Maine travel, what to visit in the state of the US
Travel guide in Maine with information for visiting this state of the US, the main places to see, characteristic landscapes and cities not to be missed.
General information on Maine
Maine is part of New England, a geographical area located at the north-eastern United States of America that is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and to the north-east-west border with Canada and south-west by New Hampshire .
Divided into 16 counties in the State of Maine has an area of over 86,000 kilometers square and has for capital Augusta. Much of the land is mountainous with the northwest area occupied by a prolungamente of the White Mountains, which are part of the Appalachian Mountains, which is part of the Mount Katahdin which is the highest peak of Maine.
Along the southern coastline are extensive plains with sandy beaches and rugged coastline from which you can see various islands including that of Mount Desert.
The plateau Aroostook forms the northern part of the country that has a fertile soil particolarmete used largely for the cultivation of potatoes and characterized in the southern end of many rivers, including Saint Croix, Penobscot, Kennebec and Salmon Falls.
There are also several lakes including Moosehead, Sebago, Chesuncook, Great Chamberlain and Rangeley. The climate of this state is generally cool throughout the year as even in summer there are days with high temperatures.
The economy is centered on agriculture with the cultivation of potatoes, cereals, vegetables and fruits; Also popular are the stock-breeding and fishing. Among the natural resources are exploited forests for timber production and subsoil providing some materials used for construction.
As for the industrial sector worthy of note are the paper industries and metalworking, woodworking, the food industry and textile.
Thanks to the attractions of the landscape has developed considerably even tourism. The main cities are Augusta, Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Biddeford and Waterville.
What to visit in Maine
– Augusta is the capital of the state of Maine geographically located on the banks of the Kennebec River at the point where it ends the fairway.
– Portland is located in the north-eastern United States and is the city in southern Maine with the largest number of inhabitants which borders South Portland, Westbrok, Falmouth and Casco Bay.
– Bangor is the county seat of Penobscot, South Portland is located in Cumberland County, Biddeford is the largest center of York County and home to the University of New England, Waterville belongs to the county of Kennebec.