On the Water

Nearly a century ago, canoe builders on West Grand Lake were tinkering with their molds. The far-flung fishing and hunting spot in Washington County was […]

When Kim Strauss started Bass Harbor Cruises roughly 30 years ago, he named the 40-foot “lobster-style” vessel after Russell “Russ” Lorenzo Gott who taught him […]

Potato. Little Camp. Hell’s Half Acre. Those are just a few of the islands that make up Merchant’s Row archipelago, clustered off the Deer Isle […]

Seasonal ferry service between Maine’s easternmost ports of Eastport and Lubec resumed late last month for the first time since the Eastport pier collapsed during […]

Venture by sea about four miles south of Mount Desert Island, and you’ll find a place seemingly frozen in time. Baker Island, a mostly uninhabited, […]

Under a cloudless sky, Mark Fletcher of Maine State Sea Kayak leads a dozen paddlers in yellow tandem kayaks from Pretty Marsh village’s Bartlett’s Landing boat launch site out into a saltwater channel.

Jerome Morris’s boat, the Kathryn A, looks just like a lobster boat, from her pointed bow to the square hull and bearded figure behind the […]

Two of the most popular attractions for summer visitors to Maine are a chance to eat freshly caught lobsters in a beautiful shoreside location spot […]

Need a cool dip and place to  relax and have fun? Here are a few of our choice swimming holes open to the public. Some […]

For several months in the summer, puffins —nicknamed the clowns of the sea — entertain whale watchers.

The acrobatic show put on by the dolphins was just one of the memorable sights on Bar Harbor Whale Watch’s 3.5-hour cruise.

Stand-up paddleboarding allows you to go to uncharted places without the crowds.

Exploring Ellsworth’s Branch Lake area, visitors can go for a leisurely stroll in Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Branch Lake Public Forest and then enjoy a refreshing […]

Salt air fused with a woody scent wafting from the cedar planking of the Alice E. as Captain Karl Brunner motored the Friendship sloop away from the dock.

The McCurdy Smokehouse is now a museum dedicated to the history of the industry in Lubec. Throughout the 19th and into the mid-20th century, the smoked herring business boomed.