Portland Attractions

Portland and the adjacent southern Maine coast offer a wealth of activities to pique the interest of a busy vacationer. Travelers can find the makings of the perfect summer with visits to York Beach and the Old Orchard Beach boardwalk with their delightful, nostalgic nods to arcades, attractions, and snack shops to relive those golden days of shore vacations. Culture abounds with the exquisite collections featured at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit as well as the world-class Portland Museum of Art. Nature lovers can explore the rich coastal and inland ecologies of this region by walking the pastoral trails found at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wells or Vaughan Woods State Park in nearby South Berwick. History buffs will get their fill with a visit to the historical buildings of the Museums of Old York, immersion into four centuries of Maine history at the Maine Historical Society, or a tour to Eagle Island, the summer home of arctic explorer Admiral Richard Peary. Finally, let's not forget one of the most iconic establishments in all of Maine, famous outdoor outfitter L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport. No matter what your interest, Portland has something for everyone seeking to get the most out of the southern Maine coast.

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Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Sq
Corner of Congress and High sts

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Maine Historical Society

489 Congress St # 2

The Maine Historical Society features interesting hands-on exhibits that trace more than four centuries of life in Maine... read more

Portland Sea Dogs

217 Park Ave
Hadlock Field

The Portland Sea Dogs offer great, professional quality baseball at family friendly prices. A great way to enjoy Portland in the warm weather!... read more

Eagle Island Tours

170 Commercial St
Long Wharf (Commercial St.)

Eagle Island Tours offers a sneak peek into the Age of American Exploration by ferrying visitors to the summer home of famed arctic explorer Robert E. Peary... read more

Portland Head Light & Museum

1000 Shore Rd
Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth

Visitors to the Portland Head Light & Museum can tour the grounds of this historic lighthouse, as well as get a sense of Portland's rich history of navigation and shipping... read more

Casco Bay Lines

56 Commercial St
Commercial and Franklin sts

Explore Portland's rich island lifestyles through tours conducted by Casco Bay Lines... read more

L.L.Bean Outlet Store

542 Congress St

Experience Maine like a true consumer by touring and shopping the L.L. Bean Outlet Store in Portland... read more

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Great Works River Kayaking

Route 236

The Great Works River is a choice kayaking adventure that creates an air of serenity and solitude for paddlers... read more

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York Harbor Kayaking

York Harbor

Kayaking York Harbor is an opportunity to get up close and personal with a touch of Maine's seafaring heritage... read more

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Wells Harbor Kayaking

362 Harbor Road

Kayaking in Wells Harbor offers fascinating views of Maine's coastal wetlands, as well as shore birds and other wildlife... read more

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Casco Bay Kayaking

70 Luther Street

Casco Bay offers a wealth of exploration and scenic opportunities for kayakers. It is a great way to explore Portland by water... read more

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Saco Museum

371 Main Street

The Saco Musem's expansive collection offers keen and intriguing insight into America's industrial heritage... read more

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Eastern Promenade

305 Commercial Street

The Eastern Promenade is a paved, two mile trail suitable for either casual walking or dedicated exercise... read more

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Kennebunk Bridle Path

29 Sea Road

The Kennebunk Bridle Path extends near the special wetlands that surround this charming seaside community... read more

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Saco River Kayaking

61 Front Street

The Saco River offers a different twist on a kayaking adventure: a glimpse into America's industrial past... read more

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Chauncey Creek kayaking

88 Pepperrell Cove Road

Chauncey Creek offers a great introduction to the natural wonders of the Maine Beaches coastline for kayakers and boaters... read more

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Eliot Boat Basin kayaking

63 Junkins Lane

The Eliot Boat Basin offers much for kayakers seeking to explore Maine's southern coastline... read more

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Down East Duck Adventures

177 Commercial Street

Down East Duck Adventures present tours of Portland via amphibious cars -- a unique way to enjoy Maine's largest commercial city... read more

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York Public Library

15 Long Sands Road

For the summer of 2011, the York Public Library features a free special exhibit on Maurice Sendak, one of America's favorite children's book illustrators... read more

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Old Port Festival

94 Commercial Street

The Old Port Festival is a fun-filled, family event that ushers in the spring season in Portland, Maine... read more
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