the real maine

7. Northern Maine: "Moose, white water rafting, epic hiking. No, not the Rockies – we’re talking about Maine. Maine isn’t only lobster rolls, lighthouses and rocky shoreline. The woodsy interior, on the top half of the Maine ‘thumb’ reaching north to the Canada border, makes for a wilderness adventure. The Appalachian Trail begins/ends atop Mt Katahdin (which literally means ‘Mt Great Mountain’), in primitive Baxter State Park, with 200,000 acres of lakes and mountains to reach by hiking boot. Nearby is Moosehead Lake, home to a 99-year-old steamboat to ride, and the source of the Kennebec River, with great rafting opportunities at the Forks. To the north in remote Aroostook County, miles of old rail beds have been transformed into bike trails, and multi-day canoe trips can paddle you right up to the Canadian border."
Photo: Robert F. Bukaty, AP / SF

From the SFGate Top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2013.


Diana_CT said...


There are two things on my "Bucket list", take a windjammer cruise along the Maine coast and canoe down the Allagash River

Unknown said...

At last, at last I know what you mean by the real Maine. All these years and I really didn't know.