If you're planning a trip to Maine, you're truly in for a treat. From boating to hiking to fishing in Maine, you'll almost never run out of things to do. And if you're a true nature lover, Acadia National Park is a must-see on any trip to Maine.
For the fishers in the family, Maine offers over thirty-two thousand miles of rivers and streams and six thousand lakes and ponds. Fishing in Maine is always exciting - you'll find plenty of places to visit, each with their own types of fish. Fishing in Maine can net you bass, trout, togue and even Salmon! But if you do go fishing in Maine, you need to be aware of the regulations set forth by the state.
The first regulation in regard to fishing in Maine is the need for a fishing license. Fishing in Maine can only be done with a valid fishing license for residents over 16 and non-residents over 12. Fortunately, those planning to go fishing in Maine can easily obtain a fishing license online or at many sporting goods and convenience stores around the state. For residents, a full year license costs only $21 and for non-residents, a full year license is only $52. There are also shorter fishing licenses for those who are only planning on fishing in Maine for 1, 3 or 7 days.
If fishing isn't your thing, you can still take advantage of the vast waterways by partaking in Maine boating. Like fishing in Maine, Maine boating does require a little advance preparation. First, you must have your boat registered and the registration clearly displayed on your watercraft. As long as your boat won't be in Maine waters for more than 60 consecutive days, you can have a registration from any state. However, if your boat will be in the water for more than 60 consecutive days, you must obtain a Maine boat registration. This can be done at a town office; you will need to provide proof of payment of the annual excise tax. Once your boat is registered, pick up a copy of the Maine Boating Laws & Regulations and be on your way.
Any visit to Maine simply wouldn't be complete without a visit to Acadia National Park. Acadia National Park extends over forty-seven thousand acres of Maine's beautiful landscape. Inside the National Park, you'll find mountains, forests, lakes and ponds - and even coastline. With such a variety of habitats, the park is home to many different species of wildlife and plants, making it an exciting place to visit for parents and children alike.
There are many ways to explore the diverse areas of Acadia National Park. One of the most popular is exploring with a park ranger. Park rangers give tours regularly and you can learn all about Acadia National Park on ranger-lead walks, cruises, hikes and even slid shows. For children, Acadia National Park also offers a Junior Ranger Program, which offers plenty of exciting activities for children to explore and learn. After they purchase a Junior Ranger Booklet and complete the activities, children are officially made a Junior Ranger of Acadia National Park.
Other ways to explore the park include scenic driving, hiking, biking, and boating. Once inside the park, you'll find four museums, plenty of scenic stops to take pictures and just enjoy nature, and even carriage tours. However you choose to explore this beautiful national park, you won't be disappointed.
Traveling to Maine gives you just a taste of the simpler life. With miles of untouched forests and friendly faces all around, you're sure to fall in love. Many families enjoy vacationing in Maine so much, they return every year. And there's so much to do, you'll never get bored!