Maine Attractions and Sightseeing
25 Things to Do in Portland and Southern Maine
From forts to a floating restaurant, lighthouses to the world's largest revolving globe, discover myriad things to do in Portland, Maine, with this guide to the best attractions in Portland and southern Maine. Enjoy memorable experiences, whether you're spending a single day in port on your cruise or vacationing for a week in Maine.
Artist's Covered Bridge
The Sunday River Covered Bridge in Newry, Maine, is known as Artist's Bridge because it is the most painted and photographed covered bridge in Maine. Enjoy these photos of this scenic covered bridge.
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.
Photo Gallery: Height of Land
Height of Land is one of the most picturesque places in Maine and perhaps all of New England. This photo gallery shows several views of Height of Land, a dramatic overlook located on State Route 17 near Rangeley, Maine. Learn how to find Height of Land and enjoy stunning views of Mooselookmeguntic Lake and New Hampshire's White Mountains.
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.
A 90-Year-Old That Never Sleeps
L.L. Bean may very well be the most active 90-year-old in New England. You'd be hard pressed to find another nonagenarian that welcomes visitors 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Here's your guide to visiting the L.L. Bean Flagship Store in Freeport, Maine.
'Tis a Gift to be Simple: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine, is home to the last active Shaker community. In these pictures, taken on an early autumn day, you'll glimpse the Shaker way of life. Plan a visit to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village for an opportunity to appreciate the Shaker ideals of self-sufficiency and simplicity.
Bar Harbor Historic Walking Tours
Legends, Lies, and Local History is a tour company in Bar Harbor, Maine, that will take you to the best Bar Harbor sights on a two-hour, mile and a half walking tour.
Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad Co.
Take a wonderful excursion by antique steam or diesel locomotive or by boat and explore the scenic vistas of central Maine.
Boothbay Railway Village
This Boothbay, Maine, attraction is actually three great outings in one! Visit the historic village, ride aboard an antique coal-fired steam train, and peruse the antique auto exhibit.
The Brick Store Museum
Explore the history of York County and the Kennebunks at this museum which features rotating exhibits that celebrate the crafts, arts, and history of southern Maine.
Carriage Tours in Acadia National Park
Is there any more elegant way to see Acadia? Carriages-in-the-Park offers several scheduled group tours daily, or book a private carriage for a romantic outing.
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 which visitors can tour.
A searchable database of monthly events covering a wide spectrum of activities--music, festivals, food events, theater, and more!
Ogunquit means a "beautiful place by the sea." Area attractions include the Marginal Way--a walking path along the Atlantic, summer theater, art galleries and more.
The Rangeley, Maine, home and laboratory of Wilhelm Reich, discredited inventor of the Orgone Energy Accumulator, is now a museum.
Penobscot Marine Museum
Searsport, ME - Relive the days of tall ships at this 19th-century seafaring village.
Portland, Maine, Sightseeing Tours
John and Kathy Jenkins of Mainely Tours visited Portland in 1994 and never went home! Now, let them show you the best of the city on a guided tour.
Portland Points of Interest
Don't miss these architectural and historical points of interest compiled by the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland.
Seashore Trolley Museum
Kennebunkport is home to one of the oldest and largest trolley museums in the nation, featuring more than 200 trolley cars.
This Italianate mansion, a National Historic Landmark in Portland since 1971, is open to the public for tours from May through October.
Official site of the Maine Office of Tourism, with great information on activities and an events calendar.