Around Maine

A Practical Visionary

I recall the day I met Emily Muir in 1975 clear as a bell. I was a graduate student collecting baseline ecological data on twelve Maine islands owned by the Nature Conservancy. Two of the islands were off Stonington’s shores … Continue reading

Wing Watchers

Everyone fans out across the ledge at Schoodic Point, staying within earshot of one another. Waves are splashing with great whooshes into rock crevices. “If the herring gulls all fly up at once, look for an eagle,” Bob Duchesne calls … Continue reading

Capture

In this image, my daughter and her friends are about to jump into the water from a dock on Isle au Haut. Every summer we are lucky enough to spend several weeks on this tiny, quiet island. It is the perfect place for … 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.

Bangor Summer

Everything seems bigger and brighter on this summer night. On the drive into Bangor, we pass the ever-smiling, 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, and now we’re standing in a row of folding chairs set so close to the massive, open-air stage of … Continue reading

Maine Camps Listing

Our comprehensive guide to the camps that make Summers in Maine so memorable. Find your Maine Camp at Mainecamps.org

Back to Camp

The weather isn’t ideal for alumnae weekend at Camp Runoia in Belgrade: it’s raining and cool for mid-August. But since the chance to participate in the Oak Island Swim comes only every five years, 11 hardy women plunge into Great Pond for … Continue reading

Aroostook County in 48 Hours

Maine’s largest county covers an area of nearly 7,000 square miles, greater than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. The route followed on this trip covers 800 miles, stretching up through Maine’s crown and looping back down along the Canadian border.

Portland in 48 Hours

Portland is a thriving, energetic, and innovative city, where residents work hard and play hard. It has diverse neighborhoods, from the historic Old Port and East and West Ends on the peninsula to the more suburban neighborhoods off the peninsula. … Continue reading