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...

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...
Just looking at the ocean crashing on Monhegan's cliffs is cooling on a hot day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Visit and photograph Maine’s 14 National Natural Landmarks

Ready to point and shoot? Maine has 14 sites designated as National Natural Landmarks, and the National Park Service is looking for photos. Winning...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

Wanna see a Maine moose?

Saddleback resort, in Rangeley, Maine, is offering free moose-spotting tours during the summer. The resort's Moose Patrol bus departs  Saddleback’s downtown Guest Service Center ...

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...

Puffins, warblers, and eagles, oh my!

Deer Isle is going to the birds. The third annual Wings, Waves & Woods festival of birding and art, sponsored by the Island Heritage...
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...

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...

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...
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...