Maine is a phenomenal state filled with lush scenery, secluded beaches, quaint lighthouses, and stunning mountain peaks. With all there is to do and see, it is nearly impossible to become bored. When you are in the mood for adventure, check out one of the following attractions. You won’t be disappointed!
- West Quoddy Head Lighthouse- There are countless amazing lighthouses in Maine. The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is one of the most famous and for good reason. Located in the quiet town of Lubec, it is the easternmost point in the United States. Perched elegantly atop a rocky knoll, with waves crashing at its base, it’s no wonder why this lighthouse draws such a crowd.
- Mt. Katahdin- Mt. Katahdin is the highest peak in the state of Maine. While Katahdin stands only 5,269 feet high, don’t think its stoutness makes for an easy climb. Katahdin is a beautiful but enduring day hike that will likely have you gasping for breath the whole way. The mountain has a number of different trails to the peak, ranging in length and difficulty. Though, no matter your trail of choice, all are quite strenuous so be sure to come prepared with lots of water and snacks.
- Acadia National Park- Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island, in Hancock County, Maine. The park is open year round and is host to just about every outdoor activity you can think of. In the summertime, cool off with a swim in one of the pristine lakes or ocean. There is mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding and much more. In the winter you can go snowshoeing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. They even allow winter camping for the truly outdoorsy folks.
- Old Orchard Beach- While Maine is home to over 200 miles of coastline, the majority of it is composed of rocky shores and jagged cliffs. If you’re looking for a soft, sandy beach to lie down and relax then Old Orchard Beach is a great choice. With over 7 miles of fluffy, white sand to explore, you and your family can enjoy a day in the sun without worrying about the crowds. They have camping available for tents as well as RV hookups. They even have a beachfront amusement park with a variety of rides and games.
- Reversing Falls- Get off the beaten path and see something truly unique this vacation. Reversing Falls is located at Cobscook Bay in Pembroke, Maine. As the rushing currents fill and drain within the bay, it creates a reversed tide that moved away from the shore. It is beautiful to observe and hear the sounds of rushing water. However, if you really want to experience the falls, go for a swim or take a kayak out on the bay.