Every state has its own set of perks. Maine has quite a few.
My husband and I used to live in the mountain region. He worked at a ski resort. Every morning his commute lead him toward and up the mountains.
We are famous for our foliage in Maine.
We have fields and forests. My mother owns over fifty acres, much of which is covered in an almost mystical, dense woods. It was a delight to grow up with.
Our streams and lakes are good for fishing, swimming and boating.
Lobsters are $3.99 per pound this summer in Maine. Unfortunately, the lobster men here are not doing well in this economy. There are turf wars and even violence is breaking out. But you can't beat that price for lobsters.
And we have the ocean. We have a large shoreline, many lighthouses and historic forts. I love being close to the ocean.
My husband's school is just down the street from one of the state parks, Two Lights. He has a day where he is in school all day, and another day where he goes in for just one class. When he goes for just one class, we go with him. We run errands in Maine's largest city and go to the park.
First, we go to the playground.
Then, there are trails down to the ocean, where the waves crash violently against the rocks. We used to climb all over the rocks when I was a kid. It will be a few years before I'm comfortable with my kids going near the rocks. For now, they are content to watch the mighty waves on a bench, from a distance.The perks of our state are free perks, well, not the lobster, or the state park, as we had a pass that was given to us, but the ocean is free. What are your favorite perks that your state offers?