Things To Do in Maine

Maine Spotlights

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observation Deck

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observation DeckThis bridge is a 2,120 foot long cable-stayed bridge that connects Verona Island to Prospect. The observatory is 420 feet above the Penobscot River, the largest river in Maine, and offers 360 degree views of the surrounding area. It is the only bridge observatory in the united States and only one of four bridge observatories in the world. The observatory is open daily from May 1 through October 31. You can buy a ticket just for the observatory or in combination with a tour of Fort Knox. Fort Knox is one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast.

Roque Bluffs State Park

Roque Bluffs State ParkLocated in Downeast Maine about 70 miles east of Bangor. This is a 274 acre state park on Schoppee Point which is south of Machias. Englishman Bay has a half-mile crescent beach of sand and pebbles. From the beach you can see Libby Lighthouse, formerly known as Machias Lighthouse, which was built in 1817 and is still an active beacon. Simpson Pond allows for a warmer fresh water swim. Between the beach and the pond are picnic areas and a play area for children. You can explore Englishman Bay and Simpson Pond by canoe or kayak. You can also hike along the 6-miles of trails, fish, cross-country ski or snowshoe and bird watch.