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...

Camden Maine’s Hartstone inn introduces Icelandic horse-riding experience

Here's a fun escape: Stay at the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine, and ride an Icelandic horse. The Hartstone is perhaps best known as a destination...
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,...

Portland to Boston: Bus or train?

Debating the best way to travel between Boston and points in Maine? The best options are the Concord Coachlines bus service or the Amtrak...
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...

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...

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...

Island hopping 1: Vinalhaven

I've been escaping this heat wave with trips to Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Monhegan. Not only are the ferry rides a nice way to...
Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier won a James Beard award for Arrows, in Ogunquit, now they're at MC Perkins Cove. ©Hilary Nangle

Meet the Makers: Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier

Earlier this summer, I sat down with Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier, who won the James Beard Best Chef Northeast award for their...

Top 10: What to see and do in Boothbay, Maine

When I mention Boothbay, Maine, folks often cringe. They picture a small town overrun with tourists; cheek-by-jowl shops overstocked with Made-in-Japan lobster charms, lighthouse...

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...

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...
Bicyclists benefit with a car-free experience with Acadia's delayed opening. Hilary Nangle photo

Top 10+ Must-Do on Mount Desert Island and in Acadia National Park

If I had been asked to advise President Obama and family on what to do while on Mount Desert Island, I'd have given them...

New owner for Ogunquit’s historical Cliff House Resort & Spa

It's the end of an era: Fourth-generation owner Kathryn Weare has sold the Cliff House Resort & Spa, which tops the cliffs of Bald...
Artists and artisans along with farmers and bakers can be found in the towns bordering Maine's Eggemoggin Reach. Hilary Nangle photo

A ramble through Sedgwick, Brooksville, and Brooklin, Maine: The essence of coastal Maine, without...

Maine's Blue Hill Peninsula exudes the essence of what what many people picture when they dream about the Maine coast. It's off the beaten...