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.

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...
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...

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...
Even if you don't visit Asticou Garden, in Northest Harbor, when the azaleas are in full bloom, you'll find plenty of beauty. Hilary nangle photo.

When visiting Acadia National Park in Maine, don’t miss Mount Desert Island’s gardens

When immersed in the often jaw-dropping natural beauty of Acadia National Park, it may seem superfluous to seek out man-made gardens, but those on...

A baker’s dozen Maine learning vacations: Combine vacation with learning a new skill

Want to add some value to your Maine vacation dollar? Instead of simply lazing away a summer holiday, plan a learning vacation. Conquer nature-deficit...
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...

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...
Just looking at the ocean crashing on Monhegan's cliffs is cooling on a hot day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Visit and photograph Maine’s 14 National Natural Landmarks

Ready to point and shoot? Maine has 14 sites designated as National Natural Landmarks, and the National Park Service is looking for photos. Winning...
Fresh seafood plus Grindstone Neck of MAine smoked seafood products are served at Fisherman's Inn REstaurant. Courtesy photo

Fisherman’s Inn Restaurant in Winter Harbor, Maine, shares recipes for Thai-style mussels and finnan...

Restaurants come and go in Winter Harbor, Maine, but Carl and Kathy Johnson's Fisherman's Inn Restaurant has stood the test of time, serving fresh...
Sunsets over Corea's boat-filled harbor can be magical. Hilary Nangle photo.

3 reasons to visit sleepy Corea, a village near Acadia National Park’s Schoodic section

Whenever I visit Maine's Schoodic Peninsula, home to the only mainland section of Acadia National Park, I also detour out to Corea, a lobstering...

Craving fried fish? Check out these Maine fish shacks

Maine is renowned for its lobster shacks, but its fried fish joints are equally tasty finds. At these 10 coastal gems—a mix of sit-down...
The ruins of Acadia Natonal Park co-founder George Dorr's home are hidden in the Compass HArbor section of Acadia National Park. Hilary Nangle photo

Escape Bar Harbor’s crowds in the Compass Harbor section of Acadia National Park

Shhhh, now don't tell too many people about Compass Harbor, a lovely little, relatively unmarked section of Acadia National Park that's an easy one...

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 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...

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...