Travel: The Coast of Maine
Bar Harbor is typical of the charming New England towns that dot the state's Atlantic coastline. Uploaded by wikimedia.org.
Here’s a fact that could win you a few bar bets: The total coastline of Maine is greater than the coast of California (3,478 mi. vs. 3,427 – includes shoreline of outer coast, offshore islands, sounds, bays, rivers, and creeks). Okay, that’s a little misleading, but there’s no disputing that the Maine coast is unlike anywhere else in the United States.
Portland, with about 66,000 people, is Maine's largest city. Uploaded by cnunextgen.org.
Not long after you pass over the Piscatiqua River from New Hampshire, you’ll come to some classic coastal towns, such as Kittery, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport. Travel further and you’ll come to Portland, Freeport (home of L.L. Bean), Camden, and Bar Harbor. The towns are charming, and the coastline is mesmerizing.
The Maine coast isn’t “the beach,” but it’s visually unique nonetheless. Let’s take a visual tour…
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Kittery, uploaded to Flickr by sweatmonkeys.
Bailey Island, uploaded by stevekluge.com.
Camden, uploaded by students.umf.maine.edu.
Portland, uploaded by portlandmaine.wordpress.com.
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Kennebunkport, uploaded by whitebarninn.com.
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