While Maine might not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of exploring the United States of America, especially by those who may have states like New York, California, or Florida at the forefront of their minds. But as a destination to visit, Maine has long been underrated.
Maine is located in the northeast of the United States and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, fellow US state New Hampshire, and Canadian provinces New Brunswick and Quebec. Main cities of the state include Portland, Augusta, Lewiston, and Bangor.
In this great state, there is a range of attractions to enjoy -- particularly when it comes to nature. The great outdoors in Maine is some of the most beautiful in the country, and the state is well equipped to let you explore the depths of it. There are various naturally stunning areas in Maine worth checking out, including Aroostook Country, DownEast and Arcadia, Greater Portland and Casco Bay, The Kennebec Valley, Maine’s Monutains and Valleys, Maine’s Midcoast and Islands, The Maine Beaches, and of course The Maine Highlands (Bangor, Katahdin, and Moosehead Lake). Outdoor enthusiasts will rejoice at the amount there is to do in Maine. For example, hiking, biking, hunting, wildlife watching, fishing, and camping are all possible to do and are of the highest quality.
But Maine is most famous for its lobsters. Since lobster are in abundance here, you would be remiss to not chow down on this delicious, fresh seafood delight while in the area. While on the topic of animals, it should be noted that Maine’s state animal is the moose. See if you can spot this impressive animal while wildlife watching.
If the outdoors and animals doesn’t tickle your fancy, make the effort to have a look at some of the many beautiful buildings in Maine. There are countless lighthouses overflowing with history and beauty as well many museums across the state which inform visitors of stories of years gone by.
Those looking for a Maine hostel accommodation are in luck; while not extensive as offerings in Europe or even more internationally touristy areas in US, there are multiple hostels in Maine. There are also affordable accommodation options such as boarding houses and cheap hotels, which should appease those on a limited hostel budget.
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