For a taste of the real, ungussied-up Maine, loop down to Jonesport and spend a day or two immersed in a real lobstering village. hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Jonesport, Maine: an authentic, ungentrified lobstering village on the down east...

Jonesport is a bona fide, way-way down east Maine lobstering village with a salty disposition and a stunning location. Not too many tourists other...

Roosevelt-Campobello International Park: A free, off-the-beaten-path treasure accessible from Down East Maine

When I cross the bridge spanning the Lubec Narrows and arrive on Campobello Island, I can feel the last kinks of any remaining stress...
For an authentic seafaring heritage experience, stay at The Inn at the Wharf sited in a former sardine cannery on Lubec's waterfront. ©Hilary Nangle

Cheap Sleeps: Down East, budget-friendly lodging on the way Down East Maine Coast

Once you pass the Acadia region, prices drop significantly, but if you're seeking true budget lodging on the Maine Coast—inexpensive accommodations that provide character,...

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...
This stature was added to the waterfront of Eastport, MAine, during the a movie filming. Hilary Nangle photo.

The view from Eastport + Top 10 experiences in Down East, Maine

Watch enough TV, and you have an image embedded in your brain of a Maine seaside village. It's part Hawkeye Pierce's Crabapple Cove (M.A.S.H.),...
Just looking at the ocean crashing on Monhegan's cliffs is cooling on a hot day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Visit and photograph Maine’s 14 National Natural Landmarks

Ready to point and shoot? Maine has 14 sites designated as National Natural Landmarks, and the National Park Service is looking for photos. Winning...

Get a dose of holiday spirit and get your shopping done during seasonal festivities...

Not every seaside community in Maine rolls up the sidewalks after Columbus Day. These three Maine summer resort towns light up for the holidays. Christmas...
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...

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...

Road Food: Did somebody say doughnuts?

Oh yum, here's a find! Jeremy Towne, a.k.a the Towne Fryer. This spring, Towne relocated from Machias to Whiting, where he keeps his doughnut...

New Year’s Eve double-header in Eastport

Sure, you can go to Times Square and watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve, but for a real Downeast Maine experience, head...

Jonesport museum preserves Maine’s sardine-processing heritage

I'm a sucker for small, focused, and quirky museums, and this gem, in Jonesport, Maine, sure fits the bill. Ronnie Peabody, executive director and...

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...

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...

Report from Down East: What’s new, changed, closed

Every summer, I swing through Down East, Maine, en route to and home from the Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival, held on the...