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The Kennebunks

Almost everywhere you look in the Kennebunks there’s another Instagram-worthy scene: wide beaches bordered by wild roses, winding streets lined with classic New England homes, hand-painted signs pointing the way to galleries, shops, and restaurants. Separated by the tidal Kennebunk … Continue reading

Carrabassett Valley

A forested pocket of Maine named for the birch-lined, boulder-strewn river that runs through it, Carrabassett Valley is nestled between the majestic Bigelow Mountains to its north and several peaks along its western edge. The tallest of these, Sugarloaf, is … Continue reading

Old Orchard Beach

Its beachside amusement park, boardwalk, and iconic 500-foot-long pier have made Old Orchard Beach Maine’s summertime playground for more than a century. But the town affectionately dubbed “OOB” is also a vibrant, year-round community known for its natural beauty and … Continue reading

Biddeford-Saco

Separated by the Saco River, Biddeford and Saco were bustling centers for industry, commerce, and the arts in the mid-nineteenth century. The last mill closed in 2009, but these twin cities are thriving today, thanks to the determination of both … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island

The home of Acadia National Park, which draws more than two million visitors a year, Mount Desert Island is the most popular destination in Maine. A place of dramatic natural beauty, what locals call MDI is divided roughly in half … Continue reading

Portland

The official start of summer is still a few weeks away, but the weekend has begun with the blue sky and green grass of early summertime. From the Portland Harbor Hotel, photographer Peter Frank Edwards and I make our way … Continue reading

Vinalhaven

I keep finding myself looking for the little black rat. The one written about by author Margaret Wise Brown, who spent more than a dozen summers on Vinalhaven and penned Goodnight Moon, and other classic children’s books. Her story The … Continue reading

The Boothbay Region

At the height of summer, the body of water that gives Boothbay Harbor its name is so full of boats that it almost looks like you could hop from one to the other without ever getting your feet wet. One of … Continue reading

Bethel

Near Maine’s western border, in the shadow of the White Mountains, Bethel boasts a rich history and access to outdoor activities, making it a popular destination year-round. In the colder months, the nearby Sunday River and Mount Abram ski resorts … Continue reading

Scarborough

With eight miles of coastline, two tidal rivers, and Maine’s largest salt marsh, nearly one-third of the 70-plus square miles that make up Scarborough is water. Seven miles south of the city of Portland, Scarborough’s wide, white sand beaches are some … Continue reading