Every year, people flock to Maine to enjoy the state's natural beauty. Whether it's a trip to the beach in the summertime, a hike through foliage-draped trails in the fall, or a ski run down one of the state's snow capped mountains in the winter, there is no denying Maine's gorgeous nature.

That's why deciding on Maine's most beautiful college towns could be a real challenge. You could make a strong case for a handful of the colleges and universities from coast to coast within state lines.

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Most people might think of Bowdoin College. The tree-lined campus is small but purposeful. A simple stroll across the street will land you in the heart of downtown Brunswick, filled with bustling shops and restaurants.

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Or perhaps your mind went to Maine Maritime Academy. The 35-acre campus sits right on the ocean in Castine Harbor. Students enjoy a quiet winter before the vacation town comes to life in the spring and summer.

Those would have been phenomenal choices. But according to loveEXPLORING, Maine's most beautiful college town is Augusta. And the explanation doesn't really make any sense.

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LoveEXPLORING believes that Augusta is the state's most beautiful college town because there are no skyscrapers within the city limits. The site also claimed that there is little to no traffic in Augusta, which residents of the city may have an argument with.

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The University of Maine Augusta campus itself is beautiful for the purpose it serves. As a commuter college, it abuts a busy road with an easy connector to the Maine Turnpike. The campus also has some green space, plenty of parking, and a student center.

Does that make Augusta the most beautiful college town in Maine? Probably not.


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