Maine’s biggest city is small and laid-back, with a lively waterfront, impressive late 19th-century architecture and a burgeoning restaurant and gallery scene.
Midcoast Maine is where the mountains meet the sea.
Mt Desert Island & Acadia National Park
Southern Maine Coast
Set on the doorstep of Acadia National Park, this alluring coastal town once rivaled Newport, RI, as a trendy summer destination for wealthy Americans.
Here, nestled amid the natural beauty of Maine’s rockbound coast, is a town devoted almost entirely to shopping.
Ogunquit & Wells
Known to the Abenaki tribe as the ‘beautiful place by the sea, ’ Ogunquit) (pop 1300) is justly famous for its 3-mile sandy beach.
Together, the towns of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Beach make up the Kennebunks).
Western Lakes & Mountains
This thriving commercial town boasts a large fishing fleet and a proud year-round population that gives Rockland) a vibrancy lacking in some other Midcoast towns.
Once a beautiful little seafarers’ village on a broad ford-like harbor, Boothbay Harbor) is now an extremely popular tourist resort in the summer, when its narrow and winding streets pack with visitors.
Camden & Rockport
Camden and its picture-perfect harbor, framed against the mountains of Camden Hills State Park, is one of the prettiest sites in the state.
The rural community of Bethel), nestled in the rolling Maine woods 12 miles east of New Hampshire on ME 26, offers an engaging combination of beautiful mountain scenery, outdoor escapades and good-value accommodations.