Wine dinner at Sugarloaf

Here's another reason to head to Sugarloaf: On Dec. 11, the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel is hosting its first wine dinner of the season. This...

A peak dining experience

Fine dining at Sunday River? While I've yet to experience it, the concept has arrived. Dining @ The Peak, in the North Peak Lodge,...

Sign up NOW to learn to ski or snowboard for free in Maine

Want to learn to ski or snowboard for free? The Ski Maine Association is coordinating the Learn to Ski and Ride Free Week, which...

Dig into the past this week at Colonial Pemaquid

Ever seen an archeological dig other than on PBS or in Indiana Jones flicks? This week, you can watch archeologists dig into Maine's 17th-century...

Goat bliss: Open Creamery Day at Painted Pepper Farm

Here's a delicious activity for this weekend: Painted Pepper Farm, in Steuben (that's north of the Schoodic Peninsula), is the source of what I...
Don't miss the Kotzschamar Centennial Festival, Aug. 17-22, 2012; next chance to hear the organ will be in 2014.

Portland’s Kotzschmar organ celebrates its centennial Aug. 17-22, 2012

The Kotzaschmar Organ, the first municipal organ in the country to be designated a municipal organ and one of only two still in existance...

Maine Heritage Village: Insta-Maine!

When I wasn't looking, an insta-village grew on Route 1 in Wiscasset, just north of North of the Border. The brochure proclaims: "Celebrating the way...

Foliage escapes without the crowds: Tour Maine’s Katahdin/Moosehead region

Considering a fall foliage leaf-peeping trip in Maine? Here's the first in a series of places where you can escape the crowds. I'll start...

Sugar on snow

Nope, not talking maple syrup. I'm referring to the conditions at Sugarloaf. I know, I know, you've put away your skis in favor of clubs...

2013 Spring Garden Tour showcases Mount Desert Island estate

Here's a treat for garden lovers. Every spring, WatersEdge, the waterfront W. P. Stewart estate in Northeast Harbor, Maine, opens its gates to the...

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Maine’s mountains are deep in powder

Ho, ho, ho: Santa has rewarded Maine's Skiers, riders, and snow lovers. A three-day storm has buried western Maine in 14 to more than...
Camden Snow Bowl, in Camden Maine, may be small, but it offers big views. Camden SNow Bowl image

Sea & ski & slide for the roses

If you're one of the many skiers and snowboarders who really don't need a humongous resort, miles of trails, high-speed lifts, and the prices...
In the early morning quiet and soft golden light, North Haven is especially enticing. Hilary Nangle photo

North Haven: autumn on a Maine island, oysters, organic produce, and Angela Adams

Most of my friends who live beyond Maine's borders think I live in the most ideal place. And they're right, to a point. But...
Some of the cabins at Castle Island Camps on Long Pond, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, are built right over the water. Hilary Nangle photo.

Chasing memories on Golden Pond: Long before the movie, Maine’s Belgrade Lakes were drawing...

On Golden Pond, that dreamy sunset-of-life film starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda, may have been filmed in New Hampshire, but playwright...

Kick off holiday shopping at Artful Gifts

Forgive me as I wipe the drool off my keyboard. For once, I'm not drooling over food, but rather over the magnificent artisan-made goods...