truly unique places to visit in maine

paul bunyan

Mainers are proud to claim Paul Bunyan lore! Standing proudly at 31 feet tall, this statue of the lumberjack legend has been a local landmark for more than half a century in downtown Bangor.


quirky signs

Paris—15 miles, China—94 miles, Sweden—25 miles, Mexico—37 miles…just another day in small-town Maine! You’ll definitely want to pull over for this uniquely Maine experience.


tallest bridge observatory 

At the Penobscot Narrows Observatory Bridge, the tallest in the world, you can see mountains, lakes, and Penobscot Bay from 420 feet above the river.


remote acadia np

Think Acadia National Park is all crowds? Not on Isle au Haut (pronounced eye-la-HO), a remote section of the park on an island you have to take a mail boat to get to!


trip to isle au haut

nervous nellie's

Maine is the kind of place where you could stumble across a jam and jelly shop with a sculpture village made of found objects. Or is it a living history museum? A place where the Old West meets the Mississippi Delta meets Maine island life?


easternmost point in usa

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is off the beaten path in Maine, but worth the drive to visit the only candy-striped lighthouse in the United States and the easternmost point in the continental U.S.


reversing falls

Maine is the only place on the East Coast with the rare tidal falls! There are 8 places you can see the rapids reverse as the tide changes—sometimes waves, whirlpools, and “waterfalls” form as well.


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