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Acadia National Park- The sea sets the mood here, uniting the rugged coastal area of Mount Desert Island, picturesque Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland and the spectacular cliffs of Isle au Haut.
Appalachian Trail - Maine- The Appalachian Trail is a footpath of more than 2,150 miles with 276 miles lying in Maine. The renowned Hundred Mile Wilderness falls within Maine.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park- This Park is located on the Canadian border, near Lubec, Maine. Here are the cottage and the grounds where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt vacationed, the waters where he sailed, and the woods, bogs, and beaches where he tramped and relaxed.
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site- The National Park Service preserves Saint Croix Island International Historic site as a monument to the beginning of the United States and Canada.
White Mountain National Forest - Maine- White Mountain National Forest attracts thousands of visitors each year to its majestic and massive slopes. The Carter Range-Evans Notch and North Country-Mahoosuc areas lie within Maine's Western Mountains Region.

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
Description - The national forest and national park land located in Maine offers some of the most pristine wilderness and beautiful natural sights remaining in America. The national agencies manage homesites for hundreds of species of birds, amphibians and reptiles, countless animals and beautiful large game mammals. The forests are desolate wonders of what once covered the entire United States. Wildlife and forest management are the primary concern for these agencies with recreation trailing second. The Appalachian Trail has its terminus at Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin.

Attractions - White Mountain National Forest is located in the Western Maine Mountains area of the state offering a more remote recreational environment than the busy Down East Acadia National Park area.

Recreation - Acadia National Park and White Mountain National Forest offer an array of outdoor activities. White Mountain tends to have more rustic and backcountry-style amenities while Acadia tends to offer more comfortable amenities. Each offers unsurpassed scenery, fishing opportunities and hiking and biking paths. Whitewater boating and winter skiing are popular in White Mountain, while tour boating and sight seeing are more popular at Acadia.

Climate - The areas experience cold and snowy winter months. Average temperature is 10 - 18 degrees Fahrenheit ( -12 to -8 Celsius). Winter traveling requires planning ahead and being prepared for snow covered roads. Summer brings cool, pleasant breezes with temperatures averaging 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius).

Location - White Mountain National Forest is located in the Western Maine Mountains Region off SRs 103 and 5 and US 2. Acadia National Park is located in the Down East Region south of Bangor. The Appalachian Trail enters Maine from New Hampshire at Mount Carlo. It stretches across some of the trail's most rugged territory to reach its terminus on Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park.

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Maine - The beautiful state of Maine is mostly rural and encompasses a great variety of landscapes. There are over 5,000 miles of gorgeous surf-crashing coastline, majestic mountains, cold rushing streams and rivers, crushed seashell beaches and picturesque island-dotted glistening lakes.


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