Mount Desert Island

Wing Watchers

Binoculars are up, and the count is on from the Schoodic Peninsula. With guides who know where to look, we're watching for birdlife-in the sky and on the sea.

Cadillac Mountain

Acadian Rhythms

At Acadia National Park it’s been a celebration of the century -all year long. To jump into the one-hundreth anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service and of the adored Acadia on Mount Desert Island, we stay a couple of … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff At the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, my fiancé and I pass by cars with license plates from across the country and move through groups of people speaking different languages. … Continue reading

Stargazing Lookouts

by Kelly Clinton | Photograph by Trent Bell   In the dense forests, out on the ocean or in the middle of a lake on a boat, lie on your back and look up—Maine’s night sky swarms with stars. This … Continue reading

Cross-Country Skiing + Snowshoe Trails

  Throughout the state, trails wind through forests, uphill to views, downhill to base; they extend over bridges and snake alongside streams. As temperatures dip and snow spills over the state, trails serve a new purpose: cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. … Continue reading