(And how cool are you for knowing?) Take the annual summer B Section quiz to find out. Then, take off!

Ah, Maine.

The stunning lighthouses. The amazing fiberglass attractions.

The iconic home owned by Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates. Yes. Him. The blond one. No, really.

He has an iconic house here.

That’s how great Maine is.

To dazzle your friends and delight your visitors From Away, take our second annual B Section Who Knew??? Summer Road Trip Quiz to see how well versed you are on the geography and trivia of our wonderful Pine Tree State.

Then, hop in the car and head to one (or more) of these Maine venues. Because these sights are not just for Private Eyes . . .

1. What Maine city is part of the “four corners” of the country — the northeastern-most city in the U.S.?

1) Madawaska

2) Estcourt Station

3) Calais

2. On his official city of Bangor birth certificate, Paul Bunyan’s parents are listed as:

1) Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny

2) Jaques Bunyan and Sarah Marie DuBois

3) Pierre Paul and Violette Bunyan

3. What Maine park did “Country” magazine just call one of the U.S.’s 10 “most beautiful parks you’ve probably never heard of”?

1) Fort Point State Park

2) Whale Tree State Park

3) Baxter State Park

4. Maine’s top foreign export is lobster.

1) True

2) False

5. The coastal town of Wiscasset at one time held the Guinness Book of World Records world record for:

1) The largest barnacle in the world

2) The most red hot dogs eaten at one time

3) The smallest church in the world

6. In the summer, Moosehead Lake plays host to what annual international event?

1) International Beekeepers United’s business meeting

2) International Seaplane Fly-In

3) International James Joyce Fan Club writer’s retreat

7. What’s the oldest lighthouse in Maine?

1) Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth

2) Wood Island Light on Wood Island

3) West Quoddy Head Light in Lubec

8. On Machias Seal Island, the big draw in the summer is:

1) Seals

2) Puffins

3) Dolphins

9. The western Maine town of Fryeburg is home to:

1) An agricultural fair dating back to 1851

2) Sunny, hand-painted trash cans decorated by Fryeburg Academy students

3) The International Musical Arts Institute

10. Daryl Hall owns the John Bray House in Kittery, which is famous for being:

1) The only home where Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill and John Lennon have all spent the night.

2) The first million-dollar home in Maine, constructed in 1834 with indoor plumbing and a two-story stable.

3) The oldest known house in the state, built by a shipbuilder in 1662.


1. Northeastern-most city?

1) Madawaska. In fact, it’s part of the Southern California Motorcycle Association’s Four Corners Tour (“travel by motorcycle to the four corners of the U.S in 21 days or less.”)

Now go: Be Madawaska-bound! Check out the appropriately named Four Corner Park downtown. Visit between Aug. 11 and 21 and catch the Acadian Festival. At the festival, you’ll find a ploye (a pancakeish thing) eating contest, a baby crawling contest, a potato picking contest and a jive contest. We’re in.

2. Paul Bunyan’s parents?

2) None other than Jaques Bunyan and Sarah Marie DuBois. (And, yes, that’s Jaques without a “c”.) His date of birth is listed as Feb. 12, 1834, and it looks like any other birth certificate, but for the “Record of birth of the mythical Paul Bunyan” typed across the top.

Now go: To the Queen City! Check out Bunyan’s birth certificate hanging inside the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, then have a picture taken with the enormous fiberglass lumberjack on Main Street. It’s 31 feet tall and weighs 3,200 pounds, according to the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. The city first put the statue up in 1959 to celebrate its 125th anniversary. Mark your calendar for 2084: That’s when a time capsule tucked in his base is slated to be opened.

3. Most beautiful but little-known park?

3) Baxter State Park. So maybe the people at “Country” don’t get out much, but it’s still a lovely compliment.

Now go: To Baxter! But you sent me there as part of this quiz last year, you’re saying. Yes. Deal. It’s a beauty. Only this time, instead of admiring the falls or hiking, enjoy the scenery and do a bit of good by volunteering on one of six summer trail projects. There are two erosion projects left in August.

