Southern Maine

The welcoming sign when you first enter Maine boldly says, “Welcome to Maine – The Way Life Should Be.” And in recent years, a sign has been added along with this one that states, “Open for Business.”

These signs really sum up our invitation to visitors from near and far. If you are vacationing here, Maine offers every kind of experience you might want, whether looking for sandy beaches or mountains, for metropolitan areas or wilderness getaways, or for the historic, the festive, or the unusual.

And if you are looking to move your residence or business to Maine, know that the welcome mat is out and we would love to have you call Maine as your home.

Early Spring

March & April

23° | 53°

Wear layers as temperatures vary. Welcome to “Mud Season”!

Late Spring

May & June

45° | 74°

Wear layers as temperatures vary. Things are warming up!

Early Summer

June & July

50° | 75°

Wear layers as temperatures vary.

Late Summer

August & September

51° | 78°


Early Autumn


40° | 57°

Bring a sweater.

Late Autumn

November & Early December

31° | 45°

Bring a sweater, coat & hat. Snow likely.

Early Winter

Late December & January

19° | 30°

Dress for snow!

Late Winter

February & March

15° | 40°

Bring a sweater. Snow is likely.

The southern Maine region is the most popular area for visitors coming to the state as it is only an hour’s drive from Boston, the hub of New England. For many others, it is only a two to three hour ride to hit our southern border.

Our southern Maine region is a tourist’s delight with a mix of rocky coastline and some of the most inviting sandy beaches in all of the state. The towns and villages along the southern coast are filled with history and unique shopping experiences.

There’s no shortage of diverse dining experiences from gourmet, award winning restaurants to casual takeout food, cozy coffee shops, lively brew pubs, or locally owned specialty cuisine.

Looking to stay a few days in the area? You’ll have your choice of modern hotels and motels, country inns and B&Bs, seaside resorts and condos, as well as cottages, cabins and lodges adding a distinctive Maine flair to the overnight stays.

Recreation abounds in the area with fishing, beachcombing, hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, skiing, paddle boarding, golfing and trail walking. There’s plenty of opportunity for sightseeing and touring at forts, lighthouses, picture perfect villages, historic sites, public gardens, unique businesses, museums, parks, and college campuses.

And who doesn’t appreciate a bit of shopping while visiting the area? You’ll save a few dollars while shopping in over 120 factory outlets stores and you’ll find special souvenirs or gift ideas just about everywhere.

Enjoy the Southern Maine experience as you discover “Maine-The Way Life Should Be.”

Featured Events

  • Summer Solstice Craft Show

    July 13 - July 14

    This juried craft show features 80 + crafters and artists that will display, demonstrate and sell their hand crafted items.  You will find stained glass, jewelry, pottery, soaps, wood crafts,

    Wells Junior High School
  • York Days

    July 26 - August 4

    Local concerts, tournaments, fairs, annual Christmas in July celebration and lighting of the Nubble Light.

    Various Locations – York
  • Acton Fair

    August 22 - August 25

    Agricultural Fair

    Acton Fair

Recommended Area Businesses

91 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
(207) 934-4151
Pet Friendly

 Stay / Southern Maine

Kittery Trading Post Retail Store 301 U.S. Route One, Kittery, ME 03904

 Shop / Southern Maine

725 York Street, York, ME
(207) 363-4171

 Campgrounds / Southern Maine

14 Natures Way, Hiram, ME, United States, Maine

 Shop / Southern Maine

10 Main St, Ogunquit, ME, United States, Maine
(207) 646-5511

 Play / Southern Maine

65 Portland Rd, Kennebunk ME 04043
(207) 985-9855

 Dine / Southern Maine

Portland: 207. 800. 3588 23 MARGINAL WAY #7, PORTLAND, ME 04101 South Portland: 207. 819. 4114 185 RUNNING HILL RD, SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106

 Shop / Southern Maine

Multiple locations
Pet Friendly

 Stay / Southern Maine

8 Dexter Lane Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 417-4077

Southern Maine

Experience all Maine has to offer!