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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Summer in Maine

Magical Days on the Coast, Perfect for Outdoor Adventure

Sunny, breezy days and cool, clear nights – outdoor adventurers thrive in Greater Portland in the summer. When getting out on the water is the goal, tours are an excellent choice: visitors can take a short cruise of the harbor or go all in for a tour to Nova Scotia, Eagle Island, or a whale watch odyssey; there are plenty of captains to guide them. They can island hop on the ferry, sail a vintage schooner, or water ski or paddleboard on their own as a rental for the day.

Exploring for Outdoor Enthusiasts 

Inland also shines for adventure in the summertime, when moose tours, world-class fishing, kayaking and canoeing on Maine’s lakes and streams hits its zenith. Visitors can find a put-in on their own, let a guide take them, or take a day lesson and leave the equipment at home. Many outfitters want to take adventurers on a white-capped thrill ride on the whitewater – don’t miss the chance. Did we mention the region is popular for bikers? Visitors will find bike rentals easy to find around the state – explore coastal routes casually, or mountain bike on more adventurous trails.

Beachcombers & Sightseers

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.

Family Fun

The region is a hotbed of fairs and festivals in the summer months. There is a choice of amusement parks, and the area has three major spots that feature water slides and games and rides. Destinations like the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, historical museums, and exhibits that feature works by artists like the Wyeths and Winslow Homer can make family vacationers wish for rain.

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