Best time to visit Maine

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Best time of year to visit Maine

Peak season from June through August boasts sweetly warm temperatures and is considered to be the best time to visit Maine. You must admit that nothing can be better than spending hot summer days by a picturesque lake or ocean shore. And don't even think about missing the major Maine Lobster Festival! Spectacular fall foliage is usually displayed from September to November. And be sure to catch the notorious Maine Marathon in which self-respecting runners can prove themselves. December through February is all about winter sports like skiing at famous resorts or ice-skating. You can slow down and view Christmas lights in and around Portland as well. Spring brings heavy rains and muddiness after snowmelt. However, this is the time when everything is blooming, so don't miss the much-talked-of Flower Show in Portland.

5 THINGS TO DO IN MAINE (SEPTEMBER 19 - SEPTEMBER 28)

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

September–February  • nature

Anyone who has ever witnessed Aurora Borealis in Maine can tell you a story of an unbelievable beauty

Lobster

Lobster

mid-May–mid-November • food

During lobster season seafood is particularly succulent

Maine Fall Foliage

Maine Fall Foliage

late September–October • nature

Enjoy the state's yellows, reds, and oranges in full swing

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

mid-April–October • nature

A must-do summer sea excursion in coastal Maine

Arethusa Falls

Arethusa Falls

mid-April–October • nature

Nestled in the White Mountains, this waterfall is one of the tallest and most beautiful in New England

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Maine Lobster Festival

Maine Lobster Festival

out of rangeAugust 4–8, 2021 • event

Five days of feasting on fresh Maine lobster on the fabulous coast in Rockland

Great Falls Balloon Festival

Great Falls Balloon Festival

canceledmid-August 2021 • event

Colorful hot air balloons in a beautiful setting in the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn

Puffin Watching

Puffin Watching

out of rangeJune–July • nature

The islands along Maine's coastline is the only place in the USA which Atlantic puffins may call their summer home

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November–early January  • event

Enchanting boat parades and street celebrations throughout Maine

Skowhegan State Fair

Skowhegan State Fair

out of rangeAugust 12–21, 2021 • event

The oldest consecutively running agricultural fair in the U.S.

Bangor State Fair

Bangor State Fair

out of rangeAugust 5–8, 2021 • event

Traditional summertime entertainment for the whole family

Maine Flower Show in Portland

Maine Flower Show in Portland

canceledlate March 2021 • event

The largest gardening and horticulture show in the state

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival

out of rangeAugust 20–22, 2021 • event

Celebrate all things blueberry and have fun with family and friends

Maine Celtic Celebration

Maine Celtic Celebration

unconfirmedJuly 16–18, 2021 • event

A festival dedicated to the culture and traditions of Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Maine Restaurant Week

Maine Restaurant Week

out of rangeMarch 1–12, 2021 • event

A great way to discover new eateries in Maine

Maine International Film Festival

Maine International Film Festival

out of rangeJuly 9–18, 2021 • event

Ten days of excellent American independent and international cinema

Maine Harvest Festival

Maine Harvest Festival

canceledNovember 21–22, 2020 • event

A place to meet over 200 growers, cheese artisans, bakers, and brewers from across the state

Maine Boatbuilders Show

Maine Boatbuilders Show

out of rangeJuly 23–25, 2021 • event

Check out all the most beautiful Maine vessels in one place

Maine Science Festival

Maine Science Festival

out of rangeJanuary–March 2021, online forums • event

The premier science event in the state

Maine Marathon

Maine Marathon

out of rangeSeptember 26–October 12, 2020 (virtual event) • event

One of the most beautiful races in New England

Maine YogaFest

Maine YogaFest

out of rangeJuly 9–11, 2021 • event

Namaste! And get ready for a soulful weekend

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