Top 10: The best of Rockland, Maine

Rockland rocks. Named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the small Maine coastal city edging Penobscot Bay retains the heart...

History buffs and vintage auto fans: Don’t miss Founder’s Day in Paris Hill, Maine

Once a year, tiny Paris Hill comes alive for its Founders Day celebration, when Bob Bahre shares his private car collection with the public....

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...

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...

Ride into Wolfe’s Neck history on a wagon tour

Freeport's Wolfe's Neck Farm is a gorgeous chunk of real estate. The 626-acre property comprises an organic saltwater farm; one of my favorite campgrounds,...

Five Questions: Ron Crusan, Director, Ogunquit Museum of Art

Enter the Ogunquit Museum of Art and it’s hard to decide where to look first: The works on the walls or the wall of...
Visit Owls Head Light and the ALF Interpretive Center. Tom Nangle photo

Take the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge this weekend

Visit and climb the towers of seven Mid-coast lighthouses during the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, June 29-30, 2013. You can register for the challenge, sponsored...

What’s on view at Maine’s art museums in summer 2013

Maine is a magnet for artists, so it should come as no surprise that is has excellent art museums that pull out the stops...

Colby inks Waterville on Maine’s must-see art map with new Lunder collection

Colby College Museum of Art's new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is a game changer for Waterville. With the addition of this new wing, set to...

This and that: News, notes, & events from around Maine

Choo choo! Model railroads and free admission Train fans take note: The Maine State Museum, in Augusta,  is celebrating model railroads Dec. 7 and 8....

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...
Frank W. Benson, George and Betty in a Dory (Study for Calm Morning), 1904, Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 ¾ inches, Anonymous loan

Maine artists showcased in exhibitions in Portland, Rockland, and Waterville

Maine artists are being showcased in exhibitions at both the Portland Museum of Art;  the Farnsworth Museum, in Rockland; and the Colby Museum of...

Camden International Film Festival, Sultans of Swing, choral music, open gardens, and free museum...

I’m back from 10 days without Internet access, and my inbox has filled with all kinds of Maine fun. Let’s start with what's happening...
Free Cannon camera and video workshops and classes in Acadia National Park.

This and that: Upcoming events around Maine

A roundup of interesting events this coming week and beyond throughout Maine. Film & Dinner: On Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m., Eagle Hill Institute, in...
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.),...