These 12 State Parks In Maine Will Knock Your Socks Off
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, Maine. Situated on Route 9, about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 590 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers. Snow shoe rentals are available.
There’s a certain rough-hewn romance to the prospect of life on a Maine island — the natural beauty, the close-knit communities, the relaxed pace of life that comes from isolation. When I first moved to Maine, my wife and I heard of a certain island community offering subsidized housing and other perks to young couples that fit our demographic profile and were briefly tempted by the idea of island life.