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Aroostook County

The crown of Maine, including Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Madawska, Fort Kent, St. John Valley, Eagle Lake, Sweden, Acadian heritage sites

Don't miss Lower Allagash Falls, one of the highlights of paddling Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway.Matthew LaRoche photo.

Canoeing Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway: Tips for time constrained

Thinking about paddling Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway? AWW Superintendent Matthew LaRoche provides options for those with the desire, but without the time to spend...
Craving tortierre or pot en pot or raisin pie? Check out Bouchard Family FArms new French-Acadian Cookbook.

Bouchard Family Farms preserves Maine’s French-Acadian traditional fare with new cookbook: Try these recipes,...

Ployes! Pot en Pot! Tortierre! Creton! Raisin Pie! If you've ever had the good fortune to travel in Maine's St. John Valley, you're likely...

Solar system expands

Kevin McCartney, professor of geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, is the mastermind behind the Maine Solar System Model, a three-dimensional,...

I scream, you scream for Maine-made ice cream

A recent Chowhound discussion on Maine's best ice cream got me thinking about when I worked for a trade publication called Gourmet News. I...

This and that: News, notes, & events from around Maine

Choo choo! Model railroads and free admission Train fans take note: The Maine State Museum, in Augusta,  is celebrating model railroads Dec. 7 and 8....

207 Maine: Local Choices

If you watch 207 on WCSH tonight, you'll see me chatting about new editions of two of my Moon series guidebooks Coastal Maine and...

Biathlon in The County

Nice story in today's New York Times about the Maine Winter Sports Center and the upcoming Olympic Games in Vancouver. If you're a skier,...

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Your excuse to play

This weekend, Sept. 28-30, 2012,  is the second Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, with more than 70 outdoor activities scheduled statewide. Even better, most are...

The Nordic world is coming to Maine this winter

Yesterday's blizzard arrived just in time. The world's best Nordic skiers in Maine for not one, not two, but three events this winter: The...
Take a free guided hike in one of Maine's state parks on New Year's Day

Start 2012 on the right foot with a First Day Hike in a Maine...

Maine's State Parks are offering four, free, First Day Hikes, each led by park staff, on Sunday, Jan. 1: Aroostook, Cobscook Bay, Wolfe's Neck...

One potato, two potato: Seek out Maine’s Fox Family Potato Chips

Honest, I've never been one who covets potato chips. Sure, if they're served with a sandwich, I'll usually chow a few, but I never...

Open & closed: updates for Moon Maine and Moon Coastal Maine

Well the ink is barely dry on the new edition of Moon Coastal Maine, and already I have updates for you. I'm also tossing...

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Moon guidebook updates

Sorry to report on a couple of closures. In Presque Isle, Heidi's Tea Room has shut its doors, a real loss. The combination restaurant/gourmet shop/antiquarian...

Two reasons to visit The County this weekend

A double-header for outdoor sports enthusiasts this weekend in Aroostook County, Maine. The  2010 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Race, a qualifier for both...