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Four Seasons of Maine

The state of Maine offers endless outdoor adventure year round. In warm months, explore the coast, mountains, woods, rivers and lakes by kayak, bike or seaplane. Spot a majestic moose while camping or hiking. Relax at one of our sandy beaches. In winter set out on snowshoes, ski and ride on some of the best slopes in the East or snow mobile through the wilderness on miles of trails.

Spring

Spring

Spring is a special time in the Greater Portland region. As winter melts to make way for a new season, maple syrup flows, flowers bloom, and restaurants and museums, closed for long winter breaks, open their doors. Spring, with its many rites that mark the city’s new beginnings, is the perfect time to visit. The Portland region is best experienced outside. Visitors walk the Boulevard or one of the Promenades, take a canoe or kayak ride through the Scarborough Marsh or a cruise on the Bay or in the Harbor to look for crocuses emerging, birds migrating, and other signs of Spring. They can also visit the Maine Wildlife Park or one of Maine’s 36 State Parks when they open their gates to hike, bike, or explore in the crisp new air.

Summer

Summer
Some say summer in Maine is magical, with the sunny, breezy days and cool, clear nights. Take advantage of this season with a boat ride, hike or bike ride, trip to the beach, or day at an amusement park for adventure and fun. Sandy beaches along the coast make Maine a choice summer destination. Strolling the Old Port’s cobblestone streets rivals the beach for a favorite pastime – art events and summer concerts, trolley rides make for excellent summer sightseeing. Summer is also a perfect to time to enjoy seaside dining and indulge in summertime harvests at seaside clam shacks and restaurants where lobsters come on a roll, on a melt, as a dinner, or nearly any way you can imagine.

Fall

Fall
With crisp air and gorgeous foliage, autumn is a beautiful time in Maine. Take a "leaf peepers tour” or enjoy a meal at one of Portland’s dining establishments – many seasonal restaurants are open through October. Many visitors to the area take in Maine’s fall harvest by visiting an apple orchard during September and October to pick their own, collect pumpkins, enjoy a hayride, or tour an area working farm. Visitors can schedule a trip to coincide with Great Maine Apple Day at the Union Fairgrounds, or many of the county fairs that begin in August and continue through September until the Fryeburg Fair in October ends the season. Harvest on the Harbor, the Convention + Visitor Bureau's celebration of Food and Wine scene punctuates the season each year.  

Winter

Winter
Greater Portland offers an abundance of outdoor recreation in winter, including cross-country skiing, ice skating and sledding. Or sit down at one of the region’s cafes and enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate or a warm cup of tea. For those hitting the slopes, some of the finest skiing in the east is on Maine. Visitors may prefer to don ice skates and twirl on the pond in Portland's Deering Oaks Park, and those up for a bigger challenge can find ice that goes on for miles at Sebago Lake and other lakes of the nearby Lakes Region. For snowmobilers, outdoor adventure centers can outfit visitors with everything needed for a snowmobile vacation so they can take off from the cabin and fly through pristine woods in the great outdoors. Need to take the kids sledding? The hills at Payson Park in Portland are tube-ready.
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