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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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....

Staycations: Control costs for your Maine vacation

Are you trying to control costs this summer yet yearning for a vacation? Consider a staycation--the trendy term for vacationing at home and doing...

Missing Ocean Wood? Consider these

Now none of these can replace Ocean Wood, Mike Brunton's campground on the the Schoodic Peninsula that closed after last summer. But, if you're...
The views open up as you ascend the Beachcroft Trail in Acadia National Park, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo.

Spend an autumn morning hiking Acadia National Park’s Huguenot Head

What better way to spend a glorious autumn morning than hiking in Maine's Acadia National Park. It's not only views that make hiking the...
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...
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...
Vegan and vegetarian entrees share the menu with more mainstream choices at Franie & Johnny's, in Cape Neddick, Maine.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free fare fills the plate at these Maine restaurants

Health food stores and natural foods groceries, along with Asian, Indian, and Mexican restaurants, are the usual go-tos for on-the-road vegetarians and vegans. While...