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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.

Restaurant Week Maine lodging deals

Restaurant Week Maine is quickly approaching and this year, there are some decent lodging deals offered that complement the set-price dinners. For example, the...

Craving lobster?

I recently wrote a story for the Boston Globe about my favorite Maine lobster shacks. For those who didn't see it, I've added it...

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...
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...

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...

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,...
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...

Maine travel news and deal alerts for two classic Maine inns: Grey Havens and...

Two of my favorite Maine oceanfront inns—Grey Havens and the Blue Hill Inn—have big news for the 2011 season. Grey Havens, Georgetown, Maine After...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Speaking of the holidays…

I recently received Nervous Nellie's 2009-2010 catalog, and it's filled with cool Made-in-Maine gifts. Anne and Peter make the best jams and jellies (including...