48 Hours In

48 Hours in Bethel: Summer

Friday Afternoon: My husband, Trent, and I check into our spacious room at Jordan Hotel and spend a few minutes admiring the breathtaking view from our balcony. On our way out, we stop by the front desk for some area recommendations … Continue reading

48 Hours in Bethel: Winter

Friday Evening: We leave work early so we can hit up our friend’s retrofitted Mobil station restaurant, Standard Gastropub, in downtown Bridgton on our way to Bethel. A wall of coolers full of hundreds of canned beers creates an alluring aluminum … Continue reading

Saco + Biddeford

Friday Afternoon: Maine Seaside Rentals is providing my fiancé Sarah, my daughter Aubrey, and me with our home for the next two days: a cottage on Biddeford Pool’s spectacular South Point. Marysue Emhiser greets us at the company’s office near Pool Lobster … Continue reading

York + Kittery in 48 Hours

Friday Evening: I grew up in York, so I’m interested in spending time there as a visitor. The staff at York Harbor Inn gets us settled in to our historic but newly renovated room, with views of both York Harbor and … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island in 48 Hours

Friday Afternoon Almost as soon as we’re on the long, flat stretch of road that bridges the mainland to Mount Desert Island, my husband, Sam, pulls over for a quick photo of Oldhouse Cove. Although it’s raining, the weather doesn’t … Continue reading

Ogunquit

Most of the shoreline of this small York County resort town is open to the public, including Marginal Way, a paved shoreline footpath spanning more than a mile of rocky coast and connecting Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach.

Camden + Rockport

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

Bangor

An expanding culinary scene, hundreds of acres of city-owned forest near downtown, and an outdoor concert venue drawing big-name acts during the summer months make the Queen City a worthwhile weekend excursion.