12 Things to See and Do in Maine

12 Things to See and Do in Maine

Located in the northernmost and easternmost state in New England, Maine is well-known for its incredible scenery. With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, it’s jagged, rocky coastline is a sight to behold. The interior of the state is densely forested, while offering a mountainous terrain to explore, as well as many inland lakes and rivers. The cuisine includes a plethora of seafood…especially lobster and clams. If you are looking for the perfect place for fishing or hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, camping, hiking or just about any outdoor activity, Maine offers it all, but also has so much more to offer.

1. Funtown Splashtown USA

Located in Saco, Funtown Splashtown USA, is a family-owned amusement park. One of the park’s most famous features is the wooden roller coaster, the Excalibur – the only one of its kind in Maine. It is also home to New England’s tallest and longest log flume, Thunder Falls and a 220-foot-tall (67m) drop tower called Dragon’s Descent. One of its most popular rides is the Astrosphere, an indoor scrambler with a laser light show and music. The Splashtown portion is the water park Pirate’s Paradise dumping hundreds of gallons of water on visitors every few minutes. The Tornado and Mammoth are two newer water park thrill rides you will want to experience as well as many water slides, and pools. There’s no question, Funtown is an appropriate name whatever your age. The variety of rides, slides, pools and other attractions are a treasure trove of fun and adventure.

2. Fort Knox State Park

Located on the western bank of the Penobscot River in Prospect, Fort Knox State Park was the first fort in Maine built out of granite rather than wood back around 1844 to 1869. Since Maine was constantly in a state of conflict over borders with British Canada during the War of 1812, the fort was built to protect the Penobscot River valley against possible British naval invasion. You can visit this very interesting and important part of Maine’s history and learn about the war between the U.S. and Canada, Maine’s contribution to the effort and explore the well-fortified fort. While you are there, can check out the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge which boasts a 420’ observation tower that can be accessed through the fort and take in the breathtaking view of the Penobscot River Valley. The view is amazing and you won’t see anything like it anywhere else in the western hemisphere.

Fort Knox State Park, Maine
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