Only one U.S. state, New Hampshire, borders Maine. New Hampshire borders the state on its western side; to the northwest, Maine is bordered by Quebec and on to the northeast, it is bordered by New Brunswick, both of which are Canadian provinces. The Atlantic Ocean borders Maine on the east and south.Know More
As of 2014, Maine is the least densely populated state in the U.S. It is known as the "Pine Tree State" due to the fact that around 83 percent of its land is forests. It is known for its beautiful rocky coastlines measuring around 230 miles altogether. It is home to West Quoddy Head, which is the easternmost point in the lower 48 states. Maine is also known for its lighthouses and fishing villages.
Summers in Maine are warm and humid, and winters are snowy and cold, although some areas have milder winters thanks to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. The record high temperature in Maine was set in 1911 at 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The record low was set in 2009 at -50 degrees.
Maine is also well-known for its lobster. In fact, nearly 90 percent of the lobster (which amounts to roughly 40 million pounds) on the market in the U.S. is caught off the coast of Maine.Learn more in The Northeast
Maine, despite its location high on the northern Atlantic coast, enjoys a climate with four distinct seasons. As with many locations, temperatures and precipitation patterns vary in Maine throughout the year. Maine contains unique geography, complete with coastal areas, high mountains and riparian lands that all contribute to its climate and weather.Full Answer >
Some fun things to do in Maine include touring lighthouses, paying a visit to Paul Bunyan, taking a boat excursion and visiting Acadia National Park. Activities will vary depending on the season. Snowmobiling and skiing are popular during the winter, while boating and relaxing on the beach are more for the summer months.Full Answer >
The nine states the U.S. Census Bureau designates as the Northeast region are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are considered part of New England, while New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are Mid-Atlantic states.Full Answer >
East Coast states include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida as well as Washington D.C. East Coast States are generally defined as bordering the Atlantic Ocean, although Vermont, in New England, does not and only a very small part of Pennsylvania does.Full Answer >