Best Time to Visit Portland, Maine
Portland is Maine's largest city as well as its major travel destination. Only Acadia Park, further north, rivals Portland's popularity among travelers in Maine.
Portland is also a major gateway to other Maine coastal destinations.
Best time to visit Portland, Maine
When not to go to Portland
Portland Weather Map
Map: Travel Destinations
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN PORTLAND AND MAINE'S SOUTH AND MID COAST?
Small coastal picturesque cities, with sea sports and sea trips, very popular as summer destinations and summer beach refuges:
South of Portland
North of Portland
Rockport, Camden and Belfast (already very near Bar Harbour and Acadia National Park, the other great attraction in Maine)
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO PORTLAND, MAINE
Summer is undoubtedly the best period to visit Portland and Maine's south and mid coast.
Precipitation is moderate all over the year, but the weather becomes harsh and snowy during winter and late autumn.
Portland and the south coast of Maine is often struck by cold spells and severe snowfalls from November to mid-Spring.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO PORTLAND AND THE REGION AROUND
Avoid winter or even November and early/mid spring.
Fall's foliage - as in other sites of New England - causes many thousands of weekenders to flock to the region, so you should avoid these weekends.
See, the Maine / Portland Weather Table below, for details about the weather:
Maine Portland Table Weather