This common nickname for Maine is given because of the extensive pine forests that have covered the state. The White Pine is considered to be the largest conifer in the northeastern United States and some of the tallest trees in eastern North America grew in Maine. The northeasternmost U.S. state is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history and nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Lighthouses such as the candy-striped beacon at West Quoddy Head, dot the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard.
THE PINE TREE STATE
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ANNA KENDRICK PORTLAND – Anna Kendrick, 31, actress and star of the “Pitch Perfect” movies and an Oscar nominee for “Up In The Air,” is from Portland and has family and friends here. She comes for regular visits and hangs out with friends and former singing coaches and teachers. So you never know when you might spot her. She began her …