Wicked Good Maine
Outdoor Fun in Maine
Maine is a veritable playground of outdoor recreation all year through. Along the coast are scenic beaches huddled amoung large rocks and lighthouses, plenty of beautiful coves, inlets and harbors for boating, sailing, and other water sports, and charters for deep sea fishing.
If inland activity is more your style, freshwater fishing abounds in Maine's numerous lakes and rivers. White water rafting and kayaking are popular water sports in Maine, or if you want a quiet water experience, rent a rowboat and bask in the sun on a serene pond.
Maine's mountains are rugged and remote, and offer some of the best hiking on the East Coast. Mount Katahdin is a favorite among hikers and rock climbers, but there are many more mountains, including several right on the coast that offer the combination a mountain hike with an ocean view.
For those who are less into extreme sports, Maine has many golf courses and resorts. Summertime brings ideal mild temperatures for an 18-hole day. Walking paths are also popular. Not only do several cities and towns offer paved walking and jogging paths, but many coastal areas have easy trails for even the most novice walkers.
Fall brings the incredible autumn colors and with it, opportunities for many beautiful drives around the state. It also is the time of year that hunters venture out into the woods to seek their prize, so if you go for a fall hike, wear an orange safety vest.
Winter in Maine is legendary. The days are short, the nights are long, and the temperature usually doesn't get above freezing throughout January and February. Snow arrives in the high country often before Thanksgiving and then begin the winter sports in Maine. Skiing, snow-boarding, snowmobiling, ice skating, and ice fishing, to name a few. Winter is also a good time to find a great deal on lodging in the tourist areas, where you can sit by a crackling fire with a good book and a mug of cocoa, with snowflakes falling outside your window.
Enjoy Maine's many recreational activities all year long.
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