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.
New Rafting Pic - ELC Outdoor Adventure Outpost - Errol, NH
ELC Outdoor Adventure Outpost

983 Upton Road Errol, NH, 03579 Phone: 603-215-0002

Closed for 2020 - We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Does soaring mean shooting down the white water rapids in a raft or kayak? Or does it mean zip-lining through the trees? Either way, your adventure is waiting for you at ELC Outdoors, with white water rafting and kayaking excursions for all ability levels as well as an exciting high ropes course with a series of challenges on a course suspended 12 to 40 feet off the ground. At ELC, you can also book a wildlife tour aboard a pontoon boat, where you might spy a moose, deer or bald eagle; or a quiet canoe trip down part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. ELC also has fat bikes to rent, and yurts and wall-tents for overnight lodging.
Funtown Splashtown USA Go Carts Saco ME
Funtown Splashtown USA

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

Closed for 2020. Stay safe. See you in 2021!

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 USA there is something for everyone. It has the only wooden roller coaster in Maine - The Excalibur. The Astrosphere, that contains the Scrambler ride accompanied by a light & sound show. 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 220 feet and plunging them down several times.
Schooner Ladona Boothbay Harbor - Maine Windjammers - Camden, ME - Photo Credit Martin McKenzie
Maine Windjammer Association

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 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 eight legendary windjammers in the Maine Windjammer Association. Help sail the ship or just sit back and enjoy the ever-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.
Whitewater Fun 500x250 - Crab Apple Whitewater - The Forks, ME
Crab Apple Whitewater (ME)

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

Closed for 2020 - We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Think you have to be an expert to have fun at Crab Apple Whitewater? Think again. Since 1983, Crab Apple has been providing comfortable environments for memorable rafting adventures for people of all ages and all levels of experience. Challenge the Class III-IV rapids on the Kennebec and Dead rivers or let a guide take you and the family through the big waves with time for floating and swimming and marveling at the breathtaking scenery. Stay overnight at the base lodge with a pub, restaurant and pool (and play some evening paintball at one of several custom courses) or come for the day, enjoying a post-rapids cookout. Want something wilder? Try a moose safari, May through August.
Greater York Region Chamber

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.
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 on contemporary art. The visual arts flourish in Ogunquit, with artists' galleries and studios throughout the village. The Ogunquit Playhouse offers the best in summer theater. Many entertainment options are available throughout the area, including classical music and ballet, playhouse productions, first-run movies, cabaret, piano bars, and dance clubs. For a copy of our Vacation Planner, contact the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce.
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".
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.