Maine, arguably one of the most beautiful states in the continental United States, boasts a richly diverse array of environments from its coastal beaches to its inland forests, not to mention some of the best seafood in the world. Whether you’re venturing to the Maine coast for a beach vacation in the summer months or seeking an off-season jaunt in the woods, this guide has some great tips for a memorable trip across the Pine Tree State.
1. Enjoy a Seafood Feast
Maine is known for its bountiful lobster, which should not be missed. In addition to trying the lobster, make sure to sample some clam chowder and crab cakes while in Maine. Many restaurants in the state also offer “Fisherman platters” or specials that include several fried versions of virtually any sea creature that can be caught off Maine’s coast. This full lobster and jumbo shrimp special is featured at Mabel’s Lobster Claw in Kennebunkport. Mable’s has been serving locals and visitors lobsters since opening its doors in the 1950s.