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PHOTO GALLERY: The Relaxing state of MAINE!

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Maine: #1 rated most beautiful state in US!

Ok, I am used to the beauties of the west. The rugged mountains, the amazing rock formations. But I had never thought of Maine as being the most beautiful place in the US. So as I pull up my source of free professional photos, Maine came up first on the list. With that in mind, I am excited to show you the photos I have found. Let’s get acquainted with Maine!

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Ok, these photos are amazing. I hope you feel it too!

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Allright, it helps that real photographers have taken most of these photos.

Some historians think Maine’s name came from the nautical term “mainland” or “the main,” which the colony’s founders may have used to differentiate Maine from the islands off its coast. Or it might have been named after an English village of the same name.

Maine was given the nickname the Pine Tree State in honor of its many white pine trees, which are the biggest eastern conifers (or evergreen trees that bear cones) in the United States.

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The biggest state in New England, Maine is bordered by Canada in the north and east, the Atlantic Ocean in the south, and New Hampshire in the west. The land can be divided into three geographic areas.

The Coastal Lowlands start at the Atlantic coastline and stretch inland between 10 and 40 miles. This region has sandy beaches, salt marshes, bays, inlets, and thousands of coastal islands, the largest of which is Mount Desert Island. The islands started out as mountains, but the rising sea level during the last Ice Age put them underwater! A set of islands in northern Maine are now home to Acadia National Park.

The Eastern New England Uplands are northwest of the Coastal Lowlands, a region with fertile soil, lakes, streams, and the Longfellow Mountains.

The White Mountains are in the northwest of the state and include Maine’s highest point, Mount Katahdin, as well as Baxter State Park.

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Information about Maine is quite interesting

The moose (the state animal), black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and Canada lynx can be found in Maine. Bald and golden eagles, ospreys, great gray owls, and roseate terns are a few of the state’s many birds. Maine’s reptiles include northern redbelly snakes, smooth green snakes, and eastern garter snakes. And amphibians such as eastern painted turtles, eastern red-backed salamanders, and bullfrogs live here.

Maine is filled with black oaks, sugar maples, black walnuts, and American elms, in addition to its white pine trees. Wildflowers such as mountain wood sorrel, Canada violet, Queen Anne’s lace, and calypso orchid grow in Maine. But the state flower isn’t a flower at all—it’s a pinecone!

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About 90 percent of Maine is covered in forests, so it’s no wonder that trees are among Maine’s most important natural resources. Some trees are used for their wood and others for their maple syrup.

The state also mines semi-precious stones including some of the world’s best tourmaline crystals. Maine produces a lot of gravel and limestone as well.

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Fun Stuff about Maine:

—Author Stephen King was born in Maine, and his hometown of Bangor was the model for many of the towns in his scary stories. Other famous Mainers include author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

—Maine lobster is one of the state’s most famous foods. The state also serves up fiddleheads, which are the furled fronds of ferns and are eaten like any other vegetable.

—Because of its rocky coastline, Maine is famous for lighthouses—it has more than 60 of them. The oldest lighthouse in Maine is the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth.

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