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9==Geography==9==Geography==
10Maine covers around 35,000 square miles and has about 1.35 million inhabitants. It is bordered by the [[Atlantic Ocean]] to the southeast, [[New Hampshire]] to the southwest, and the [[Canada|Canadian]] provinces of [[Quebec]] to the northwest and [[New Brunswick]] to the northeast. Maine has a rocky beautiful coastline and lots of the interior is covered with thick forests. Maine is the easternmost state in the United States both in its extreme points and its geographic center. The municipalities of Eastport and Lubec are, respectively, the easternmost city and town in the United States. Estcourt Station is Maine's northernmost point, as well as the northernmost point in New England. Maine has several unique geographical features. Machias Seal Island and North Rock, off its easternmost point, are claimed by both the U.S. and Canada and are within one of four areas between the two countries whose sovereignty is still in dispute, but it is the only one of the disputed areas containing land. Also in this easternmost area is the Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
11Maine has almost 400 kilometres of coastline 5,600 kilometres of tidal coastline). West Quoddy Head is the easternmost piece of land in the contiguous 48 United States.
10Maine covers around 35,000 square miles and has about 1.35 million inhabitants. It is bordered by the [[Atlantic Ocean]] to the southeast, [[New Hampshire]] to the southwest, and the [[Canada|Canadian]] provinces of [[Quebec]] to the northwest and [[New Brunswick]] to the northeast. Maine has a rocky beautiful coastline and lots of the interior is covered with thick forests.
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13==Cities==14==Cities==
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38==Weather==39==Weather==
39Summers last from June to September and are nice and warm, between 25ºC and 30ºC during the day and between 15ºC and 20ºC at night. Winters last from December to March with average daytime temperatures mostly around freezing point or slightly above. Nights are well below freezing point during this time. Precipitation is quite evenly distributed throughout the year, with sometimes very heavy snowfall in winter. During summer, heavy showers can occur, especially after periods of hot weather.40Maine experiences a humid continental climate, with warm (although generally not hot), humid summers. Winters are cold and snowy throughout the state, and are especially severe in the northern parts of Maine. Coastal areas are moderated somewhat by the [[Atlantic Ocean]]. Summers last from June to September and are nice and warm, between 25ºC and 30ºC during the day and between 15ºC and 20ºC at night. Winters last from December to March with average daytime temperatures mostly around freezing point or slightly above. Nights are well below freezing point during this time. Precipitation is quite evenly distributed throughout the year, with sometimes very heavy snowfall in winter. During summer, heavy showers can occur, especially after periods of hot weather. The state's record high temperature is 41 °C, set in July 1911, at North Bridgton. In January 2009, a new record low temperature for the state was set at Big Black River of -46 °C, tying the [[New England]] record. Maine has fewer days of thunderstorms than any other state east of the Rockies, with most of the state averaging less than 20 days of thunderstorms a year. Tornadoes are rare in Maine, with the state averaging fewer than two per year, mostly occurring in the southern part of the state.
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42==Getting There==43==Getting There==
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84* [b][[http://www.pentagoet.com/dining/our-restauran t |Pentagoet Maine Restaurant]][/b]. 26 Main Street, Castine, ME 04421. 800-845-1701. A [[http://www.pentagoet.com/dining/our-restaurant/l ocal-organic-food-producers |Maine Restaurant]] that features a collection of small plates, entrees and soups and salads incorporating produce from many of the local organic farms.
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87==Drink==86==Drink==
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90*[b][[http://www.pentagoet.com/dining/passports-pu b Passports Pub]][/b] at [[http://www.pentagoet.com |Pentagoet Inn]]. 26 Main Street, Castine, ME 04421. 800-845-1701. The perfect place to start your evening with a glass of wine or one of our signature cocktails.
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94===Hotel and Motel Chains===90===Hotel and Motel Chains===
95There are dozens of hotel and motel chains, ranging from budget to top end. Allthough they are not the most charming accommodations, they usually have a very decent midrange service with good rooms and are generally good value. At least you know what to expect and in some cases they are either the only or the best option in the area. Some of them include: 91There are dozens of hotel and motel chains, ranging from budget to top end. Allthough they are not the most charming accommodations, they usually have a very decent midrange service with good rooms and are generally good value. At least you know what to expect and in some cases they are either the only or the best option in the area. Some of them include:
113* [[http://www.marriott.com/|Marriott Hotels]]109* [[http://www.marriott.com/|Marriott Hotels]]
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112==External Links==
113* [[http://www.maine.gov|Official Governmental Website]]
114* [[http://www.visitmaine.com|Official Tourism Website]]
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118* [b][[http://www.pentagoet.com |Pentagoet Inn]][/b]. 26 Main Street, Castine, ME 04421. 800-845-1701. A Castine, [[http://www.pentagoet.com/accommodations |Maine bed and breakfast inn]].
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