Around Maine

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

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Homer by the Sea

In the wet wash of sand just across the roadway from the Black Point Inn, I find bits of crab and Belon oyster shells, sea glass and seaweed, and then something that I haven’t seen before: a decent portion of a … Continue reading

A Museum for the 21st Century

The peaks of the dark form protruding from the ceiling down the hall emerge on the final few steps up to the museum’s second-floor galleries. The stalactite-like shapes made with seashells reach toward the floor, as if covered in a viscous … Continue reading

Art Road Trip

Spanning two hundred miles, eight museums, and over 70,000 works from Bangor to Monhegan Island to Ogunquit, the Maine Art Museum Trail offers thousands of opportunities for transformative experiences with art across the state. The nonprofit organization provides maps of the various museums online. … 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


I took this photo in late May at Portland Head Light the day after a big storm. I headed out to the lighthouse with my girlfriend, Abby, to see if we could get some photos of the waves crashing against the rocky outcroppings … Continue reading

Keeping the Streak Alive

In addition to the roughly 6,500 registered entrants, a unique cohort of 118 athletes will toe the starting line of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K this year. This elite cadre is known officially as the TD Beach to Beacon Legacy … Continue reading

The Green Miles

By the late afternoon of August 5, visitors to Fort Williams and The Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth will find no trace of the 10,000 or so runners, volunteers, and spectators who were there a few hours earlier to … Continue reading

Starring Role

In an old barn in Rockland outfitted with screens, swivel chairs, and high-tech equipment, Sam Mateosian helps me adjust a virtual-reality viewer on my head. I see an artistic rendition of a classic Maine scene: island, lighthouse, lobster boat, kayak. Each element … Continue reading