Around Maine

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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

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Everyday moments in Maine documents by those who live in and love our state

Hillside Hopping

A midcoast man plants himself in the state’s craft beer scene by growing a hilltop of hops in Alna. Even at a distance, the night air fills with the rattle and hum of the machine spinning, combing, and vibrating the … Continue reading