Maine is known for it's scenery — it's rocky coastline, rolling mountains and heavily forested interior, as well as for it's seafood cuisine including lobsters and clams.
This New England state offers plenty of good deals for retirees who want to enjoy its quaint coastal charms. There are many opportunities for swimming, sailing, skiing kayaking, hiking, and snowshoeing on or near the numerous rivers and lakes. Rolling, snow-capped mountains and dense forests decorate the inland areas of the state.
When considering retirement, Maine has notably low rates of violent crime and extremely friendly residents. Temperatures in winter often hold steady in the 20's, and even during the summer months, ocean winds can be bracing. Many retirees do find that the state’s charms outweigh the negatives of the cold climate.