The Regions of Maine
Day Trips & Travel Destinations Near the City of Portland
Portland’s proximity to area attractions makes it the perfect home base for day trips and for visiting favorite travel destinations in and around Southern Maine. Popular excursions include trips to area outlet malls in search of retail shopping where you’ll discover an embarrassment of brand name riches. Midcoast Maine excels when it comes to displaying the state’s natural resources in wildlife and recreational parks. Uncover all the state’s attractions by car, bike or train – then come back to the city when you’re done exploring, and plan your next travel destination.
Back coves and portholes. Ferries and festivals. Mansions and microbrews. Harvests and harbors. It seems impossible that a single seaside city jutting into Casco Bay could offer so much.
And yet, the Greater Portland Region is a tribute to diversity, as if created solely for passing visitors to set down their hats and say – this is the place! Its central location is in proximity to a world of cuisine, culture, art, and adventure.
Those seeking a quintessential Maine experience will find it here. Surrounded by island-studded Casco Bay, Portland offers some of the best water access to neighboring islands (just a ferry ride away), historic forts, and lighthouses in all of Maine.
Other Regions of Maine
Aroostook, also known to locals as The County, holds a fascination for outdoor enthusiasts and is known for its Maine potato harvest.
Covering a huge expanse of territory and terrains, coastlines and woodlands, many far from the crowds, from Bar Harbor to Mount Desert Island.
This north-south swathe of Maine extends from the state capital of Augusta to the border of the Canadian province of Quebec.
The area beckons outdoor enthusiasts who camp, hike its expansive trails, experience the best canoeing and kayaking Maine has to offer.
This western part of the state stretches from New Hampshire’s border to Sebago Lake and is home to the state’s highest peaks and year-round activities.
Maine’s Mid-coast boasts linger-worthy towns, working waterfronts, beaches, museums, and miles of coastline that unfold into regional treasures.
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
Communities who have made Maine their home are enriching and strengthening our towns and cities by preserving and celebrating their culture.
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