Boating

Canoeing, kayaking, cruising, windjamming, etc. If it has to do with craft on water, it's posted here.

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...

A day on Penobscot Bay aboard the Maine Windjammer Stephen Taber

Just as the show must go on, so must the race. Last Friday, on a foggy and damp morning, with Hurricane Arthur rumbling up...

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...

6 Questions: Capt. Jon Finger, Schooner J.& E. Riggin

I had the good fortune to spend a day sailing aboard the J.& E. Riggin during the annual Parade of Sail by the...

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...
The Camden Windjammer Festival over Labor Day Weekend celebrates Maine's maritime heritage. Sheila Grant photo.

Schooner Mary Day celebrates 50 years at 2012 Camden Windjammer Festival

More than 20 schooners and other sailing vessels are expected to arrive in Camden this weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012) for the Camden Windjammer...
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.),...
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...
Chef William Howe's fish chowder aboard the Maine windjammer Angelique. Hilary Nangle photo

Nothing better than fish chowder on a Maine windjammer: Here’s the recipe

“I don’t really use recipes,” says William Howe, chef on the traditional Maine windjammer Angelique as he peels potatoes for the day's fish chowder...

Experience the 2012 Maine Windjammer Parade of Sail by the Rockland Breakwater, from aboard...

Yesterday I experienced the annual Parade of Sail by the Rockland Breakwater aboard the Angelique,  one of the traditional sailing vessels in the Maine...

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...

Calling all boat enthusiasts and wannabes: PaddleSports Weekend in Freeport, Maine

This you've got to see: As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, L.L. Bean will attempt to get 100 employees into a nearly 500-foot-long...
Power and sail boats will be offering discounts for cruises in Penobscot Bay on Saturday, June. 2. Hilary Nangle photo.

DEAL! Spend the day on Maine’s Penobscot Bay, Sat. June 2: Cruise from Camden,...

There's no better way to explore and understand coastal Maine than aboard a boat, and Spend the Day on Penobscot Bay provides a rare...
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...