Maine websites about places to go, things to do, vacation information, sports links, facts about the state, destinations, golf, business, and more. Maine is the northernmost portion of New England and is the easternmost state in the contiguous United States. Eastport is the most eastern city in the United States. The city is considered the first place in the United States to receive the rays of the morning sun.
It is known for its scenery its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, and its heavily forested interior as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams. Approximately 40 millions pounds (nearly 90 percent) of the nation's lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine. Maine lobsters have won international fame for their flavor and contribution to the culinary world.
The White Mountain National Forest covers nearly 800,000 acres, the forest covers a landscape ranging from hardwood forests to the largest alpine area east of the Rocky Mountains. Acadia National Park is the second most visited national park in the United States. With a total area of 33,215 square miles the state covers nearly as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.
Maine produces 99% of all the blueberries in the country making it the single largest producer of blueberries in the United States. Freeport is the home to the L.L. Bean Company.
Author Steven King is a resident of Bangor. Portland is the birthplace of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Senator Margaret Chase Smith stood up in the senate and gave the famous Declaration of Conscious speech, speaking out against the McCarthy era. Senator Smith was the first female presidential candidate. Former President George Bush has a summer home in Kennebunkport.