Best Things to Do in Maine

There are so many things to do in Maine that you will probably need a few trips in order to enjoy all of the activities and attractions that the events in Maine have to offer. Each town, city or village has its own cultural, natural and historic treasures just waiting to be discovered. Trying to choose what things to do in Maine can be likened to choosing a flavor in an ice cream parlor. However, based on popular opinion, here are a few things to do in Maine that should be your “Maine” choices, including fishing in Maine and other events in Maine.

Maine Canoe and Kayak Trips: One of the best ways to enjoy a state that is known for its coastal beauty is to take one of the fantastic Maine cane and kayak trips. You can take a canoe trip on the Saint Croix River, where you can enjoy an abundance of class II rapids. The Saint Croix also has a good deal of smallmouth bass, which makes it a good place to go fishing in Maine. During fall foliage, the Saint Croix is an excellent place to take a few Maine canoe and kayak trips. You can also take Maine canoe and kayak trips near Machias Bay, where you can view some fascinating Native American petroglyphs.

Have Tea and Popovers in Acadia National Park: Acadia National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Maine. For nearly a century, tea and popovers have been served on the lawn at Jordan Pond House, located on the Pond Loop Road in Acadia National Park.

Tour Mount Desert Island: Mount Desert Island is yet another one of the very popular attractions in Maine. The island has a number of large lakes and ponds, 17 mountain peaks, and the beautiful Somes Sound which is the only fjord on the East Coast.

Take a midnight shopping trip to LL Bean in Freeport: Why? Because you can! Come on, you know you want to!

Visit Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community: Located in New Gloucester Maine, the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community is the last of the active Shaker communities in the United States. It is also the only one that voted to accept new converts rather than die out. Their 1,900-acre farm is located about 45 minutes outside of Portland. It has a number of buildings that date back to the 18th Century. You can see different types of Shaker craftsmanship, and purchase locally grown Shaker herbs.

Ski at Sugarloaf USA: If you travel to Colorado or Utah, you might see many cars that still have a Sugarloaf USA bumper sticker. Find out why people who fall in lover with “The Loaf” consider themselves “Sugarloafers” for life.

Fall Foliage in Maine: Simply put, the foliage in Maine is fantastic! In fact, it is considered to be one of the best natural attractions in Maine.

Ride the Excalibur Roller Coaster: Excalibur is Maine's first wooden roller coaster. It was built by Custom Coasters Inc. of Ohio. The Excalibur has a height of 108 feet and a drop of 84 feet. It holds 24 people while it travels at speed a breathtaking of 62 miles per hour. Excalibur is located in Saco Maine.

Visit the lighthouses: The lighthouses are also popular attractions in Maine.

Take in a festival: There are all sorts of festivals at every time of the year.

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