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Maine Vacations

Maine is one of six states that make up the New England region, it is also the largest. Nicknamed the Pine Tree State in honor of its numerous white pine trees, Maine is best known for its lush landscapes, stunning coastlines, and secluded beaches that stretch out alongside the Atlantic. Over 500,000 acres of land is dedicated to state and national parks, and 32 state parks and 4 national parks lie within its borders. Visitors can largely embrace the outdoors with activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, and boating. 

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Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

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Downtown Portland

Spacious accommodations with homelike amenities make Portland’s only all-suite hotel the perfect choice for family vacations and business trips.

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What to do

  • Acadia National Park – The largest National Park in Maine, a great location to catch the 1st U.S. sunrise of the day.
  • Bar Harbor – This charming old town is located on Mt. Desert Island, along Maine’s Frenchman Bay and is known as “the gateway to Acadia National Park.”
  • Portland – Maine’s biggest and most populous city.
  • Casco Bay and the islands – Hundreds of islands and exposed ledges can be found within its borders. This is a great area to take a boat cruise, ferry, or hike one of the islands.
  • Old Orchard Beach – This historic town features 7 miles of beach, pier, and a Palace Playland, complete with a gondola ferris wheel.

When to Go

Due to Maine’s landscapes, lush nature, and the outdoor activities associated, each season can be an enticing time to go. It all becomes dependent on temperatures, crowds, and festivals. Some of Maine’s more popular festivals take place during the summer months, such as the Maine Lobster Festival which occurs in the 1st weekend of August, the Oyster festival in June, the Machias Blueberry Festival in August, and the Country Fairs that run from July to early October. 

November through April can get extremely cold in Maine, with snow and rain being a consistent condition. The average temperatures for the north can get as low as -15F, and 25F for the south. During the winter months, many of Maine’s attractions are also closed.

Peak season for travel and tourists is within the summer months, primarily from the end of May to September. Summer holds a comfortable climate and rarely exceeds 85 degrees. However, it can be the most populated time as well, with large crowds and tourists.