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...

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...
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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....
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...

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...

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...