Before we get to the reasons, let’s clear up a couple things first. Many think Maine is the most northern and the most eastern states in the United States, besides Alaska. That is the way it looks on most maps. Believe it or not Maine is not the most northern at all, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota all extend farther north. Flat maps vs. true longitudes and latitudes. Maine is, however, the most eastern state. A plaque designates this at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, pictured above, while overlooking Sail Rock the most easternmost point.
President George H. W. Bush's summer home has given this Maine City some name recognition.The White Barn receives excellent member reviews for upscale lodging and dining.
One of the main sights to see in Maine is, of course, Acadia National Park. NPS calls it the “crown jewel of the Atlantic Coast”. Picture yourself sitting in the pre-dawn light with a flannel blanket wrapped around you as you are one of the first to see the sunrise in the U.S.A. on Cadillac Mountain. If you like dramatic scenery you might find yourself wanting to spend more time at Acadia.
You gotsa have some lobsta! Lobster roll, lobster hoagie sandwich, lobster dinner.
Lobster shacks are ready to serve you some of the state specialty! To learn more about the lobster industry take a Lobster Boat tour. This has been a hit with families.
Other Maine Favorites
Climbing the stairs at Portland Head Lighthouse, crossing the US/Canadian border into Roosevelt Campobello International Park, attending a Marine Science program on Appledore Island, climbing the highest mountain in Maine - Mount Katahdin, canoeing on Moosehead Lake, going to the beach in Yorkville. kayaking, canoeing, camping,
whale watching, fly fishing, so many great travel memories.
As you plan a trip to the Northeast consider the potential sights and experiences that are farther north than stepping your foot across the border.