Description - The eight travel regions include Southern Maine, Greater Portland & Casco Bay, Mid Coast, Down East, Western Maine Mountains, Kennebec and Moose River Valleys, Katahdin / Moosehead and Aroostook County. Each area offers a beautiful environment in which to recreate and relax.
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- The eight travel regions include Southern Maine, Greater Portland & Casco Bay, Mid Coast, Down East, Western Maine Mountains, Kennebec and Moose River Valleys, Katahdin / Moosehead and Aroostook County. Each area offers a unique array of activities and sights for the visitor. Beginning in the lower Southern Maine region, the area is heavily populated and lined with elegant mansions. Traveling northward, the population thins and the temperature drops while wildlife becomes more prolific and the roads become more sparse.
Recreation - Every recreational taste can be satisfied in Maine. There are sprawling crystal clear fishing lakes, rushing trout waters, mountains to climb, paths to travel, rapids to negotiate, sandy beaches for sunbathing, scenic drives offering spectacular views, snowmobiling, ice fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing and more.
Climate - The climate in this northern state is cool year round. Summer high temperatures average near 75 degrees F, but often reach 90 degrees in the southern portion of the state. Summer evenings are cool and a sweater is usually necessary. Fall is usually dry with crisp days and cool nights. Expect nighttime temperatures to reach into the high 30s, especially in the northern regions of the state. This weather brings spectacular foliage colors between early September and late October. Winter can be long and gray in Maine, but recreation opportunities abound to beat the cold. Average daytime temperatures from December through March remain close to 20 degrees F. Nighttime temperatures can dip below zero. Spring is usually wet with snowmelt and rains. Moderate temperatures between 45 and 60 degrees F can be expected during the day.