As the most northeastern coastal state, Maine is known as the Pine Tree State for good reasons. Majestic pine trees and lighthouses line the rocky coastline of this state known for its maritime history. Nature buffs can explore the heavily forested interior and rolling mountains within its many state and national parks. From White Mountain National Forest to Acadia National Forest, the quality of the land is rich in variety and history. Conquer Mount Katahdin, the highest point in the state of Maine, within Baxter State Park that is also known as the end of the Appalachian Trail. Maine national and state parks are popular year-round with a variety of activities.