Eight great Maine summer music festivals

Get your groove on at one of these eight summer music festivals happening in Maine. We've gotcha covered, from rock to folk, bluegrass to...

Camden Maine’s Hartstone inn introduces Icelandic horse-riding experience

Here's a fun escape: Stay at the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine, and ride an Icelandic horse. The Hartstone is perhaps best known as a destination...
Pretty Marsh is perhaps Acadia's least-crowded picnic area. ©Hilary Nangle

Escape peak crowds on the quiet side of Acadia’s Quiet Side

The first two weeks of August are the peak of peak season in Maine, and that's especially true on Mount Desert Island and in...
Visit lighthouses along Maine's coast on Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Light up your life: Seven special ways to enjoy Maine’s lighthouses

The romanticism of lighthouse life has motivated many a traveler to seek out Maine’s 64 beacons. Some of Maine’s lighthouses can be viewed from...

What to see and do in Quebec City: My top 10 list, plus where...

Since I live in Maine, I tend to consider Quebec City as my backyard. This 400+ year old walled city is Paris without jetlag,...
Lobster Fishermen, painted in Corea, Maine, by Marsden Hartleyvideo

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: The view from Corea, with Joe Young

I recently toured Marsden Hartley's Maine, on view at Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville through Nov. 12, 2018. The exhibition, which first...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: The view from Katahdin Woods & Waters

Artist Marsden Hartley captured the magic and beauty of Maine's Katahdin Woods & Waters region decades before it was even under consideration as a...

Top 10: What to see and do in Boothbay, Maine

When I mention Boothbay, Maine, folks often cringe. They picture a small town overrun with tourists; cheek-by-jowl shops overstocked with Made-in-Japan lobster charms, lighthouse...

Keepers of the Flame: Blind Hope and Passion Fuel Lighthouse Restorations

Credit the Maine Lights Program, launched in 1996, and the National Historical Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, for saving more than 40 of Maine’s...

Island hopping 1: Vinalhaven

I've been escaping this heat wave with trips to Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Monhegan. Not only are the ferry rides a nice way to...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: Must see at Colby College Museum of Art

Lobster! Katahdin! Portland Headlight! Crashing surf! One would be hard pressed to create a travel itinerary taking in Maine's icons better than that presented...

Roaming Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

I attained enlightenment in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Not the lights-flashing, God-appearing, Hallelujah! type of enlightenment, but rather a far-more-subtle, restorative, all's-right-with-the-world kind. This...

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...
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...

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...