What’s the first image which pops into your head? Moose? Lobster? Pine tree? Rocky beach?

You’re right. This proud state in the very northeast is associated with all of these things.

If you went by area, pine forests would win by covering 83% of the land. But lakes and rivers contribute to variety. And the coast line — 230 miles long with abundant coves and bays — is a notable feature.

My brief visit to this state occurred in 2008. Our group visited a historical village with restored schoolhouse as well as a posting house and a 17th century jail. We also stopped at an art gallery where the view from the porch rivaled the art on the walls. And of course — since we were tourists — ate a lobster feast.


A walk along the coast worked up an appetite.