Only one U.S. state, New Hampshire, borders Maine. New Hampshire borders the state on its western side; to the northwest, Maine is bordered by Quebec and on to the northeast, it is bordered by New Brunswick, both of which are Canadian provinces. The Atlantic Ocean borders Maine on the east and south.
As of 2014, Maine is the least densely populated state in the U.S. It is known as the "Pine Tree State" due to the fact that around 83 percent of its land is forests. It is known for its beautiful rocky coastlines measuring around 230 miles altogether. It is home to West Quoddy Head, which is the easternmost point in the lower 48 states. Maine is also known for its lighthouses and fishing villages.
Summers in Maine are warm and humid, and winters are snowy and cold, although some areas have milder winters thanks to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. The record high temperature in Maine was set in 1911 at 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The record low was set in 2009 at -50 degrees.
Maine is also well-known for its lobster. In fact, nearly 90 percent of the lobster (which amounts to roughly 40 million pounds) on the market in the U.S. is caught off the coast of Maine.