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Western Lakes & Mountains

Lakes and mountains of northwestern Maine, including Farmington, Sugarloaf, Stratton, Eustis, Rangeley Lakes, Bethel, Sunday River, Oxford Hills, Fryeburg, Cornish, Sebago Lake, Long Lake, Bridgton, Naples, Lewiston, Auburn

Nibbles and Bites from around Maine

Here's some tasty news from around the state. Craving fried clams? Lusting for waffles? Both Bob's Clam Hut and Mountain Waffles are coming to Sugarloaf...

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...

An autumn ramble in the western mountains of Maine

Even though the color is a bit from peak, it's still gorgeous in the Bethel area. If you're looking to slip away for a...

The empire expands, kind of

CNL Lifestyle Properties, which owns numerous ski resorts throughout the country, but leases back operations, just inked a deal with Triple Peaks LLC, owner...

Maine Huts & Trails goes luxe, a bit

No more having to schlep wine or beer in from the trail head to the Poplar Stream Hut on the Maine Huts & Trails...

Ways to play in inland Maine

If you think Maine is all about the coast, you need to venture inland and discover the lakes, rivers, woods, and peaks that define...

Don’t miss Kingfield POPS: great music and art in western Maine in June

Singer/songwriter Dave Mallett, a Maine icon; the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, with Grammy Award-winning maestro Lucas Richman;  R&B/Soul singer Leah Tysse; fiddle legend and MPBN...

Parking at the ‘loaf

I'll make this short and to the point: Carrabassett Valley's new police chief is strictly enforcing parking regulations at Sugarloaf. Spots where folks have...

Seth Wescott thrills the Loaf, talks about Maine

Had the great fortune to attend Maine golden boy Seth Wescott's homecoming celebration at Sugarloaf, and hat's off to the guy. Wescott's love for...

Peak bagger

I thought I could do it. I thought I could make it through a winter a Sugarloaf without a Bag Burger. Yeah, right. At least...

Sweet recovery at Sugarloaf

It's taken a few days, but when King Pine opened just after noon today, the wait was worth it. Lift crews had chiseled inches...

Peak experience at Saddleback

I finally made it over to Saddleback, in Rangeley, and although I managed to pick the coldest day of the year (we're talking double-digits...

Sunday River opens sugar shack

How sweet it is, as the Great One used to say. Just because you're planning on skiing this weekend doesn't mean you can't take part...

Combine skiing, golfing, steel pans this weekend at the 'loaf

Get your last runs of the season in, and combine it with a round of golf this weekend at Sugarloaf. Here's the deal: This...

Crossroads International Celtic Festival debuts in western Maine

You won't want to miss this: Celtic musicians from Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Scotland, Ireland, and the United...