Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

40 BE INSPIRED Maine takes pride in offering unique sightseeing and tour options for visitors. But these are more than tourist attractions — they’re experiences you won’t forget. Navigate Your Way Along thousands of miles of rugged coastline, you’ll discover more than 60 iconic lighthouses in Maine. Learn about their history and present-day importance as a part of Maine’s maritime culture and explore the charming and unique towns that surround them. Or see Maine from a different point of view, sailing away on a windjammer under a starry night. During the day, learn about Maine’s aquaculture industry while visiting an oyster farm along the more than 80 oyster farms on the Maine Oyster Trail or learn to catch lobster on a lobster boat tour. Dine Your Way Maine lobster is an iconic mainstay, and it’s easy to see why, whether it’s bathed in butter or piled into a freshly crafted lobster roll. But Maine also offers a thriving food scene rich with diverse, seasonal ingredients that are hand-harvested from our fields and tides. Be sure to check out the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival or the Maine Potato Blossom Festival. The Ploye Festival in Fort Kent offers visitors the chance to try a light buckwheat pancake brought to Maine by the French Acadians, while no trip to Maine would be complete without tasting a wild blueberry pie. Get Away Your Way Maine’s majestic mountains, deep woods and rocky coasts are home to awe-inspiring wildlife. Birdwatchers will find themselves in a state of bliss, especially if they’re hoping for a glimpse of puffins. Maine is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking, biking, and paddling to fishing and wildlife watching. In winter, strap on some skis or snowshoes and explore a snowy wonderland. You can also experience the Northeast’s only equestrian skijoring competition in Skowhegan. This sport looks like water skiing except the water is snow, and the boat is a horse. A once-in-a-lifetime experience! “Enjoy the outdoors at one of Maine’s 32 state parks, or Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, one of the most popular national parks in the USA” Rich in natural beauty with miles of sand beaches, pristine lakes and mountain trails, visit Maine and make it yours Maine, Your Way Visit Maine Be inspired, visit