Maine summons up visions of a serrated Atlantic coastline and pristine landscapes, quaint lobster fishermen's towns, and an understated ruggedness. And all of that is true of the coast, but says nothing of the mountains the western part of the Pine Tree State. Maine has over 17 million acres of forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers and there are nearly 40 named mountains to explore in this beautiful state.
Steeped in history, Maine became a state in 1820. Interestingly, Maine is the only state to declare war on a nation. Though war never actually occurred, Maine declared war against Canada in 1887 for control of the northern part of the state. To this day, some areas remain disputed, claimed by both the U.S. and Canada. An odd and impressive list of people come from Maine, including Milton Bradley, Stephen King, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, as well as many actors and athletes.
What can you expect to find in Maine? World-class resorts, pristine splendors in which to golf, fish, go camping, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, sightseeing tours and expeditions, hiking, and pretty much anything you can imagine. Summer in the mountains or on a lake or ocean beach is one of the best times to be had. Surrounded on the northeast and northwest by Canada, you'll find yourself in a cool and comfortable breathtaking paradise, where each glance is as postcard-perfect as the next. Bethel is a big attraction for summer visitors. Let's face it: Where else can you find llama trekking?! Grafton Notch State Park, just down the street, provides plenty of hiking and picnic opportunities. The Carrabassett River Valley, home to Sugarloaf USA resort, is another popular destination.
With a plethora of pleasant and exciting (read: extreme sport) choices ranging from whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River, golf courses (from miniature to world-class master's resorts), hot air balloon rides, horseback excursions, sky diving, mountaineering, fishing, and hunting. Oh, and just in case you didn't know it, Maine is famous for its fresh lobster, too! Try the surf and turf talk about a dining experience.
There are so many ways to have a great time here. No matter what your favorites might be or become, you're sure to have a better time there knowing you're getting value for your vacation dollars. To get these Maine travel deals and discount summer trip coupons just pick a vacation area destination to find your activity discounts and deals on lodging, area activities, and more.
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