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Waterville

Located on the Kennebec River, this central Maine city boasts two higher education institutions, Colby College and Thomas College, and a historic downtown filled with a variety of restaurants, shops, and services.

Gorham, Westbrook + Windham

Located between Portland and Sebago Lake, these Cumberland County communities each offer a unique experience, from artisans working in a repurposed Westbrook mill to newcomer MK Kitchen anchoring Gorham’s downtown to Windham’s natural beauty.

Lewiston + Auburn | 48HRS Maine | Maine Magazine

Lewiston + Auburn

The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn straddle the Androscoggin River, which for decades powered mills along the shore. Some of the mills have now been redeveloped, with restaurants and other businesses occupying the expansive industrial space, while a walking path connects … Continue reading

Falmouth + Yarmouth | 48HRS Maine | Maine Magazine

Falmouth + Yarmouth

These southern Maine towns are more than bedroom communities to Portland, offering coastal escapes and burgeoning local food options. Friday 3:45 p.m. @ Town Landing Market My first stop is Falmouth Foreside’s well-known convenience store. It’s been around since the late … Continue reading

Maine Magazine Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf

Before my trip in August, I never paired Sugarloaf with the word summer. Then I found out about the itinerary details: zip lining, live music by the Tricky Britches, a scenic chairlift ride, and local dining. (They had me at … Continue reading

Maine Magazine Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we are heading to Sugarloaf.   THURSDAY 9:15 a.m. @ Access Road My husband Nik and I hit the Access Road, round the first corner, and the mountain comes into view. It’s beautiful, and all … Continue reading

Bethel (Winter)

Prior to this trip, I’ve been on skis once in 13 years, and my boyfriend, Seth, hasn’t been on a snowboard in about 10. As a kid I used to head to Sunday River every weekend on a school trip. … Continue reading

Bethel (Summer)

To set the pace for the weekend ahead, I opt for the slightly loner, scenic drive up Routes 302 and 35, past beautiful Songo Pond in Bethel. Having grown up in the area, I look forward to “coming home” for … Continue reading

Saco + Biddeford

As soon as the clock hits 5 p.m., I head straight for my car, put on my summer adventuring playlist, and get onto 295, ready for a weekend of new people, delicious food, and exploring my beautiful home state.

Bangor

My boyfriend Adam and I travel north towards Bangor. I went to school at the University of Maine, so I am excited to be heading back to the area I spent so much time in—this time as an adult.