Category: Guide to Maine

Maine – The Pine Tree State, derived from a French province, was explored along the coastline by John and Sebastian Cabot between 1498 and 1499. The French took possession of it under Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524. However, the French only settled in the St. Croi River area around 1604, and as the 23rd state Maine was accepted into the Union by the United States in 1820. The capital is Augusta. Blueberries and wood are the main products. The most important excursion destinations in the state, which has around 1 million inhabitants, are the Acadia National Park, the Baxter State Park and the Allagash Wilderness Area.