Discover the eight distinct regions of Maine!
Big skies, deep roots and open hearts are what you'll find when you visit Aroostook County. So large it's simply called "The County," this region is graced with natural, cultural and recreational resources that make for a memorable vacation in any season.
In the Maine Highlands, adventure is not choreographed and wilderness is more than just a memory. Experience a stunning tapestry of mountains, lakes, rivers, hills and valleys. From the city of Bangor to the North Maine Woods, this region presents an exciting array of vacation possibilities.
Secluded coves, crashing surf, blueberry barrens, the highest tides in the country and the first light of day characterize DownEast and Acadia. Here you'll find authentic fishing villages, Acadia National Park, the Schoodic National Scenic Byway, Somes Sound (the only fjord on the East Coast), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Ice Age Trail, Grand Lake Stream (revered for fly fishing) and Machiasport, site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution.
The waters of the Mid-Coast are considered among the best for sailing in the world. Majestic lighthouses guard the rock-bound coast, warning sailors but welcoming visitors. Picturesque harbors shelter a unique mix of traditional fishing villages and more cosmopolitan towns.
Adventure, a rich heritage and scenic beauty characterize a region that is connected in every way to the rivers that run through it. The Kennebec & Moose River Valleys offer incomparable outdoor recreation opportunities—hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, cross country skiing and snowmobiling—along with a wealth of history and the arts.
The Maine Lakes & Mountains region offers four seasons full of beauty and outdoor activity, from hillsides of wildflowers in spring, and summer's cool waterways, to fall's brilliant palette and the snowscapes of winter.
Practically everything in the Greater Portland and Casco Bay region is within sight, sound or scent of the sea. Portland, Maine's largest city, is built on a promontory with water on three sides, and no visit here is complete without a boat trip—around the harbor or out to the Casco Bay Islands.
With more than thirty miles of sandy beaches, it's no wonder the Maine Beaches region is one of the nation's top vacation destinations. And with so much variety—from the historic pier and amusements of Old Orchard to the natural dunes of Ogunquit—there's a beach that's just right for you.