Holidaymakers looking for a great place to stay in the northeast corner of the United States may like to try Maine Highlands. This beautiful area in the state of Maine has many interesting things for holidaymakers to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, B&Bs, chalets and campgrounds.
The Maine Highlands area offers holidaymakers many fantastic activities throughout the year. Various watersports can be enjoyed here including canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting and fishing as well as ice fishing in the winter. When the snow arrives in the winter holidaymakers can enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and snowmobiling. Golfers are well served in this area with some excellent 9 and 18-hole courses including the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. The scenery can be enjoyed by taking hiking and nature walks as well as cycling and horse riding. Another way to enjoy the scenery is by taking a floatplane tour or even trying skydiving. This region boasts lots of excellent restaurants and bars serving a good choice of local and international dishes. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will find shops and several farmers markets from which they can buy food and drink.
There is a lot of history associated with the Maine Highlands and tourists will find many interesting places to visit here. For example there is the Katahdin Iron Works and the Thomas Hill Standpipe. Holidaymakers can also visit various museums in Maine Highlands such as Moosehead Marine Museum, Maine Forest and Logging Museum and Page Farm and Home Museum. There are beautiful parks in this area too with lots of wildlife and visitors can take guided tours such as the Great Maine Woods and Waters Tours.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 69 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 21 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation in this area is 45 inches. This is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year with the peaks in November and December at approximately 4.7 inches per month. July is the driest month with an average of 3.1 inches of rainfall.
Bangor International Airport (BGR) serves the Maine Highlands. Passengers can fly here from other U.S cities including Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York-LaGuardia (LGA) and Philadelphia (PHL). Avis, Budget, Hertz and National are car rental firms located at the airport in Bangor. Overseas visitors can fly to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and get a connecting flight to Bangor. Flights arrive in Philadelphia from Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others.