 miles to 80 miles long. You can also camp at 12 of the state parks in Maine—some of which are even open for winter camping.

List of Parks in Maine at http://www.stateparks.com/maine_parks_and_recreation_destinations.html

Maine State Aquarium

A popular aquarium for families, with an unusual attraction: a shark-petting tank. Located in Boothbay Harbor of Maine.

Address: 194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone: +1 207-633-9559

Schooner Surprise

A two-hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant Surprise, lets you experience both Camden and Penobscot Bay in a truly special and memorable way.

Address: 16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
Phone: +1 207-236-4687

Portland Head Light

Maine’s oldest lighthouse – and one of the most picturesque and most frequently photographed in the U.S. – has been in operation since 1791. Although it is closed to the public, you can stop by the adjacent museum, enjoy the grounds which include a beach, lawns and picnic areas and view boats entering and leaving the harbor.

Address: 1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1916
Phone: +1 207-799-2661

Victoria Mansion

Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is the finest example of residential design from the pre-Civil War era in America. With superb architecture and well-preserved original interiors that were among the most lavish and sophisticated in their day, it is an unparalleled document of America’s highest aspirations in architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts. Our history, a quick tour, and our present-day efforts at restoring the Mansion convey an impression of the significance of this unique site, which is of national and even international importance.

Address: 109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101-4504
Phone: +1 207-772-4841

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 270 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through spectacular ornamental gardens and traversing miles of waterfront and woodland trails, visitors are delighted by the beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls and fountains, and scenic views. It’s no wonder the Gardens have been hailed as one of Maine’s top three attractions. The Gardens are open 9-5 April 15 – October 31 (open until 6 pm in July and August). There is a cafe and gift shop on site. A visit at any time is a memorable experience.

Address: 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Off Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone: +1 207-633-8000

Thinking about relocating or find business opportunities in Maine? Check out Craigslist Maine to get more information.

Facts You Should Know About Maine

Source: https://www.50states.com/facts/maine.htm

  1. Eastport is the most eastern city in the United States. The city is considered the first place in the United States to receive the rays of the morning sun.
  2. In Wilton, there’s a cannery that imports and cans only dandelion greens.
  3. Maine is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable.
  4. Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state.
  5. Bath is known as the City of Ships.
  6. Joshua L. Chamberlain born in Brewer received the only battlefield promotion to General during the Civil War. He was also the last Civil War soldier to die of wounds incurred in the War.
  7. The White Mountain National Forest covers nearly 800,000 acres, the forest covers a landscape ranging from hardwood forests to the largest alpine area east of the Rocky Mountains.
  8. Aroostook County at 6,453 square miles covers an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
  9. Approximately 40 millions pounds (nearly 90 percent) of the nation’s lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine.
  10. Maine produces 99% of all the blueberries in the country making it the single largest producer of blueberries in the United States.
  11. Maine’s earliest inhabitants were descendants of Ice Age hunters.
  12. Portland was first temporarily selected as the state capital. In 1832 the capital was moved to the centrally located site of Augusta.
  13. In 1641 America’s first chartered city was York.
  14. Acadia National Park is the second most visited national park in the United States.
  15. West Quoddy Head is the most easterly point in the United States.
  16. Augusta is the most eastern capital city in the United States.
  17. Mount Katahdin is the state’s highest point at 5,268 feet above sea level.
  18. Togus was the first Veteran’s Hospital in the United States. The facility was founded in 1866.
  19. An unsuccessful attempt at establishing a permanent English settlement in the New World was at the location now known as Popham Beach. Sir George Popham led the expedition in 1607.
  20. 90% of the country’s toothpick supply is produced in Maine.
  21. Portland is the birthplace of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  22. Senator Margaret Chase Smith stood up in the Senate and gave the famous Declaration of Conscious speech, speaking out against the McCarthy era. Senator Smith was the first female presidential candidate.
  23. Author Steven King is a resident of Bangor.
  24. Former President George Bush has a summer home in Kennebunkport.
  25. Freeport is the home to the L.L. Bean Company.
  26. The skating scene in the movie “The Preacher’s Wife” was filmed in Deering Oaks Park in Portland.
  27. The chickadee is the official state bird.
  28. Maine lies farther northeast than any other state.
  29. Maine’s nickname as the Pine Tree State comes from the pines that once dotted the state’s forests.
  30. With a total area of 33,215 square miles, the state covers nearly as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.
  31. The state flower is the white pine cone and tassel.
  32. The coastline boasts so many deep harbors it is thought all the navies in the world could anchor in them.
  33. Maine lobsters have won international fame for their flavor and contribution to the culinary world.
  34. The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport houses numerous historic buildings and marine memorabilia.
  35. Fort Knox erected in 1844 is a state historic site originally built to protect the Penobscot River Valley from British naval attack. The fort was constructed from granite from nearby Mount Waldo.
  36. Numerous lighthouses dot the Main coast including Fort Point Lighthouse at Fort Point State Park in Stockton Springs and Grindle Point Lighthouse on Isleboro.
  37. The Sailor’s Memorial Museum in Isleboro features displays depicting life at sea.
  38. Located in Thorndike Village, the Bryant Stove Works and Museum displays an eclectic collection of antique cast iron stoves, parlor heaters, roadsters and touring cars. In addition, the museum features antique layer pianos, pipe organs and music boxes, calliopes, nickelodeons, and hardy-gurdys.
  39. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was considered the most influential poet of his day. The writer was born in Portland, on February 2, 1807. His most popular works include “The Courtship of Miles Standish”, “Evangeline” and “Hiawatha”.
  40. The nation’s first sawmill was established near York in 1623.
  41. York became the nation’s first incorporated city in 1642.
  42. The first ship built by English colonists in Americas was launched on the Kennebec River in 1607.
  43. The first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought off Machias in 1775.
  44. Maine was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820.
  45. Maine’s blueberry crop is the largest in the nation.
  46. The honeybee is the official state insect.
  47. Maine contains 542,629 acres of state and national parks.
  48. Edmund S. Muskie became the first Democratic United States senator ever elected by popular vote in Maine. He was also elected governor for two terms. He was born in Rumford.
  49. Eastport is the only United States owned principality that has been under rule by a foreign government. It was held from 1814 to 1818 by British troops under King George following the conclusion of the War of 1812.
  50. Maine’s government entities are comprised of 16 counties with 22 cities, 435 towns, 33 plantations, 424 unorganized townships and 3 Indian reservations.

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