New England’s largest state is home to 16 counties, 22 cities, 433 towns, and 34 plantations. In New England, a “plantation” is unique to Maine. It is a form of municipal self-government with less power than a city or town. In addition, Maine also has a significant unorganized territory consisting of over 400 unincorporated townships and many coastal islands.
As you might expect from a state that features “vacationland” on its license plate, many of these cities and towns are very popular tourist destinations, including:
- The state capital Augusta
- Bar Harbor, home to Acadia National Park, the only National Park in the Northeast United States
- Bath, home to the Bath Iron Works shipyard
- The seaside resort communities of Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, and Old Orchard Beach
- The City of Eastport and and town of Lubec that are the easternmost city and town in the United States
- Portland with its’ Old Port district, Arts District, and wonderful micro breweries, brew pubs, and restaurants
Listed below are the major cities and towns from a travel and tourism point of view:
Maine Hotels / Lodging
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