In our great state, we're all about helping each other out in both the good times and difficult times.

With summer here, we know you want to do something fun while also following all the social distancing guidelines and rules.

So instead of traveling out of state, why not see what Maine has to offer? You'd be surprised by what you may not have even realized was right here the whole time.

That's why we and Damon’s Beverage and Redemption want to present Mainers Helping Mainers Summer Tour, which will allow you to discover businesses and parts of the state just like a tourist.

How about checking out the Bangor area? In fact, Maine’s Queen city is the gateway to Bar Harbor, Mt. Katahdin, and Acadia National Park. Those are just a few of the spots you can see, and local business Vacationland Inns can help you get started on your staycation and explore even more of Maine.

Or what about visiting The Forks, where the Dead and Kennebec Rivers meet, two powerful rivers made for whitewater rafting? Down River Expeditions in Skowhegan will help you discover that with paddleboard, mountain bikes, and tube rentals, all perfect for some summer fun.

Experience the beauty of Maine in a whole new way!

So this summer, explore your home state and discover all it as to offer, all while helping out your fellow Maine businesses.