40 Photos Of Maine That Will Remind You Why It’s The Best State In The Nation


You’re looking pretty darn good, Pine Tree State.

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1. Welcome to the state of Maine. Ayuh!

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Source: City of Portland Maine on Facebook

2. Its biggest city looks like a painting

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Source: Flickr user Phillip Capper

3. Sure, this is your traffic jam in the winter…

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Source: City of Portland Maine on Facebook

4. But this is your spring

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Source: City of Portland Maine on Facebook

5. Your summers are unbeatable

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Source: City of Portland Maine on Facebook

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6. And your falls are epic…

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Source: VisitMaine.net

7. …whether you’re out for a stroll…

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West End, Maine. Source: City of Portland Maine on Facebook

8. …or just out for a drive.

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Source: Flickr user Kimberly Vardeman

9. You’d have the most wicked sunrises…

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Source: Flickr user Terry Ross

10. …and some of the most dazzling sunsets on earth.

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Source: VisitMaine.net

11. You’ll never know what animals you might see here. Cunnin.

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Maine Wildlife Park. Source: Flickr user Michelle Callahan

12. The birds are too numerous to count.

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Biddeford Pool, Maine. Source: Flickr user Paul VanDerWerf

13. Sometimes the animals here are intense…

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St. Croix Junction, Maine. Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Flickr

14. …sometimes they’re elusive…

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Grey wolf print at Sturtevant Pond, Maine. Source: Flickr user Jim Pennucci

15. …and sometimes, just awe-inspiring.

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Source: Flickr user Dana Moos

16. No matter if you’re looking down at the city…

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17. …or down on a carpeted forest…

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Otter Cove, Maine. Source: Flickr user Tim Sackton

18. …your view is always a good one.

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Source: Flickr user Adam

19. I mean…this is your pier.

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Ocean Gateway Pier. Source: City of Portland, Maine on Facebook

20. This is your headlight.

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Source: Flickr user Ken Lund

21. This is your concert.

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Source: Flickr user Josh and Melanie Rosenthal

22. This is your lunch.

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Source: Flickr user Navin75

23. This is your getaway.

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Source: Flickr user Brent Rostad

24. This is your mall.

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Source: Flickr user Joe Shlabotnik

25. This is your drive through.

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Reds, Wiscassett, Maine. Source: VisitMaine.net

26. This is your capital.

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Augusta. Source: Flickr user Terry Ross

27. This is your cah.

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Bah Hahbah, Maine. Source: Flickr user Thomas

28. This is your office.

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Source: Flickr user Mathew Ingram

29. This is your neighborhood.

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Source: Flickr user Adam

30. These are your islands.

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Five Islands Lobster Co. Source: VisitMaine.net

31. And these are your footprints.

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Gooches Beach, Kennebunk, Maine. Source: VisitMaine.net

32. Maine. Where the trees grow tall…

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Source: Flickr user Surabhi Dhake

33. …and the blueberries are endless.

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Source: Flickr user Manray3

34. Where a small cabin is perfect…

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Source: Flickr user Rensee Johnson

35. …and so is a large one.

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Kinnebunkport, Maine. Source: Flickr user Caitee Smith

36. Where casual is perfect…

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Cape Porpoise, Maine. Source: Flickr user Arnimw

37. …and fancy is too.

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Source: Flickr user Doug Kerr

38. This is on your walk to work…

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Source: City of Portland, Maine

39. This is on your lunch break.

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Source: Smart Destinations

40. And this is on your walk home.

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Casco Bay. Source: City of Portland, Maine

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11 thoughts on “40 Photos Of Maine That Will Remind You Why It’s The Best State In The Nation

  1. having been born and raised in maine, its always nice to see beautiful photos of home. i guess i just wish you had done more research than sitting on the City Of Portland Facebook page (which barely counts as research frankly). portland, while being the largest city, is only one tiny portion of the state. it is not at all representative of the state, in fact, and many mainers dont even consider it part of the state, nor do we consider people from there to be Mainers (nothing against the fine folks of Portland, but their experience is entirely different and unique from the rest of us). Why not look for photos of the beautiful rolling fields and farmlands in Aroostook County? Or the breathtaking sunrises on Moosehead or Rangeley Lakes? Why not find images of the stunning granite rock faces of the mountains in the White Mountains National Forest? or the endless pines of the Great North Woods. Or the rushing waters of the Saco, the Androscoggin or Kennebec? Have you ever seen the sunrise in the most eastern town in the US? Eastport is like something from a story its so quaint and lovely, and the people there are fantastic. Did you know they and their neighboring town have a pirate ship battle every year? It’s incredible, produces great photos and totally worthy of attention. You, like the many others before you, do our fine state a slight. Portlanders are inundated with tourists and arent super keen on that, and while yes, we need the money, it’d be nice if you helped us to spread it about some. It would be great to see just one of these lists, just once, highlight all that is incredible about “inland maine.” Most of us live outside of Portland. We’d like to see the true Maine showcased, because it’s just as incredible as Portland. Heck, we might even warm to the idea of some of you flatlanders wandering around in our towns. Thanks.

    1. Rather than bashing Portland on your keyboard, why don’t you spend some of that typing energy and share some links to photos of the areas you mentioned? I’m sure they can be Googled easily enough and you can post the links to all the lovely images in the comments section here.

      I love how you insult the city of Portland and it’s residents, and then have the audacity to try to lay some sort of claim to the economy that Portland creates through tourism, business, education, etc. You obviously don’t like Portland, you claim it’s not even part of the state, you say that Portland residents aren’t real Mainers – oh, but you want a portion of their paycheck!?

    2. Perfect response. As I scrolled through the article, I kept thinking “this is Portland, more Portland, and even some more Portland.” I live in Portland, but I’m aware that most of these types of articles never get beyond Brunswick, the final frontier, apparently.

    3. It is ridiculous to say that people living in Portland are not “Mainers.” Why? Because they don’t live/feel/believe as you do? Portland gives a welcome balance to a predominantly rural state. I agree there is more to Maine than just Portland, but you don’t have to bash Portland to uplift the rest of the state. I agree with Dr. Kibble-post links to photos from other parts of the state. (By the way, I don’t live in Portland.)

  2. I love Maine. I am from Northern Maine. Born and raised in Maine. Every spring, winter, fall and summer I never get tired of the views, fresh air and nature here. I have also lived in a few other states for a number of years and there is nothing like Maine.

  3. I, too, live in Maine. Iove it, too. Thank you for the lovely pictures. We do have such delightful variety of scenic beauty in this State, no matter what the season. I would not want to be anywhere else.

  4. Gorgeous state. I cant wait for every September so I can visit. So many beautiful areas but my biggest love is the stars. Looking up every night and star gazing is just so awe inspiring it is beyond description! My mom,93, was born in Kenduskeag and I M 64 so my family has visited and lived (dad’s military stint) there. My cousin and I do “girls day” in Bar Harbor every year. Will spend more time exploring there when I retire.

  5. I used to live in NH. And now live in Kentucky, which I love. I crave everything New England and ANY photographs are much appreciated. Siobhan should chill out, as Maine has many, many beautiful areas and Portland is definitely one of them. Thank you for bringing back great memories!

  6. I enjoyed the pictures very much – I was born there and lived
    there for 23 years, when I got married and left the state. I went
    back for the birth of my son, and go back at least once a year.
    I wish it could be more often. Good job with the pictures.

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