Highlands Tourism At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Highlands Maine
The Maine Highlands is a 4-season region. The spring and summer seasons are packed with exciting hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and sightseeing. Maybe it's just our bias, but the colors of autumn seem to burn a bit brighter here. From late August to October the hills and valleys of The Maine Highlands are ablaze with reds, oranges and golds. Foliage tours here offer a taste of a still pristine and unspoiled New England. Set your own pace, choose your destination and delight in the singular beauty of it all. Winter abounds with Frozen lakes under a perfect blanket of white. Tall evergreens laden with snow. Frosted hills, a clear sky and that particular hush in the air. This is winter the way you remember it, the way it should be. In The Maine Highlands we embrace this very special season, and for those who love winter sports you couldn't pick a better destination. Click Here to find hotels in Highlands. If you need additional visitor information for Highlands, Click Here.
Average Highlands Weather
The Maine Highlands experiences warm days and cool nights in spring; a balmy summer season; cool, crisp autumn days and nights; and seasonal, yet unpredictable, winters. Planning, and dressing, for the activities you plan to undertake is always the best idea.
Bangor International Airport (BGR) is your connection to the Maine Highlands, with over 40 flights every day to and from major cities and points of connection nationwide. BGR's modern and efficient terminal facilities are the ideal portal for passenger travel and aviation needs. Bangor International is conveniently located, reliable, and committed to providing the highest level of service. With on premises car rental and other travel services, BGR is a fast, easy and affordable way to begin your adventure in The Maine Highlands. Their major carriers and their affiliated services provide you with non-stop and direct flights, easy connections and safe, modern fleets. They give you the air travel choices you need, with the competitive fares you deserve.
The Maine Highlands is the best value you will find in the State of Maine. There is everything from economy hotels and B & B's to high-end sporting camps, hotels, B & B's and lodges. Great cuisine, that everyone can afford, ranges from "down-home" style meals to the finest dining. You will find "steals" in every shop and some of the best Maine-Made crafts in the world at incredible prices.
Maine Tourism - Highlands Attractions, Activities and Day Trips
If you can do it in the outdoors...you can do it in The Maine Highlands. Hiking, Biking, rafting, canoeing, camping, bird watching, kayaking, snowmobiling, wildlife watching, skiing, hunting, fishing, climbing, and much , much, more. The Maine Highlands is the place for outdoor adventure in Maine. But, there is much more to The Maine Highlands than just outdoor sports and adventure. This part of Maine is rich in history, culture and so many of life's simpler and finer pleasures. The City of Bangor is an outstanding destination for fine and performing arts. The Bangor Symphony, The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront and the various museums, concert halls and art galleries affiliated with the University of Maine are just a few of the venues that showcase the work of local, national and international artists all year long. Historical societies and museums all across The Maine Highlands offer you a glimpse into Maine's way of life, back in the time when Maine was an uncharted frontier, and a pioneer in America's lumber and maritime industries. Local fairs give you the full flavor of our communities. This is Americana at its best (with a Maine accent of course!) Annual celebrations in Springfield, Greenville and the Piscataquis Valley are a great way to sample the sights, sounds, crafts and tastes of The Maine Highlands. The Bangor waterfront comes alive each August as the American Folk Festival showcases the very best traditional music, dance, and crafts from across America and around the world (and it's free!). A long history like ours means one thing for sure: great antiques! Stroll through our villages and towns and browse for vintage items with timeless Maine appeal. Hunting for antiques in The Maine Highlands is sure to reveal a bounty of unexpected discoveries and great bargains. Take in some history out on the water as the steamship Katahdin plies the waters of 40 mile long Moosehead Lake (home to the International Sea Plane Fly-In, the largest in the world).
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