Take the path less traveled at some of Maine’s least-visited state parks and preserves.
The Damariscotta River is world-famous for its oysters, and there’s never been a better time to shuck and slurp your way through the region. Many of the river’s oyster farms provide tours of their growing operations, and some now have markets for taking their bivalves home with you as well as outdoor seating for on-site sampling.
From Bar Harbor to the carriage roads, Acadia National Park is best explored on two wheels.
Your Guide’s Favorite Day Trip We spoke to local canoe and kayak experts about where they like to go paddling when they have a day off. Zack AnchorsOwner and cofounder of Portland Paddle Clapboard Island, Casco Bay: “If you launch
Everyone knows that Maine has more coastline than California—and what’s the point of living in a state with 3,478 miles of ocean frontage if you don’t explore it? The second installment of our three-part On the Water series is all about how to do just that. Whether you’re an experienced boater or don’t yet have your sea legs, this guide is for you.
We can’t count all the reasons we love Maine, but 6,000 of them are the state’s lakes and ponds. As soon as the ice goes out each spring, Maine’s interior waterways begin filling with boaters. Whether you’re looking for a serene day on a quiet lake, summertime revelry, or the best places to land a fish, this guide has you covered. The first of our three-part series on boating in Maine is all about our lakes and ponds, including our favorite places to boat and how to stay safe while enjoying these precious months on the water.
Vacationland by Camper Van On an idyllic route from western mountains and lakes to blueberry hills and coastal islands, a vintage Volkswagen is the perfect companion. By Sandy LangPhotography by Peter Frank Edwards Issue: May 2021 Behind a warehouse-sized office
Head out to Maine’s mud flats and dig for your supper.
Our comprehensive guide to the camps that make summers in Maine so memorable. Find your summer camp at mainecamps.org
Enjoy the luxury of a hot shower and a good night’s sleep while reveling in Maine’s great outdoors at these glamping spots around the state.