Maine is known as the Pine Tree State which embraces the official state symbol, the white pine tree. The nickname also recognizes Maine's untamed 17 million acres of forest. While New England has many states to be proud of, Maine out sizes the rest as the largest state in the region. The state is comprised of eight regions: South Coast, Greater Portland and Casco Bay, Mid Coast, Downeast/Acadia Region, Western Lakes and Mountains, Katahdin and Moosehead Region, Kennebec and Moose River Valleys and Aroostook County. See them all aboard a charter bus service for a relaxed and stress free vacation.
If you are coming from the South, you may want to begin your trip on the South Coast of Maine. The coast is dotted with coastal towns such as York, Ogunquite, Wells and the Kennebunks. These towns are famous for their beaches and downtown areas. The streets are described by See New England as being "lined with beautiful inns, shops, galleries and eateries.” Many of these towns offer overlooks and harbors to enjoy. Old Orchard Beach, which is north of these towns, offers the Old Orchard Beach Pier. The pier is not your average wood platform meant for fishing and fishing only. No. This pier offers a waterslide, places to eat, and arcades. Enjoy the South East Coast from the relaxing seat of a charter bus.
The next vital region of Maine is the Greater Portland and Casco Bay. See New England offers that a 1980's real estate "boom” lifted Portland's status as one of New England's best cities to live in or visit. Much of the city is walkable and offers restaurants, shops, and inns. The waterfront area and uptown are emphasized by cobbled streets and old port city architecture. The Old Port Exchange, which is near the waterfront, has boutiques, restaurants, taverns, nightclubs and theatres. The Portland/Casco Bay area also offers outdoor attractions such as the Prouts Neck Cliff Path and Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Bradbury Mountain State Park. A traveler can also enjoy the Portland Museum of Art and Southworth Planetarium. For the little ones, Portland offers the Children's Museum of Maine. In Portland, no one is left out! Take a charter bus to see just all there is to offer.
Beyond the Bay lies Maine's Mid Coast. The main cities of this region are Bath, Brunswick, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, and Rockland. Bath Iron Works, the builders of Naval Submarines, as well as the Maine Maritime Museum both call the city of Bath Home. Camden and Boothbay Harbor are harbor villages of Maine. Whale watch launches take place from here as well as fishing boats and windjammer cruises. Brunswick offers many boutiques, specialty shops, inns and restaurants and is home to Bowdoin College. There are also the Orrs and Bailey Islands to enjoy.
Downeast and Arcadia is the next list on the amazing regions of Maine that you can see from a charter bus service. One of the magical places that visitors enjoy in this area is Bar Harbor. The things to do here are endless! Take a ferry to Nova Scotia. Enjoy summer concerts. Or better yet, visit the Oceanarium, a lobster museum and marine education center. A whole museum devoted to lobster! Imagine. The Arcadia region offers the Arcadia National Park which, established in 1916 is the oldest national park and, according to See New England, is the second most visited park in the United States. Mountains, lakes, forests, and meadows grace this 40,000-square mile park.
Maine also offers a Western Lakes and Mountains Region, where you can swim or ski. There is also the Moosehead Lake that offers hunting, fishing, biking and much more. The Kennebeck and Moose River valleys offer the state capital of Augusta, as well as the capital of antique shopping, Hallowell. There is also white water rafting to be appreciated in this area. Last but not least, there is Aroostook County, which is one of the least traveled, but most natural parts of the state. There lakes and streams for canoeists and trail after trail for the hiker.
What ever you choose to see in Maine, choose to see it on a charter bus service. You will be more relaxed and enjoy your stay much more!