Living in Maine

There’s no place quite like Maine. From the rocky coast and working waterfront to our breathtaking lakes and mountains, the state offers something for everyone.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy sailing, hiking and biking in summer months. Skiing, snowshoeing and sledding are popular winter activities. Activities for the whole family include Maple Syrup Sunday, Open Farm Days and Farmers’ Markets. Or take a ferry to one of the nearby islands. And don’t forget the beautiful Maine beaches or 48 state parks.

Around Portland
Located on the coast, Maine’s largest city (pop. 67,000) offers quaint shops, craft-beer pubs, cobblestone streets and fine dining with a list of renown restaurants to satisfy every taste, from traditional to international cuisines.

Portland is also known for its art and culture scene. Popular attractions include the Portland Museum of Art, Victoria Mansion and Portland Symphony Orchestra (the PSO’s Magic of Christmas show is a must-see).

Sports fans can catch a Portland Sea Dogs game — the Double A farm team of the Boston Red Sox. Portland is also home to the Maine Celtics, the G-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics and the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League.

The Maine Mall anchors a popular shopping section of South Portland. Twenty minutes to the north, Freeport offers legendary outdoor retailer L.L.Bean and a wide range of outlets. Kittery, 40 minutes to the south, is also know for its long list of outlets.

Start here, go anywhere
If you like to travel, Boston is 2 hours by car; New York City is less than 6 hours. Or fly from the state’s largest airport, the Portland International Jetport, which is served by eight airlines.

Related links
Visit Portland
Maine Tourism Association
Schools in Maine (Maine Department of Education)
Hospitality Maine
Live and Work in Maine

Other attractions
Fort Williams Park (Portland Head Light lighthouse)
Pineland Farms
Thompson’s Point