Here's the two official Maine state websites that will
answer ninety percent of your questions about Maine:
www.maine.gov -- the official website
for the State of Maine
www.visitmaine.com -- the
official website of the Maine Office of Tourism
But Maine's a big state and anyone who has driven around
here knows that sometimes THE BEST is found by taking the
not-even-remotely-direct route. The same goes for Maine
websites. So here are some suggestions for destinations off the
What we bring you here is the nostalgic and quirky, the
beautiful and awe inspiring, the controversial and compelling.
The Maine websites you might not find on your own. And email
us suggestions that we can add to the list.
We could "drill down" for hours here and still never see it
all. And they have a passion for keeping their information
updated, complete, and accurate so you don't have a long ride to
something that closed in '01.
Hysterical Society -- Three very funny guys. Watch the
Heritage Collection -- Very extensive collections of
documents and artifacts from Maine's Franco-American communities.
Museum -- Outstanding presentation of Acadian heritage
Abbe Museum -- Celebrating
Maine's Native American Heritage
Fishing In Maine -- All
things fishy. See bait worms and hear loons.
In Maine -- A collection of essays.You will recognize your Maine
MCBFA (Maine Coon Cats) -- How to
tell the purebreds from the wannabes. And of course some of the
best cat pictures.
Henry's -- Buy it, Sell it, Swap it. A Maine tradition for 30
Portland Landmarks --
Take a virtual walking tour or two
Cliff Island -- Now and Then
in an island community.
Maine Historical Society --
Lots of information, wonderful pictures
Old Sow Whirlpool --
Largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. Between Eastport,
ME and Deer Island, N.B. Great aerial shot and water sound.
Maine Fiddleheads --
Prove to your friends you didn't make that up.
The Humble Farmer -- Robert
Skoglund comments on Maine and national events -- and society in general
-- with the kind of dry humor that is so familiar to Mainers and so
envied by politicians and other pretenders.
Placebo Journal -- Dr.
Douglas Farrago actually practices medicine in Maine. He also
practices the lost art of having a sense of humor about the current
state of health care in America. The journal was started to bring some
laugh therapy into the lives of doctors. It works wondrous well
for all the rest of us who must navigate the current medical maze.
Moxie -- It's now Maine's official soft drink. There's a long association of Moxie
with Maine. Moxie's inventor, Dr. Augustin Thompson was born in Union
and the Matthews
Museum is building a new home for the famous 32'
Moxie Bottle Stand. Moxie Days festival is held every
July in Lisbon Falls.
Pine Cone and Tassle --
Looking for the source of your Maine roots? This website
specializes in Maine and its relationship to New England ancestry.
Lots of very useful links to genealogy resources in Maine. They
also publish a bimonthly genealogy newsletter on Maine Family History.
Maine Blackfly Breeder's
Association -- Their slogan is "We breed 'em, You feed 'em".
The annual convention is in early March in Machias. Do you get
bonus Frequent Flier Miles if you fly to a Blackfly
Black Fly Roast Coffee -- NOT
your soothing bedtime cuppa. Their description of the blend of
beans is "For the Buzz that Just Won't Go Away".
-- Official foliage site for the state of Maine.
Lots of foliage pictures -- some available for
download as wallpaper, suggestions for trip planning
to catch foliage at it's peak, and the answer to
that nagging question "Why Do Leaves Change Color In
North Woods Law -- Follow along with members of
the Maine Warden Service
on their law enforcement adventures around the Pine Tree State.
This Animal Planet television show will give you a
new appreciation for the dangers and difficulties of
Maine Exiles logo Tees
Christmas in Maine
New 20th Anniversary Edition
Christmas In Maine, the Original Edition, CD and Tape
Bert & I CD #3
Born In Maine Mug
Mainer In Exiles Mug
David Mallett reads from Thoreau's THE MAINE