I have several friends in other states who accuse me of teasing them with stories and photos of Maine. It's no mystery that I adore my state and I will happily promote all it has to offer. It's certainly not a difficult task and Maine is widely recognized as a great place to live. Maine has its difficulties and limitations, certainly, but for what it may lack, it makes up for in simplicity and peacefulness, culture, it's creative economy, it's people and the abundant natural beauty, accessible to every person.
So please understand, I'm not teasing at all when I tell you that a simple drive barely an hour from my home allows me a veritable calendar tour of a few of Maine's highlights. And this is the case for anyone in any part of the state, and it may not even require a drive, as it could be one's own backyard, providing rivers, lakes, woods, mountains or coast to appreciate, truly. It's just the way it is here in Maine.