Hikes in Western Maine

Mount Bigelow With over 30 miles of trails, the Bigelow Mountain Range in Franklin and Somerset Counties has a variety of trails and summits for different skill levels. Hiking the main peak, a total of 16.3 miles, requires an overnight … Continue reading


Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library | Boothbay Harbor Built in the 1840s as a Greek Revival temple-style home originally, this library is located in downtown Boothbay Harbor. If you’re without a library card, head to the library’s adjacent used bookstore to … Continue reading

Lakes for Boating

Maine may be known for its coastline, but the state is also home to more than 6,000 lakes. Explore the inland waters by boat and take in as much of the scenery as possible. Continue reading

Waterfront Outdoor Eats

In these few sacred summer months in Maine, there’s no better way to enjoy a meal than outside in the sun. The dining experience is made even better when there’s a beautiful ocean view to take in. Continue reading

Day Hikes

Mount Kineo | Mount Kineo State Park Located on Moosehead Lake, Mount Kineo is unique in that hikers must take a boat to reach its base. A fire tower at the summit provides visitors with gorgeous views of the state’s … Continue reading


West Quoddy Head Light | Lubec Although the lighthouse’s red and white candy stripes will have visitors thinking they’ve reached the North Pole, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is actually the easternmost point in the United States. Adventure seekers willing to … Continue reading

General Stores

Town Landing Market | Falmouth Located in a historic 1880 building, Town Landing Market is a local hub for fresh produce and groceries, with a front porch that provides a relaxing spot to while away a spring day. The newly … Continue reading

Mocktails Around Maine

Vena’s Fizz House | Portland Originally serving mocktails exclusively, owners Johanna and Steve Corman have since added alcoholic drinks to the menu, but mocktails, drinking vinegars, and fizzes—juices spiced up with bitters—still entice patrons. Our pick: Try the Prickly Pear-tini, … Continue reading

Sledding Spots

Payson Park | Portland Located on the shore of Back Cove, Payson Park is a favorite for winter sliding. Its terrain park also features rails and boxers for adventurous skiers and snowboarders. Fort Williams Park | Cape Elizabeth After a … Continue reading