Maine is a northwestern State of the US known for its rocky coastline and lovely nature areas. The candy-striped lighthouses dotting the coastlines and plentiful moose in the Baxter State Park offer exciting sights for guests. The friendly Maine Tourism Association encourages tourists to explore all the available world-class art museums. Maine offers unforgettable all-year round fun-filled family experiences in an ultimate vacationland. Whether it’s a peaceful retreat or a thrilling adventure in the wilderness, Maine offers it all.
Here are the top 7 places we managed to list for your unforgettable vacation experience.
Victoria Mansion – Portland, Maine
Built in the 19th Century, the Italian-style Victoria Mansion villa is nothing but exquisite. The architecture and the interior details offer a glimpse of the lavish lifestyle of Portland’s wealthy community of that age. The extraordinary furnishings are 100% authentic and as such are beautiful pieces of Maine and entire American history. The one-of-a-kind mansion is nicely preserved as a National Historic Landmark and opens to the visitors between May and October as well as between November and January of each year.
This tiny island located off the coast of Maine holds a population of only about 80 people, according to the 2000 Census. The osland lies about 10 miles from the Maine mainland and is only accessible by boat. Visitors are thereby able to take day tours through the tiny island and fish alongside the locals. No clear roads means your excursions of the Monhegan Island will mainly be on foot.
Clear waters and lush forests highlight this shipping port turned summer resort coastal town. You may base camp at Boothbay Harbor as you tour the other areas of the Maine coastline. Monhegan Island is only around 10 miles off the harbor and is accessible by ferry. Boothbay Harbor is also famous as a kayaking and boating capital of Maine. You also get to hike around stunning nature trails and beautiful botanical gardens lined with pristine flowers, waterfalls and beautiful stonework. Most importantly, you get to immerse yourself into the local culture and enjoy amazing local cuisine as well as unforgettable resort experiences. Sunset schooners and speeding windjammers complete your enchanting experience at the romantic Harbor.
Old Fort Western Museum – Kennebec
A former British Colonial navigation base, Old Fort Western now acts as a museum that reminds guests of the cultural contests between the communities that inhabited New England over a quarter of a millennium ago. It is moreover the longest surviving wooden fort in America. The historic military fort later served as a civilian store and personal residence. This further provides an incredible range of artifacts and exhibits to be part of. Educational information about the American Revolution are also available to help the students recreate historic times.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Located on the Bowdoin College in Brunswick, the Museum of Art features several artifacts in both permanent exhibits and temporary ones. The artworks on display include both ancient and contemporary collections. This year you get to be part of some of the nation’s oldest collection of original drawings from the College’s founder himself – James Bowdoin III. The Ivory Mirror and the Soviet Propaganda Posters from between the world wars are the two most notable exhibitions planned for later this year. This is alongside tens of thousands of curated portfolios of objects that can be searched for online in the college’s website. These artifacts and galleries are a useful part of the education at the historic Bowdoin College.
The quiet coastal town in York County is lined generously with small boutiques, art galleries and restaurants which make it a fun destination all day long. In the summer, the town is famed for the cool, calm and breezy beaches. The shoreline town also boasts of the Seashore Trolley Museum and the Town House School, a collection of local historical pieces. The Dock Square is the area where you’ll find all the exciting shops and galleries. The scenic walkway that begins at the Dock square and ends at Walker’s Point moves you around the town’s historic buildings and homes.
Better still, the nearby Kittery Town can easily be accessed and explored from Kennebunkport. Here you find several outlets and factory stores from which you may purchase plenty of bargains.
Acadia National Park
The peak of your tour to the Pine Tree State must be at the rugged and beautiful stretch of the coastline that forms the Acadia National Park. The park is also home to some of the best inland streams and lakes as well as lush forests. Miles and miles of winding hike trails through the park serve to satisfy the visitors’ hiking desires no matter their abilities. Acadia National Park is also lined with scenic roads curling around a number of beautiful attractions. You may also set camp at one of the two campsites inside the park if you intend to base your excursions site in the wild. While at it you will find the chance to interact with the friendly locals as you learn more about their culture and lifestyles.
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Originally posted 2017-05-22 08:07:23.