Island hopping 1: Vinalhaven

I've been escaping this heat wave with trips to Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Monhegan. Not only are the ferry rides a nice way to...

Saddleback opens Saturday

Long a sleeper in western Maine, this season, Saddleback unveils the new Kennebago quad chairlift to the summit, replacing (finally!) the ancient T-bar, a...

Arts in Norway…Maine that is

There's art in them thar hills: More than 100 artists are expected to show their works at the 43rd annual Norway Arts Festival on...

Goat bliss: Open Creamery Day at Painted Pepper Farm

Here's a delicious activity for this weekend: Painted Pepper Farm, in Steuben (that's north of the Schoodic Peninsula), is the source of what I...

C’mon up, the skiing’s fabulous

Would I lie to you? Just off the slopes at Sugarloaf, a rather busy Sugarloaf for a Friday, I might add (by 10ish, already parking...

Free Maine Fiber Arts Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? More than 100 fiber-arts related businesses statewide are open for free tours and demonstrations for Fiber Arts...

Rangeley ramblings

Scooted over to Saddleback for a few runs today: Delicious early-spring conditions, butter and suger corn, with a side of freeze-capped moguls and temps...

Cellardoor Winery pairs wine with food this spring

Taste your way through Maine without leaving the Midcoast. Maine's Cellardoor Winery, with locations in Lincolnville and Rockport, is hosting wine-and-food pairings every weekend,...

News & notes from all over Maine: museums, lectures, exhibits, trails, and talks

So many tidbits, I'm just bundling them in nice package for you. By region: Kennebec Valley • The Maine State Museum, in Augusta, is expanding its...

Holbrook Island Sanctuary, on Cape Rosier, Maine, offers family programs this summer

Holbrook Island Sanctuary is one of the lesser known gems of Maine's State Park system. When you want to escape crowds, go here. I've...

Kingfield Art Walk is first Friday of winter months

Unlike most Art Walks, which run during the warmer months, leave it to Kingfield, in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain, to schedule its new...

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....

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...

Snow conditions are primo at Sugarloaf, c’mon up!

Crocuses may be blooming in your yard, but it's still full-on winter here at Sugarloaf, in Carrabasett Valley. I took a few runs this...
Make it point to visit the eclectic L.C. Bates Museum, on Route 201, in Hinckley, just east of Skowhegan. It's a classic cabinet of curiosities filled with all kinds of unexpected treasures. courtesy photo.

Maine’s L. C. Bates Museum is an authentic cabinet of curiosities

Offbeat doesn't begin to describe the L.C. Bates Museum, in Hinckley, Maine. Displayed inside the Romanesque Revival, National Historic Register building are eccentric and...