Greater Portland, a four-season destination in southern Maine, offers scenic beauty, recreational opportunities and a wealth of historic and cultural attractions. Maine's metropolitan area sits right on lovely Casco Bay, a gateway to historic forts and lighthouses. Day and night, Portland's bustling waterfront is alive with activity and people: fisherman and ferries; sightseeing cruises and pleasure boats; restaurants and shops. A four-season recreational wonderland, Portland is surrounded by classic New England villages, wide sandy beaches and Freeport, home of renowned L.L. Bean.