4. Is lobster No. 1?

1) So true. According to the U.S. Census, Maine shipped $243 million worth out of the U.S. in 2013.

Now go: Down East, to Hancock to be exact! Outside of Ruth & Wimpy’s Restaurant on U.S. Route 1 stands an 11-foot-long fiberglass lobster named Wilbur. Pose with him and, if you’re feeling adventurous, try one of their 32 lobster dishes. One of them: lobster fondue. Mmm, cheesy.

5. Wiscasset’s world record?

3) The smallest church in the world. According to an article in the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper, the Wiscasset church was “31 square feet and has — don’t ask — a large plastic golf ball impaled on its steeple.” It was built by the Rev. Louis W. West in 1958 with room for two parishioners, according to a booklet in the town office titled “Wiscasset: Maine’s Prettiest Village.” Bonus trivia: West, a retired Baptist pastor from Boston, married 10 couples and held one baptism there. In decades-old pictures online, it does indeed look quite tiny. According to another article in the Weekly World News, though, Wiscasset lost the title to an even tinier church in July 1990. The Guinness Book of World Records didn’t respond to a request to confirm the record, but if you can’t trust the Weekly World News, who can you trust?

Now go: To Wiscasset! The downtown is walkable, the nearby homes pretty and historic, and depending on the time of day, the line at Red’s Eats, an iconic hot dog stand, isn’t too beastly. Unfortunately, Maine’s tiniest church in the world is no more. The tourist attraction used to sit at the corner of Clarks Point Road and Route 218, according to town office staff, was moved behind an old jail and, then, word has it, burned down. Presumably, quickly.

6. International event that Moosehead hosts?

2) The International Seaplane Fly-In. The 41st annual event is this Sept. 4-7. It attracts thousands, according to the group’s website, and features contests like Bomb Drop, Spot Landing and a take-off competition.

Now go: To Moosehead! Looking at photos of past events, it’s a sight to be seen.

7. Oldest lighthouse?

1) Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth. It was built in 1791, according to PortlandHeadLight.com and a Museum at Portland Head Light guidebook written by Kathleen Rummler. It cost $2,250 to construct and was originally powered by 16 whale oil lamps.

Now go: To the Portland Head Light! Where else? Enjoy the view from Fort Williams Park (free admission) or check out the museum, open Memorial Day to Halloween, $2 for adults, $1 for children, free for kids 5 and under.

8. The big draw to Machias Seal Island?

2) Puffins, roughly 4,000 of them. Go figure. It’s home to the largest nesting colony of puffins on the coast of Maine, according to Captain Andy Patterson at Bold Coast Charter Company.

Now go: To Machias Seal Island! If you’re able. It’s 45 minutes off the coast of Cutler, and Patterson is the only Maine captain approved for tours and landings on the island, weather permitting. (He has one captain counterpart in New Brunswick; both Canada and the U.S. claim the island.) It’s rare, he said, that people are allowed on a seabird nesting island. They’re usually closed off by U.S. Fish & Wildlife. Nesting season and tours run from roughly mid-May to mid-August.

9. Found in Fryeburg?

Ah, we got you here. It’s all three.

Now go: To Fryeburg! Mark your 2015 calendar for the International Musical Arts Institute‘s 19th musical season next July, check out the storied Fryeburg Fair this Sept. 28 to Oct. 5 and admire the students’ handiwork on the trash cans dotting Main Street and the town beaches.

10. Daryl Hall’s house?

2) It’s known as the oldest house in Maine. Hall bought the property in 2007 and went about renovating it, apparently a hobby of his. He had the home up for sale last month for $1,699,900 but it’s since been pulled from the Sotheby’s International Realty listings, which could signal a change of heart or a sale, maybe to a very Rich Girl.

Now go: To Kittery! Unfortunately, the John Bray House is not the venue featured in “Live from Daryl’s House,” the cable and web TV show that features Hall performing with musicians and eating various food. That’s shot at one of Hall’s places in New York. But you can still hit the retail outlets in Kittery, do a drive-by of the Pepperrell Road property and enjoy the day on Route 1, catching the cool that is Maine.

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