The Portland and Casco Bay Region is another area in Maine that has all the goods and can be enjoyed year-round. Lobster? Check. Lighthouses? Check. New England villages, bustling waterfronts, sightseeing cruises? Check, check, check. Get your fill of culture in Portland; museums, chic shops, historical mansions, fine dining and the Old Port are all within walking distance of downtown. The rest of the region is equally enchanting. Catch your own lobster dinner on a lobstering cruise, linger in art galleries, go deep-sea fishing or hop on the mail boat for a three-hour cruise of the Casco Bay Islands. No trip would be complete without a stop at the outlet stores in Freeport. You’ll have 180 establishments to choose from including the hometown favorite, L.L. Bean.