When to visit:
The larger crowds in Maine start to thin out after Labor Day, the end of the summer tourism season. Prices are highest during this time, both because it’s the most popular time to visit, and because the summers are so short.
Maine’s secondary tourist season occurs in the winter, when skiing and other snow-based activities are possible. Though not quite as crowded and pricey in the summer, the winter months in Maine are by no stretch of the imagination the “off-season”.
State Abbreviation: ME
State Capital: Augusta
Largest City: Portland
Area: 35,387 square miles (the 39th biggest state in the USA)
Maine Population: 1,317,253 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: agriculture, shipbuilding, fishing, machinery, electronics, tourism
Maine Rivers: Androscoggin River, Kennebec River, Penobscot River, St. John River
Maine Lakes: Lake Moosehead, Richardson Lakes
Highest Point: Mt. Katahdin - 5,268 feet above sea level
Origin of the Name Maine: Maine refers to the mainland
State Nickname: Pine Tree State
State Motto: I Direct
State Song: “The State of Maine Song”