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Mid-Coast

Discover the midcoast region's stunning natural beauty, rich heritage, and authentic maritime culture. Maine's MidCoast is easy to reach from major transportation lines in Bangor or Portland, yet once you detour onto Coastal Route 1, you'll know you are a world away.

Between Brunswick and Searsport the region boasts 1,500 miles of coastline, from dramatic rocky points to warm sandy beaches, creating innumerable opportunities for touring by land or water. The pace slows as you travel between the towns and villages linked by Coastal Route 1. These have preserved their quaint New England flavor and traditions, while boasting shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters, museums, and many other amenities for visitors and locals to enjoy. The arts are woven into the fabric of life in MidCoast Maine where the rocky coast and snug harbors have inspired generations of artists, artisans, writers, and musicians.

A turn off Route 1 down one of the region's peninsulas could bring you to miles of beach, a lighthouse guarding a rocky point, or a fishing village complete with island views and lobster dock.

History buffs can explore lighthouses, historic forts, maritime museums and antique shops. Birders might catch a view of bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, piping plovers or nesting terns.

By sea, tours and charters let visitors see the coast as generations of Mainers have - from the water. Whale-watching and puffin-watching trips offer a chance to view these elusive creatures in their natural habitat.

Discover a world of natural beauty and authentic Yankee culture. Visit Maine's MidCoast and see life!

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