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Northern Maine's woods and waters, including Millinocket, Allagash River, St. John River, Baxter State Park, Greenville, Moosehead Lake, Rockwood, Dover-Foxcroft, Bangor, Orono

Fine dining in the Maine woods? Find it at Blair Hill Inn overlooking Moosehead...

Once north of Bangor, I temper my dining expectations. I know I'll find plentiful farms with farm-made goodies, Mom-and-Pop restaurants serving huge portions of...

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...

This and that: News, notes, & events from around Maine

Choo choo! Model railroads and free admission Train fans take note: The Maine State Museum, in Augusta,  is celebrating model railroads Dec. 7 and 8....

The Maven is back: News from Northport, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Maine’s wilderness

Apologies for being MIA for so long. Between the book deadline of Oct. 30 (new edition of Moon Coastal Maine) and a trip to...

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...
Escape everything at Three Pines, a peaceful B&B on an organic farm in Hancock, Maine, near Acadia National Park. Courtesy photo.

Maine bed-and-breakfast inns that cater to vegetarians

While most inns and B&BS will, with advance notice, prepare vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) breakfasts, a few cater to the meat-free crowd. Honestly, even...
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...
Don't miss Lower Allagash Falls, one of the highlights of paddling Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway.Matthew LaRoche photo.

Canoeing Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway: Tips for time constrained

Thinking about paddling Maine's Allagash Wilderness Waterway? AWW Superintendent Matthew LaRoche provides options for those with the desire, but without the time to spend...

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...
For a real immersion into Maine's logging heritage, plan a visit to the Ambejejus Boom House, a National Historic Landmark accessible only by water, in Maine. ©Hilary Nangle .

Dip into Maine’s logging heritage at the Ambajejus Boom House

If you get a sample of what it really was like during the hey day of Maine's Great Age of Logging, make plans to...

10 reasons to visit Maine in late spring

Why visit Maine in late spring? For starters, you'll have the state practically to yourself. The summerfolk have yet to arrive in droves. And,...

A baker’s dozen Maine learning adventures: Combine your vacation with a learning adventure in...

Want to add some value to your Maine vacation dollar? Instead of simply lazing away a summer vacation, pair it with an opportunity to...
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...

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...

Spread a little cheer this weekend in Maine

In addition to the Maine Indian Basketmakers Show and Sale in Orono on Saturday, here are a few other events you might want to...