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The lower 48’s northeasternmost state offers a mix of rugged shoreline and forested interior. Sometimes referred to as “Vacationland,” Maine provides a wealth of unique experiences and activities, from mountain hikes to coastal drives. You can visit historic lighthouses, take a boat to see puffins, seals and whales, hike the last stretch of the Appalachian Trail, stroll along rocky beaches, explore unique Acadian culture, and eat some of the best fresh seafood New England has to offer. Maine is also home to Portland - a hip, compact city that punches above its weight when it comes to culinary and cultural offerings. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.