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...

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...

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 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...

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...
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...
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...

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 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....

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...

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....

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,...

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...
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...