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Birthplace of

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

Capital

Augusta

Driving Distances

  • Portland to Acadia National Park: 160 miles
  • Portland to Boston: 107 miles

Famous for

Lobster, moose, blueberries, LL Bean

Home of

Horror novelist Stephen King

Major City

Portland

Nickname

Pine Tree State, Vacationland

Politics

Split between Democrats and Republicans

Sales Tax

5.5%

State Drink

Maine gave the world Moxie, America's first (1884) soft drink