In early August, Bon Appetit magazine named Portland the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year. It’s a big accolade for Maine’s largest city, which is small by national standards. But, as Mainers and food writers from well beyond the state … Continue reading
Sawdust on the floor, dozens of painted test-spots in variations of the color green, the charred smells of a woodburning tool—that’s only a fraction of what’s to be noticed here. This is Frank Middleton’s workshop in a converted barn in … Continue reading
Whether it’s a tourist hotspot or frequently mostly by locals, these quintessential summer towns are a starting point for a weekend getaway.
Hiking the same trails with the same views can get stale, even in Maine. Take this list, and run, or hike, with it to find a new summertime favorite.
Rich with artists, extraordinary dining, and outdoor opportunities ranging from hiking to kayaking to boating, the midcoast towns of Camden and Rockport make for a weekend getaway full of variety. Continue reading
With 57 varieties of broadleaved trees, Maine offers more than enough opportunities for fall leaf peeping, one of the season’s most popular activities. In the northern counties, leaves begin to hit peak color in late September, followed by central and … Continue reading
In an old barn in Rockland outfitted with screens, swivel chairs, and high-tech equipment, Sam Mateosian helps me adjust a virtual-reality viewer on my head. I see an artistic rendition of a classic Maine scene: island, lighthouse, lobster boat, kayak. Each element … Continue reading
Friday Evening: Dining and accommodations The scenic drive through downtown Rockport into Camden treats us to an early sunset over Rockport Harbor. We drive under Camden’s iconic archway, welcoming us to a snow-dusted town. With a full moon rising, we arrive at the Camden Harbour Inn and … Continue reading
Nothing beats the comfort of a good book, or good Maine bookstores. Indie booksellers across the state craft creatively rich environments, curating books, author events, and knowledgeable staff to help us escape reality and get lost in someone else’s story. Here … Continue reading
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