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Traveling to Maine? Here's What You Must See

by Valyrie Ellis, Realtor,GRI,MRP,SRES 01/12/2020

Photo by J. Lynne Hardesty via Pixabay

The little state of Maine draws thousands of travelers each year. If you’re among those who are making the trek to this popular travel destination, you may feel overwhelmed by the plethora of things to see and do. If your time is limited, here are a few things you simply must see during your time in Maine.

1. Acadia National Park

No trip to Maine is complete without a visit to Acadia National Park. This national treasure is beautiful year-round, but it’s breathtaking in the fall. In fact, it’s one of the most-visited national parks in the country, drawing 3.5 million people a year. It has something for everyone, too. Beaches, mountains, and forests all await exploration at this popular destination. If you are short on time, take the Park Loop Road to see most of the park. If you’re visiting in the late summer or early fall, head to Cherryfield’s Wild Blueberry Picking for a fun experience.

2.The Kennebunks

See the waters of the Atlantic crash up on rugged rocks with a visit to the Kennebunks. This coastal area not only has stunning views, but also a lovely collection of boutiques and bed-and-breakfast accommodations.

3. Augusta

The state’s capital is rich in history. Here you can explore the Maine State Museum or go back in time at Old Fort Western. Don’t forget to tour the state capitol building or visit University of Maine while you’re there.

4. Portland

The iconic lighthouse, also known as the Portland Observatory, is the first thing you’ll want to see when you visit Maine’s largest city, but it is just one of many things to do here. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum delights guests with its pint-sized model trains, and the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine is a great place to spend some time playing with your little ones. This location is also near the Harbor, so it’s full of fresh seafood that will delight even the pickiest “foodie” in your group. While in Portland, take time to tour the Victoria Mansion, a 19th-century period home.

5. Bangor

Finally, make a stop in Bangor part of your travels. This is particularly popular with those who follow the supernatural, and there are plenty of ghost tours to take advantage of. After all, Stephen King made Bangor his home, and his home is available to see while you’re there. You can even take a walk on Central Street, the bloodiest street in Maine’s history, where Al Brady once ruled in terror. For something a little more family-friendly, the Maine Discovery Museum is ready to explore.

Maine has something to offer everyone. If you’re making a visit, pick one or two of these places, and dig in for a day or two of exploration.

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Valyrie Ellis, Realtor,GRI,MRP,SRES

Val has been a premier and award-winning real estate agent in Frederick County for more than 25 years and has called Frederick County home for 30 years. She has witnessed and weathered the ups and downs of the real estate market, so whether you are a buyer, seller, investor, or need assistance leasing your property, Val can provide you with all the resources and information you need to make your real estate transaction as stress-free and easy as possible. Val works with buyers and sellers in all of Frederick and Washington Counties. Living in the Historic District of Downtown Frederick, she is very familiar with the history of our town, as well as what makes it such a fun and special place to live! As a Military spouse of 20 years, she is both familiar with, and can empathize with our Military families during their PCS move. She holds the MRP (Military Relocation Professional) designation. Val's other specialty designations are SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and GRI designation, (Graduate of Realtor Institute), which is only possessed by less than 10% of all agents nationwide. Val is passionate about animals, in particular dogs, and is a board member and very active member of Tara's House dog rescue. She can help you and your furry family members find the perfect place to call home. Val will "Cover all the bases" to get you and your fur friends HOME!