• 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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At Gallery Mozelle, color and quality are common threads, whether it’s bold, mod-shaped enameled copper necklaces or zigzag- and dot-patterned glassware.

A crowd of people flows into the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center on a Saturday morning, starting at 8 a.m., each of them stopping first at a […]

Two decades later, French conductor Ludovic Morlot will return to Hancock’s Monteux School and Music Festival to celebrate the world-renowned program’s 75th anniversary this summer. […]

Steve Valleau came to the Wendell Gilley Museum in 1985 looking for a summer job and he hasn’t left since. Valleau is the museum’s carver-in-residence […]

Lily’s Wine Bar, featuring small plates of seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood, local meats and European wines, is open for the season in Stonington. “I focus […]

Bikers will catch glimpses of the sea and distant islands, but it’s the spruce-fir forest, white pine and cedar woodlands that draw them in on […]

The Thuya and Asticou Azalea gardens, conceived and designed by a self-taught visionary in the 1950s, are lush, quiet places to stroll and sit a […]

Food and drink often are integral to a vacation or travel experience — even becoming destinations in their own right. Maine, as the source of […]