Join Maine Guide Michael Good of Down EAst Nature Tours, on a birding tour of the Acadia region. Hilary Nangle photo.

10 terrific Maine summer vacation adventures

Add one of these made-for-the-memory-books experiences to your Maine vacation. 1. Hike in the 100-Mile Wilderness Using the Appalachian Mountain Club's  Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins...

Maine-related books for reading and giving

Looking for Maine-related books for your wish list and holiday giving? In addition to my Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National...

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...

Three books share Maine’s great outdoors with enthuisasts and armchair dreamers

Ahhhh, October, summer's last stand. I treasure October: the light is soft, the air is gentle, the breezes are clear, and the bugs are...

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...

Climb every mountain, swim every fjord: COA prez to hike Acadia National Park’s 28...

Call me impressed: On Monday, June 25, 2012,  College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins plans to climb every mountain in Acadia National Park...
The ruins of Acadia Natonal Park co-founder George Dorr's home are hidden in the Compass HArbor section of Acadia National Park. Hilary Nangle photo

Escape Bar Harbor’s crowds in the Compass Harbor section of Acadia National Park

Shhhh, now don't tell too many people about Compass Harbor, a lovely little, relatively unmarked section of Acadia National Park that's an easy one...
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...

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...