Wings, Waves, & Woods returns to Deer Isle

Birders and art fans are invited to Deer Isle for the fourth annual Wings, Waves, & Woods, May 21-23. The festival, timed to coincide...

Birders take note: Hog Island reopening

Orithology sessions with some of the country's top experts will again be held at Maine Audubon's Hog Island preserve, on the Pemaquid Peninsula, thanks...

Perfect Maine foliage escape: Waterford Inne

Updated Sept. 2017 I don't think one could find a more classic country inn in a more perfect location for leaf peeping than the Waterford...

10 reasons to visit Peaks Island, Maine

My friend Jackie Dishner—author of Backroads & Byways of Arizona, speaker, and mountain bike rider—dishes on her day on Peaks earlier this summer. by...

Island hopping 2: Monhegan

Ahhhh! The Artists' Island. Take a walk about Monhegan, and it's easy to see how it earned that moniker. Everywhere you look is a...

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...

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...
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...
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...

Bald Mountain Camps winterizes for the future: It’s now a classic Maine lodge and...

Steve Philbrick, second-generation owner of Bald Mountain Camps Resort, in Maine's famed Rangeley Lakes region bit the bullet. After much soul seraching, he made...
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...

New free map details Maine’s Public Reserved Lands and recreational opportunities

Maine has more than a half-million acres of public reserved lands, and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has just published a free...
Bicyclists benefit with a car-free experience with Acadia's delayed opening. Hilary Nangle photo

Top 10+ Must-Do on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park

If I had been asked to advise President Obama and family on what to do while on Mount Desert Island, I'd have given them...

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...

Moose Mainea

Wanna see a moose? This is the best time of year to do so, and the area around Moosehead Lake is prime moose-spotting territory....