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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

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...
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...

Autumn Escape: Explore Maine’s Katahdin Woods & Waters and Moosehead regions

This autumn, why not take explore both Maine's Moosehead Lake region and the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument from one convenient base?...

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...

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...

Foliage escapes without the crowds: Tour Maine’s Katahdin/Moosehead region

Considering a fall foliage leaf-peeping trip in Maine? Here's the first in a series of places where you can escape the crowds. I'll start...

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...

Bangor’s Fiddlehead Restaurant delivers big flavors

My original plan was to graze my way through dinner by nibbling appetizers or choosing small plates at a handful of restaurants in Bangor,...

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,...

Voluntourism opps in Acadia and Baxter

Here's your chance to help build trails in Acadia National Park or Baxter State Park. The Appalachian Mountain Club still has a few openings...

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...

Celebrate Maine’s Indian arts at annual MIBA gathering in Orono

One of my favorite holiday events is the annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration. On Dec. 11, 2010, from 9 a.m. - 3...

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...

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....
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...