The great natural assets of Maine, the most northeastern state in the
United States, are its woods and its waters. More than four fifths of Maine is covered
with forests. The land surface is dotted with lakes and rivers, while the Atlantic Ocean
washes the state's rocky shoreline, with its hundreds of islands, inlets, and harbors.
Although a former French province was called Mayne, the state probably takes its
name from the term main, used in early times to distinguish the mainland from the many
coastal islands. Acadia National Park is the only national park in New England.
Individuals looking for an exciting vacation destination need
look no farther than Maine. You can fulfill all of your vacation needs here, from the
fast-paced excitement of your favorite outdoor activity, to the exceptional performances
of our theatre companies and symphony orchestras. Tour a living history museum in the
morning and dine in an elegant restaurant in the evening. Ski the slopes of a world-class
resort by day, and relax in an historic bed & breakfast, country inn, guesthouse,
cabin or quaint cottage at night. Browse countless antique shops or search for a bargain
in our outlet stores. Stretch out on a white-sand beach or on the deck of a windjammer.
Enjoy a fresh Maine lobster before you travel from Bar Harbor inland to Bangor,
where you may catch a glimpse of moose or deer.