Southwest Harbor restaurants play muscial chairs, and old favorites return

But of course! As soon as the new edition of Moon Acadia National Park is on the printing press, the changes begin rolling in,...

Food finds on Acadia’s Quiet Side: Lobster, lobster rolls, popovers, cookies, and pie

The majority of visitors to Mount Desert Island say on the west side, congregating in Bar Harbor and the sights along the Park Loop...

Slab opens: Sicilian street food in Portland, Maine

I've been a fan of Stephen Lanzalotta's baking and Mediterranean fare since I first wandered into Sophia's years ago. Enough that I bought...

What’s new foodwise for 2014 on Maine’s Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula

One of the many things I love about Maine's Blue Hill/Deer Isle Peninsula is that change comes slowly here. I know that the water-colored...

Roosevelt-Campobello International Park: A free, off-the-beaten-path treasure accessible from Down East Maine

When I cross the bridge spanning the Lubec Narrows and arrive on Campobello Island, I can feel the last kinks of any remaining stress...
Maine's oldest diner has new chefs at the helm and plans fancy dinners on weekends.. @Hilary Nangle photo

Biddeford’s Palace Diner reopening on March 12, 2014

I mourned when I learned that the Capostoto family had sold Biddeford's Palace Diner, a classic 1926 Pollard towed to Maine, from Lowell, Mass.,...

Flagstaff Lake cruise is ideal way to view Maine’s autumn foliage

If you're looking for a new way to experience leaf peeping, book a trip with Jeff Hinman's Flagstaff Lake Scenic Boat Tours. On a...

Two new barbeque joints open in Maine

My apologies; I've been neglecting this site as I've been trying to visit every nook and cranny of Maine for a new edition of...

Report from Down East: What’s new, changed, closed

Every summer, I swing through Down East, Maine, en route to and home from the Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival, held on the...

Checking in: West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor

The West Street Hotel, one of the newer additions to the Ocean Properties empire, opened last year on the corner of Main and West...

Checking in: The Boathouse & The Lodge on the Cove, new in Kennebunkport, Maine

Oh dear, I've been on the road quite a bit lately and have fallen behind with posts, and there's much to share. I'll start...

Nibbles and bites: News from Maine’s Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula

I'm a sucker for the Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula, and one of the things I love about the area is the commitment to locally...

Colby inks Waterville on Maine’s must-see art map with new Lunder collection

Colby College Museum of Art's new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is a game changer for Waterville. With the addition of this new wing, set to...

Maine lodging news with a few dining morsels

So much happening in Maine, and I’ve been too sick with the flu to tell you about it all. Accept my apologies along with...
Park your self-contained RV in Winter Harbor and explore the Schoodic Peninsula or hop the ferry to Bar Harbor. Courtesy photo.

This just in: New RV campground opening in Winter Harbor

Acadia's Schoodic region is getting a new RV campground. Roger and Pearl Barto, who operate the Main Stay Cottages in Winter Harbor, have added...