Why not take a hands-on approach on your honeymoon and enjoy the living, breathing art gallery known as Maine. Maine is an awe-inspiring destination filled with wide-open spaces, salty ocean air and breathtaking mountain views. Grab your honey and experience an adrenaline rush like no other, leaping 10,000 feet above the mountains on a skydive adventure. Or head under the sea for some scuba diving, becoming friends with the famous lobsters. Rope up and climb the pink granite cliffs of Acadia. Watch the sunset with a bottle of wine from your own little world in a hot air balloon or enjoy hot cocoa for two on a private sleigh ride. No matter the season, no matter the adventure, Maine will continue to take your breath away.
Maine is the northeastern most state in the U.S., bordered by New Hampshire and Canada. Known for its rocky coastline, long maritime history and plentiful parks and reserves, Maine offers an endless selection of four-season experiences. Maine can take you from a bustling city to the mountaintops, from oceanside getaways to wildlife in the woods. With a thriving arts and culture scene, discover the artist colonies and art museums, from street art to Maine-made crafts. Visit one of Maine’s 65 historical lighthouses, schedule a tee time at one of the award-winning golf courses or try to catch a photo of Maine’s state animal, the moose. The views, the food, the people and culture will all welcome you to this beautiful state.
Maine activities are endless. Hit the water for some boating excursions. Canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats are a romantic way to spend some peaceful time together on the water. Hoping to do some fishing, Maine lakes are a great place to catch and release bass, trout, or perch. If you're up for adventure, a hike up one of Maine's many mountains provides you with breathtaking, scenic views. Spend the day boutique shopping and end the evening with a romantic seafood dinner for two. At sunset, enjoy the view from a chartered windjammer, or take a walk along Maine's rocky coast.
Maine is the ideal destination for a truly romantic honeymoon getaway. Quaint bed and breakfasts, charmingly historic inns, and beach resorts all provide an intimate setting unlike any other. The lakes and mountains of Maine offer secluded hideaways for honeymooners to unwind and breathe in the fresh air. Lakeside resorts provide couples with sunny days and refreshing, clear freshwater. If you are looking for a more lively setting, coastal resorts offer all the beauty and fun of Maine's many beaches. When planning your honeymoon to Maine, you have your choice of curling up in a charming bed and breakfast, a lakeside cottage rental, a city hotel, or a coastal resort. Maine also hosts a plethora of camping options, sporting lodges and motels.
Maine’s cuisine is an experience in itself. From Portland’s award-winning chefs to the local’s favorite lobster shacks, there is something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out some of the food fairs to taste the local flavors like the Yarmouth Clam Festival, the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland and the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. Head to the some of the many farmers’ markets across the state to enjoy fresh produce, artisan cheese, maple syrup and organic meats. Unwind with a tour of a vineyard or microbrewery. Enjoy a perfect night out where the innovative chefs of Maine can combine farm-to-table with sea-to-table to create an enchanting dining experience.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat or an action-filled adventure, Maine will provide an unforgettable honeymoon. Visit world-class art museums. Enjoy the tastes of Maine at a famous lobster shack. Discover one of the many ski lodges or spot moose with a Maine guide in the northern wilderness. From the iconic lighthouses perched along sparkling bays, to Portland's cobblestone streets boasting award-winning restaurants, Maine offers unique year-round experiences for honeymooners. And just when you think you’ve done it all, and seen it all, Maine will surprise you again.
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- CAPITAL: Augusta
- SIZE: Maine is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide with a total of 33,215 square miles - or about as big as all of the other five New England states combined.
- AREA CODE: 207
- LANGUAGE: English
- TIME ZONE: The state of Maine is under the Eastern Standard Time Zone, and it observes daylight savings, beginning the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
- CURRENCY: The US Dollar
- GETTING THERE: Maine is accessible via a number of transportation channels. There are six airports, two international – Portland International Jetport and Bangor International Airport. Amtrak’s “Downeaster” route provides rail service to Maine from Boston and Exeter, New Hampshire with stops in Wells, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Freeport and Brunswick. Concord Coach Lines serves 12 Maine communities from Boston’s Logan Airport and South Station. If driving, Portland Maine is approximately 100 miles from Boston, 310 miles from New York City and 535 from Washington, D.C.
