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.

Havana happening

AS in Havana restaurant, in Bar Harbor. Havana's third-annual Producer's Dinner is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 14. This is a cool event, a special meal...

Hot Saturday Happenings: Red’s Eats, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Made-in-Maine Market

Hey all you Red's Eats fans: Saturday, June 19, my friend Virginia Wright, co-author with Debbie Cronk, of Red's Eats: World's Best Lobster Shack,...
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...

Ferry fares…

...are going up. No surprise there, given the increase in fuel prices. Both the Maine State Ferry Service and Casco Bay Lines have announced...

Having it my way, at Cafe This Way, in Bar Harbor

Thursday night, we went to Café This Way, tucked behind the Alternative Market (follow the painted footsteps), just off Mt. Desert Street, across from...

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...

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...
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...
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....

In search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie

For much of my life, I've been on a quest for the perfect retail chocolate chip cookie. I seek one that best emulates a...
Lucy's Granola is delicios and not overly sweet. It's hand mixed in Blue HIll Maine by Lucy Benjamin and her family.

Tasting Maine: Favorite food finds from the Acadia region

I spent the better part of the past five months noodling the highways and byways of Maine's Acadia region researching a new edition of...

Good, fast, cheap eats along Maine’s Route 1

Foodie poohbahs lavish attention on Maine’s hot chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, but few dish on the off-the-publicity-grid, non-chain, fastish-food, take-out and grab-and-go joints. When I’m...

News and snooze: Southwest Harbor

Quick update for those using either an older version of Moon Coastal Maine or the current edition of Moon Acadia National Park: Both the...

Maine Starlight Festival to debut this fall

Star light, star bright: The Island Astronomy Institute, in Bernard, on Mount Desert Island, plans to launch the  Maine Starlight Festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 2,...
Like cheese? You'll love Eat More Cheese, a new specialty food store in downtown Belfast, Maine. courtesy image

Out & about: new, noteworthy, deals, and events in Maine

Spring has arrived and Maine is waking up from its winter slumber. Here's a round-up for news items that have crossed my desk recently,...