When visiting the Schoodic section of Maine's Acadia National Park, be sure to check what activities are planned by SERC. Hilary nangle photo

Science, nature, talks, and Maine humorist Tim Sample: all at Acadia’s SERC this summer

Need another reason to loop through the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine? How about the Schoodic Education and Research...
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.),...

Lose the crowds, find the Berwicks

The Berwicks aren't on the regular tourist loop. Snugged against the New Hampshire border in southwestern Maine, these  communities are less than a half...

Sail into Boothbay Harbor’s Windjammer Days

Today, Tuesday, June 22, and tomorrow, June 23, are the days to be in Boothbay Harbor for the annual Windjammer Days celebration....

Dinner and a Downhill

Whatcha doin' for dinner Friday night? Sam Hayward, James Beard award-winning chef at Portland's Fore Street, is taking a road trip to Carrabassett Valley,...

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....

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...
Members of the Maine Windjammer ASsociation fleet parade by the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse during the annual Parade of Sail in 2011. Tom Nangle photo.

A day aboard America’s oldest working schooner: Rockland Parade of Sail and the recipe...

I had the good fortune to sail aboard American's oldest active commercial schooner, the Lewis R. French, during the Maine Windjammer Association's annual Parade...

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...

Sunday River opens sugar shack

How sweet it is, as the Great One used to say. Just because you're planning on skiing this weekend doesn't mean you can't take part...

Sugarloaf and the Porter House

Just off the slopes at Sugarloaf, where the snow is living up to the mountain's name: just like sugar. Good turns out there, but...

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 ...

Sneak Preview: Coastal Maine Botanical Garden’s Children’s Garden

Yesterday I toured the new Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay. Wow! Based on Maine children's...

Glendarragh Farm Lavender’s new Camden store is heaven scent

I'm a huge lavender fan, not just for the scent, but also the taste. Lavender Earl Grey tea, lavender shortbread, lavender chocolate, lavender chicken......

Snow Gods smiling on Maine

Since Wednesday, Sugarloaf has received more than 50 inches of snow, and another 12-16 are in the forecast before this megastorm moves out on...