Maine is one of the most beautiful states in America, and this state offers recreational opportunities which are unique and very enjoyable for people who like outdoor activities, history and lobster. Maine has many fine seafood restaurants which dot its 3,478 miles of coastline. Known for its bountiful lobster harvest, 40 million pounds of the nations lobster supply comes from Maine. Lobster lovers can go on a lobster fishing boat trip to get a first-hand experience at harvesting lobsters, and they can even catch their lobster dinner. The fact that lobster is a big attraction in Maine is evidenced by the many lobster bakes that are held along the coastline where the lobster fishermen bring in their fresh catch.
Maine’s 33,215 square miles is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. The 6,000 lakes and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams provide plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating and sailing. The lakes and rivers are only part of the recreational activities to be found in Maine. There are 2,000 islands along the Maine coast which contribute to the enjoyment of the natural beauty of the state which is as big as the other 5 New England states combined.
The 17 million acres of forest land is home to the White Mountain National Forest which covers 800,000 acres. The Acadia National Park is the second most visited national park in America, and the Appalachian Trail terminates in this national park system treasure. Many acres of forests enable Maine to be the country’s largest supplier of toothpicks. The interest in parks continues with the state maintaining thousands of acres of forest for state parks. A very unique forest campground is the Jo-Mary Lake Campground which is part of kl-Jo Mary Multiple Use Management Forest. All of the land in the campground is privately owned. Many people enjoy their summer vacation in this wonderful place where some restrictions apply, but these do not interfere with the enjoyment of the park.
The Bureau of Parks and Lands care for more than 100,000 historic artifacts. Among these are the skeleton remains of the Katahdin Iron Works which used a blast furnace and a charcoal kiln to make iron. Maine has many other historic sites. Among these are the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. The Sequin Island Light Station is one of the oldest in America having been commissioned by George Washington in 1795. Many other historic sites await visitors who are fond of exploring America’s early history.
People with an interest in the paranormal will be welcomed at a Midnight Explore reception hosted by the Mysterious Destinations team. This event is held once a month from March through October in Bath’s Winter Street Center and anyone can join the exploration of the two floors of paranormal activity. Mysterious Destinations will provide equipment for guests and a brief training session about how to use the equipment and about the history of the building. Hot coffee and light refreshments are provided. A nominal fee is charged, but the opportunity to experience a guided ghost hunt tour and meet new people is exceptional.