Maine in a nutshell
If you’re looking for a great getaway, then head to Maine.
You’ll find something special in each region.
Maine is recognized as one of the most healthful states in the nation with summer temperatures averaging 70 F and winter temperatures averaging 20 F.
Maine has approx. 3,500 miles (5.631 km) of coastline, and about 2,000 islands off the coast.
Embark on outdoor adventures like trekking, camping, skiing and snowmobiling.
Go sightseeing in charming villages.
Relax on sandy beaches.
Encounter amazing wildlife including whales, puffins and the mighty moose.
Immerse yourself in Maine’s unique culture at the festivals and fairs. And of course, enjoy lobster the Maine way-fresh from the ocean.
If you look for attractions & sightseeing – the possibilities in Maine are endless.
Fall foliage in Maine
Trailing off from Maine’s soft summer heat comes autumn, the season many consider the state’s most enchanting.
From blazing crimson, gold and tangerine leaves, to blushing Macintosh apples and plump pumpkins,
Maine glows from top to bottom in autumn. Coming alive in crisp, clear days, all of Maine is vibrant, and many visitors come to enjoy special events while taking in the brilliant scenery.
‘Tis the season for leaf peepers, and it’s no wonder that they come.
Maine boasts some of the most dramatic leaf colors in New England, their fiery colors contrasting brilliantly with the cobalt blue backdrop of the state’s many lakes and miles of rugged coastline.
There’s a cornucopia of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes -and plenty of exciting activities to experience throughout Maine, all the way north to Aroostook County and south to Kittery and the southern Maine beaches.
Crisp, clear days provide perfect visibility for the annual spectacular fall foliage display that colorfully sweeps over the state in September and October.
Maine is the most heavily forested state in the nation and offers more than 50 species of trees. There’s an unlimited list of trips to plan, places to explore and off-the-beaten-path discoveries to come upon. Maine offers more than 30 state parks for hiking, biking and camping enthusiasts.
Explore the hills, rivers, lakes and coastline as the leaves work their colorful magic.
Autumn in Maine is a time to stimulate the senses and enjoy a change: A change in season and a change in time.
- Fall Foliage
- Arcadia National Park
State Data & Essentials
Maine – State Abbr.: ME
– Statehood Ranking: 23
30,862 square miles (79,930 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 39
1,34 Mio (2018 est.); 1,328,361 (2010 Census); 1,274,923 (2000 Census)
The Pine Tree State
“Dirigo” (== I lead)
1.606 m / 5,269 ft (Mt. Katahdin)
Daylight Saving Time: yes
White pine cone and tassel (Pinus strobus, linnaeus)
Chickadee (Parus atricapillus)
State of Maine Song (by Roger Vinton Snow)