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Southern Maine

Maine's Perkins Cove. (July 7, 2013)

Maine's Perkins Cove. (July 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Some of Maine's finest attractions can be found in its most readily accessible (to Long Islanders) southern tip.

Sebago Lake is not only the state's second
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Sebago Lake is not only the state's second largest, but New England's deepest.

Boats sail off St. Eiboh's Cove on Sebago
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Boats sail off St. Eiboh's Cove on Sebago Lake.

St. Eiboh's Cove on Sebago Lake, which is
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St. Eiboh's Cove on Sebago Lake, which is 20 miles northwest of Portland. Pine and birch-girded Sebago Lake is not only the state's second largest, but New England's deepest.

Lobster Point Lighthouse is located on the scenic,
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Lobster Point Lighthouse is located on the scenic, 1.5-mile Marginal Way walking path in Ogunquit, Maine. (July 7, 2013)

Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine. (July 7, 2013)
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Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine. (July 7, 2013)

Tourists mingle in the Perkins Cove section of
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Tourists mingle in the Perkins Cove section of Ogunquit, Maine. (June 26, 1998)

Undeveloped Ogunquit Beach stretches three miles long.
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Undeveloped Ogunquit Beach stretches three miles long.

Sunset at Old Orchard Beach, which is close
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Sunset at Old Orchard Beach, which is close to Ogunquit.

Maine's Perkins Cove. (July 7, 2013)
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Maine's Perkins Cove. (July 7, 2013)

The Portland Head Light lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth,
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The Portland Head Light lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, sits at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay. (July 6, 2013)

Alan Dewey of Coventry, Conn., and Laurie Tolliver
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Alan Dewey of Coventry, Conn., and Laurie Tolliver of Manchester, Conn., sing "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" at the Umbrella Cover Museum with Nancy 3. Hoffman, director and curator of the museum on Peaks Island, Maine. Hoffman holds the Guinness World Record for the most umbrella covers: 730. (July 6, 2013)

Street art in Portland, Maine. (July 7, 2013)
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Street art in Portland, Maine. (July 7, 2013)

Portland, Maine, is a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly town
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Portland, Maine, is a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly town with 65,000 residents. (July 7, 2013)

Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House
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Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House or Morse-Libby Mansion, is a landmark example of American residential architecture in downtown Portland, Maine. (July 7, 2013

A popular stop in Portland, Maine, is the
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A popular stop in Portland, Maine, is the 200-year-old Portland Observatory, where visitors can climb to the top. (July 7, 2013)

The
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The "fences of love" on Commerical Street in Portland, Maine, feature locks proclaiming various messages from the amorous. (July 7, 2013)

Portland Lobster Company is among the many restaurants
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Portland Lobster Company is among the many restaurants that line Commerical Street in Portland, Maine. (July 7, 2013)

The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is located
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The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is located in the cobblestoned Old Port district, which features an array of shops, award-winning restaurants (lobster and seafood predominate), and lively entertainment venues, including several brewpubs. (July 7, 2013)

People board a night cruise on Wharf Lane
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People board a night cruise on Wharf Lane in Portland, Maine. (July 7, 2013)

Some visitors try catching lobsters on lobster tours,
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Some visitors try catching lobsters on lobster tours, such as ones conducted by the Lucky Catch on Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. (July 6, 2013)

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum
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The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum in Portland, Maine, is home to a collection of rolling stock and artifacts. (July 7, 2013)

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