The six "New England States" are located on the east coast of the United States. One of these states is Maine with a good 91.000 square kilometers. The northeasternmost state of the USA has almost as much area as the five other New England states put together. Fewer than 15 people live in one square kilometer of the sparsely populated country.
Endless forests, countless lakes and many rivers give the state bordering the Canadian province of New Brunswick a special character. Maine's largest city (population 63.000). Portland. 20.000 people live in the state capital Augusta. All in all, visitors should be prepared for tranquil conditions. We are not surprised that the state advertises with "Welcome to Maine - The way life should be".
Beach section in Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor - largest town on Mount Desert Island
“The way life should be” is what most nature lovers who visit Maine feel and appreciate. National panoramic roads, nature trails and more than 8.000 kilometers of rugged coastline leave lasting impressions for nature lovers. There are countless islands off the coast. One of the barrier islands is the 280 square kilometer Mount Desert Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Acadia National Park claims large parts of the island. It alone attracts around four million visitors every year. The highest mountain on the island is Cadillac Mountain, which is 470 meters high. This mountain is said to be the point in the USA that the rays of the rising sun hit first.
Cliff formations in Acadia National Park
With a population of just 5.000, the largest and best-known city on the island is Bar Harbor, a posh resort town frequented by the East Coast upper class. And not only the beautiful and rich are drawn to the city. On an annual average, four or five million tourists let themselves be captured by the charm of the small town.
The Yellow House - befitting bed and breakfast
Bar Harbor - Destination of cruise ships
Bar Harbor's tranquil, small harbor is only suitable as a berth for lobster fishing boats and pleasure boats. In 2023, more than 120 cruise ships will call at the city and anchor in Frenchman Bay.
Celebrity Summit in the roadstead off Bar Harbor
Tender boats off Bar Harbor
Tender boats carry their passengers ashore. The drive to the city pier is tranquil and takes only a few minutes.
Bar Harbor - the waterfront
Update January 2023