Real People. Real Advice. It’s the Maine Thing.
The immensity of Maine's wilderness is hard for most to comprehend, with a total area of 33,215 square miles; the state is nearly as large as the other five New England states combined. If fact, Maine's largest county, Aroostook, is comprised of 6,453 square miles, covering an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island. In addition, Maine contains 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, equal to more than the combined length of the Mississippi, Amazon, Yangtze and Nile rivers.
The population is a casual mix of urban and rural. The outdoors person can discover the city, while those who inhabit the city can easily find themselves in Maine's great outdoors. With tens of thousands of miles of explore-able wilderness and waters, Maine is anyone's paradise.
Maine is vast, but not inaccessible, and this is precisely what is enjoyed by a large number of its 1.2 million inhabitants. To the uninitiated, the woods may seem course and lonely, but Maine's wild lands are in fact not empty, but instead possess a wild unbridled energy difficult to explain.
Novice, intermediate or expert outdoorsman, no matter how adventurous you are, Maine's woods and waters are able to accommodate you. Whether winter, spring, summer or fall, you can enjoy a huge selection of outdoor sports including canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, fly fishing, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, ATV riding, snowmobiling, ice fishing . . . just to name a few! No matter your outdoor passion or the season, there exists an exciting bucket list of experiences for every skill level.
Maine contains a subtle beauty whispered gently to you by the wind in the white pines and the waves lapping at a deserted beach. It will be understood only by those able to slow down and truly listen. One can draw power and healing from these whispers and explorers have come here for centuries to revitalize their souls.
All Maine Insiders have volunteered to participate in this program. Their views are their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT). They have not been financially compensated by MOT or any of its contractors or affiliates.