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From Port Clyde and Monhegan Island northeast through Bucksport, including Rockland, Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands, Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, and Searsport.

Keepers of the Flame: Blind Hope and Passion Fuel Lighthouse Restorations

Credit the Maine Lights Program, launched in 1996, and the National Historical Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, for saving more than 40 of Maine’s...

Wood versus metal: Maine’s lobster trap Christmas trees

Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of Jonesport Beals' big kahoona lobster trap tree, but I do have photos of this year's traditional wooden...

Top 10: The best of Rockland, Maine

Rockland rocks. Named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the small Maine coastal city edging Penobscot Bay retains the heart...

Hungry? Check out some of latest Maine fave food finds, part 1: Kennebunk-Rockport

Over the past few months, I’ve nibbled and sipped from Kittery to Fort Kent, Calais to Fryeburg, while researching the upcoming 2017 edition of...

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...

Cheap Sleeps: Penobscot Bay, budget friendly lodging near Camden, Rockland, & Searsport

The stretch of coastline around Penobscot Bay, including Rockland, Rockport, Camden, and Belfast, is Maine's Gold Coast, but you can find budget-friendly lodging and...
It's best to be hungry if attending Pies on Parade. ©hilary Nangle

Pies on Parade: Have fork, will travel, in Rockland, Maine’s up-and-coming foodie town

If you like pie, you'll love Rockland's annual Pies on Parade. Participants march through town, fork in hand, to taste more than 40 pies...
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...
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...

For a topnotch fare, find The Lost Kitchen, in Belfast, Maine

CLOSED. Chef Erin French has taken her show on the road with an Airstream food truck. Chef Matthew Kenney's The Gothic has taken over...
The menu for the White Barn Inn Bistro, open through March 31, 2013

Nibbles & Bites: Bistro menu at the White Barn Inn, Dinner at the Palace,...

Hungry? Here's some delicious news from around Maine. And don't forget that Maine Restaurant Week, March 1-10, 2013, is just around the corner. A...

Glendarragh Farm Lavender’s new Camden store is heaven scent

I'm a huge lavender fan, not just for the scent, but also the taste. Lavender Earl Grey tea, lavender shortbread, lavender chocolate, lavender chicken......

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...

Double treat: Camden Snow Bowl and Home Kitchen Cafe

I can't think of a better way to welcome the new year than a morning of skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl, followed by...
In the early morning quiet and soft golden light, North Haven is especially enticing. Hilary Nangle photo

North Haven: autumn on a Maine island, oysters, organic produce, and Angela Adams

Most of my friends who live beyond Maine's borders think I live in the most ideal place. And they're right, to a point. But...