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In Aroostook, Maine's largest and northernmost county, you'll find an abundance of natural, cultural and recreational resources that will make for a memorable vacation in any season. In "The County," you can bike along endless fields of potato blossoms; canoe and fish in one of the area's 2000 lakes, rivers and streams; hike along glorious wooded trails; or cross-country ski and snowmobile through the beautiful winter landscape. While you're here, join in the many festivals and fairs where residents celebrate their agrarian roots and the Acadian heritage that's still alive today. It's only natural that travelers fall in love with "The County." So come see it for yourself on your next visit to Maine and discover the other Maine - Aroostook
DOWN EAST AND ACADIA
Discover Downeast & Acadia from the glacial erratics of Acadia National Park to the dramatic tides of Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays. Explore villages filled with America's history, and FDR's summer home right next door on Campobello Island, Canada. Natural wonders, lighthouses, shopping, and a medley of lodging and dining choices await you in Downeast & Acadia. And did someone say lobster? It's fresh off the boat and prepared to your liking. The coast offers whale watching, puffin watching and seakayaking, while the many lakes boast exceptional canoeing, fishing and hunting opportunities. Hike, bike, climb, relax by the water's edge or explore the nooks and crannies of DownEast Acadia. It's a region filled with possibilities. Discover Downeast & Acadia anytime of the year for the memories of a lifetime.
GREATER PORTLAND AND CASCO BAY
Greater Portland, a four-season destination in southern Maine, offers scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and a wealth of historic and cultural attractions. Maine's metropolitan area sits right on lovely Casco Bay, a gateway to historic forts and lighthouses. Day and night, Portland's bustling waterfront is alive with activity and people: fisherman and ferries; sightseeing cruises and pleasure boats; restaurants and shops. A four-season recreational wonderland, Portland is surrounded by classic New England villages, wide sandy beaches and Freeport, home of renowned L.L. Bean
KATAHDIN - MOOSEHEAD - PENQUIS
Katahdin/Moosehead/ Penquis is a region of superlatives. Here you will find the most plentiful moose and deer in Maine; more parkland than anywhere else in the state, including 200,000-acre Baxter State Park; Moosehead Lake, the largest in the Northeast; and mile-high Mt. Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine. Outstanding whitewater rafting on the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers is offered, Maine's prime rafting areas. Enjoy all types of outdoor recreation, from canoeing/kayaking and camping to snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing. Truly and outdoorsman's paradise, Katahdin/Moosehead/Penquis is also home to some of the best hunting and fishing in the east. Before heading to this region, sample the culture, restaurants and accommodations in the gateway community of Bangor.
KENNEBEC AND MOOSE RIVER VALLEY
A region known for its outstanding outdoor recreation, the Upper Kennebec and Moose River Valleys offer incomparable opportunities for hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and fall foliage viewing. The region begins in Augusta, home of the Maine State Museum and historic Ft. Western, and follows the mighty Kennebec River and scenic Rt. 201 through Waterville (Redington Museum and Colby College), Skowhegan (Margaret Chase Smith Library and Lake George Park), The Forks (the hub for whitewater rafting), and Jackman, a major snowmobiling center. Whether you're a casual visitor or an experienced outdoorsman, you will savor the region's wooded hills and mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, as well as its cultural and historic attractions.
MAINE LAKES AND MOUNTAINS
The unspoiled lakes and mountains of Western Maine offer four distinct seasons that dramatically unfold in a blaze of color. From the colorful wild flowers of spring and the bright sunlit hillsides of summer to the brilliant palette of fall and the stunning white snowscapes of winter, it's a region of great scenic beauty. It is also the home to outstanding recreational pursuits. Enjoy all types of water sports on the region's lakes and rivers; cycle, hike, camp, golf, alpine and nordic ski and snowmobile in the mountains. Watch for spectacular wildlife including loons and moose. Linger awhile in quaint New England villages. Visit local artisans and museums. Attend country fairs and celebrations. We invite you to discover Maine's Western Lakes and Mountains
All along the Mid-Coast, you'll discover seaside resorts, charming villages, glacier-carved peninsulas, and grand panoramas. Come hideaway at an acclaimed inn, B&B, hotel, motel, cottage, or campground. Go antiquing, attend a country auction, browse irresistible shops, visit a museum, and take in a play or concert. Go biking or kayaking, sail on a famous windjammer, take a scenic train excursion, ferry to spectacular islands, or go sightseeing for seals, whales, puffins and dolphins. Join the fun at one of our special events, too! When it's time to dine, there's everything from salty to sophisticated, including plenty of just-caught lobster. In the winter, go skiing, skating, or tobogganing, or just curl up by the fire. We're open year round, so come let us warm you with our welcome.
SOUTHERN MAINE COAST
Breathtaking coastal scenery, broad beaches of pure white sand, and quaint, picturesque New England villages mark the Southern Maine Coast. This Maine includes the historic coastal towns of Kittery, The Yorks, Wells, Ogunquit, The Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach. Feast on lobster in the rough or dine at one of the many fine restaurants or inns; explore classic lighthouses, secluded harbors and rocky shorelines, or shop at the Kittery Outlets, antique shops or local boutiques. Four seasons of activities include seasonal festivals, cultural events, historical museums, theater and nightlife. Beautiful sandy beaches, inlets and harbors offer endless opportunities from swimming and sailing to sea kayaking and fishing. The Southern Maine Coast is a vacation paradise year-round
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