3 responses to “Bike-friendly Maine”

  1. bronte13

    Hello Hilary,

    I’ve been searching the Internet for someone with a good, working knowledge of Maine. I’m hoping to make a trip (from Los Angeles) to do research for my current novel, and I was wondering if you might be able to help my out. My full query is at my blog post here:


    If you could take the time to check it out and let me know your thoughts, that would be amazing. Thanks so much.



  2. Hilary Nangle

    Possibilities for remote small towns with lighthouses (details on all are in my Moon Coastal Maine book–grin). You wanted remote. If you want less remote, there are plenty of others, from south to north.

    • Pemaquid, home to Pemaquid Point LIght (on the Maine quarter). Least remote of all, and can be quite touristy during the summer.

    • Port Clyde, tip of St. George Peninsula, home to Marshall Point Light.

    • Monhegan Island (if you want an island)

    • Castine, plenty of Revolutionary War history, gorgeous town full of historic homes and dowagers; on Blue Hill Peninsula

    • Bass Harbor, part of Southwest Harbor, quite side of Mt. Desert Island (connected by causeway to mainland and home to Acadia National Park’s primary mass)

    • Prospect Harbor/Winter Harbor, on the Schoodic Peninsula (home to a section of Acadia National Park).

    • Lubec, home to candy-striped West Quoddy Head Light; it’s way Downeast, connected by bridge to Campobello Island (Canada) with East Quoddy Head at its end.

  3. bronte13

    Thank you! Greatly appreciated.

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