10 Places You Recognize From Maine That Showed Up In Famous Movies
By Michelle|Updated on December 17, 2022(Originally published December 11, 2022)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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We take great pride in knowing that Maine is still one of America’s best kept secrets. While many Mainers like keeping it that way forever, these Maine filming locations are too beautiful to be ignored. Undoubtedly, no matter how much we want to keep the flatlanders at bay by maintaining a low profile, we can’t help but be excited when we see something recognizable in a movie. These 10 places in Maine are certainly some of the most recognizable since they’ve been in movies you probably love.
10. North Berwich Company Mill, North Berwick (Jumanji)
One of the best characters played by the late, great Robin Williams, Alan Parrish is released from the board game when two children begin playing with it. The exterior of the Parrish shoe factory was filmed at the Hurd Mill in North Berwick, Maine. The building was once a prosperous mill that made wool products, but had been empty for many years.
Were you around for the filming of any of these? Did you meet any celebrities? If so, we’d love to hear about it in the comments. And, let us know what movie you think should be filmed here!
What is the most beautiful aerial footage of Maine?
Maine is the most gorgeous state in the country, which means there's tons of beautiful aerial footage capturing it. If you love coastal views, the drone footage caught while flying over the state's miles and miles of water is a must-see. Acadia National Park is one of the most notable spots in the state and the aerial footage capturing its beauty can't be missed. And, if you love just about all of this unique place be sure to take a look at the impressive drone footage over every inch of the state.