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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

Foliage Faves: Moosehead Lake

According to the Maine foliage report, the Moosehead region is currently moderate, which means if you travel now through the next week or so,...

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,...

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...

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...

Maine wilderness escapes

If Five Lakes Lodge is a bit too plush or pricey for you, or if you're craving to learn some winter skills, have I...

Preserving Maine’s inland wilderness

Two recent acquisitions have protected some of Maine's prized wilderness. The Appalachian Mountain Club has acquired and protected the Roach Ponds tract in the...
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...

Shadowing Thoreau

If you have any plans to visit Baxter State Park or Greenville, to climb Katahdin or to paddle the myriad lakes, rivers and streams...

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...

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...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: The view from Katahdin Woods & Waters

Artist Marsden Hartley captured the magic and beauty of Maine's Katahdin Woods & Waters region decades before it was even under consideration as a...

The latest buzz…

...is the dreaded blackfly. Yup, it's Mother's Day, and true to the adage, they've arrived (click here for a weekly mapped report). Not quite...

Parks and passes

With temps expected to push well into the 80s later this week and a holiday weekend on the horizon, it's time to start thinking...
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...

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...