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Lakes for Boating

Maine may be known for its coastline, but the state is also home to more than 6,000 lakes. Explore the inland waters by boat and take in as much of the scenery as possible.

Waterfront Outdoor Eats

In these few sacred summer months in Maine, there’s no better way to enjoy a meal than outside in the sun. The dining experience is made even better when there’s a beautiful ocean view to take in.

Day Hikes

Maine might be known for its rocky coast, but its mountains also offer impressive vistas and plenty of opportunities for exploration. Fortunately not every hike the state has to offer is as intense as Katahdin.

Lighthouses

Maine and lighthouses go together like lobster and butter—you can’t have one without the other. Some of the maritime navigational towers are iconic landmarks, while others are steeped in intriguing nautical history.

General Stores

General stores represent the best of Maine’s hodgepodge of values, selling everything from hunting and fishing gear to hardware, fully loaded sandwiches, and farm-fresh produce, often in a no-frills setting.

Mocktails Around Maine

In the past, if you wanted to skip the alcohol while out, dinnertime options were limited to juice and soda. Now many restaurants serve creative, non-alcoholic concoctions that can compete with their boozier counterparts.

Sledding Spots

After the first real snow of the season, local sledding spots become the perfect weekend destination for families.

Sugarloaf Glades

Both daredevils and peace-seekers in search of a trail less traveled should head toward Sugarloaf’s backcountry-style glades, where trees, cliffs, and solitude make for exciting—and tranquil—skiing and snowboarding. Just make sure to comply with safety guidelines before adventuring.

Sunday River Nightlife

Winter’s short, pale-gray days provide the perfect setting for skiing and snowboarding at Sunday River. But as the sun begins to set, the region’s bars and restaurants swell with off-duty winter thrill seekers.