Top Sites In Maine: Searching For Top Things To Do In Maine

Winter,Spring,Summer & Fall: Maine’s motto is “The Way Life Should Be” and with so many places to see and things to do it’s hard to decide where to start. If you are looking for some of the top places to visit then first on your list should be a trip to Baxter State Park. Located in the great northern woods, the natural setting includes mountains, lakes and wildlife galore. For nature lovers this is utopia. Miles of hiking trails, beautiful campsites and quiet all rolled into one. With the shadows of Maine’s highest peak in the background, Mt. Katahdin is a close second in must see sites in Maine. Hiking on Knifes Edge trail atop this majestic mountain is certainly not for the faint of heart but, the views from the the top make it all worth the journey. Perhaps it is the ocean that is calling to you then a definite stop should be Portland Head Light. The Head Light is the oldest of Maine’s 66 lighthouse and the most photographed in the country. What struck me on our last visit was the sharp contrast of the blue sky, the deep blue ocean and the stark white structure of the lighthouse in contrast all the colors around it. It was on those rocks that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem, “The Lighthouse”. Traveling a little further downeast will bring you to Acadia National Park where mountains, islands and oceans come together making it one of the most beautiful spots in North America. Cadillac Mountain, Thunderhole, Sand Beach, hiking, biking, camping all make this area worth the trip. In addition to the natural beauty Bar Harbor is close for those who want to spend some time in a quaint Inn or upscale hotel. Consider putting these three top must see sites on your list when traveling in Maine.