Hey Maine, time to awaken from your Covid quarantine slumber and be #Vacationland once again.
If Maine is “the way life should be”, then let’s be open to our visitors again. Like all good things in life, Maine’s natural beauty is best when shared.
May Day May Day, that’s the plan – May 1, 2021, the date when residents of all states can travel to Maine without test or quarantine. However, the Maine CDC reserves the right to identify states that have a high prevalence of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, and exclude them. If your state has a spike in variant cases, Maine may apply its Keep Maine Safe Certificate of Compliance form. This will remain in effect through the summer.
Reasons to Visit Maine…
Maine is beautiful, from sandy beaches stretching out to be strolled, to unspoiled rocky coastlines of glimmer granite.
Maine’s inland fresh crystal clear lakes Sebago and Moosehead and countless others, and interesting swerving sparkling rivers, are ready to be paddled, navigated, explored.
Majestic mountains like Sugarloaf, Katahdin and Kineo await your cameras, packs and boot pack. Blueberry plains and pine tree forest blanket much of the pristine state.
Quaint coastal towns hug the hundreds of inlets and peninsulas that make Maine’s coastline so varied and vast. Kittery to Kennebunkport to Camden and beyond..
Lighthouses serve as landmarks to visit, and remain beacons to boaters at sea. With over 70 lighthouses in the state, Maine does not eclipse Michigan’s number, but Maine’s lights are dramatic, historic – and Portland Headlight is the oldest in the U.S. commissioned by President George Washington.
Lobster, clams, oysters, scallops, these are Maine’s seafood treats, plentiful and ready for you to eat. Maine’s world-famous shellfish and fresh fish can be savored in so many ways, however humbly – its always best with butter. Order Maine lobster here…
Locals – Maine’s inhabitants, so called Mainahs, are characters, with their wicked accent, colorful if slightly inappropriate inane humor, and funny stories and expressions. There’s no place quite like Maine, and “you can’t get there for here”…
L.L. Bean boots, bags and hunting gear, and other ingenious Maine inventions, make this state resilient, not weary of bad weather, and creative. Visit Bean’s flagship store in Freeport, also Kittery Trading Post, Reny’s and Marden’s – all Maine originals, to sample a whole new way to shop, sample, stock up, and save.
First place to see the sunrise is Maine, the north-easternmost state in the nation. A drive up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park at dawn break is a remarkable experience.
Maine hospitality – Maine has so many unique inns, Bed & Breakfasts, lodges, camps and resorts, each with their own special setting, worth discovering, staying and exploring.
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