Sailing satisfies those seeking hands-on adventure or a lazy sunset cruise in equal measure, moving visitors to get out on the water
With 3,500 miles of coastline, Maine provides easy access for those wishing to explore islands, hidden coves, and sandy beaches.
Maine is home to over 6,000 lakes and ponds, meaning fishing is merely a matter of choosing a clear and vibrant body of water and the right tackle.
From scenic float trips to challenging Class V rapids, Maine’s rafting centers and resorts take advantage of major rivers to provide true outdoor adventure.
Maine’s reputation as a surfing destination has stuck, with miles of beaches and waves. Surfers seek out ways to explore a local river or lake.
Annual event that kicks off the summer sailing season featuring large schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor.
The Southcoast of Maine is referred to as “The Beaches Region” of Maine for its miles of sandy beaches, pristine ocean, lighthouses and lobster shacks
Willard Beach, a 4-acre sandy beach in South Portland, is a favorite among locals. Come to Willard to relax in the sand or take a leisurely swim.
Scarborough Beach offers some of the best swimming in New England with water temps in the high 60’s throughout July and August.
Pine Point Beach is a sandy beach on Saco Bay 4 miles from the jetty at Pine Point to Old Orchard Beach—relax on the beach, swim, or take a stroll.
On the pier, visitors can shop, eat, play games of skill, enjoy the nightlife, go dancing, watch fireworks, and listen to concerts.
The gorgeous haven of Ferry Beach, a sandy beach along the Scarborough River channel, comes with a small fee ($10 per car) but is worth the price.