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Maine's nature and science centers help you discover the state's beauty

\Acadia National Park Bass Harbor-credit Maine Office of Tourism
Acadia National Park

Route 3 Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-3338

Nature lovers can explore tide pools and rocky shores as well as natural gardens. See full description of Acadia National Park.
Holbrook Island Sanctuary - Brooksville, ME
Holbrook Island Sanctuary

172 Indian Bar Road Brooksville, ME, 04617 Phone: 207-326-4012

This is a remote natural area with lots of opportunity to explore and observe a variety of ecosystems, for from stands of hardwood trees to wildflowers to tidal pools. - Sanctuary Brochure (PDF)
Blue Hill Falls

Route 172 Blue Hill, ME Phone:

These falls are an example of an unusual natural occurrence. Their connection to a surging and retreating tidal basin makes the falls reverse during certain times of the day.
Cadillac Mountain

Acadia National Park Bar Harbor, ME Phone:

The highest point on the Atlantic coast north of Rio de Janeiro, Cadillac Mountain offers incredible views of the ocean, islands, and inland Maine's mountains. Park Loop Road takes visitors winding to the top, 1530 feet from the service.
Cobscook Reversing Falls Park

A remarkable natural phenomenon: The strong tidal surges actually make these waterfalls seem like they're falling backwards at certain times of the day.
Machias Seal Island

This island's inhabitants are special indeed: The Atlantic Puffin is native only to the northern Atlantic coast. The birds are large, playful and colorful, often referred to as the "penguins of New England."
St. Croix River

This river is one of dozens in Maine, but it holds the distinction of having the highest tides in the continental United States.
National Geographic Society Monument

Placed by local residents, this monument marks the exact midpoint between the North Pole and the equator.