Is This Maine’s No. 1 Attraction, or Just a Tourist Favorite?
A travel website recently did some pretty interesting research.
While the findings were somewhat predictable, it still was an excellent illustration into the most popular and photogenic spots in each state.
I thought it would be fun to take a look at Maine's result. Perhaps I would disagree with the hashtag popularity. However, in my opinion, it was an accurate result.
According to Florida Panhandle's data, Maine's most Instagrammable location is Acadia National Park.
I mean, this is a cheat code. Acadia is straight loaded with photogenic scenery. It has beautiful beaches, amazing views, mountain sunrises, legendary hikes, and a wealth of wildlife. The park is always rolling with people, so I imagine the hashtags are just flying up by the minute. In fact, Florida Panhandle found over 580,000 "Acadia" hashtag images and posts.
Acadia is a great number one for Maine, but others at least deserve a mention.
Portland Head Light: Considering it's known for being the most photographed light house, one could imagine this being close to the top.
Mount Katahdin: Fewer people visit Baxter State Park than Acadia, but Katahdin is this state's King Kong. No other location in Maine shines like Katahdin.
Portland Old Port: The city is seeing more and more tourists every year. And with tourists come bachelorette parties. Let those hashtags count up.
Sea Dogs/Hadlock Field: 80+ baseball games in a season. Many of those games sold out. I imagine "seadogs" or "hadlock" could be a strong hashtag.
Stephen King's House: People love that house. It's scary.
Old Orchard Beach: An amazing beach, an amusement park, A+ people watching. What doesn't OOB have to offer Instagram?
These and others can make an argument, but none truly compete with Acadia.
I would expect Acadia is a comfortable number one for Maine for the foreseeable future. I'm okay with that. It's quite the welcoming symbol for our great state.