Pretty Marsh is perhaps Acadia's least-crowded picnic area. ©Hilary Nangle

Escape peak crowds on the quiet side of Acadia’s Quiet Side

The first two weeks of August are the peak of peak season in Maine, and that's especially true on Mount Desert Island and in...
Lubec's last sardine-processing plant found new life as The Inn at the Wharf. The Inn on the Wharf, in Lubec, is sited in a former sardine processing plant. ©Hilary Nangle

Lubec’s Inn on the Wharf delivers authentic taste of Maine’s seafaring heritage

If The Inn on the Wharf, in Lubec were any closer to the shoreline, I could cast a fishing line out my window. Instead,...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: The view from Katahdin Woods & Waters

Artist Marsden Hartley captured the magic and beauty of Maine's Katahdin Woods & Waters region decades before it was even under consideration as a...
Lobster Fishermen, painted in Corea, Maine, by Marsden Hartleyvideo

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: The view from Corea, with Joe Young

I recently toured Marsden Hartley's Maine, on view at Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville through Nov. 12, 2018. The exhibition, which first...

Insider Scoop—Ogunquit, Maine: 5 questions with Allyson Cavaretta

My list of Ogunquit must-see/do includes the gorgeous sand beach, of course, as well as strolling the Marginal Way, poking around Perkins Cove, attending...

Keepers of the Flame: Blind Hope and Passion Fuel Lighthouse Restorations

Credit the Maine Lights Program, launched in 1996, and the National Historical Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, for saving more than 40 of Maine’s...
Never miss an opportunity for Maine-made ice cream. ©hilary nangle

Craving fresh, Maine-made ice cream? Here’s where to find it statewide

I scream, you scream for Maine-made ice cream Years ago, when I edited a specialty food publication, the president of one large out-of-state gourmet ice...

All agog about Maine’s Gardens Aglow

Wow, just wow! Don't miss Gardens Aglow, the annual holiday light extravaganza at the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. I went last night,...

Maine-related books for reading and giving

Looking for Maine-related books for your wish list and holiday giving? In addition to my Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National...

Maine reasons to shop Freeport beyond Bean’s

Next time you shop the L.L. Bean Mothership and the satellite national outlets in Freeport, seek out the Maine-owned  shops amidst them. Unlike many...

Hungry? Check out some of latest Maine fave food finds, part 1: Kennebunk-Rockport

Over the past few months, I’ve nibbled and sipped from Kittery to Fort Kent, Calais to Fryeburg, while researching the upcoming 2017 edition of...

Autumn Escape: Explore Maine’s Katahdin Woods & Waters and Moosehead regions

This autumn, why not take explore both Maine's Moosehead Lake region and the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument from one convenient base?...

Good, fast, cheap eats along Maine’s Route 1

Foodie poohbahs lavish attention on Maine’s hot chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, but few dish on the off-the-publicity-grid, non-chain, fastish-food, take-out and grab-and-go joints. When I’m...

Top 10: The best of Rockland, Maine

Rockland rocks. Named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the small Maine coastal city edging Penobscot Bay retains the heart...

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...