1. Maine has more moose per mile than any other state.

     
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  3. A day on the waters of coastal Maine! Seagulls, sailboats and lobsters OH MY! 

     
  4. Downeast Maine sunsets

     
  5. Located just outside of the town of Bucksport on the west bank of the Penobscot River in Prospect Maine, sits Fort Knox one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast. 

    Established in 1844 and designed by Joseph Totten, the fort protected the Penobscot River valley from possible British naval invasion. The fort was named for Major General Henry Knox, Americans first secretary of war who retired to Thomaston Maine in 1796. The fort garrisoned its first troops in 1863. Mostly volunteers they received training before being sent to active posts with the 20th Maine.

    Enjoy a day exploring the fort and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge observation tower. The observation tower puts visitors 420ft above sea level to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Penobscot River Valley. Fort Knox and the tower are open May 1-October 31.

    VIsit the website and find information about special events and read some firsthand encounters with the forts ghostly guests. http://fortknox.maineguide.com/index.html

    If you are around the area for Halloween the fort holds a weekend of terrors during their Fright at the Fort.

     
  6. Vacationing in Maine June 28, 2014? You will be in for a treat! Take a day to visit the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft when it will be celebrating its 5th anniversary! Enjoy events and activities for kids and families, live music and entertainment, and of course WHOOPIE PIES!     

    Events at the 2014 Festival include the ‘Earn Your Whoopie Pie’ 3k Race and kids 1K fun Run, entertainment by Conjuring Carroll and comedy-juggler Bryson Lang, the Varney Agency Kids Zone will have bounce
    houses, bungee jumps, pony rides, and games all day long.

    Downtown Dover-Foxcroft will be filled with artists and craftspeople to help you find something to take home with you to commemorate the event.

    The Festival promises to have dozens of bakers with thousands of whoopie pies of every shape and size.

    June 28th, 10am to 3pm in Downtown Dover-Foxcroft. Admission is $5 with kids 12 and under getting in free.

    For more info visit 
    http://mainewhoopiepiefestival.com/

     
  7. Happy Earth Day from Maine! www.vacationcottages.com

     

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  9. Enter our FREE Maine vacation rental drawing!

    Visit our facebook page (facebook.com/vacationcottages) to find out how to enter our drawing for a FREE Maine vacation rental, to be used in June or September 2014 at a property of our choosing. 

    Time is running out to enter. The winner will be chosen May 1st at Noon! 

     
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