Acadia

From Ellsworth though Steuben, including Trenton, Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, the Cranberry Islands, Swans Island, Frenchboro, Hancock, Franklin, Gouldsboro, Prospect Harbor, the Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park, and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge.

Southwest Harbor restaurants play muscial chairs, and old favorites return

But of course! As soon as the new edition of Moon Acadia National Park is on the printing press, the changes begin rolling in,...

Food finds on Acadia’s Quiet Side: Lobster, lobster rolls, popovers, cookies, and pie

The majority of visitors to Mount Desert Island say on the west side, congregating in Bar Harbor and the sights along the Park Loop...

Seal Cove Farm’s pizzas (and goat cheese gelato) are worth the detour.

Every now and then I stumble into a Eureka! find, and Seal Cove Farm's pizza  is one. This summer, Seal Cove—best known for its handcrafted,...

Maine in May: A sampling of events

Here's a round up of Maine-related events that's recently crossed my desk: Stories on the Staircase, Victoria Mansion, Portland You might want to sign up in...

Deal Alert: Save 50% on Maine lodgings & support a great cause

I love this Maine Innkeepers Association program, which gives travelers a great deal on Maine lodging—B&Bs, inns, hotels, even resorts—in some very desirable locations....

Acadia National Park is officially closed, but many of its treasures are accessible

I'd like to share something with you that came to me from an innkeeper in Bar Harbor: The government shutdown has closed the Park Loop...

Checking in: West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor

The West Street Hotel, one of the newer additions to the Ocean Properties empire, opened last year on the corner of Main and West...

Ink these events on your calendar for this weekend and coming week

Route 27 Arts debuts with Celtic Concert Series Route 27 Arts, a new organization dedicated to bringing live music to Stratton and the Carrabassett Valley,...

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

Bicyclists benefit from Acadia’s later opening

By now you know that, thanks to government-mandated sequester cuts, Acadia National Park will be officially opening later in the season and reducing programs....

Nibbles & bites: Dining news and tasting notes from around Maine

I'm not even going to attempt to keep up with all that's happening in Portland—Portland Food Map does an excellent job of that and...

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...

Harlequin romance: great opportunity for birders

Ready to romance a harlequin? Here's a wonderful and rare opportunity to spy threatened harlequin ducks in Maine. On Saturday, March 30, Bob and...
Park your self-contained RV in Winter Harbor and explore the Schoodic Peninsula or hop the ferry to Bar Harbor. Courtesy photo.

This just in: New RV campground opening in Winter Harbor

Acadia's Schoodic region is getting a new RV campground. Roger and Pearl Barto, who operate the Main Stay Cottages in Winter Harbor, have added...

Cleonice is moving to The Maine Grind

Yes, it's finally happening. I spoke with chef/owner Rich Hanson yesterday, and Ellsworth's extremely popular restaurant Cleonice, located in the historical Luchini building, will...