Maine is known for its beautiful lobsters and lighthouses, granite peaks and quiet forests. It also has the slogan “the way life should be”. This destination is sure to capture your heart.

From northern Maine’s waterways and mountain peaks to southern sandy beaches and lobster rolls, Maine is a destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list and here are our top 5 places in Maine.

1. Wild Allagash Waterway

Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a true destination for an off-grid wilderness experience, set up in a canoe on Northern Maine’s 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway and even water enthusiasts series has predictions today are very fond of this destination. When the annual holiday season arrives or you need a break from online activities and society, this incredible northern Maine beauty is one of the best canoe trips in the country.

2. Baxter State Park

Baxter State Park is a high point in the Central Highlands of Maine, this beautiful place encompasses 210,000 acres of wilderness. Many people visit this park to hike Mount Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. A strenuous full-day hike up the 5,267-foot-tall granite peak offers incredible views of Maine’s vast wilderness and bragging rights. Baxter State Park is also home to miles of easier hiking trails, ponds perfect for canoeing and elk viewing, and several campgrounds with cabins, shelters, and tent sites.

3.Portland

Maine’s largest city is home to award-winning restaurants and breweries and is known for its lobster and seafood. For a unique twist on lobster, stop by Highroller Lobster Co. and try their Lobster Cheese Crisp Taco or Lobby Pop . Start your day with a coffee and donuts from Hifi Donuts before strolling and shopping the historic cobbled streets of the Old Port. Get active with one of Summer Feet Cycling’s bike rides to the scenic Portland Head Lighthouse. Portland has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. Enjoy a pint with the locals at Bissell Brothers, Allagash Brewing Company and Rising Tide Brewing Company.

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4. Camden and Rockland

The small coastal towns of Camden and Rockland in Maine’s mid-coast are quintessential beach towns where lobster is caught fresh that day, old homes once belonged to ex-sea captains, and everyone knows everyone’s name. For the picture-perfect view of Camden Harbor, hike to the top of grand Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park. In Rockland, visit the Farnsworth Art Museum to discover the magnificent paintings of American painter Andrew Wyeth. Grab your morning coffee and soak up the ocean air as you walk the nearly one-mile stone breakwater to the historic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse which welcomes ships into Rockland Harbor.

5. Port Kennebunk

Put on your best polo when you visit the chic coastal town of Kennebunkport in southern Maine. Nestled along the banks of the Kennebunk River and rocky cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the quaint town offers a plethora of water activities from whale watching to kayaking and lobster excursions. For a glimpse of the olden days, visit the Seashore Trolley Family Museum. Nearby Kennebunk and Ogunquit (named by the Abenaki and meaning “the beautiful place by the sea”) are home to miles of sandy beaches, perfect for a hot summer day.