If you are heading to Maine i will be posting some information on here ever Sunday that i hope will make your stay more informative.
The first one being about Kittery, Maine:
As you head into Maine (the way life Should Be) the first town you come to is Kittery. There are a lot of things to see in Kittery area including a great Visitor’s center on Rt 95. Kittery was settled in 1632 and Incorporated in 1647 but had an English settlement around the natural harbor of the Piscataqua River estuary began about 1623.The town takes its name from manor of Kittery Court located on Kittery Point in Kingsweare, Devon England. In 1632 the town was protected by Fort William and Mary which is located on today’s New Hampshire side of the River. Many of the settlers in 1623 were fishermen, hunters and trappers and they also worked in the timber industry. Kittery has a strong military background dating to the Revolutionary times and is still going in the 21st century. It is home to the oldest shipyard in the nation where the USS RANGER, the first warship to fly the U.S. Flag in battle, was built. Also located in Kittery are some Outlets stores and also the Kittery Trading Post for the outdoor enthusiasts. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is also located in Kittery, Maine. If you have time to take RT 103, which is a very scenic route, it will be very worthwhile. Located in Kittery, is the Whaleback Lighthouse located ay Kittery Point. The best view of this lighthouse is from Fort Foster in Kittery Point, and you can also see Constitution lighthouse across the river in New Hampshire. While you are there check out Fort McClary. This is a cool fort and very worthwhile taking the trip to Kittery Point. Fort McClary was officially established in 1808, named for New Hampshire native Major Andrew McClary, an American officer killed in the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. The fort was used throughout the 19th century, most notably during the War of 1812, and was further expanded in the 1840s, probably a consequence of tensions with Great Britain over the disputed border between Maine and New Brunswick. The fort saw active use during the American Civil War, at which time it achieved much of its present structure. Its Civil War garrison notably included the Vice President of the United States Hannibal Hamlin, who enlisted in the Maine Coast Guards as a private and served as a cook in the fort. It saw little action during these conflicts. Continue up Rt 103 to the York Harbor Coastal region.