Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Maine.
On the extreme northeast of the US lies Maine – a beautiful land of low mountains, forests and picturesque waterways. Also known as ‘The Pine Tree State’, Maine is famed for its scenery as well as seafood. It’s a land that was fought over by the French, English and natives in the 17th and 18th centuries. Naturally, the place is steeped in history and has some very interesting stories to tell. It is a lovely and laid-back place with something to offer all types of travelers.
Maine has something for everybody who visits right from historical, nature, snow and water based. There is the Old Western Fort – America’s oldest surviving wooden fort. Assaults on Quebec were staged from here during the American Revolution. A visit to the fort takes one back in time to say the least.
Then there is the Acadia National Park, is a breath taking place of awesome scenery where one can go on long hikes, indulge in some biking or just enjoy the beautiful mountains. The crystal clear lakes and rose-colored mountains seem to transport one to a faraway place where every day cares and worries don’t seem to exist. Those who enjoy snow can head to Sugarloaf, a place where enthusiasts can indulge in outdoor winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
Those with a penchant for long drives can go on the Golden Road. This road leads from the town of Milinocket all the way to the Canadian border crossing some beautiful forestland with spectacular views of Mount Katahdin. Naturally, in a location like this, wildlife-viewing opportunities are always close at hand.
Who has not heard of Fort Knox? Made of granite, it was manned during the Civil War. A new observatory, accessed through the fort, provides a breathtaking view of the Penobscot River Valley. It is also the only observatory like it in the Western Hemisphere. With so much water around, it is hardly surprising that there are conducted tours by professional naturalists to see one of the largest animals on earth – whales, along with dolphins, sharks and tuna.
Sailing in Maine along the many islands is a lifetime experience. Those with a penchant for fishing are spoilt for choice between freshwater and saltwater.
We are sorry but at the present time we do not have any holiday rentals available in Maine.
Things to do
Maine State Aquarium
The Maine State Aquarium is located in the West Boothbay Harbour. The aquarium is home to a range of sea life but the main attraction are the large Lobsters that are caught locally, some of which have a bright blue colouration and can weigh almost 20lbs. There are touch tanks to experience including the Shark Touch Tank and the Tide pool Touch Tank, where the animals can be felt and held.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is a chance to climb aboard an antique train and take a trip along Portlands waterfront and see the fabulous views of Casco Bay. The Museum also contains archived documents relating to the historical railroads here including; maps, schedules, photographs, uniforms, books and manuals.
Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium
The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium is an astronomical education centre for all the family to enjoy. The Planetarium host’s regular shows that range from learning about the earth and the solar system, to learning how to find mars in the sky and the origins of black holes.
Pirate’s Cove Miniature Golf
The Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf is a great place for family fun. Maine has two of these courses, Bar Harbour and Old Orchard Beach. Both offer beautiful scenery and hours of miniature golf fun.
Bar Harbour Whale Watch
During the summer Bar Harbour Whale Watch offers daily trips to view these stunning creatures in their natural habitat. Viewing times tend to last 3 hours or so and offer a chance to view humpback, finback and minke whales.
Maine Indoor Karting
Maine Indoor Karting is Maine’s top karting centre and offers high octane thrills racing in karts of the same type formula one drivers grow up in. The circuit has been professionally designed to give a realistic racing experience. This activity is for adults but there are junior racing programs available.
Maine’s busiest airport in the Portland International Jetport. Bangor International Airport is another busy and important airport for Maine and was once a military air force base. Maine has several smaller airports, which are used by smaller aircraft primarily.
The state capital of Maine is Augusta. Maine’s largest city is Portland. Other notable cities include Bangor, Alfred and Aubern.
The climate in Maine tends to be quite cool. Summer temperatures are not generally hot with highs in July generally remaining below 30°C, particularly in the northern areas of the state. In winter temperatures can drop well below freezing.
Maine is located in the far northeastern corner of the United States. The state is part of the New England region of the U.S. along with its neighbour New Hampshire and the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. Maine also borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.