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Maine. One amazing state

Aerial shot of Orono Campus

Orono Campus

From the mountains to the sea, Maine is famed for its spectacular beauty, its thriving arts and cultural scene, and its unmatched outdoor recreational opportunities. Vacationers travel here during all four seasons to experience the Maine way of life – imagine how great it is to live and learn in this extraordinary place!

Maine’s great outdoors

Maine has over 4,000 miles of coastline with 60 lighthouses, and Maine’s public university campuses have easy access to the state’s beaches, islands, parks, forests, and recreational areas. Maine is also famous for its mountains, including mile-high Mt. Katahdin the terminus of the Appalachian Trail, as well as Acadia National Park where mountains meet the sea, and many outstanding Nordic and downhill ski areas, which are as busy during the winter as they are during mountain bike season.  From Nordic to downhill skiing to paddling, to wildlife watching, hiking and biking, there’s no end to the fun and adventure in Maine’s great outdoors.

Maine’s creative communities

The visual and performing art scene thrives in all areas of the state of Maine. Maybe it’s the inspiration of a beautiful natural setting – there’s something going on here in which students from every campus are involved. There’s even an art museum “trail”. A festival atmosphere may be found in every season, from county fairs in the fall to winter fests to spring flings and, if you’re lucky enough to be in Maine during the summer, fabulous multicultural celebrations of everything from Maine ethnicity to clams, lobster, art, music, and dance.