Autumn Escape: Explore Maine’s Katahdin Woods & Waters and Moosehead regions

This autumn, why not take explore both Maine's Moosehead Lake region and the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument from one convenient base?...

Escape to Maine’s Attean Lake Lodge

With August comes the realization that summer isn’t forever, and it’s time to get cracking on getting away. But where, you ask? I have...

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...

Harlequin romance: great opportunity for birders

Ready to romance a harlequin? Here's a wonderful and rare opportunity to spy threatened harlequin ducks in Maine. On Saturday, March 30, Bob and...
Black-legged kittiwakes have been spied on previous January bird counts. Michael Good photo.

Winter Pelagic birding opportunity in Maine’s Acadia region

Start your 2013 bird list in the Gulf of Maine. Michael Good of Down East Nature Tours and the Acadia Birding Festival (May 30-June...

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Your excuse to play

This weekend, Sept. 28-30, 2012,  is the second Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, with more than 70 outdoor activities scheduled statewide. Even better, most are...
This stature was added to the waterfront of Eastport, MAine, during the a movie filming. Hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Eastport + Top 10 experiences in Down East, Maine

Watch enough TV, and you have an image embedded in your brain of a Maine seaside village. It's part Hawkeye Pierce's Crabapple Cove (M.A.S.H.),...
Sunsets over Corea's boat-filled harbor can be magical. Hilary Nangle photo.

3 reasons to visit sleepy Corea, a village near Acadia National Park’s Schoodic section

Whenever I visit Maine's Schoodic Peninsula, home to the only mainland section of Acadia National Park, I also detour out to Corea, a lobstering...
For a taste of the real, ungussied-up Maine, loop down to Jonesport and spend a day or two immersed in a real lobstering village. hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Jonesport, Maine: an authentic, ungentrified lobstering village on the down east...

Jonesport is a bona fide, way-way down east Maine lobstering village with a salty disposition and a stunning location. Not too many tourists other...

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...
Travelers with mobility issues will find a warm welcome and accessible rooms at the HArraseeket Inn, in Freeport, Maine, Charles Pannell photo.

Accessible travel expert Candy Harrington praises Freeport’s Harraseekett Inn

I asked accessible travel maven Candy Harrington to write a guest post about accessible travel in Maine. Here she shares her thoughts on Freeport's...
Osprey Watch takes place at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park in Freeport. Hilary Nangle photo

Maine news and notes: Memorial Day Weekend events; deals that require advance planning

Looking for some fun activities in Maine for this Memorial Day weekend? Here are a few suggestions, along with a few upcoming deals and...
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...
Birders flock to Deer Isle, Maine, for the annual birding and art festival in May.

Birders flocking to Deer Isle, Maine, for Wings, Waves, and Woods birding and art...

Bob Duchesne, birding guide and founder of the Maine Birding Trail, will lead several walks and offer his Birding by Ear program during the...

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...