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20 Reasons Why Maine is the Best State

Hometown pride is important to every collegiette, and especially so when going to school out of state.  Maine tends to fly under the radar, but here’s the list of reasons it’s the way life should be.

1.  They have one area code for the entire state: The 207

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2.  Lakes, rivers, and ponds are never hard to find.

 

3.  There are farms everywhere.

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4.  Sometimes people lose their livestock.

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5.  It’s a seafood paradise.

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6.  Maine is home to the Aroostook potato harvest.

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7.  The Fryeburg Fair is an agricultural family pastime. 

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8.  Canada is only a weekend trip.

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9.  Everyone knows someone who lives next to the ocean.

 

10.  As long as you have a park pass, you can go to all of the beautiful state parks for a year. 

 

11.  Cadillac Mountain is the first Eastern point that the sun touches.

 

12.   Acadia National Park exists…

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13.   …and so does the Portland Headlight.

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14.   Chances are you can easily find a bush of wild blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries growing.

 

15.   Mountains are good for winter sports, and summer swimming.

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16.   Seasons are real and we experience each one.

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17.   In driver’s ed, you learn what to do if there is a moose in the road.

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18.   L.L. Bean and the Boot

 

19.   Billboards are illegal, so as not to block the view

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20.   According to Stephen Colbert, we’re Portland #1.

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Amber Lauzé is a senior Entrepreneurial Studies and Management double major from Auburn, Maine. When not writing for HCXU, she can found at one of her many jobs, or hunting for her cat that likes to hide in blankets.
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