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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Maine

Peak Season: June to October

Summer is peak season and you’ll pay top dollar for access to beaches and boats. Fall brings great color and slightly fewer crowds than Vermont or New Hampshire.

Off Season: March to May

Nicknamed “mud season” – the snow is gone, the roads are muddy, and the temperatures remain frigid – early spring is the quietest time in Maine. Curl up by the fire and enjoy the silence and low seasonal rates.

Sweet Spot: November to February

Holiday time is bustling in harbor villages, but not bursting at the seams with tourists. Winter snows bring calm to the coast, but droves of skiers shush down the slopes in Kennebec and Moose River Valleys and huff along the Nordic trails in the Highlands.

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