Maine: Five great things to do in Maine
1Indulge in a luxury picnic at Portland's marina. With lobsters boiled fresh, along with a bottle of chardonnay and crusty baguette, you've got the perfect Maine main for $20.
2Enjoy Maine's fall foliage by going on a "leaf-peeping" trip across the state. Keep track of the kaleidoscopic hotspots on mainefoliage.com
3Celebrate Halloween in Casper the Ghost's backyard. A native of Friendship, ME, his home state is suitably spooked up for the season with ghoulish events galore (visitmaine.com).
4Head to Aristook County and take in the "vive le Maine" vibe of the nation's largest French-speaking towns (acadianfestival.com) .
5 Explore New's England's only national park at Acadia. Located on Mount Desert island, where stone carriageways trail towards the East Coast's only fjord, this is Acadia by name and nature. ($5; nps.gov/acad)