48 Hours

Your guide to weekend escapes all across Maine.

Appalachian Mountain Club’s Medawisla Lodge

Friday Evening It’s approaching peak foliage season, and my sister, Jillian, and I know we’re almost at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Medawisla Lodge and Cabins when we hit the dirt road just past Kokadjo. There’s still enough daylight to see … Continue reading

Lewiston + Auburn

Friday Evening My parents and I check in at the Inn at the Agora, where innkeeper Jan Barrett and her friendly puppy, JoJo, are awaiting our arrival. Barrett shows us around the inn, pointing out the fudge and sherry waiting … Continue reading

Carrabassett Valley: Summer

Friday Evening: My friend Emily Ryan and I check into our room at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel for our end-of- summer weekend trip. We are thrilled to find that it’s a two-story suite with a sitting area, kitchenette, Murphy bed, and bathroom … Continue reading

Carrabassett Valley: Winter

Friday Afternoon: Experienced skiers and riders know that bona fide epic days on the mountain are defined by either heaps of fresh snow (even if it’s still falling) or full-out sunshine and blue skies. If you’re lucky, like we are … Continue reading

Bethel: Summer

Friday Afternoon: My husband, Trent, and I check into our spacious room at Jordan Hotel and spend a few minutes admiring the breathtaking view from our balcony. On our way out, we stop by the front desk for some area recommendations … Continue reading

Bethel: Winter

Friday Evening: We leave work early so we can hit up our friend’s retrofitted Mobil station restaurant, Standard Gastropub, in downtown Bridgton on our way to Bethel. A wall of coolers full of hundreds of canned beers creates an alluring aluminum … Continue reading

Saco + Biddeford

Friday Afternoon: Maine Seaside Rentals is providing my fiancé Sarah, my daughter Aubrey, and me with our home for the next two days: a cottage on Biddeford Pool’s spectacular South Point. Marysue Emhiser greets us at the company’s office near Pool Lobster … Continue reading

York + Kittery

Friday Evening: I grew up in York, so I’m interested in spending time there as a visitor. The staff at York Harbor Inn gets us settled in to our historic but newly renovated room, with views of both York Harbor and … Continue reading

Blue Hill, Brooklin + Brooksville

Friday Evening We arrive at Blue Hill Inn, and innkeeper Duncan Hamilton shows us to our elegant yet comfortable room with a tall four-poster king bed and wood- burning fireplace. The room features original pine flooring and is perfectly appointed. Once … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island

Friday Afternoon Almost as soon as we’re on the long, flat stretch of road that bridges the mainland to Mount Desert Island, my husband, Sam, pulls over for a quick photo of Oldhouse Cove. Although it’s raining, the weather doesn’t … Continue reading