Maine's Far North
For years folks in the state have talked about there being two Maines. They refer to the economic disparity between the comparatively prosperous southern part of the state, with its more urban lifestyles and manufacturing and office jobs, and the distinctly rural parts of the state where folks still wrest a hard living from the land or the sea. In that respect, the two Maines are not so much actual locations, but rather distinct sets of circumstances.
When it comes to geography and culture, however, there are really three Maines. There is the coastal area, the central highlands (also referred to as the Great North Woods) and then there is the Far North, primarily Aroostook County.
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