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A Publication Featuring The Information Services Technology of Maine State Government
|Volume IV, Issue 6||June 2001|
Perhaps your guests would be interested in Agricultural Fairs, with their variety of entertainments. See the Department of Agricultures site http://www.getrealmaine.com/fairs/ for the 2001 schedule. Kids of all ages love the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Swan Island Steven Powell Wildlife Management Area http://janus.state.me.us/ifw/education/swanisl.htm and Maine Wildlife Park http://janus.state.me.us/ifw/education/wildlifepark.htm.
Your guests prefer the ocean to animals? Take them for a Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) ferry ride review your options and schedules at http://www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/ferry/ferry.htm. Another treat is a visit at the Department of Marine Resources Aquarium on McKown Point in West Boothbay Harbor http://www.maine.gov/dmr/rm/Aquarium/aquarium.html.
Your friends are curious about Maines wooden covered bridges? You could take them to see them all after viewing MDOTs online brochure http://www.maine.gov/mdot/maint_op/covered/splash.html. They want to bike? The Department has identified 21 tours see http://www.maine.gov/mdot/biketours.htm. Campers should reserve a State park site with the Department of Conservation as soon as their plans gel. See http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks.htm for the reservation system, and other outdoor recreational opportunities.
If you really want to treat your companions like royalty, check out Maine farmers' markets http://www.getrealmaine.com/farmmkt/index.html, at the Department of Agricultures site. Farmers markets offer high quality delicious foods and agricultural products, harvested fresh and sold direct to you by the farmers. Markets are located throughout the State, and each offers a unique blend of personalities and products.
The Maine State Museum http://www.maine.gov/museum/homepage.asp ought to be high on your list of places to take your friends. Thereafter, perhaps they would be interested in the Maine Art Museum Trail http://www.maineartmuseums.org/welcome.html. For more information on The Maine Art Museum Trail (seven museums), call 1-800-782-6497 for a free brochure.
Best wishes for a wonderful summer touring and showing off your home State to friends and family!
Maine IS Technology Editorial Board