Whether it’s a tourist hotspot or frequently mostly by locals, these quintessential summer towns are a starting point for a weekend getaway.
Well-known as the home of Bowdoin College, Brunswick still maintains its roots as a manufacturing city—L.L.Bean makes its iconic Bean boots and totes here—while offering a growing range of dining options.
In the past, if you wanted to skip the alcohol while out, dinnertime options were limited to juice and soda. Now many restaurants serve creative, non-alcoholic concoctions that can compete with their boozier counterparts.
Eileen Hornor is a consummate host. The owner of the Brunswick Inn warmly greets me on a chilly spring day, and I know we’ll hit it off. While rain splatters the tall windows, we settle comfortably into the living room.
Every day we comb through our Instagram feed hashtag to find image from followers documenting our state. On Instagram we share a capture of the day, while each month in Maine magazine we highlight one of those photos.
At the edge of the Androscoggin River, Brunswick weaves together its history—a former mill town and the site of a redeveloped naval air base—with its growing magnetism as a destination for lovers of food, the outdoors, and great shopping.
Going beyond borders in a former textile mill
What are you in the mood for? A quiet spot, where the atmosphere is relaxed and dinner is served at a more measured pace? Or something a little more boisterous, casual, and lively? Take your pick. You can find both
After finishing high school in China at the age of 16, Cara Stadler had an itch to travel. She knew she didn’t want to go to college, so she spent time on the road, absorbing all she could about food.