Around Maine

Capture

I took this image of Brown’s Boatyard on North Haven on a rainy February evening as I came back late from my job at Vinalhaven School on the neighboring island. The boatyard is a staple of North Haven, and I am … Continue reading

Plowing New Ground

Several two-lane blacktop roads wind through the small towns of Alna, Whitefield, and Windsor along some of Maine’s most attractive and productive farmlands. You might decide to explore these byways for no other reason than to enjoy an unforgettable farm-fresh meal at … Continue reading

Scallop Diver for Life

It’s winter on Mount Desert Island. Temperatures are just above 20 degrees, and tomorrow a nor’easter will blow snow sideways into drifts. But today the sun is out, and the wind is about nil. That’s good, because we’re on the deck of … Continue reading

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

Capture

Every day we comb through our Instagram feed hashtag to find image from followers documenting our state. On Instagram we share a capture of the day, while each month in Maine magazine we highlight one of those photos.

“It Is All About the Kids.”

The days begin early at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. At 7:30 each morning, parents from Waterville and surrounding towns begin arriving at the 72,000-square-foot building on the east side of Waterville to drop off their three-to-five-year-olds at the … Continue reading

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.