Remote Maine boasts some 5,500 miles of coastline and 3,000 coastal islands, so it's no surprise that the seafaring culture here is strong. Rocky shorelines, sandy beaches, lighthouses and lobsters are never far away, but there's more to this state; Portland ranks among the nation's hippest small cities, and inland – particularly in the Western Lakes and North Woods – lies an outdoor enthusiast's playground.
We asked a panel of Maine travel writers to nominate their favorite state attractions, and for the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites. The results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Maine Attraction are as follows:
- Maine Windjammers - Rockland & Camden
- Pemaquid Point Light - Bristol
- Maine Maritime Museum - Bath
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay
- Moosehead Lake
- Acadia National Park
- Owls Head Transportation Museum - Owls Head
- Maine Huts & Trails
- Portland Head Light - Cape Elizabeth
- The Marginal Way - Ogunquit
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Eric D. Lehman and Hilary Nangle (MaineTravelMaven.com) were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of travel in Maine.
Congratulations to all these winning attractions.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo