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Blue Hill Peninsula & Deer Isle

The peninsula including Blue Hill, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Brooksville, Castine, Cape Rosier, Deer Isle, Stonington, and Isle au Haut.

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

What’s new foodwise for 2014 on Maine’s Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula

One of the many things I love about Maine's Blue Hill/Deer Isle Peninsula is that change comes slowly here. I know that the water-colored...
The Moose Lottery Festival in Rangeley, Maine, is a bonanza for outdoor sports-minded folks.

Triple-header weekend in Maine: Moose, lighthouses, and whoppie pie celebrations

What a weekend to be in Maine, as the state has three great events celebrating the state's icons: Moose, lighthouses, and, yes, even whoopie...

Maine lodging deals and news you can use

Planning a trip to Maine? Here are some lodging deals and news worth considering before you book. Most deals are subject to availability. I've...
Visit Owls Head Light and the ALF Interpretive Center. Tom Nangle photo

Take the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge this weekend

Visit and climb the towers of seven Mid-coast lighthouses during the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, June 29-30, 2013. You can register for the challenge, sponsored...

Blue Hill blues for Wescott Forge

Wescott Forge, in downtown Blue Hill closed in January, but don't sing the blues just yet. I tracked down rumors percolating about a new...

Foodie Alert: A meal made in organic heaven

Better start saving for this one. James Beard award-winning chef Sam Hayward, of Portland's Fore Street (who served farm-to-table before it was a household...

Climb up to seven lighthouse towers during the annual Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge

Once each year, seven land-accessible lighthouses along the mid-Maine coast open their towers for the Midc0ast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, a two-day self-guided driving tour...

Nibbles and bites: News from Maine’s Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula

I'm a sucker for the Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula, and one of the things I love about the area is the commitment to locally...