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Summer in Maine

In summer, there’s no better place to be than in Maine. From the beaches to the mountains, there’s so much to explore, and enjoy, you might not know where to start. But you’ve come to the right place.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Whether you’re into peddling or paddling, hiking or biking, Maine has more than enough outdoor spaces to make the most of long summer days.
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Things To Do

Things To Do

This summer, there are sights to see, places to shop, drinks to drink and meals to eat. So, bring your appetite for great food and your appetite for exploration.
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Where To Stay

Where To Stay

After a long, summer day in Maine, there’s nothing better than soaking up more of that New England charm where you choose to spend the night.
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Your Perfect Summer Vacation Starts Here

Idyllic Main Streets, endless outdoor activities, handcrafted goods, unmistakable flavors and a plethora of unique places to lay your head at the end of a long summer day. It’s like summer camp crossed with an all-you-can-eat buffet of awesome. So, you will definitely want to visit Maine in summer.

 

Outdoor Summer Recreation

Biking

Biking

No matter how, or where, you like to ride, Maine has the perfect two-wheeled adventure for everyone. From the coastline, to the woodlands and every town in between. Whether you’re looking to explore off-road, or on, there are plenty of routes and trails to choose from throughout the state.

Camping

Camping

Attention campers, Maine is chock full of scenic campsites in every corner of the state. Choose from backcountry wilderness, RV parks, state parks and even glamping for those who like a little luxury with their outdoor accommodations.

Fishing

Fishing

Cast a line and hope for the best. And Maine has some of the best fishing spots in the country. From saltwater to freshwater - lakes, rivers and The Atlantic. Take your pick and reel in a story to tell.

On the Water

On the Water

A summer day on the water in Maine, just can’t be beat. With 3,500 miles of shoreline and thousands of inland bodies of water, you’re sure to find a waterway that suits your sense of adventure.

Hiking & Climbing

Hiking & Climbing

Let’s take summer one step at a time. Maine is home to thousands of acres to explore and full of paths to hike and mountains to climb. And no matter where you go, here, every route is the scenic route.

 

Things To Do

Shopping

Shopping

There’s no better way to spend a summer day than shopping for Maine made goods. Whether you’re just window shopping on a quaint Main Street or loading up on souvenirs, Maine has plenty of boutiques, mom and pop shops and general stores for you to peruse.

Lighthouses & Sightseeing

Lighthouses & Sightseeing

It doesn’t get any more iconic than lighthouses in Maine. These beacons have beckoned visitors for years. So, set your sights on some of Maine’s most unique sightseeing destinations this summer.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Some come for the sites, some come for the outdoor adventure, but everyone comes for the food. Yes, lobster is a given, but there are so many more flavors to explore. From the freshest seafood to every kind of craft beer, each meal is another opportunity to experience a taste of Maine.

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

Summer family traditions start here. Because Maine has something for everyone, from arts and adventure to amusements and can’t-miss attractions. Here, quality time and family bonding time go hand in hand.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Maine has inspired artists for centuries. The rugged coastline, the mountains, the forests and the seas have all been a muse to painters, sculptors, musicians and writers. This summer experience Maine’s museums, festivals and performing arts for yourself.

 

Where To Stay

Campgrounds

Campgrounds

If you’re looking for a place to pitch a tent, or park an RV, and get back in touch with Mother Nature, look no further than Maine. From roughing it in the wilderness to living it up at a glamping site, Maine has you covered.

Inns / Bed & Breakfasts

Inns / Bed & Breakfasts

This summer, stay like a local, when you stay with local Mainers. There’s no better way to experience the feeling of being a ‘temporary local’ than staying in a cozy inn located in the heart of communities all over the state.

Sporting Camps & Wilderness Lodges

Sporting Camps & Wilderness Lodges

When you’re ready to get away from it all and experience a real outdoor adventure, the state’s many sporting camps and wilderness lodges are waiting. Spend your days exploring the Maine woods or just kick back and breathe in the fresh air.

Resorts

Resorts

Oceanside or mountainside, family-friendly or surrounded by lush forests, Maine offers luxurious accommodations in every scenic setting imaginable. Treat yourself to some pampering at a spa, a memorable round on a world-renowned golf course and of course, meals you’re likely to remember long after you’ve returned home.

Hotels & Motels

Hotels & Motels

The only thing better than a great day exploring, is a good night’s sleep so you can do it all over again the next day. And whether you’re looking for a beachside stay or a cozy getaway in the mountains, you’re sure to find the perfect room in the perfect location in Maine.

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Beginning May 1, travelers from all states will be able to travel to Maine without providing a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantining, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. If a state experiences a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Maine CDC will apply testing and quarantine protocols to all travelers from that state.

Learn how our safe travel protocols are helping ensure everyone's visit is a safe one.