Maine has always been a fascinating place to live and to visit. According to legend, explorer Leif Eriksson reached the coast of Maine in the year 1000. Over the years, the Pine Tree State has developed a culture all its own. Home to commercial and cultural centers like Bangor and Portland, as well as large swaths of untamed wilderness, Maine draws flocks of tourists who come to enjoy lobster rolls, scenic lighthouses, and the famous hospitality of Mainers. This volume introduces the people and places that make the state unique. Filled with key information and colorful photographs, this book shows readers everything Maine has to offer.