Things to Do

Growing-up outside Philadelphia in the 1950s and ’60s, Peter Beerits loved the “Western” genre, then at its peak. He recalls watching the whirling cinematic gunfight […]

On a carriage road before crossing the Duck Brook Bridge, Acadia National Park Ranger Nikki Hermann asks our guided group of bicyclists whether they would […]

A blue bin overflows with thousands of feet of climbing rope like a mountain of spaghetti. Atop a desk, canvas sprawls. The fabric is covered […]

We walk slowly along Acadia National Park’s Hemlock Trail, on the lookout for a family of barred owls. A jogger stops, excitedly telling us she […]

By Mike Mandell The coronavirus pandemic forced Mainers to miss out on quite a few rites of passage last year, but fishing season was not […]

In rural Maine, it’s not unusual to meet a carpenter who is a poet, musician and sculptor too. Or a boat captain who plays the […]

In early spring, Amanda Smith and Alexis Walls hung up the keys to their food truck after finding a brick-and-mortar home for their popular food […]

Maine historically is known for home baking. So when a new bakery opens, it’s the talk of many Maine towns (and cities). Especially if they […]

By Faith DeAmbrose With over 400 species of native plants, mimicking the flora and fauna found within Acadia National Park, the Wild Gardens of Acadia […]

By Jared Gendron  One Sunday in early June, a Massachusetts family of eight arrived at the Great Maine Lumberjack Show. Family members had on matching […]

By Jared Gendron Almost 50 years ago, David Vroom’s brother bought him a flying lesson at Taunton Municipal Airport in Massachusetts. Since then, Vroom has […]

By Will Slater I am stuck, enclosed by two granite walls, 5 feet apart. The rock faces run down about 15 feet into the whirling […]

By Will Slater  Just about every time he gives the introductory remarks at the monthly dinner, Whitneyville Library and Whatnot Association President Nate Pennell gets […]

By Will Slater “Puffins are important because of hope,” says Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. naturalist Hugo Navarro. “They are proof that extinction can be […]

By Jared Gendron Leverett Fernald fell for trains riding on the Canadian Pacific Railway back in 1989. Bytown Railway Society, a nonprofit group dedicated to […]