Best Places to Picnic in
largest of the New England states in area, Maine, in 1820, was the
23rd state to join the Union. Its name comes from an ancient French
province of the same name.
The most sparsely populated state
east of the Mississippi River, it's appropriately called the
"Pine Tree State," as 90 percent of its land is forest.
surprisingly, most of Maine's economy is related to timber and the
production of paper and paper products although the millions of
tourists who flock each summer to "Vacationland" are a
significant source of revenue.
The capital is Augusta; the state
flower is the white pine cone and tassel.
State Park Sites
National Park Sites