Looking for some great new places to discover?

Between the stunning coastline and spectacular rivers and mountains in the northern region of the state, it can be hard for Maine people and visitors alike to choose where and how to spend our precious summer days, and our snowy opportunities. We have some excellent suggestions for you! Hiking, biking, birding, paddling, camping—the list goes on and on.

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Be sure to click on the colored circles, which zoom in on additional sites in that region.

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Explore Maine

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Explore Maine: 45.253783, -69.445469

Land for Maine's Future

The Land for Maine’s Future program lands include 116 locations with more than 1,000 miles of shorefront and 158 miles of rail-trails, and habitat important for wildlife for breeding, wintering, and migration.

Maine's Public Reserved Lands

Maine’s Public Reserved Lands include 37 spectacular places to hike, camp, watch wildlife, paddle, fish, and much more.

NRCM Staff & Board Picks

NRCM Staff and Board Picks! These 47 locations include descriptions about why each place is special, and tips for how to make the most of your visit.

Explore Maine’s Great Outdoors

Visit our Explore Maine web pages that highlight books, blogs, and much more, all by NRCM members. You’ll also find tips on exploring places throughout the state where you can bike, canoe, swim, watch wildlife, and more.

Order your copy of Explore Maine Publication. And, if you know of places in your town where you think it would be good to share a few copies, let us know and we’ll send you some!

Send Us Your Beautiful Maine Photos

While you are out hiking, paddling, bird watching, or traveling around Maine, snap some photos with your smart phones, then email them to us at nrcm@nrcm.org to share them with us instantly! We may choose your photo to be our My Maine This Week featured photo, and we will share your photo in our "My Mobile Maine" slideshow below. Thanks to everyone who has already shared their photos with us via their smartphones. It's quick and easy — give it a try! Send us your Maine photos today!

(Background photo by Skip King of Portland, Maine)