Outdoors

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 […]

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, […]

Planning a Maine vacation with kids in tow? Here are seven kid-friendly activities sure to be a hit with young travelers. Splish splash! What child […]

Since taking over Peaked Mountain Farm in 2002, Dan and Gail VanWarts have strived to keep the land as natural as possible.

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.

Adrenaline pumping, eighth-graders donning white safety helmets in the midday sun slowly teetered their way around the ropes course 36 feet in the air at […]

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 […]

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

Acadia’s bike-share program is part of an initiative to provide visitors with an alternative way to see the once bustling lumber town that straddles the Machias River and the roaring Bad Little Falls.

All eyes were trained on the eastern face of Champlain Mountain as a young peregrine falcon lifted off from its hidden perch along the Precipice […]

For art lovers, the Downeast landscape boasts striking outdoor stone sculptures that pop up in 28 towns from Bucksport to Calais. Twenty-two more pieces await […]

Pine and spruce trees towered above the trail strewn with pine needles. Clover and mossy banks flanked the winding path where birds’ melodic songs echoed […]

BAR HARBOR — Bike chains clicked and tires buzzed on the asphalt, accompanied by casual conversation and cool, crisp air flowing through the trees of […]

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.