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State's Great Outdoors
Is the Maine Attraction

Bangor--This central Maine city embraces its full spectrum of seasons, lively outdoor activities and thriving arts scene. The arrival of spring is welcomed with kayakers and canoeists racing in the Kenduskeag Stream. Summer brings comfortable temperatures and in the fall the foliage bursts with color. Winter opens up all the cool sports of skiing, ice skating and snowmobiling. Whatever your interests in entertainment, you'll find something to do in Bangor. Classical concerts are performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, popular artists play on the waterfront and the American Folk Festival gathers diverse performers for a three-day spectacular. Plan to spend some time in the City Forest, with its five miles of trails, and in Cascade Park to enjoy the waterfall and fountain.


Acadia National Park--People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Acadia National Park is a destination for more than two million visitors each year. With many different facilities and attractions in the park, there is something to interest everyone.Take a ranger-narrated boat cruise to learn about sea life, island history and more. Other ranger-led walks, talks, hikes, and amphitheater programs are available daily from late May to early October.


Moosehead Lake Region--Ringed by magnificent forests and mountain ranges, this large lake is an inviting body of water for kayaking, canoeing and fly fishing, See the sights, including the 80 islands, as you roll along aboard a historic steam ship. The mountains provide a huge range of outdoor activities: hiking, biking, skiing, ice climbing, snowmobiling and ATV riding. Experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the Penobscot River. Keep your eyes open for the roaming wildlife, including, of course, moose.

Baxter State Park--The park, home of Mt. Katahdin, is known for its extensive network of hiking trails. More than 200 miles of paths, some over 100 years old, provide an unparalleled experience in the wilderness. Pick a route that fits your endurance level, from an easy one to Big and Little Niagara Falls to a day-long trek to Baxter Peak. Rock climbing and ice climbing will challenge the skills of enthusiasts. Pack a picnic and splash around in some of the good swimming spots. Fly fishing may bring you home a fine dinner. Keep a camera handy to preserve your memories of the wildflowers, birds, deer and moose.

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