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People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine for many decades. Acadia National Park, home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast, is among the most visited in the country. People go to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. It should be on your bucket list: it’s one of the friendliest parks for pets; its dramatic rocky coastline is magnificent; it has some of the best beaches; and the popular but dangerous Precipice Trail is many people’s favorite attraction. Portland is one of the best places to sea kayak and has more than 100 miles of nature trails. It’s also one of the best cities to raise outdoor kids, according to Backpacker.