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Visit Maine - Vacationland
It's hard to disagree with Maine's state license plate which confidently decrees "the way life should be". Welcome to the great state of Maine! From the pristine wilderness of the conifer and hardwood forests that cover 895 of the state, to the magnificent rocky coastline of the north, to the long sandy beaches of the south, Maine is truly a scenic wonder. Picturesque lighthouses and quaint fishing villages add to the natural splendor of the coastline. Majestic homes of 19th century sea captains, many with their original widow's walks, grace the seaside towns.Its rugged, lighthouse-dotted shoreline in the very north-eastern tip of America separates the Atlantic Ocean from an interior patchwork of lakes and dense forests. Inhale the head-clearing aroma of pine trees in the North Woods forest made popular recently with television reality shows.. More than 2,000 artifacts will tell you the story of this wild region at the Maine State Museum in Augusta, the state capital.
There is so much that Maine has to offer both the tourists and the residents. Maine isn't just about beautiful scenery and wilderness. Maine's history and economy have been linked to vast timber reserves and to the sea; in this case, the Atlantic Ocean. The abundance of timber served the state well as Maine became noted for its shipbuilding in colonial times. The first ship built and launched in western hemisphere was the Virginia, launched in 1607. Shipbuilding continued to flourish in Maine as the manufacture of wooden ships gave way to iron and steel. The first atomic submarine, the Swordfish was built in Maine. On the other end of the scale, Maine produces more canoes than any other state in the union.
Agriculture in Maine is a big deal too. Maine's blueberry harvest is the largest in the nation, yielding almost all the low bush blueberries grown in the United States. Potatoes are a major product of Maine, growing well in the cool north. We don’t believe anyone can forget about the world famous Maine Seafood. Maine is famous for delicious shellfish, especially clams and the Maine lobster. Maine's yearly lobster catch is larger than any other state.
Maine truly is vacationland -and- worthy of your visit. It is a state that you will quickly want to call home due to the warmth and charm of the amazing people that live and work in this state. Maine’s four seasons are very distinctive and will leave a warm memory in your heart.