Maine’s scenic byways offer more than beautiful views of forests, mountains, the ocean, and waterways. They are also gateways to Maine outdoor recreation opportunities for every season. Explore one of our sixteen scenic byways and discover your next adventure! Quick Jump – Select a Region Below: The County (Fort Kent, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton) Highlands (Bangor,Continue Reading Maine’s best & most beautiful road trips – Drive the Scenic Byways
Miles of incredible views and challenges for any skill level are what you’ll find when biking Maine! Routes are available for every region of the state, each with something unique to offer. Plan your adventure today! Quick Jump – Select a Region Below: The County (Fort Kent, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton) Highlands (Bangor, Moosehead, Millinocket,Continue Reading Maine’s Best 2017 Bike (Bicycle) Tour Routes
Livestock, local food, agriculture, demolition derbies and live entertainment- these are just some of the things you will find at Maine’s fairs in 2017! Maine’s agricultural fairs have something everyone in the family will enjoy!
3 – 4 Maine Fiber Frolic at Windsor Fairgrounds
Celebrating fiber art with demonstrations including spinning and livestock shearing. Vendors sell fiber items, fiber animal exhibits, livestock demonstrations and for sale.
23 – 24 Maple Meadow Fair Festival at Mapleton, Maine
Agricultural fair featuring rural farm demonstrations, exhibits, 4-H, hay rides, horse drawn wagon rides, antique farm equipment displays and educational exhibits.
1 – 4 Houlton Fair
A small fair, livestock, crafts, midway, and entertainment.
6 – 9 Ossipee Valley Fair in South Hiram, Maine
Old-fashion fair, unique exhibits, livestock, midway, drag racing, animal pull events.
14 – 16 Waterford World’s Fair in North Waterford, Maine
Small agricultural fair, local vendors, entertainment, and livestock petting area, local entertainment, demonstrations & exhibits.
20 – 23 Pittston Fair
Small country fair, midway, animal pulling events, games, and Strawberry Festival.
28 – Aug 6 Bangor State Fair
Large fair featuring a midway, animal exhibits, crafts, and flower show. Read more about 2017 Maine Fair Dates and Festival Schedule …
Ghost Trains of the Allagash
The snowstorms are coming and the trails are groomed- now it’s time for another exciting Maine outdoor adventure! One of Maine’s most unique snowmobile destinations is the abandoned steam locomotives of the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad. The locomotives are located on a plot of land between the shores of Eagle Lake and Chamberlain Lake in Piscataquis County. The journey to see the trains by snowmobile offers views of Read more about Snowmobile Directions to the Abandoned Locomotives in the Northern Maine Woods …
Discover Maine’s maritime heritage along The Downeast Fisheries Trail which ranges from Penobscot Bay to Cobscook Bay (Searsport to Eastport). Created in 2000, the trail explores 45 sites including working waterfronts, museums, fish hatcheries and natural places including state parks (see below for complete list). The trail highlights the fishery industry now and then, guiding visitors from active, working waterfronts to historical museums and scenic landmarks.
The trail explores the fishing industry in Hancock and Washington counties, which together employ the most commercial fishermen in the state, with Maine as a whole employing more than ten times the national percentage!
Following The Downeast Fisheries Trail you will discover how fishermen harvest lobster, clams, eels, alewives, smelt, crabs, herring, halibut, shrimp, scallops, urchins, worms, whelks and seaweed. The trail also explores sea farming including Atlantic salmon, mussels and oysters.
Here is a list of the 45 sites. Click any site for more information:
- Penobscot Marine Museum
- Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory & Fort Knox
- Bucksport Waterfront
- Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery
- Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society
- Penobscot East Resource Center
- Naskeag Point
- Green Lake National Fish Hatchery
- Mount Desert Oceanarium
- Bar Harbor Town Park at Hadley Point
- Bar Harbor Town Pier
- Abbe Museum
- Frenchman Bay Overlook
- Otter Cove
- Great Harbor Maritime Museum
- Isleford Historic Museum
- Somesville Mill Pond
- Taunton Bay Gateway
- Gordon’s Wharf
- Tidal Falls
- Frenchman Bay Scenic Turnout
- Long Cove
- Henry Cove
- Frazer Point
- Prospect Harbor
- Milbridge Historical Museum
- Milbridge Town Marina
- Cable Pool Park
- Wild Salmon Resource Center
- Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education
- Maine Coast Sardine History Museum
- Jonesport Historical Society
- Beals Heritage Center
- Bad Little Falls Park
- East Machias Aquatic Research Center
- Morong Cove
- McCurdy’s Smokehouse
- Quoddy Head State Park
- Cobscook Bay State Park
- Gleason Cove Park
- Waponahki Museum & Resource Center
- Carryingplace Cove
- Shackford Head State Park
- Cobscook Bay Resource Center
- Roosevelt Campobello International Park