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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.

Attention lighthouse fans: Beacons open to public on Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Maine's Maine Open Lighthouse Day will open 52 Maine lighthouses to the public on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event,...

Foodie alert

Hungering for a Maine culinary adventure? Craving a taste of Maine in fall? Make plans now to attend the Edible Island Conference and Fundraising...
New England Outdoor Center offers moose-spotting tours in the region near Baxter State Park, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo

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

Sun's shining,  birds are singing, grass needs mowing, and Maine is open for the summer. Here's a round-up of news, upcoming events, and interesting...

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...

Maine Treasures: Oakland House & Shore Oaks

Previously, I blogged about the Rusticator Restaurant here. Now let me tell you about the resort itself. The property has been in Jim Littlefield's...

All in the Family

Previously I've blogged about the Oakland House, which has been in Jim Littlefield's family since it was awarded in the mid 1600s as a...

Escape the leaf-peeping crowds

If I wanted to lose the tour buses, the vehicle parades, the lines and the masses, and I wanted to not only see the...

Table Farmhouse Bistro plans wine dinner

It's officially spring in Maine when the seasonal restaurants, such as Blue Hill's Table, A Farmhouse Bistro, begin to open. This Sunday, May 2,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Plan ahead for an oceanfront (almost) Valentine’s Day weekend in Maine deal

Now I'll be the first to admit that Stonington, at the tip of Maine's Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula, isn't the most happening town in...