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Kennebec and Moose River Valleys

From Augusta north to Jackman, including the Belgrade Lakes, Waterville, Skowhegan, Bingham, and The Forks.

Staycations: Control costs for your Maine vacation

Are you trying to control costs this summer yet yearning for a vacation? Consider a staycation--the trendy term for vacationing at home and doing...
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...
Make it point to visit the eclectic L.C. Bates Museum, on Route 201, in Hinckley, just east of Skowhegan. It's a classic cabinet of curiosities filled with all kinds of unexpected treasures. courtesy photo.

Maine’s L. C. Bates Museum is an authentic cabinet of curiosities

Offbeat doesn't begin to describe the L.C. Bates Museum, in Hinckley, Maine. Displayed inside the Romanesque Revival, National Historic Register building are eccentric and...
The ceiling, walls, choir loft, and entry of Maine's South Solon Meeting House are a riot of color and art. Hilary Nangle photo.

Maine’s South Solon Meeting House is a surprising visual treat, thanks to artists from...

Open the door to Maine's South Solon Meeting House and Wow! Neither the classically influenced colonial, white-clapboard architecture nor the serene location on a...
One of the images that will be featured in a slide lecture on May 31 in St. George, Maine.

Free, upcoming talks highlight Maine history and landscapes

Delve into Maine's history and heritage by attending one of these free upcoming talks this week. SERC Schoodic Series Lecture, Wed. May 30 Dr. James Gramann,...

Cure what ales you with Maine Beer Week

Celebrate Maine craft brewing at Maine Beer Week, Nov. 10-17. The week-long brew-ha-ha features beer dinners, pairings, tastings, tours, meet-the-brewer nights, and more, all...

Quick Picks: Where to stay, eat, and play in Hallowell, Maine

Hallowell hugs the Kennebec River just south of Maine’s capital city, Augusta. Once a major port for ice, granite, and lumber, the well-preserved late-19th-century...
Barbara Prey: America's Artist, Forthy Years of Painting is on view at the Blue Water Fine Arts gallery, in Port Clylde Maine, July 20-Aug 31, 2012.

Bits and pieces: Current and upcoming Maine events worth noting

Here's a round-up of events and activities that have crossed my desk. A few are happening now, some a bit later this month, and...

I scream, you scream for Maine-made ice cream

A recent Chowhound discussion on Maine's best ice cream got me thinking about when I worked for a trade publication called Gourmet News. I...

Four fabulous Maine festivals ring out July

Say good-bye to July in Maine at one of these great festivals. There's something for everyone: folk arts, quilts, artisan quilts, and books. Grand Lake...

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Your excuse to play

This weekend, Sept. 28-30, 2012,  is the second Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, with more than 70 outdoor activities scheduled statewide. Even better, most are...

Rock on at the Maine Mineral Symposium

View and learn all about tourmaline, amethyst, beryl and other minerals and gemstones at the 21st annual Maine Mineral Symposium, May 7-9, 2010, at...

Maine Huts & Trails opens Grand Falls Hut

Maine Huts & Trails, the hut-to-hut multi-use trail in Maine's western mountains, got a big boost this weekend with the opening of its third...

Spa escape

Listen up, girlfriends: Augusta, Maine's capital city, isn't a tourist destination, not by a long shot. It is, however, a great place for a...

Nibbles and bites: Foodie news from Maine

Winter blues have you salivating for some fun events? Hungering for a good meal at a great price? Want to help push a Maine...