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...

Maine’s Ocean Point Inn delivers unfussy oceanfront lodging and dining with memorable sunset views

Woke to the chorus of gulls cackling and lobster boats chugging the other morning, a natural alarm clock at the Ocean Point Inn in...

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...

Foliage without crowds: Maine’s Schoodic region delivers big time

Last week I wrote about the Moosehead/Katahdin region as a favorite place to view the leaves but leave the crowds. This week, I'm sharing...

Looping through Lubec

Like Eastport, Lubec's fortunes seem to ebb and flow like the tide. And right now, those massive Passamaquoddy Bay tides seem to be flowing....

Way downeast, way rustic escape

When the world, technology, and the buzz of civilization become too much, consider unplugging and rediscovering life's simple pleasures at this one-bedroom housekeeping cottage...

Kids stay free this summer at Maine Huts & Trails

Looking for a fun family getaway? Something that won't break the budget? Like to hike or mountain bike or paddle? I'm a huge fan...

The Schoodic region report

My, my, my how quiet everything is. Where are you people? Get traveling! Today I noodled my way around Hancock, Sullivan, and Gouldsboro, one of...

A sleeper near Camden: Point Lookout is especially good for families

Camden's a pricey town. Ditto for neighboring Lincolnville. Sure, there are some nice and more reasonably priced motels, but if you want something a...
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...

Maine Treasures: Oakland House & Shore Oaks

Previously, I blogged about the Rusticator Restaurant here. Now let me tell you about the resort itself. The property has been in Jim Littlefield's...

Savor summer at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake

If you're able to afford it, Migis Lodge is a gem, a magical all-inclusive (except motor boats, massage, and booze) retreat sheltered by towering...

This and that: Maine deals and news for skiers, diners, and lodgers

As I sit here at 4:40 on a Saturday afternoon, I'm still amazed at the sunshine; thank you Daylight Savings Time. What a difference...

Moose Mainea

Wanna see a moose? This is the best time of year to do so, and the area around Moosehead Lake is prime moose-spotting territory....

A winter’s night in the Maine woods

Despite doubts, I did it. I backpacked into Poplar Stream hut, the first hut on the new Maine Huts & Trails system. I had...