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Maine Vacation Rentals

If you are planning a New England vacation, consider Maine vacation rentals, which will expose you to the state’s natural beauty and delectable seafood. Go cross-country skiing, walk along beaches, take a hike in the forests, go hunting for deer or moose, tour historic homes and light houses, and shop in boutiques. Afterward, you can retreat to your roomy Maine vacation rental or cottage.

Fishing on Your Maine Vacation

With thousands of lakes and rivers and 3,500 miles of coastline, Maine is prime location for those who love fishing. There are many varieties of fish in Maine’s salt water and fresh water, including trout, salmon, squaretail, striped bass, cod, haddock, and mackerel. If you don’t have a boat of your own, there are many fishing charters available. If you get lucky, you may see a few sharks. Of course, Maine is known for its fresh seafood cuisine, and lobster and clams are local specialties. Why not consider waterfront vacation rentals in Maine if you're planning a fishing trip?

Key Maine Vacation Spots

Aroostook County, nicknamed “The Crown of Maine,” is the largest and northernmost county in Maine, with 2,000 lakes, rivers, and streams. This area is wonderful for outdoor reaction, including biking, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Golf is another popular activity in Aroostook County; many Maine vacation rental homes are conveniently located on golf courses.

The Down East region of Maine offers rich history and countless natural wonders, and Acadia vacation rentals will put you right in the midst of things. Enjoy Acadia National Park, where ocean shorelines meet woodlands, lakes, and granite-topped mountains. While you’re near the water, you can go whale and puffin watching, and even seakayaking, though be sure to wear a wet suit to combat the chilly waters. Bar Harbor vacation rentals are the perfect way to experience Down East’s beautiful and rocky coast.

Greater Portland and Casco Bay offer metropolitan living among small town comfort. Savor the flavor at the Casco Brewing Company, which creates high-quality ales and lagers is the third largest brewery in Maine. The historic downtown district of Portland is an excellent spot for shopping. The Museum at Port Head Light recounts the history of the oldest lighthouse in Maine and there are numerous sightseeing cruises that can give you a thorough taste of this region.

The Kennebec and Moose River Valleys region is another fantastic destination for outdoor lovers. Recreation options include hunting, fishing, canoeing, bicycling, kayaking, hiking, and in the fall, enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. (Maine is included in our New England Fall Foliage guide.) The region offers rolling hills, farms, and quaint small towns. While you’re here, stay in a vacation rental in Augusta, the state’s capital. Here you can tour the governor’s mansion, see the capital building, explore museums, and visit Fort Western, which is the oldest surviving wooden fort in New England. For an unforgettable day trip, travel along the scenic Route 201. This will take you directly to The Forks, an area well known for whitewater rafting.

Breathtaking scenery can be found in the Maine Lakes and Mountains region, where there are four truly distinct seasons. Nordic and alpine skiing are popular sports, especially on famous Sugarloaf Mountain. This area is brimming with wildlife, including moose and loons.

Maine’s Mid-Coast region contains many bed and breakfasts in charming historic homes. In Thomaston, you can find the General Henry Knox Museum in his former home in Thomaston, which commemorates his life as a Revolutionary War general and politician. Artisans have looked to the coast for inspiration for their work, and you can visit artist’s studios and buy their work. If you’re staying in a Rockland vacation rental, explore marine life by taking a cruise on a lobster boat!

Ogunquit vacation rentals
are the ideal way to explore the Southern Maine Coast, which offers golf courses, beaches, boutiques, hiking, and biking.
 
The Maine Highlands region has been a popular vacation spot since the late 1800s and contains the highest peak and most park land area in Maine. Moosehead Lake cabin rentals offer easy access to swimming in the summers. Winter activities in the Highlands include skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling.

Vacation Homes in Maine

Maine is a fantastic destination for nature lovers, and vacation rentals in Maine will give you a true New England experience. From golfing to fishing to history and light houses, vacation homes in Maine offer something for everybody. Looking for vacation rentals on Short Sands Beach, York, Maine, or perhaps in Harpswell, Old Orchard Beach, or Wells? It can all be found right here.  

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