Things rarely change in the state of Maine: forests and lakes still make up 90% of the landscape, just as they did when Leif Ericson and his Vikings first set foot on land here.The 8,530km coastline from Kittery to Lubec is still a stronghold of two old traditions: fishing and shipbuilding. Maine’s landscape was formed by massive glacial activity during the Ice Age, which carved bays, inlets and harbors into the mainland, creating more than 2,000 rocky islands. Lobsters abound and 64 lighthouses stand guard over the breathtakingly beautiful rocky coastline from Maine.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Maine geography and economy.
Arrival by car
There is a Greyhound service from Boston, Massachusetts via Portland, Brunswick and Belfast or Portland, Lewiston and Augusta to Bangor, Maine. More information from Greyhound (website: www.greyhound.com).
Arrival by ship
There is a connection with Nova Star Cruises ferries between Portland and Yarmouth in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce
16 Water Street, Lower Village 1 Chase Hill
US-Downtown Kennebunk, Maine
(207) 967 08 57.
http://www.visitthekennebunks.com Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland
94 Commercial Street, Suite 300
US-04101 Portland, Maine
(207) 772 58 00.
http://www.visitportland.com Acadia National Park
22 McFarland Hill Dr.
US-04609 Bar Harbor, Maine
(207) 288 33 38.
http://www.nps.gov/acad Maine Office of Tourism
59 State House Station
US-04333 Augusta, Maine
(207) 287.57.11 or (888) 624.63.45 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitmaine.com Discover New England
c/o Get It Across Marketing
(0221) 47 67 12 11.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Maine.
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