Celebrity sightings in Maine always draw a crowd. People in Vacationland are fascinated when a major star from Hollywood or the music world decides to visit our humble little state.

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So you may be surprised to realize that some big-time names in acting, writing, and directing aren't just visiting when they're spotted in Maine; they actually own or have owned homes here.

According to the Bangor Daily News, more than 30 celebrities have decided Maine is the perfect getaway for them. Call it a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, touring, or even just the paparazzi.

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We've decided to focus on 25 of the biggest names, as well as what part of Maine they call a little piece of home. Some celebs prefer the ocean views of Downeast Maine, while others are all about the mountains. You'll find that private islands have their appeal to the celebrity as well.

Among those in this list are more recognizable names like Martha Stewart and John Travolta, to some you may not have known like The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams or Spider-Man's Green Goblin actor Willem Dafoe.

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