48 Hours

Your guide to weekend escapes all across Maine.

48 Hours in Portland Maine

From the Old Port to cobblestone streets, eclectic shops and fine dining, Portland is a bustling hub to all that is Maine. Each month a member of Maine magazine’s staff sets out to explore the majestic wonders of Maine, sharing … Continue reading

48 Hours in Western Maine

Western Maine’s mountain and lakes region is perfect for a wintery weekend escape, with lots of opportunities to enjoy the cold weather with a beer in hand or strapped into skis.

Carrabassett Valley in 48 Hours

Sugarloaf’s hometown is a winter destination, but Carrabassett Valley and the surrounding towns offer outdoor recreation year-round, with miles of mountain biking trails, lakes and rivers for paddling, and some of the best hiking in the state.

Fort Kent + Eagle Lake in 48 Hours

Some of Maine’s northernmost towns, Fort Kent and Eagle Lake offer quiet explorations steeped in history and tradition

Peaks Island in 48 Hours

Peaks Island, the most populous of all the Casco Bay islands, is a playground for anyone who loves being on the ocean, outdoor exploring, and good food—only a 15-minute ferry ride from downtown Portland.

48 Hours in Greenville

A place many Mainers are referring to when they head “upta camp,” Greenville is most notable for Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in Maine and home to countless outdoor recreation opportunities.

48 Hours in Freeport

While Freeport is known for its numerous retailers, the town also boasts a wide variety of options for experiencing the outdoors, from coastal walking trails to agricultural tours to kayaking.

48 Hours in Camden, Rockport + Rockland

With unique, trek-worthy dining options and perhaps the best art scene in Maine, this midcoast region offers much more than a pretty coastal escape.

Bangor + Brewer in 48 Hours

With nearby recreational opportunities, longtime cultural institutions, and a burgeoning downtown, the Bangor region is a worthwhile weekend destination.

Boothbay Region in 48 Hours

The villages of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Southport have picturesque views all year, but come alive in the summer months with a mix of new and old dining and shopping establishments.