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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.

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...

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...

Sweet dreams at the Blue Hill Inn

Two nights at the Blue Hill  Inn isn't nearly enough time to enjoy the inn, never mind the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle. I...

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...

Dog-friendly accommodations in Maine

I frequently travel with my furry sidekick, Bernie, a 97-pound Leonberger. Both of us can vouch for these Maine accommodations that extend a welcoming...

Do you Cockatoo?

Dining in Stonington can be a bit of a crapshot. Yes, there are choices--and some can be quite good--but the key words are can...

This and that: Maine deals and news for skiers, diners, and lodgers

As I sit here at 4:40 on a Saturday afternoon, I'm still amazed at the sunshine; thank you Daylight Savings Time. What a difference...

Flash! In the Pans!

A steel pan band is not what you'd expect to fine in Down East Maine, never mind in sedate and serene (at least 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...

You could win Maine’s Blue Hill Inn

Envision the perfect country inn, a classic with the charm and elegance of that in the old Bob Newhart Show, and it could be...

Golf and sail the Maine Coast

You want to sail, partner wants to golf; not a problem: The Maine Windjammer Association has you both covered with three packages that add...

Puffins, warblers, and eagles, oh my!

Deer Isle is going to the birds. The third annual Wings, Waves & Woods festival of birding and art, sponsored by the Island Heritage...

Favorite Places: Nervous Nellie’s

Even on foggy, damp day (and Lord knows we've had enough of those this summer), Nervous Nellie's Jams & Jellies is a treasure. Located off...

Blue Hill Chews and Snooze

Handsome Blue Hill blends active retiree and rusticator culture with alternative leanings, artsy overflow from Haystack and local down-to-earthiness. History runs deep--for a...

Wings, Waves, & Woods returns to Deer Isle

Birders and art fans are invited to Deer Isle for the fourth annual Wings, Waves, & Woods, May 21-23. The festival, timed to coincide...