Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine


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Official Tourism Site of Greater Portland Maine
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Spring in Maine

Opening Day & A City in Bloom

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.

Preparations Begin

Visitors wait for months to experience the Portland Flower Show with its sights and smells of spring. This show marks the sensory end of winter and gets attendees thinking about flowers and gardens. It’s also a perfect time to enjoy the Maine Boatbuilders Show, a gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast, with exhibits of numerous manufacturers of boating equipment, sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing vessels. Or embrace the sweetness of Spring by participating in Maple Syrup Sunday. Usually held the last Sunday in March, maple syrup farms open their doors and welcome the public to learn more about tapping maple trees and boiling down the syrup. Most offer sample of fresh maple syrup.

Venturing Out

When snow melts and temperatures begin to rise, 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.

Spring also marks opening day for baseball, and that means seeing the Portland Sea Dogs, the AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in their home stadium. Fans can attend Opening Day at Hadlock Field and watch future major leaguers in action.

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