Foliage Faves: Moosehead Lake

According to the Maine foliage report, the Moosehead region is currently moderate, which means if you travel now through the next week or so,...

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...

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...

Kudus to Maine Huts & Trails

This weekend, I hiked into the Flagstaff Lake Hut of the Maine Huts & Trails network for a quick overnight and to present Dave...

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...

The MDI report

Just back from the island, and here's what's new and changed since my last update: NEW: • Side Street Cafe, Rodick Street, Bar Harbor: Very promising....

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....
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...

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...

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...

Camden in the spring

We're smack in the middle of a ful-blown Nor'eastah, a raging blizzard that one overzealous TV guy has said has the potential to be...

Escape to Maine’s Attean Lake Lodge

With August comes the realization that summer isn’t forever, and it’s time to get cracking on getting away. But where, you ask? I have...
For a taste of the real, ungussied-up Maine, loop down to Jonesport and spend a day or two immersed in a real lobstering village. hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Jonesport, Maine: an authentic, ungentrified lobstering village on the down east...

Jonesport is a bona fide, way-way down east Maine lobstering village with a salty disposition and a stunning location. Not too many tourists other...

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...