When family and friends visit, or we meet someone who has recently moved to Maine, one question is always asked: “What should we see in Maine?” One of the original reasons we created this website was to answer this very question. This website was to be a place where we could direct people to go in order to view our list of things to see, places to go, activities to do.
We’re creating a new section of our website specifically to answer this question, and we’re calling it “See This!”
There is so much to see and do in Maine, it would be ridiculous to think we could touch upon more than a fraction of it. So we’re going to focus on some of our favorite sights and places we think a newcomer should see. A bucket list – with images – of what to see in Maine.
We’ll cover the major landmarks. We’ll cover the tourist attractions. We’ll cover the places that we think make Maine so special.
We hope you enjoy this new section!
See This: Welcome to Maine Sign
First up on our See This list is the sign you see shortly after crossing the Piscataqua River from New Hampshire into Maine traveling on I-95. It’s not that the blue sign is so special, but it’s the phrase written on it: “The Way Life Should Be,” the unofficial motto of Maine.
When we first moved to Maine, I spent the first couple of months commuting back and forth each weekend to the NYC area as we sold our house and packed up our belongings. Every Sunday night on the return trip, after spending hours on the road [typically a tad bit above the speed limit], I would come back across the river and see the sign. Instinctively I would drop my speed down to the speed limit, relax my grip on the steering wheel, and take a deep breath. There was something about entering Maine that just relaxed me. It felt like I was coming back home.