Natural landscapes that inspired literary masterpieces

Famous for its rocky coast, star-studded skies, forested National Parks and traditional lighthouses, Maine is truly a New England gem. Bordering Canada and New Hampshire, Maine experiences a cooler climate with heavy snowfall in the winter, warm summers and incredible foliage in the autumn.

Maine is an oasis of outdoor beauty and has a vast range of activities. Make sure you visit the rocky coast along the Atlantic Ocean to see the area’s small fishing villages and iconic lighthouses. Or hop on a whale watching cruise to see humpback and finback whales. For something more exhilarating, go white-water rafting down the Dead, Kennebec or Penobscot rivers. Don’t miss the incredible Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain, which is home to some of the best stargazing spots in the nation. In addition, the park is great for hiking, biking and birding. If gardens are more your thing, visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, the largest botanical garden in New England.