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5 Charming, Little-Known Facts About Maine You’ve Never Heard Before

A two-photo collage. The first shows a massive waterfall in Acadia National Park in Maine. The second photo shows a view of a mountain side next to the ocean in Maine. On the mountain are buildings, including a lighthouse.

Maine has made a name for itself in quite a few ways. For starters, it’s a popular vacation destination for folks looking for outdoor adventures or delicious lobster dinners. And yet, despite this beautiful state’s popularity, there’s still so much to learn about it. This is true about Maine’s history as well as what it currently offers both visitors and residents alike.

After a bit of research, I’ve gathered five little-known facts about Maine for you to enjoy. So whether you’re thinking of moving their one day, have a vacation to plan, or simply want to learn more, here are some rather interesting facts about the only state made up of one syllable (there’s a bonus sixth fact for you at no cost!)

1. Enjoy cool weather? Visit Maine in the spring — it’s the second coldest state during this season!

View of a mountain side next to the ocean in Maine. On the mountain are buildings, including a lighthouse.
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2. One of Maine’s most unusual attractions, which has been around for about 100 years, is a desert!

According to Desert of Maine’s website, this place is perfect for adults and children. Some activities include mini golf, train rides, tours of historic locations, a hiking trail, and more!

3. Strong, Maine used to be the birthplace of 95% of toothpicks made in the United States.

5. Maine has so many large harbors that it could house all the navy fleets in the world.

View of a large harbor in Maine. The sky is a bright blue with just a few wispy clouds.
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With so many beautiful places to explore in Maine, and lots of food to keep you fueled, it’s no wonder so many flock to this northern state every year. Because whether it’s winter or summer, it seems that there’s a little something for everyone here.

You can find the sources of this story’s featured image here and here!

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