Best of Maine: Thousands of down East Readers Took Our Annual Poll To Tell Us What They Love Most In Maine-- From Landmarks to Lobster Shacks to Libraries. Then We Chimed in With a Few Picks of Our Own. So How'd Your Favorites Do?


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A compilation of the favorite things to do, places to eat or drink, recreational activities, and more. Check out the major categories: Arts & Media, Readers' Choice, Food & Drink, Home & Style, and Travel & Play.


Float Harder Relaxation Center, HopeAir, Where to Ride, Sabattus Mountain Trail, Bethel Village Trails, Portland International Jetport, The Brunswick Inn, Hard Boat, Common Ground Country Fair, Boothbay Harbor Country Club, Boothbay Harbor, Portland Head Light, Pejepscot Historical Society, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Spruce Point Inn, The Dolphin, Baxter State Park, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Carol's Collectibles, Ramblers Way Clearance Section, The Old House Parts Company, Renys, Sherman's, Women of Substance, Lee Auto Malls, Daytrip Society, GEvolution, Sea Bags, L.L. Bean, Lamey Wellehan, Nine Stones, Island Treasure Toys, AKnickerbocker Group, Dow, Low's, Moose Crossing, Skillins, Fitz & Bennett Home, Window Dressers, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Arootsakoostik, Paul Cousins, Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Daponte String Quartet, Curtis Memorial Library, The Public Theatre, Lincoln Theatre, Littlefield Gallery, Portland Museum of Art, Merrill Auditorium, Tad Beck, Bowdoin College, Coastal Kids, Waynflete School, Maine Girls' Academy, Keith Carson, Portland Press Herald, Maie Public Radio, 207, WCSH6, Stephen King, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Chaval, Bluebird Ranch, Aragosta, Cushnoc Brewing, Co., The Parlor Ice Cream Co.,Tall Trees Snack Shop, Biscay Orchards, Standard Baking Company, Novare Res Bier Cafe, Crissy's Breakfast & Coffee Bar, Allagash Brewing Company, Nosh Kitchen Bar, Wilbur's of Maine, Pineland Farms, Cara Stadler, Ricker Hill Orchards, Blyth & Burrows, Rock City, Crystal Spring Farm, Split Rock Distilling, Moody's Diner, Holy Donut, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust's Farmer's Market, Rising Tide, Gelato Fiasco, Young's Lobster Pound, Red's Eats, The Harbor Room, Pemaquids, Glidden Points, OTTO Pizza, Harbor Fish Market, Cellardoor

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