Yes stunning beauty. No protection from biting insects is just not an option. We spray all our overalls, coveralls and bug-net jackets and hats with 30% DEET. Mrs WillD has been experimenting with essential oil but eventually ends up wearing bug-nets and DEET treated outerwear. when it's all said and done.
We haven't really explored much interior Maine other than the quick trip to the new Katahdin monument last weekend, but I spent a lot of time walking and crawling all over Mt. Lafeyette in Franconia Notch many summers of my youth. I think that's where my appreciation for nature was first developed.