Holidays in Maine

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Maine holiday information

Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £577
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £586
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £686
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £686
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £514

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Maine holidays offer rugged coastlines and heavily forested mountainous areas right on the US/Canadian border. Maine lobsters are renowned the world over, and the whole state is a seafood lovers delight. Portland, the state capital, is the place where great Maine holidays start, and since it has just over 66,000 residents, it offers a relaxed pace of life.

Maine Holidays: Travel Essentials

Given its proximity to other states and coastal location, Maine is easily reached via a myriad of options. The largest airport is Portland International Airport, carrying flights to a number of cities in the northeastern USA. Bar Harbour, Maine, is also a cruise ship destination and Amtrak's Downeaster train runs from Boston to Portland. Once there, visitors on a Maine holiday should set their watched to GMT-5. Maine has snowy winters, but summers are warm. Fall is a popular season to visit Maine, when there is still a fair amount of sunshine and the leaves quite colourful.

National and State Parks in Maine

On the coast of Maine is the Acadia National Park which encompasses 47,000 acres. Much of the park is in Mount Desert Island where the mountains meet the sea. There travellers can visit Sand Beach, hike the mountains and coastal footpaths and make a trip to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Maine also has state parks with diverse landscapes. At Baxter State Park there is Mt. Katahdin which has plenty of hiking trails. For beaches and camping, visit the Sebago Lake State Park.

City Destinations for Maine Holidays

Portland has many museums such as the Portland Museum of Art which showcases both paintings and thousands of sculptures. The Portland Head Light and Museum is a historic lighthouse in 90 acre Fort Williams Park. For natural history and archeology, visit Augusta´s Maine State Museum. While in August, enjoy the free guided tours of its Augusta State Capitol Building. And wherever you are, find a lobster shack!

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