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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor Maine was the New England's playground for the rich and famous in the 19th century. Today most of the mansions on Mi...

Camden

Camden

Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Camden is a famous summer colony in the Mid-Coast region of Maine. Similar ...

Ogunquit

Ogunquit

Ogunquit means 'beautiful place by the sea' in the Abenaki language, and this artsy little resort town on the coast of southern...

Portland

Portland

Portland is the largest city in Maine and one of the most pleasant, attractive and interesting cities in New England. From its ...

Facts

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”.

Facts:

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”