Holidays to Maine are often best enjoyed combining numerous destinations in order to make the most of your time. The south of Maine is very different to the north, being characterised by its beaches, resort communities and cosmopolitan cities. The north is heavily forested and perfect for outdoor activities.
Famous for autumnal foliage and its sleepy fishing villages, wildlife spotting for rare birds, moose, whales, and paddling tours, Maine has a reputation for clean air and getting back to nature. The tall pine trees and rumbling waters of Allagash Falls typify the beautiful scenery of this fantastic state making all Maine holidays special.
When to go to Maine
Peak temperatures in July, average about 21.1°C throughout the state. In the Southern Interior Division during a very warm summer, temperatures may reach 32.2° for as many as 25 days, and in the Coastal Division, two to seven days. Winters are cold, but prolonged cold spells are rare with eight weeks each year dropping below freezing.
The best times to visit Maine really depend on your reasons for travel but in summer and autumn, temperatures remain ideal for all outdoor activities, particularly hiking, fishing and golf. Canoeing and kayaking in particular have a lot of possibilities with excellent rivers including; The Allagash Wilderness Waterway, St. John’s River, The Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers.
Touring in Maine
Self-drive tours such as the Self-Drive Classic New England visit various fascinating locations such as Bar Harbor and the White Mountains, before heading towards Boston.
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Acadia National Park
Mountain biking or horseback riding on a multi-use rail trail
White Mountain National Forest
In winter; skiing, dogsledding, skating, sledding, snow tubing.