48 Hours

Your guide to weekend escapes all across Maine.

48 Hours in Freeport + Yarmouth

Friday Evening A cozy night in Tonight I’m traveling solo, without my kids and husband. Downtown Freeport looks magical, with the holiday lights and snow-covered ground. When I see the Harraseeket Inn I pinch myself; it looks like a quintessential … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bangor

Friday Evening Paul Bunyan and restaurant hopping My first stop in Bangor is with Michelle Chase and Karen Tucker of Anchor Design Company, a kitchen design firm with a showroom on Stillwater Avenue. We talk business, Bangor, and what I … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bethel: Winter

Friday Afternoon A dog-day afternoon The excited yelps of dozens of Yukon huskies greet 
us as we walk down the long, snowy driveway of Mahoosuc Guide Service in Newry. Mahoosuc’s Polly Mahoney and Kevin Slater, who are registered Master Maine … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bethel: Summer

Friday Evening Check-in and martinis It’s just after 5 p.m. when we pull in to charming downtown Bethel, and the picnic tables at the new Steam Mill Brewery are already filling up. My best friend, Stephanie, and I decide to … Continue reading

48 Hours in Saco + Biddeford

Friday Evening Finding the way When my roommate Anna and I arrive in Saco, our first stop is for dinner at The Run of the Mill. The pub’s atmosphere is laid-back. We opt for outside seating and split some dishes: … Continue reading