Maine for Families
The Children's Museum of Maine
How much can you pack into a two-hour visit to the Children's Museum of Maine, an attraction for kids in Portland, Maine? New England Travel Guide Kim Knox Beckius' five-year-old daughter shares her account of a morning at the Children's Museum.
The Family That Camps Together...
When you send the kids off to summer camp, after that initial burst of elation, don't you feel, well... just a bit... jealous?! Point Sebago Resort in Maine is a 775-acre playground with activities for the whole family.
There's gold in them there rivers and streams of Maine, and I'll tell you how to rent panning equipment and go for the gold at Coos Canyon, a scenic Swift River gorge on Route 17 in Byron. You may not find fortune... but you might just find fame!
A Maine Lobster Boat Adventure
Ever wondered what a lobsterman's day is like? Want to learn all about Maine's delicious and mysterious crustaceans? Are you dying to know how to tell a male from a female lobster? Then come along on this photo tour, or book your own spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure out of Rockland, Maine.
The Sweetest Moose in Maine
It's easy to find the sweetest moose in all of Maine--his name is Lenny, and he lives at Len Libby Chocolates in Scarborough, Maine. Oh, and he's made of 1,700 pounds of milk chocolate.
What on Earth is Eartha?
What on Earth is Eartha? She's one of New England's top 10 free attractions and a Guinness World Record Holder. Eartha is the world's largest globe, located in the lobby of the DeLorme map company's headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine. Enjoy these photos of Eartha, and plan your own visit to this kid-friendly free attraction just north of Portland, Maine.
This water amusement park in Saco has more water than all of Maine's rivers put together!
Desert of Maine
Thanks to a glacier that left behind a large deposit of sand some 11,000 years ago, Freeport, Maine, is now home to a genuine desert!