Seniors Travel to Maine

Mar 21st, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Maine is the only state that touches on only one other state.  It is “way up north” and there are many reasons to visit Maine. Maine offers a stellar destination for you and your loved ones to visit during the fall months when the trees are in their full seasonal colors, and other times of year as well. 

There’s a reason Maine is called “Vacationland.” Thanks to its unique natural setting  – a spectacular coast and a woodsy, mountainous interior – a visitor to the state can find an almost endless variety of things to do. From the shops of Kittery to the dogsled races of Fort Kent, there is so much to do you’ll run out of time before you ever explore all the possibilities. This little map divides the state into eight areas each offering unique activities for seniors.  With 6,000 lakes, 32,000 miles of rivers, 5,000+ miles of coastline and 17 million acres of forestland, it should have something for you to spark your interests. 

Another interactive map helps you to explore features towns, state parks, airports and historic sites.  Folks up there divide the year into three seasons, Fall, Spring & Summer and Winter.  With the crisp air of autumn comes the chance to experience a quintessential fall weekend in Maine. For starters, you’ll be amazed at the glorious colors on display across the state. From quiet coastal villages to lakeside golf courses to scenic mountain passes, Maine offers a variety of settings for nature’s brilliant show. Another fall favorite is heading to an orchard for apple picking and a glass of cider fresh from the press. 

Maine encompasses nearly all of the outdoor beauty and cultural pleasures that New England offers as a whole. The northern and inner regions welcome whitewater rafters, skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, and fishermen with their mountains, majestic forests, and abundant lakes and streams. One highlight of the coastal region is the magnificent Acadia National Park.  I guess that they want visitors to see EVERYTHING in the state with this URL that features 80 Things To See & Do in Maine

And how could one not include Lobsters when focusing on Maine?  The Maine Lobster Council’s site will not only help you find the best places to dine on Maine Lobster but includes Lobster Boat Tours and Maine Lobster Events. You might well enjoy their annual lobster festival that goes on for five days with over 60,000 attendants. Feasting menu focuses on fresh steamed Maine lobster, and consists a variety of seafood steamed and fried clams, shrimps, mussels and more provided by many vendors. 

This map of the main cities provides detailed road maps for the entire state. If you are driving up the east coast, this map provides the major cities and will take you up to Maine.  Just in case you just can’t wait to get to Maine to have a lobster, this site can bring lobsters to you.  Enjoy!  jeb



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