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Maine, the northeastern most state in the United States, is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history and natural areas such as the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park.
Few states can claim as many iconic images as Maine.
Moose abound in Baxter State Park, home to Mount Katahdin, the end point of the Appalachian Trail.
The miles and miles of moose-inhabited wilderness maintain their own mystique, conjuring images of a lone canoe barely traversing the mirrored surface of a lake surrounded by forest, or rainbow trout leaping from crystal clear waters.
Think of that northern New England state, and immediately coming to mind are fully equipped Windjammers, waves crashing against a rocky shore, fishing harbors filled with colorful boats, lighthouses and tall pine trees.
Lighthouses like the striped lighthouse at West Quoddy Head dot the shore, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard.
What's remarkable about Maine is that it doesn't disappoint tourists who arrive with these romantic images in mind.
But Maine's attractions aren't all in iconic imagery, and with its museums, breathtaking gardens, artistic heritage, historic attractions, outdoor activities and natural wonders, you won't find many options to do on a Maine vacation.
One of Maine's most iconic lighthouses sits at the end of the long Pemaquid Point in Mid-Coast Maine and is a landmark that has been chosen as the image on Maine's quarter coin.
It was built in 1835, and along with the light tower, the caretaker's cottage and the brick sound signal house have been preserved.
The keeper's cabin houses the Fisherman's Museum, which preserves the region's strong fishing heritage, with logs of captains, models, dioramas, photos and artifacts, including information about the shipwrecks at this point.
The panoramic point is one of the favorite places for picnics.
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