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Things to see and do in Maine

Tourist offices

Maine Office of Tourism

Address: 59 State House Station , Augusta, 04333-0059
Telephone: 1 888 624 6345
Website: http://www.visitmaine.com/

Attractions in Maine

Art galleries and antique shops

Browse the bookshops, art galleries and antique shops of Kennebunk, Camden and Rockland. To the east of Kennebunk, drive past the Kennebunkport summer home of former US President George HW Bush and family.

Maine lobster

Dine on freshly caught Maine lobster, pick up a lobster roll from a roadside stall or feast on New England clam chowder, soft-shell clams and blueberry pie.

Monhegan Island

Take a boat ride from Boothbay Harbour to Monhegan Island for a day's hiking or inspiration for artists and photographers.

Owl's Head Transportation Museum

Visit the Owl's Head Transportation Museum near Rockland and see a vast collection of antique and classic cars and aircraft, including a replica of the Wright Flyer.

Portland

Discover Portland, Maine's largest city, and browse the Old Port Exchange for food and handicrafts made in Maine. Ferries run to the nearby Casco Bay Islands (www.visitportland.com).

Whale watching

Go whale watching off the coast of Bar Harbor, or hike in Acadia National Park, boasting 19,277 hectares (47,633 acres) of lakes, woodlands, ponds and mountains.

Windjammer cruise

Take a 3-5 day windjammer cruise on Penebscot Bay and explore one of America's best cruising grounds. Departures leave from Rockport, Camden and Rockland.