• Biking in Acadia
    Biking in Acadia
    “This place is a biking paradise. It’s got great pavement and beautiful views of the ocean. Every morning I’m here I’m like, ‘I live here?’”
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  • Discover archipelago with an expert paddler
    Discover archipelago with an expert paddler
    Depending on how one defines an island, there are as many as 75 islands in the immediate vicinity of Stonington.
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  • Experience 19th century high-life at Woodlawn
    Experience 19th century high-life at Woodlawn
    American history fans need look no further than Ellsworth’s Woodlawn Museum to get their fix. The heart of the estate, which covers 180 acres, is The Black House, built by Col. John Black between 1824 and 1827.
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  • Horseshoes a popular pastime at local pub
    Horseshoes a popular pastime at local pub
    Iron hit the ground in an explosion of dirt and gravel. A horseshoe slid around the stake, and the clang of metal rang throughout the foggy Sunday afternoon.
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Over two million visitors flock to Acadia National Park each year. The region's natural beauty does not stop at the park's boundaries, however. There are many vibrant communities and attractions within a half-day's drive. Check out all Downeast Maine has to offer.

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A goat at Seal Cove Farm
PHOTO BY DAVID ROZA

Visit Seal Cove Farm in Lamoine, and you will find the 120 or so goats there enjoying a leisurely lifestyle. They are milked at 5:30 […]

For 25 years, Jack Gilley has honed his carving skills through 10-week classes offered each winter at the Wendell Gilley Museum.
PHOTO BY ALLEN FENNEWALD

Jack Gilley is still deft with a blade at age 83. He’s no knife fighter, but wood carving — specifically lifelike loons, puffins and other […]

Works of Hand dr 10: On the second floor of Works of Hand, light streams through the window, illuminating brightly colored baskets woven by Mexican artist Veronica Soriano from the town of Ocotlán de Morelos in the state of Oaxaca. 
PHOTO BY DAVID ROZA

On Main Street in Winter Harbor, Works of Hand’s front yard overflows with red roses, white and pink peonies, purple irises and yellow lady’s mantle.

Co-owner Gary Cresswell (far left)  keeps an eye on the bar at Airline Brewing Co.’s Ellsworth pub on its first night in operation. 
PHOTO BY STEVE FULLER

If you step off of Ellsworth’s Main Street and into the Airline Brewing Co.’s pub and feel as if you’ve been transported to the United […]

Last year, Cadillac Mountain Sports’ service manager Cody Dyer helped clear the par-54 disc golf course in Penobscot.
PHOTO BY ALLEN FENNEWALD

Flying through the trees, it’s a bird…it’s a Frisbee…? No, it’s a blue Thunderbird speed nine driver. A new disc golf course, blazed through dense […]

Freshly brewed tea and popovers served with butter and jam reward a hiker after walking the Asticou Path from Northeast Harbor. 
PHOTO BY ALLEN FENNEWALD

For more than 130 years, people have hiked the Asticou Path to a reward of freshly brewed tea and homemade popovers at Jordan Pond.

Louise Muckalroy from Lufkin Texas peruses Bayside Chocolates display case as her husband Cecil purchases peppermint patties, peanut butter cups and caramel peanut bars.
PHOTO BY ALLEN FENNEWALD

Ever wondered about the goodies inside the gift bags bestowed on celebrities at the Oscars? You can taste one made right in the quiet, far-flung […]

Red team members Ethan Blake and “Timber” Tina Scheer compete in the crosscut saw event. “It’s fun watching Ethan as he gets better and better and better every week,” Scheer said.
PHOTO BY ALLEN FENNEWALD

Two new bearded athletes are making woodchips fly at Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show on Route 3 in Trenton.