"The Pine Tree State" is famous for Lobsters, Lighthouses, Rocky Coastlines, Potatoes, Pines, Ports and Paper.
Relax at coastal Maine inns & historic bed and breakfasts in Maine
Maine's miles of Atlantic coastline are popular destinations for tourists. But the attraction extends beyond the obvious fishing, boating and fishing. The Maine coastline is also home to historic forts and lighthouses, many of which are now restored and open to the public. Popular forts include Fort Knox, Fort Popham, Fort Baldwin, and Old Fort Western. More than 60 lighthouses dot the coast of Maine, including Bass Harbor Head, Spring Point Ledge and West Quoddy Ledge.
While on the coast, all visitors should take advantage of the fresh seafood readily available there. Whether choosing to dine in a small seaside cafe searching wild caught lobster or enjoying the atmosphere of a larger 5-star establishment serving farm-raised seafood, visitors are sure to enjoy the quality of seafood that has made Maine famous.
With 35,000 acres to explore, Acadia National Park has something for everyone. From hiking to fishing and driving paddling sports to camping, Maine, and New England's, only National Park has an abundance of things to do.
Maine offers a little bit of everything to travelers; from seaside fishing villages in Boothbay Harbor and Oceanside walking towns like Kennebunkport to a city lover’s dream like Portland. Whether you’re looking for a quiet romantic getaway, a seaside beach stay or a little bit of both, Maine has something for everyone. Below you’ll find our top 5 things to see and do on your next Maine Vacation.
- Portland - Whether you’re a foodie, love to shop or are an art junkie, Portland is the place to be. While you’re there take a lighthouse tour, stop by to see the world’s biggest globe, take to the sea on a guided tour or kayak trip.
- York - Home to some amazing lighthouses, miles of sand covered beaches and Maine’s largest Zoo. York is the place to be for entertainment, shopping and great food.
- Castine - Filled with history, this town has been occupied since the 1600s. While you’re there take tours of the town and its many forts and enjoy the views of Castine harbor.
- Ogunquit - Meaning "Beautiful place by the sea", Ogunquit is the premier summer destination for vacationing in Maine. Three and a half miles of sandy beaches offers you coast side shops, entertainment and great places to stop in and grab a drink. Make sure to take a walk across the Marginal way coastal path connecting Ogunquit to Perkins cove, a quaint fishing village with world class seafood, shopping and charm.
- Sugarloaf and Sunday River - The biggest and best ski resorts this side of the Rockies, Sugarloaf and Sunday River offer miles of skiing trails, amazing views and crowd free fun.
Some of the best and most experienced travel advisors are available to vistors at the Maine bed and breakfast inns of Select Registry. The innkeepers can advise visitors of the best the area has to offer, whether that be a popular attraction or a quiet place off the beaten path.
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