Lobster, Duckfat and… Hampton Beach? Some of the best parts of Maine are in New Hampshire, website finds

No. 1: No one does lobster better than Maine. Here, steamed lobster is prepared last spring off Isle au Haut. (BDN file photo by Robert F. Bukaty)

No. 1: No one does lobster better than Maine. Here, steamed lobster is prepared last spring off Isle au Haut. (BDN file photo by Robert F. Bukaty)

The latest list of Maine things making the rounds on the Internet comes our way from the real estate blog Motovo, which is gaining momentum as a click bait contender alongside more established social media trawlers like UpWorthy and Viral Nova.

No. 14: Everyone scrambles to the beach when summer hits. (BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

No. 14: Everyone scrambles to the beach when summer hits. (BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

Not long ago, I posted on this blog about how Motovo found that, based on our Tweets, Mainers are among the smartest people in America.

This time around, sensing that Mainers will aggressively circulate any bit of Internet debris that mentions us, Motovo is back with its list of “30 Things You Need To Know About Maine Before You Move There.”

(This draws to mind Buzzfeed’s recent “25 best parts about being from Maine.”)

(BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

(BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

Some items on Motovo’s list — beyond the really, really obvious stuff like lobster (see photo above), skiing, blueberries and ocean vistas:

  • No. 3: You’ll need to try Moxie at least once (Lisbon’s Moxie Festival is a big draw).
  • No. 11: When in Portland, get your fill of Duckfat (the restaurant, that is).
  • No. 30: You can thank Maine for earmuffs (the inventor was a Maine teenager).

It’s a long list, but other local spots to get mentioned in the Motovo list include Perry’s Nut House in Belfast (No. 29), Primo restaurant in Rockland (No. 27), Tubby’s Ice Cream in Wayne and Winthrop (No. 8) and The Clam Shack in Kennebunk (No. 6).

Then there’s No. 7: “The Hampton Beach sand-sculpting competition is for serious contenders only.”

Perhaps one of the 30 things you need to know about Maine before you move here is the fact that Hampton Beach is in New Hampshire.

But overall, it’s another nice, flattering list about Maine stuff. Click here to see it in its entirety.

No. 20: With all the great boating opportunities, you'll be a sailor in no time. (BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

No. 20: With all the great boating opportunities, you’ll be a sailor in no time. (BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)