Perfect Maine foliage escape: Waterford Inne

Updated Sept. 2017 I don't think one could find a more classic country inn in a more perfect location for leaf peeping than the Waterford...

Dog-friendly accommodations in Maine

I frequently travel with my furry sidekick, Bernie, a 97-pound Leonberger. Both of us can vouch for these Maine accommodations that extend a welcoming...
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...
Watch lobster boats unload their catches from The inn at the Wharf, in Lubec, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo.

You asked: Rooms with a view over working lobster wharves on the Maine coast

A reader asked: "I want to visit Maine and stay at a motel/hotel cottage/guest house where I can have a view of the harbour...

Classic Maine: Pair lodging at the Colony House with a Lakewood Theater show

If you're looking for a inexpensive, lakeside, retro-vintage escape in Maine,  let me tell you about Lakewood. Sited in Madison, 6 miles north of...
This stature was added to the waterfront of Eastport, MAine, during the a movie filming. Hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Eastport + Top 10 experiences in Down East, Maine

Watch enough TV, and you have an image embedded in your brain of a Maine seaside village. It's part Hawkeye Pierce's Crabapple Cove (M.A.S.H.),...

Lose the crowds, find the Berwicks

The Berwicks aren't on the regular tourist loop. Snugged against the New Hampshire border in southwestern Maine, these  communities are less than a half...

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 Rangely Inn, in Rangeley, Maine, has reopened under new ownership.

Rangeley Inn reopens under new owner

Travis Ferland is working to restore the Rangeley Inn to its former grandeur. Already, the three-story historical hotel in downtown Rangeley is looking better,...
Docent-led small group tours of Winslow Homer's Maine studio are expected to sell out. Hilary Nangle photo.

Don’t miss touring Winslow Homer’s studio on Prouts Neck, Maine

In September 2012, the Portland Museum of Art opened the Prouts Neck studio where American painter Winslow Homer lived and painted many of his...

Maine lodging news with a few dining morsels

So much happening in Maine, and I’ve been too sick with the flu to tell you about it all. Accept my apologies along with...
Slow down and savor the good life at architect-designed Crocker House Inn in Bethel, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo.

Meet the innkeepers: Crocker Pond House, Bethel, Maine

Dusk's smoky skies are descending as I motor along the North Road, a rural byway paralleling the Androscoggin River's eastern shoreline between Bethel and...

Island hopping 3: North Haven

North Haven isn't the most welcoming of islands, but it makes for a nice half-day trip (take the 9:30 Rockland boat and return on...
In the early morning quiet and soft golden light, North Haven is especially enticing. Hilary Nangle photo

North Haven: autumn on a Maine island, oysters, organic produce, and Angela Adams

Most of my friends who live beyond Maine's borders think I live in the most ideal place. And they're right, to a point. But...

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...