People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.. . .
John Lane's Ogunquit Playhouse, one of Southern Maine's most important cultural landmarks, brings Broadway to the Beach each season. Opening in 1933, the work and vision of Walter and Maude Hartwig brought an outstanding, star-studded performing arts company to Ogunquit. Continuing this tradition for almost five decades, John Lane, owner and producer of the Playhouse, sought to provide his audience with the finest professional theatre in our region. In doing so, he successfully placed the playhouse on the national cultural map. Set to retire after 45 years, John Lane spearheaded the effort to . . .
Let us make your whale watching dreams come true!
Join us for one of our many adventurous boating tours on the Gulf of Maine. We feature several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips which sail daily throughout the summer season. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company has spared no expense in order to offer you a spectacular opportunity to experience the awe inspiring beauty of the magnificent mammals of the sea. Come and enjoy a fantastic experience you will never forget.. . .
New England Dogsledding is located on the Maine and New Hampshire border of the White Mountain National Forest. It is home to our racing and recreational kennel of beautiful, well cared for, very friendly and athletic Alaskan Husky Sled Dogs. We have been offering high quality, fun, and education dog sledding, mushing and sled dog tours in the Bethel, Maine- Sunday River Ski Area and North Conway, NH locations for the past 10 years. This 2009 season we will also be running dog sled adventures on the private 15,000 acre “Wilderness Trail System” at the Balsams, NH location.. . .
The Desert of Maine is an interesting phenomenon for a state that is so abundantly green.
In 1797 the Tuttle family moved to the 300 acre farm that once covered the Desert of Maine where they successfully raised crops of potatoes and hay for several years. Failure to rotate crops thereafter, combined with massive land - clearing and overgrazing resulted in severe soil eroison that exposed this hidden Desert. As the spreading sand grew uncontrollable, the Tuttles surrendered, leaving the Desert to it's destiny.. . .
The "Captain Jack" is a 30 foot authentic downeast lobster boat. Experience a unique adventure on board a traditional working lobster boat. Join Captain Hale on a 1-1/4 hr. cruise. Catch a glimpse of seals, harbor porpoise, an occasional sunfish and maybe a whale. Watch as Captain Hale hauls his traps, get up close and personal with the lobsters, crabs, starfish, sea urchins and other exciting creatures from the sea.
Bring your camera to take panoramic pictures of the Owls Head Light house and the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. Enjoy the sounds of herring gulls, black back gulls, terns a. . .
Height of Land is one of the most stunning and unsurpassed outlooks in the state of Maine and offers the traveler beautiful panoramic westerly views of hundreds of square miles of pristine lakes, majestic mountains and lush forests that dazzle viewers in the autumn with rich shades of red, orange, and yellow. Enjoy the beautiful views of the clear blue Mooselookmeguntic Lake, as well as the spectacular White Mountain chain in neighboring New Hampshire. Height of Land has been considered by some to even offer the most spectacular overlook in all of northern New England. The Appalachain Trail cr. . .
I invite you to discover all we have to offer at the Portland Museum of Art. As the largest and oldest art museum in the state of Maine, the Museum serves as a vital cultural resource for all who visit. The Museum's collection of more than 17,000 objects is housed in three historic and remarkable buildings showcasing three centuries of art and architecture. Whether this is your first visit or 131st, our changing exhibitions and permanent collection offer you a diverse selection of fine and decorative arts to view.
This spring indulge in the exhibition Objects of Wonder: Four Centuries of S. . .
The Brick Store Museum
The Brick Store Museum is made from bricks which were kilned in the area. Unusually, for bricks to be produced since most places were being built with Maine timber which grew in abundance in the area. The building was made into a dry goods store back in 1825 first known as Lord's store named for the owner William Lord. In 1936, his great granddaughter, Edith Cleaves Barry began turning the store into a museum. Thoughtfully, she took over three other historic buildings dating from 1810 to 1860 on the same street as the Lord's store and linke. . .
Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine is New England's only beach front amusement park. We offer rides and amusements for the young and the thrill seeker. Our rides include a classic Ferris wheel, carousel, two roller coasters and other thrill rides, including Adrenalin and Power Surge!
Have a smaller tot? We have over a dozen rides in our Kiddie Land. Challenge yourself on the hottest new video games and arcade classics in Maine's largest arcade and win fantastic prizes!
So whatever you may be looking for, an amusement park and thrill rides...an amusement park with rides for the. . .
Scarborough Downs Harness Racetrack is proud to be celebrating its 59th year of business! And we owe our success to all our valued customers and horse men and women who support the track every day.
Nestled in the tall pines on 500 acres in the heart of Southern Maine in the town of Scarborough, Scarborough Downs is the home of New England's fastest half-mile track. The track, designed by Charles Coon and Sons, has drawn rave reviews by horsemen and women throughout its fast-paced history.
The track was once a popular Thoroughbred track when it opened in the 50s until the 70s, then becam. . .
Casco Bay Lines is the ferry service owned and operated by the Casco Bay Island Transit District (CBITD). The Transit District operates 365 days per year and must ensure that residents have safe, dependable and reliable transportation for themselves and for their goods on a scheduled daily basis. It is the "lifeline" for the residents of the islands, carrying over 977,000 passengers, 5,300 tons of freight, and 25,000 vehicles annually. CBITD also carries the U.S. mail and transports school children to and from Portland. Incidental tour, cruise and charter service is offered as well.
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The 6,300-yard, par 70 layout was designed by Tom Walker of Golf Design Studios in Palm Beach, Florida. His mission here, as with all his projects, was to provide an appropriate challenge for all players' skill levels.
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