Welcome to Inland Maine
Interstate 95 (I-95), the East Coast's major north–south superhighway, runs through Maine for 303 miles, from the New Hampshire border near Kittery to the Canadian border near Houlton. En route it passes by Maine's major cities: Portland; Augusta, the state capital; and Bangor. Augusta and Bangor (as well as nearby Waterville) are home to colleges, a handful of decent museums and some good eateries, but they are not especially tourism-focused destinations.
North of Bangor, traffic levels drop considerably. This is your gateway to the North Woods and to the large, sparsely populated Aroostook County, renowned for its potato crops.