Video Introduction to Maine Regions and Maine Towns & Communities
Belfast Maine Video Travelogue
Belfast and its environs draws many summer visitors, including young artists and other educated people, from around the country. Sometimes called "the funkiest little
town in Maine," almost every art form can be found here (and often the artist who created it): photos, jewelry, paintings. The Belfast Co-op is the largest natural
food store in Maine, and has become a social center for the young idealists that have settled there.
Traditional shopkeepers, restauranteurs, craftspeople and artists, as well as MBNA (now merged with Bank of America), have kept the local economy active. During the
1940's the area embraced the shoe business and nearby poultry farms provided a daily supply of up to 200,000 chickens to local processing plants. The chickens are just
about gone today, but lobstermen still work the waters of Penobscot Bay as did their ancestors.
Fly Over Camden Maine
Camden and adjacent Rockport to the south share a harbor on Penobscot Bay, where lobster boats, yachts, and tall wind-jammers abound. Until 1891, Camden and Rockport
were a single town.
Mountains such as Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park rise behind the town. From its peak, you can see islands in the bay (which inspired the Edna St. Vincent Millay
poem Renascence). When the air is clear, you can even see Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Camden was the home of wealthy ship builders, ship captains, and mill owners. Today, like its Midcoast Maine neighbors, Camden is a
warm blend of families, artists, seniors, professionals, parents, and children. The local high-tech industry is growing as well.
Residents and visitors alike appreciate the easy access to skiing with a view of the sea, or sailing with a view of the mountains, golfing or dining, cultural events
and museums, classes and conferences.
Video montage of a recent visit to Christmas Cove in Maine
Here's great photo of Christmas Cove in Maine by
Robert J. Near.
Ever since Christmas 1614, when Captain John Smith dropped anchor in this picturesque spot, Christmas Cove has been a favorite of sailors.
The protection is excellent, and it is not far off the east-west path. Christmas Cove is a busy little place, always full of movement,
but it retains its wonderful, low-key atmosphere. Seals, mallards, and ospreys share the cove, along with a multitude of cruisers.
North Haven - an island community in Penobscot Bay, Maine
North Haven, one of Maine's fourteen unbridged island communities, lies in Penobscot Bay approximately twelve miles from the midcoast City of Rockland.
It is served by a Maine Department of Transportation ferry making three round trips a day from Rockland.
Its year-round population of 381 swells in July and August with the return of families who own seasonal homes on the Island.
Discover the coast of Maine - explore it length & see its sights
Maine includes Acadia, America’s second-most-visited national park; 3,500 miles of coast for sailing, surfing and sunbathing; and some of the
most distinctive inns and restaurants in the world.
Maine's rich history is rivalled only by its remarkable size. The largest state in New England, Maine contains 17 million acres of forestland, 6,000 lakes and ponds,
32,000 miles of rivers and streams, 2,000 islands, half-a-million acres of national and state parks and just 1.2 million people. Whether it's history and art, shopping
and leisure or hiking and sailing, Maine offers it all.
Real Estate Listings by Maine Town
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Peaks Island residents tell their stories
Peaks Island is the most populated island in the Casco Bay, with a winter population of approximately 850. In the summer months, however, the population swells to
4,000 or 5,000. The island has a 130-year-old elementary school serving 54 students from grades K-5. There is also a year-round developmental daycare facility,
called the Children’s Workshop, that provides preschool, before- and after-school programs and daycare for ages 2 to 5 years. Most people commute daily to jobs on
the mainland as do middle and senior high-school students. The island is also home to many retirees, and the Fay Garmin house was built as a senior housing community.
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Portland Maine - Narrated by Charles Osgood
Portland offers all the cultural and entertainment amenities of
any metropolitan area but on a much more livable scale. The city’s remarkable collection of historic buildings, its outstanding physical setting on the coast of Maine,
a vibrant arts district and a traditional working waterfront are all balanced with the ease and friendliness of a small town. A walk able and friendly city, stroll
the cobblestone streets and explore the galleries, shops, historic landmarks and diverse dining opportunities amongst a spectacular natural setting.
Enterprising, progressive and livable-Portland will exceed your expectations in ways you never imagined.
Maps of Popular Coastal Maine Towns
U.S. News & World Reports - Portland, Maine - Best Places to Retire
The largest city in Maine, Portland combines seacoast charm with a vibrant business community.
Portland Maine is a great place to retire. The Arts District is home to the Portland Museum of Art, the Children's Museum of Maine, and the Center for Maine History, as well as antiques shops and artists'
studios. Portland is the hub for major banks and law firms. Maine Medical Center is the city's largest employer. The city lies on a peninsula in Casco Bay.
The Great Fire of 1866 leveled Portland; it was almost completely rebuilt in the Victorian style, and many of those 19th-century neighborhoods remain intact today.
Portland's coastal location makes sailing a favorite pastime, and with the mountains just 45 minutes away, hiking and winter sports are also popular.
Scenic Coastal Maine - Photo Montage of the Coast of Maine
Breathtaking coastal scenery, broad beaches of pure white sand, and quaint, picturesque New England villages mark the Southern Maine Coast.
This region of Maine includes the historic coastal towns of Kittery, The Yorks, Wells, Ogunquit, The Kennebunks, and Old Orchard Beach.
Feast on lobster in the rough or dine at one of the many fine restaurants or inns; explore classic lighthouses, secluded harbors and rocky shorelines,
or shop at the Kittery Outlets, antique shops or local boutiques. Four seasons of activities include seasonal festivals, cultural events, historical museums,
theater and nightlife. Beautiful sandy beaches, inlets and harbors offer endless opportunities from swimming and sailing to sea kayaking and fishing.
The Southern Maine Coast is a great place to visit or live in year-round.
All About Maine Towns
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