Deal Alert: Save 50% on Maine lodgings & support a great cause

I love this Maine Innkeepers Association program, which gives travelers a great deal on Maine lodging—B&Bs, inns, hotels, even resorts—in some very desirable locations....

News, notes, and deals from around Maine

Winter got you down? Plan a Maine escape. Here are a few tidbits that have come to my attention recently. Plan ahead or be shut...

Maine lodging deals and news you can use

Planning a trip to Maine? Here are some lodging deals and news worth considering before you book. Most deals are subject to availability. I've...
The Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport is offering some enticing specials this winter. Courtesy photo.

Deal Alert: 3 for 2 and wine, too

From January through April (excluding Feb. 14-24) you can stay three consecutive nights at the Captain Lord Mansion, in Kennebunkport,for the price of two....

The Maven is back: News from Northport, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Maine’s wilderness

Apologies for being MIA for so long. Between the book deadline of Oct. 30 (new edition of Moon Coastal Maine) and a trip to...

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Your excuse to play

This weekend, Sept. 28-30, 2012,  is the second Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, with more than 70 outdoor activities scheduled statewide. Even better, most are...

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...
Act quickly if you want to score skis from Saddleback's demo sale.

Maine’s ski areas are thinking snow, are you?

Cool evenings have you thinking skiing, you're not alone. Need new skis? Saddleback is offering 50% off demos with bindings, including  K2, Rossignol, Dynastar, Volkl, Salomon,...
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...

Experience the 2012 Maine Windjammer Parade of Sail by the Rockland Breakwater, from aboard...

Yesterday I experienced the annual Parade of Sail by the Rockland Breakwater aboard the Angelique,  one of the traditional sailing vessels in the Maine...

Calling all boat enthusiasts and wannabes: PaddleSports Weekend in Freeport, Maine

This you've got to see: As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, L.L. Bean will attempt to get 100 employees into a nearly 500-foot-long...
Power and sail boats will be offering discounts for cruises in Penobscot Bay on Saturday, June. 2. Hilary Nangle photo.

DEAL! Spend the day on Maine’s Penobscot Bay, Sat. June 2: Cruise from Camden,...

There's no better way to explore and understand coastal Maine than aboard a boat, and Spend the Day on Penobscot Bay provides a rare...
One of the images that will be featured in a slide lecture on May 31 in St. George, Maine.

Free, upcoming talks highlight Maine history and landscapes

Delve into Maine's history and heritage by attending one of these free upcoming talks this week. SERC Schoodic Series Lecture, Wed. May 30 Dr. James Gramann,...
Osprey Watch takes place at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park in Freeport. Hilary Nangle photo

Maine news and notes: Memorial Day Weekend events; deals that require advance planning

Looking for some fun activities in Maine for this Memorial Day weekend? Here are a few suggestions, along with a few upcoming deals and...
New England Outdoor Center offers moose-spotting tours in the region near Baxter State Park, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo

Out & about: new, noteworthy, deals, exhibits, and events in Maine

Sun's shining,  birds are singing, grass needs mowing, and Maine is open for the summer. Here's a round-up of news, upcoming events, and interesting...