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Maine attractions and great places to visit on vacation

Maine attractions display a range of Maine's natural beauty and history, from logging museums and camps into the interior, to whale watching and other cruises and traditional family entertainments throughout the state.

1 Stonewall Lane York, ME, 03909 Phone: 207-363-4422

For every reason... for every season ..The Gateway to Maine

What would you like to do? The options are endless... fish, swim, kayak, golf, shop, dine. You can also see a play, visit a museum, attend a cooking class,take a cruise, check out wild animals, splash at a water park. Bring the family or some friends and explore for a day or two. Choose from romantic country inns, charming bed and breakfasts, family-friendly motels and hotels, resorts, cabins, or a house at the beach for a week.

We invite you to visit us - Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, and the York Seacoast. So much to do just one hour north of Boston.

3 Lake Moxie Road The Forks, ME, 04985 Phone: 800-553-7238

Enjoy Whitewater action in Maine

Here’s your whitewater action on the dam controlled Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Crab Apple’s family run adventures take you on daily rafting trips on the Kennebec with huge Class 3 and 4 waves and rapids. Rafting on the Dead River is limited to about 20 dam releases each season that run at two levels - intermediate Class 3 and extra thrilling Class 3, 4 and sometimes 5. There’s also a unique trip for younger kids to ride in a raft and "hold on" as guides row the rafts through the biggest waves. Relax back at base camp with lodging, a pub and restaurant, and the outdoor and heated pool. Then take it up a notch at nearby Rapid Shot Paintball.

Sailing from Ports in Rockland, Rockport and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-374-2993 Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

If you’re looking to explore where the big ships can’t go, a Maine windjammer can get you there.

Cast off on a three- to six-day sailing adventure aboard one of Maine’s nine legendary windjammers in the Maine Windjammer Association. Help sail the ship or just sit back and enjoy the every-changing scenery. Keep a lookout for seals, porpoises, lighthouses and lobster boats; explore pristine islands and quaint fishing villages. Enjoy great sailing by day and cozy anchorages every night. Delicious home-cooked meals and a lobster bake included. Sailing from Camden-Rockland from May through October. Visit www.sailmainecoast.com or call 800-807-WIND.

Route 1 Saco, ME, 04072 Phone: 207-284-5139

Double the fun with an amusement park and a waterpark

All at the same location: Saco, Maine. How efficient. This is the perfect place to gather together every branch of the family that has a kid or few, because as its name indicates, at Funtown Splashtown there is something for everyone. It has the only wooden roller coaster in Maine as well as a steel one, if you’d like a smoother, swifter ride. A darkened dome contains the Scrambler, a ride accompanied by a light show and music. In Cactus Canyon you ride in a mini-canoe, winding along a watery trough. Thunder Falls is the state’s longest and highest log flume ride, and Dragon’s Descent is the tallest thrill ride, taking passengers up and plunging them down several times.

306 US Route 1 Kittery, ME, 03904 Phone: 888-548-8379

America’s Maine Street for Shopping

Less than an hour from Boston and within minutes of the beautiful Maine seacoast area, the Kittery Outlets boasts over one mile of famous brand name outlet stores as well as Kittery Trading Post. Open every day of the year except Christmas. For a free brochure, please email us or visit our website for up to date coupons and sale events.

500 Main Street Bangor, ME, 04401 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-779-7771

Make it a Hollywood Night

The spotlight is waiting. Hit the red carpet and be a part of the Hollywood scene, where the winning is famous and the night shines bright. Play like a star at the premier casino with an incredible selection of the hottest slots, big-time table games, live poker and more. Dine famously at Celebrity Bar & Grill, or indulge in endless delectable dishes at Epic Buffet. Hit up the Sound Stage Lounge for live music and performances every Friday & Saturday night. Best of all, with A-list hotel accommodations on site, the fun never has to stop!

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Four seasons in the great outdoors

Maine's pristine Rangeley Lakes glisten like gems stretched out below 4,120 foot Saddleback Mountain. The quiet splendor of mountains and six major lakes plus hundreds of smaller lakes and ponds serves as a perfect setting for year-round activities. Trout and salmon fishing, boating, canoeing, walking and hiking trails, golf, brilliant fall colors, hunting, a superb snowmobile trail network, uncrowded alpine and nordic skiing, and special events lure the vacationer in all seasons. Varied accommodations and numerous shops and eateries serve visitors in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland

94 Commercial Street Portland, ME, 04101 Phone: 207-772-4994 Toll-Free: 800-306-6421

Maine's largest metropolitan area is a diverse city situated on a peninsula jutting out into spectacular, island-studded Casco Bay. Portland is a haven for water-related activities, historic excursions, fairs, festivals, and four-seasons of outdoor pleasures. If you want to get away from it all, Greater Portland has open spaces and an unspoiled landscape that will refresh your spirit and recharge your energies. Friendly people, safe, uncrowded streets, easy access, great shopping, diverse cuisine, premier arts district, spectacular scenery, lots of activities to choose from, tranquil retreats... Greater Portland is where Maine goes to town. Come see why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called his boyhood home of Portland, Maine a "Jewel By The Sea."

Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 2289, 36 U.S. Route 1 South Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-2939

We invite you to come and experience our "Beautiful Place by the Sea." Ogunquit offers a wide array of lodging accommodations from small inns, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts, to motels, hotels, apartments, cottages, and condominiums. The Ogunquit Art Association offers an innovative range of programs and exhibits focusing on contemporary art. Today the visual arts are flourishing in Ogunquit, with artists' galleries and studios throughout the village. The renowned Ogunquit Playhouse offers the best in summer theater. 2003 marks its 71st season. Numerous other entertainment options are available throughout the area, including classical music and ballet, intimate playhouse productions, first run motion pictures, cabaret productions, piano bars, and dance clubs. For a copy of our Vacation Planner, please contact the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce.