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Portland, ME Travel Guide

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Travel to Portland, Maine’s largest city. The scenic town is a year-round destination that offers picturesque cobblestone streets, art galleries, fresh seafood restaurants and plenty of history. Located on the water, Portland was originally a fishing city. Over the years, the bustling port has grown into a diverse community that’s worth a visit (or two, or three!).

Things Not To Miss in Portland, ME

• Taking the scenic route on the mailboat. Many residents of Maine’s islands get their mail by boat. The charming three-hour ride through the Casco Bay gives riders a chance to see Great Diamond, Little Diamond, the Cliff islands, and plenty more.
 • Watching a baseball game at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs. The 7,368-seat stadium includes a lighthouse that pops up whenever a home run is hit, and a mascot named Slugger the Sea Dog.
 • Strolling through the Portland Museum of Art. The building houses works by Edward Hopper, Picasso, Matisse, Monet, and many more.

When to Go to Portland, ME

Visit Portland during the summer months when the weather is warm during the day but cools by the evening. It’s easy to fight the summer heat with a dip into the refreshing water.

During the autumn, the temperatures are mild, and afternoon rain showers are common. The leaves slowly fade from vibrant green to lovely shades of yellow, orange and red. Visitors will enjoy heading to a nearby apple orchard for a day of collecting apples and eating cider donuts.

As the winter months roll in, tourists can expect to see frequent snowstorms and flurries. Snow bunnies will enjoy cross-country skiing through nearby pine forests and throwing on ice skates for a whirl around the city’s many ice rinks.

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