Visiting Maine

It’s no wonder that Maine is called the Pine State. Home to renowned Acadia National Park - the only national park in New England - the state is replete with natural wonders and amazing coastal vistas. Visitors arrive year-round to enjoy rocky beaches, smooth skiing, and lobster feasts. Visit the historic shipbuilding town of Kennebunkport, or peruse the Arts District of Portland, packed with galleries and museums like the Portland Art Museum. Once you’ve had your fill, head over to the historic Old Port neighborhood, known for its cobblestone streets, 19th century buildings and the best nightlife in the city.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing ... Read More
It’s no wonder that Maine is called the Pine State. Home to renowned Acadia National Park - the only national park in New England - the state is replete with natural wonders and amazing coastal vistas. Visitors arrive year-round to enjoy rocky beaches, smooth skiing, and lobster feasts. Visit the historic shipbuilding town of Kennebunkport, or peruse the Arts District of Portland, packed with galleries and museums like the Portland Art Museum. Once you’ve had your fill, head over to the historic Old Port neighborhood, known for its cobblestone streets, 19th century buildings and the best nightlife in the city.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Maine

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Pemaquid Point and GPS antics

Written by Green Dragon on 18 Nov, 2008

We woke up rested and ready to rock, despite a fairly hard bed. We headed down for some blessedly mundane McDonald’s breakfast (we didn’t want to risk the hotel breakfast after last night’s culinary tragedy), and set the GPS for Pemaquid Point. This…Read More


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Driving up the New England Coast

Written by Green Dragon on 18 Nov, 2008

Saturday morning I woke up quite early to make my flight. My father was kind enough to awake in the early dawn with me, to drop me off and save me two weeks of parking fees. Our friend worked there at the TSA,…Read More


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Casco Bay and It's Many Islands!!

Written by ladyanne47 on 04 Oct, 2006

Being on the Casco Bay is like coming "home again". Every year we take the Casco Bay Ferry Lines to rent a cottage on Cliff Island. The island is the last one out that is serviced by the ferry, and it takes sometimes a good…Read More


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Shopping and Lunching in Winter

Written by moatway on 28 Mar, 2006

Rockland’s directory lists twenty art galleries, all of which are open in summer. In winter? Well, your choices will be somewhat limited and that is true of all kinds of shopping and indeed, restaurant options. As we explored the mid-coast, however, we found a number…Read More


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Coastal towns and Lighthouses of Maine

Written by gonewriting on 19 Jan, 2001

As I began my drive up into Maine, I was determined to see as much of the coastline as possible in the little time that I had. Unknown to me, before my venture, is the fact that Maine has 3,500 miles of coastline and some…Read More


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Port Day in Bar Harbor

Written by smmmarti guide on 06 Dec, 2004

Local FlavorDon’t pronounce it, "Bah-ha-bah" unless you are actually from Maine. The natives don’t find it funny. As John Steinbeck reported in Travels with Charley, they may even give you faulty directions to get even. Only 5,000 people live in Bar Harbor, but the town…Read More


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Rock climbing the ocean cliffs

Written by Constance on 26 Jun, 2000

Most rock climing adventures start at the base of the rock. Not here! You'll start out with a short drive and easy hike to the cliffs of Acadia National Park. As the trail ends and the cliffs come into view all you'll…Read More


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Kayaking the Maine coastline

Written by Constance on 27 Jun, 2000

Kayaking is a sport anyone can do. The boats sit low in the water and are very stable, even in the ocean. They are very easy to navigate after a quick training course. Our kayak tour provides us with sights you just don't see…Read More


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Casco Bay

Written by ladyanne47a on 21 Jan, 2006

One of the best things about being in Portland is the opportunity to take a ferry tour around the beautiful islands in Casco Bay.Casco Bay Ferry Terminal is at the very end of Franklin Street, which you can get to off the 295 highway. It…Read More


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Portland Town (City)

Written by ladyanne47a on 16 Jan, 2006

Portland is the largest city in Maine, on the southern end of the state. It may be a city, but don't let that keep you away. It is a treasure trove of Maine history, beauty, and culture.Probably my most favorite small city in the United…Read More


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