- WHEN TO GO: With attractions and activities unique to each season, Maine offers an escape from the everyday hustle of life all year long.
- ELECTRICITY: The United States and Canada all use the 110 volt system.
- CROPS: Maine has the largest wild blueberry crop in the nation, raising 99% of all wild blueberries in the United States and is the single largest producer of any blueberries in the U.S.
- SEAFOOD: Nationally famed for their shellfish, almost 85% of all American lobsters are trapped in Maine.
- WEATHER: Visit Maine in the summer and you can expect temperatures as high as the 80s along the coast and up to the 90s inland. Summer nights are comfortably cool. Some severe thunderstorms may occur between May and August. Winters are generally cold, but very lengthy cold spells are rare. Average snowfall is around 50 to 70 inches along the coast and 60 to 110 inches inland. January is normally the snowiest month, with an average of 20 inches.
- WHERE TO STAY: Romantic B&Bs, charmingly historic inns, and resorts on the beach all provide the perfect kind of romantic getaway for any couple.
- STATE PARKS: Maine consists of 542,629 acres of state and national parks, including the 92-miles Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park – the northern end of the Appalachian Trail.
HELPFUL HONEYMOON HINTS
From the great outdoors to the comfort of the cozy indoors, from quaint inns with local charm, to lavish resorts that pamper your mind, body and soul, honeymooners will find there is an endless opportunity to discover life and love in Maine.
- PUT A FORK IN IT: Maine not only is home to some of the freshest food in the world, but also a thriving brewery scene. When it comes to dining, Maine aims to please. And what better meal to enjoy on your honeymoon than some delicious lobster and tasty beers.
- SHOP TIL YOU DROP: While cruising the harbor, stop by a boutique store to pick up the perfect souvenir. Or head to the countryside to visit an antique sale where you can browse local ceramics.
- ON WILDLIFE WATCH: “M” is not only for Maine, but for moose! Maine has a sizeable moose population and you may just catch a glimpse of these giant creatures while out and about. Head to the Western Mountains for a hike and you may just run into one of these furry friends.
- TAKE ME TO THE PARK: State parks cover half a million acres of public lands in Maine. Check out Acadia National Park from the top of Cadillac Mountain. Hike the White Mountains National Forest. Or spend a day at Old Orchard Beach.
- BECOME A KID AGAIN: Palace Playland is New England’s largest beachfront amusement park. Located in Old Orchard Beach, spend a night riding the roller coasters and water slides or challenging your honey to carnival games.
- HIT THE SLOPES: The wintery slopes of the mountains are Maine’s best-kept secret. Whether you have a snowboard or snowshoe strapped to your feet, prefer to ride a snowmobile or just love to sit by a warm, crackling fire, Maine offers it all. If you are a couple that lives for the chilly thrill of the mountain, a winter honeymoon in Maine is in the cards.
- THE OPEN ROAD: Head out on a road trip while in Maine. Maine’s coast is breathtaking. With more than 60 historic lighthouses scattered along the way, the coastal drive is unforgettable. Or check out one of the four National Scenic Byways Maine has to offer. Turn the radio up and becomes friends with the open road to explore more of Maine.
- BUT ME SOME PEANUTS AND CRACKERJACKS: If you head to Maine during baseball season, a night out to enjoy the Portland Sea Dogs can become the perfect date night. Take me out to the ball game!
- BOOK WORMS: As a lifelong resident of Maine, Stephen King has written 54 novels, using a number of Maine locations as settings within his stories. Stop by surrounding area and see if you recognize some of the places from his books. It will be a haunting good time.
- MAKE ROOM FOR DESSERT: Make sure you grab a whoopie pie or two. As the state snack of Maine, this yummy treat will leave you wanting seconds.
- CHECK OUT THE LEAVES: Maine has the longest foliage season in the nation. Experience the vibrant colors yourself and you’ll understand why visitors and residents alike make fall as their favorite season.