Living in Maine

Maine is one of the most gorgeous places to call home. A year-round destination for travelers, it offers four incredible seasons; each season is unique, providing an ever-changing variety of things to see and do for vacationers and residents alike. No matter the month, you will find an activity to enjoy.

Winter in Maine offers great conditions for snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, as well as ice fishing, skating or sledding. Or if you prefer, it’s the perfect time to curl up in front a fireplace or woodstove and catch up on your reading, knitting or other cozy pastime.

In the spring, you can enjoy exciting white water rafting in the streams and rivers that swell during the winter thaw. In addition, there’s fishing and kayaking on the lakes and streams, as well as along the coast.

In the summer, you can soak up the sun on Maine’s many sandy beaches, boat on one of the myriad lakes and ponds, explore the rocky coast, or bike the mountain trails. 

 Fall in Maine offers spectacular views as the foliage changes — from rich evergreens to sugar maple yellows, oranges and reds. Hiking and mountain biking are favorite pastimes in this season with nature’s finery so incredible that you just can’t see enough of it. Apple picking and county fairs are another favorite way to spend the crisp and clear fall days.

Many people enjoy visiting the 67 lighthouses located throughout the state. Maine has more lighthouses along its coast than any other state and most are easily accessible. One day a year, on Open Lighthouse Day, the general public has a rare opportunity to visit and climb more than two dozen lighthouses. Some of the prominent lighthouses are Whaleback LightCape Neddick (Nubble) LightPortland Head LightCape Elizabeth LightKennebec River Light, and Owl’s Head Light Station.

Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park are two of Maine’s best known vacation spots in Maine. Acadia offers a coastal experience year-round and Baxter draws visitors eager to climb Mt. Katahdin — the last mountain peak in the Appalachian Trail and the end of the infamous 100-mile wilderness.

If you’re ready to hit the road, AcadiaOld Canada RoadRangeley LakesSchoodic and Blackwoods are famous scenic byways that cover unspoiled landscapes, historic buildings, farms, villages, and the coastline.

While Maine truly lives up to its nickname, “Vacationland,” it’s also a wonderful place to call home.