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Rockland, Maine

The Center for Science, Leadership & Marine Research

On Hurricane Island, a former ghost town has been transformed into a forward-thinking research center.
St George, Maine

Long Cove Quarry

A beautiful, water-filled quarry that has become a popular haunt for swimmers and artists.
Norway, Maine

Weary Club

This 90-year-old building is home to possibly the most New Englandy social club in existence.
Scarborough, Maine

Lenny the Chocolate Moose

This 1,700-pound edible sculpture is way better than your average chocolate mousse.
Unity, Maine

Charcuterie

After giving up Michelin glamour for his Amish faith, one chef now makes stellar sausages in a small, off-the-grid shop.
Bar Harbor, Maine

Dorr Museum of Natural History

A charming museum of natural history featuring dioramas and exhibits made entirely by college students.
Poland, Maine

Maine State Building

This World's Fair showpiece was built in Chicago, but shipped to Maine.
Thomaston, Maine

Maine State Prison Showroom

Trinkets and toys lovingly handmade by maximum security prisoners.
Kittery, Maine

Smuttynose Island

Scene of the grisly murder of two Norwegian women in 1873.
Verona Island, Maine

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

The first bridge observation tower in the U.S. offers one of the best views of Maine.
Prospect, Maine

Fort Knox State Historic Site

This 19th century granite fortification is one of the most well preserved forts in New England.
Kennebunkport, Maine

Seashore Trolley Museum

The world's oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles.
Bethel, Maine

World Traveler Signpost

Turns out you can see the world without ever leaving Maine.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
York, Maine

Wiggly Bridge

True to its name, this bouncy walkway may be the world’s smallest suspension bridge.
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the United States.
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Newburyport Maritime Museum

A historic custom house with ties to George Washington is now a shrine to local nautical history.
Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Greasy Pole at Saint Peter's Fiesta

In Gloucester, Massachussets, fishermen celebrate a successful year at sea by charging a lubed pole to capture an Italian flag.
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Liberty Tree

The former site of an all-but-forgotten colonial landmark is now remembered by an often overlooked bas relief.
Boston, Massachusetts

Logan Airport 9/11 Memorial

The small glass cube is a peaceful out-of-the-way sanctuary at the busy airport.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed

The proud hometown of an American legend has honored their favorite son with what seems to be a gravestone.