|Places to visit in Maine|
We lived in Waterville, Maine for almost 10 years. (Okay, so it was really across the river in Winslow, but Waterville is bigger and is on most maps.) We like to hike and explore nature and we found lots of that to do. We don't like hiking in crowds -- how can you see and hear birds and animals when the woods are teeming with people? That's why Arcadia National Park and some other well know Maine spots aren't here.
These are some of our favorite places:
Screw Auger Falls State Park
waterfall, hiking trails
Campabello Island & Quoddy Head State Park
Campabello Island is really in New Brunswick, Canada, across the water from Lubec. Quoddy Head Lighthouse and state park is the eastern most point in the United States and is near Lubec. If you're going to one, you really should stop at the other!
Campabello was the summer home of FDR
and his home and it's grounds are now open to the public. Overlooking Friar's Bay, it is
beautiful! Roosevelt International Park is open Daily, mid-May through mid-October.
Popham Beach State Park & Fort/h4>
This isn't a very nice park for swimming in the bay, but is great for exploring with kids. It's very educational to explore and kids have a great time finding different shells and sea life.
There are nice picnic areas if you just want to picnic by the sea and feel the cool ocean breezes.