According to WMTW, Governor Janet Mills has announced the end of Maine's outdoor mask mandate.

Her announcement came shortly after the  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it had modified its masking recommendations.  The new national guidance is that full vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in outdoor settings, but should continue to do so when indoors.

Governor Mills asked that people continue to "mask up" outside when it is not possible to be socially distanced.  Also, she reminded people that the indoor mask mandate has not changed.  People will still need to wear a mask in restaurants, stores, and other businesses.

LOOK: Full List of the Best Places to Live in Maine

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Maine using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com. On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks.

Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

11 Cool Maine Towns You Need To Visit In 2021

Here are eleven Maine towns / cities that you should make a point of visiting this year

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