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12 Things Longtime Mainers Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

It takes a certain type of person to call Maine home. If you were born here, you’ve surely figured it out by now. But if you’re new, we’d like to share a few things that you’ll find necessary to fit in. We hope you’ll see this list as a helpful handbook of gentle suggestions for making the most of your new home. They might not say it, but these are the things your new friends WISH they could tell you!

While you’re here, have you seen the newest hiking article? This one will take you straight to an abandoned castle!

Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: