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.

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...

Saving Ocean Wood

Marian Barker, executive director of Saving Ocean Wood, asked me to post this info and video link about the Saving Ocean Wood Trust, which...
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...

On the water, off the grid: Acadia region inn doubles as an organic farm

Ed and Karen Curtis don't just talk green talk, they walk the green walk and share it with their guests at the Three Pines...

Planning ahead: Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Light up your life on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, with a visit to one of 25 ocean, river, and island lighthouses open for the...

Feel the breeze

If wind is the future, College of the Atlantic is feeling the breeze. On Wednesday, COA is hosting a public reception at Beech Hill...

Maine’s lobsteboat race season kicks off today

Gentlemen, start your engines. Yup. Maine's lobsterboat racing season kicks off with races today, Sat. June 19, in Boothbay Harbor and tomorrow, Sun. June...

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...

Foliage without crowds: Maine’s Schoodic region delivers big time

Last week I wrote about the Moosehead/Katahdin region as a favorite place to view the leaves but leave the crowds. This week, I'm sharing...

Havana/Mandala Farm Dinner

Havana again turns the farm-to-table concept on its head by again taking its tables to the farm. On Monday, Sept. 7, the popular Bar...
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...
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...

Learn about rescuing stranded marine animals

Here's a cool opportunity to mingle with more than 50 scientists, marine animal specialists, managers, educators, stranding network volunteers, and others who will be...
Escape everything at Three Pines, a peaceful B&B on an organic farm in Hancock, Maine, near Acadia National Park. Courtesy photo.

Maine bed-and-breakfast inns that cater to vegetarians

While most inns and B&BS will, with advance notice, prepare vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) breakfasts, a few cater to the meat-free crowd. Honestly, even...
Free Cannon camera and video workshops and classes in Acadia National Park.

This and that: Upcoming events around Maine

A roundup of interesting events this coming week and beyond throughout Maine. Film & Dinner: On Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m., Eagle Hill Institute, in...