New England Outdoor Center offers moose-spotting tours in the region near Baxter State Park, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo

Out & about: new, noteworthy, deals, exhibits, and events in Maine

Sun's shining,  birds are singing, grass needs mowing, and Maine is open for the summer. Here's a round-up of news, upcoming events, and interesting...
Some of the cabins at Castle Island Camps on Long Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, are built right over the water. Hilary Nangle photo.

Chasing memories on Golden Pond: Long before the movie, Maine’s Belgrade Lakes were drawing...

On Golden Pond, that dreamy sunset-of-life film starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda, may have been filmed in New Hampshire, but playwright...

This and that: Maine deals and news for skiers, diners, and lodgers

As I sit here at 4:40 on a Saturday afternoon, I'm still amazed at the sunshine; thank you Daylight Savings Time. What a difference...

Foliage without crowds: Maine’s Schoodic region delivers big time

Last week I wrote about the Moosehead/Katahdin region as a favorite place to view the leaves but leave the crowds. This week, I'm sharing...

Foliage escapes without the crowds: Tour Maine’s Katahdin/Moosehead region

Considering a fall foliage leaf-peeping trip in Maine? Here's the first in a series of places where you can escape the crowds. I'll start...

Maine’s Ocean Point Inn delivers unfussy oceanfront lodging and dining with memorable sunset views

Woke to the chorus of gulls cackling and lobster boats chugging the other morning, a natural alarm clock at the Ocean Point Inn in...

Savor summer at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake

If you're able to afford it, Migis Lodge is a gem, a magical all-inclusive (except motor boats, massage, and booze) retreat sheltered by towering...

Kids stay free this summer at Maine Huts & Trails

Looking for a fun family getaway? Something that won't break the budget? Like to hike or mountain bike or paddle? I'm a huge fan...

Kudus to Maine Huts & Trails

This weekend, I hiked into the Flagstaff Lake Hut of the Maine Huts & Trails network for a quick overnight and to present Dave...

Way downeast, way rustic escape

When the world, technology, and the buzz of civilization become too much, consider unplugging and rediscovering life's simple pleasures at this one-bedroom housekeeping cottage...

Camden in the spring

We're smack in the middle of a ful-blown Nor'eastah, a raging blizzard that one overzealous TV guy has said has the potential to be...

Foliage Faves: Moosehead Lake

According to the Maine foliage report, the Moosehead region is currently moderate, which means if you travel now through the next week or so,...

Looping through Lubec

Like Eastport, Lubec's fortunes seem to ebb and flow like the tide. And right now, those massive Passamaquoddy Bay tides seem to be flowing....

The Schoodic region report

My, my, my how quiet everything is. Where are you people? Get traveling! Today I noodled my way around Hancock, Sullivan, and Gouldsboro, one of...

The MDI report

Just back from the island, and here's what's new and changed since my last update: NEW: • Side Street Cafe, Rodick Street, Bar Harbor: Very promising....