Maine rooms, meals, deals, and steals

A collection of bits and pieces that you might want to consider if planning a midwinter escape to Maine to take advantage of this...
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...
"Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven" will be on view at The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, in summer 2012.

“Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven” to open in Maine’s Farnsworth Museum

The Farnsworth  Museum, in Rockland, Maine, will open a major exhibition,  Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven, on Sun. June 17, 2012. The...
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...

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...

Some thoughts on Sugarloaf’s lift incident

I love the word incident, it's so understated, so British (I was stuck on a train once in Scotland during a rail incident, actually...
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...

The Rivah celebrates this weekend

A reminder that Sunday River is celebrating its 50th anniversary season this weekend with all sorts of activities and deals. Given all the recent...

Do you believe in fairies? A Maine garden opens doors to their homes

Yes, I know this weekend is the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, but if you're seeking a quieter escape, one that might awaken that...

April 2 at Sugarloaf, no foolin’

Wow! I had to drag myself off the mountain. Spring skiing doesn't get any better than it was at Sugarloaf today. Didn't hurt that...

Lunch at Flagstaff Lake Hut: A winter day trip on the Maine Huts trail

Skiing or snowshoeing hut to hut along the Maine Hut Trail isn't for everyone, but just about anyone can enjoy walking into the Flagstaff...

Do your holiday shopping, pick up great stuff, and support good Maine-related causes

Here are three great opportunities to take care of some of your holiday shopping needs and support a Maine-related cause at the same time. •...

Thinking skiing? Flicks, deals, and other good stuff

Warren Miller's latest ski flick, Children of Winter, is now showing in the Northeast, with screenings slated in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,...

Speaking of the holidays…

I recently received Nervous Nellie's 2009-2010 catalog, and it's filled with cool Made-in-Maine gifts. Anne and Peter make the best jams and jellies (including...