MaineToday.com – Homes
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Wicasset Newspaper – Rentals
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- AbbreviationFinder: Do you know how many initials that contain the word of Maine? Check this URL to search for a full list of organizations and names with the state of Maine.
- Countryaah: Provides a calendar of all 2020, 2021, and 2022 public holidays for Maine. On the site, you can see comprehensive list of national business holidays that are celebrated within Maine.
Maine is about the size of the other New England states combined, the largest of this group of states. The state is 80% forested and is therefore called “Pine Tree State”.
Maine is home to the only New England National Park, Acadia National Park. Most of it is on Mount Desert Island. It is one of the ten most visited national parks in the United States and is known for its rugged rocky shores and mountainous and lake-rich landscape. It offers its visitors around 200 km of hiking trails and 100 km of horse-drawn carriage and bike paths on which you can explore the area and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Maine is also popular for its lobster, the Maine Lobster. Every year, numerous visitors flock to Rockland on Penobscot Bay for the Maine Lobster Festival and marvel at the “Big Parade”, a large parade along the main street of Rockland, take part in the cooking competition and enjoy culinary delights.
The untouched wilderness of Maine is a paradise for hikers, anglers, hunters and canoeists with around 5,000 rivers, 2,000 lakes and a mountainous forest landscape.
The picture of the 5,500 km long coast is characterized by numerous lighthouses, which are considered landmarks of the state and which significantly influence the character of the wonderful holiday destination.
State Facts & Figures
Area: 91,646 km²
Capital: Augusta (approx. 18,700 pe)
Highest point: Mount Katahdin (1,606 m)
Largest city: Portland (approx.66,000 pe)
Taxes: Sales Tax 5%
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5 / -4)
Interstates 104 km / h
other roads 88 km / h
Int. Airports: Portland, Bangor
Enjoy the sea air in the small Kennebunkport. The popular seaside resort also attracts many prominent holidaymakers every year who relax on the long beaches. Don’t forget to try the fresh lobster!
Kennebunkport is a small town on the coast of Maine that is particularly known as the summer residence of former President George HW Bush. Around 3,500 residents live in the village. The town was already populated from 1629, but the city did not get its current name until 1821. It is located on the Kennebunk River and was formerly primarily a fishing and shipbuilding village, the history of which you can learn more about in the Brick Store Museum. Kennebunkport has been a popular seaside resort for about a century and many prominent guests are welcomed here every year.
There is a small neighborhood in town with souvenir shops, art galleries and restaurants where, as Kennebunkport boasts, you can try the best lobster in the world. The Seashore Trolley Museum is also interesting. It shows you different means of transport from several decades. North of Walkers Point, George HW Bush’s summer home, is Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport’s most beautiful sandy beach. On a boat tour you can see the city and the surrounding state from the water and with a little luck you can spot whales.
Highlights in Kennebunkport
- Goose Rocks Beach
The beautiful panorama with the Goose Rocks and Timber Island in connection with the fine sand make this beach probably the most beautiful around Kennebunkport.
- Walker’s Point
The Bush family ‘sestate at Walker’s Point is over 100 years old and a popular photo opportunity. It stands on a promontory that juts out into the Atlantic and the Bush family is here regularly.
Information about Kennebunkport
Area: approx. 57 km²
Height: 8 m above sea level