5 Underrated Towns in Maine


Houlton holds the spot as the most up-and-coming town in Maine for the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Those preparations will pay off for years to come as the world is introduced to everything this Aroostook County town offers. 

Winter Harbor

Splintered off Mount Desert Island, Winter Harbor is on the Schoodic Peninsula. This region is known as the “Quieter Side of Acadia.” It’s also the only part of the park where roads are open year-round. 


Sunday River Resort excels as a four-season destination. It doesn’t just offer trails and sweeping scenic views; it includes a lot of fun. The resort has events like skiing Santas and a wife-carrying contest, while Eddy and Betty (the Yetis) could show up anytime. 


Whether you want to go deep into the Maine Woods and hike the waterfalls of Gulf Hagus or check out a few dozen others in the region, Millinocket is the headquarters for an outdoor Maine adventure. 


The Mica Mine Trail sparkles (literally) as unmined minerals reflect the sunlight. Hike up Merritt Mountain for views that rival Camden Hills State Park while standing at the spot where Revolutionary War soldiers watched for the British on the horizon. 

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