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Maine destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to Maine, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in Maine and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in Maine

Maine State parks and historic sites

  • Allagash Wilderness Waterway
  • Androscoggin Riverlands
  • Aroostook State Park
  • Aroostook Valley Trail
  • Bald Mountain Public Land
  • Bangor and Aroostook Trail
  • Bible Point State Historic Site
  • Bigelow Preserve Public Land
  • Birch Point State Park
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Camden Hills State Park
  • Chain of Ponds Public Land
  • Chamberlain Lake Public Land
  • Cobscook Bay State Park
  • Colburn House State Historic Site
  • Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
    Ft. William Henry
  • Crescent Beach State Park
  • Cutler Coast Public Land
  • Damariscotta Lake State Park
  • Dead River Public Land
  • Deboullie Public Land
  • Dodge Point Public Land
  • Donnell Pond Public Land
  • Down East Sunrise Trail
  • Duck Lake Public Land
  • Eagle Island State Historic Site
  • Eagle Lake Public Land
  • Ferry Beach State Park
  • Fort Baldwin State Historic Site
  • Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
  • Fort Halifax State Historic Site
  • Fort Kent State Historic Site
  • Fort Knox State Historic Site
  • Fort McClary State Historic Site
  • Fort OBrien State Historic Site
  • Fort Point State Park
  • Fort Popham State Historic Site
  • Four Ponds Public Land
  • Four Seasons Adventure Trail
  • Gero Island Public Land
  • Grafton Notch State Park
  • Great Heath Public Land
  • Holbrook Island Sanctuary
  • Holeb Public Land
  • Katahdin Iron Works
  • Kennebec Valley Trail
  • Lagrange to Medford Trail
  • Lake St. George State Park
  • Lamoine State Park
  • Lily Bay State Park
  • Little Moose Public Land
  • Machias River Corridor
  • Mackworth Island
  • Mahoosuc Public Land
  • Moose Point State Park
  • Moosehead Lake Public Land
  • Mount Kineo State Park
  • Mt. Blue State Park
  • Nahmakanta Public Land
  • Owls Head State Park
  • Peaks-Kenny State Park
  • Penobscot Narrows Observatory
  • Penobscot River Corridor
  • Pineland Public Land
  • Popham Beach State Park
  • Quoddy Head State Park
  • Range Pond State Park
  • Rangeley Lake State Park
  • Reid State Park
  • Richardson Public Land
  • Rocky Lake Public Land
  • Roque Bluffs State Park
  • Round Pond Public Land
  • Scarborough Beach State Park
  • Scopan Public Land
  • Scraggly Lake Public Land
  • Sebago Lake State Park
  • Seboeis Public Land
  • Shackford Head State Park
  • Sherman to Patten Trail
  • Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail
  • St. John Valley Heritage Trail
  • Storer Garrison State Historic Site
  • Swan Lake State Park
  • Swans Falls Campground
  • Telos Public Land
  • Two Lights State Park
  • Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park
  • Warren Island State Park
  • Wassataquoik Public Land
  • Whaleback Shell Midden
  • Whistle Stop Trail
  • Wolfes Neck Woods State Park

Maine Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Maine has cold, snowy winters and mild summers. Average annual winter temperatures range from 25°F in the far south to less than 15°F in the northern and interior portions of the state. Summer temperatures range from near 60°F in the far north to near 70°F in the south.!

Maine Camping tips

Make Maine State Park camping reservations here.

Family Camping Reservations
(for 6 or fewer people)
In Maine: (800) 332-1501
From outside Maine: (207) 624-9950

Group Camping (for 7 or more people)

It's Maine, so if you are camping at a state park campground, of course there are loads of rules and COVID requirements... even though you are outdoors...

  • Family Camping sites are for one family1 or groups of 6 or fewer people.
    • ¹ A family is defined as parents and all their unmarried children age 18 years and younger.
    • When you make an online reservation you can search for sites that will fit your RV or tent and among all the amenities we offer.
    • Each Family Campsite has a picnic table and grill.
    • State Park campgrounds are for the exclusive use of registered campers and their invited guests only.
  • Larger families and groups may make reservations at our Group campsites.
  • Pets are allowed at all campgrounds except Sebago Lake State Park Campground; they must be kept on a leash under the physical control of the handler and must not be left unattended. Pet waste must be picked up immediately and disposed of properly.
  • Educational and recreational programs are offered at many of our Family Campgrounds and include special evening and campfire sessions. Call the park to get a copy of their schedule.
  • For the events open to both campers and day visitors visit our searchable calendar of events.
  • Playgrounds are available at many of the parks. Use our Park Search feature to learn more about the parks and view the amenities each offers.
  • If you and your family are seasoned campers you may want to try a backcountry camping experience on the Public Reserved Lands.
  • Accessible sites are offered at mainland Family Campgrounds. For specific details contact the park in advance.

There are both state parks and PRIVATE campgrounds in Maine.