10 Best Hikes in Acadia National Park

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The call for exploration on Maine’s Downeast coast is understandable: rugged cliffs limned in salty mist and yet somehow, miraculously, sprinkled with sand beaches and chilly swimming holes.  It’s the perfect place for summer coastal adventures, and Acadia is the true crown jewel of Downeast outdoorsmanship.  Where else, it’s worth asking, can you venture from …

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Things to Do in Bangor Maine: A Bangor City Guide

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Exploring Maine—taking in its farmland vistas, lowtide hikes, and scenic mountaintops—takes a whole lot of driving.  That often means that the cities and towns you’re driving through feel like just that: somewhere you’re sorta-kinda passing through temporarily.  Yet Maine’s meteoric rise in tourism over the last ten years hasn’t just been about outdoor adventure and …

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Dawnland Destinations: Best Spots to Watch the Sunrise in Maine

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At the eastern extremity of the continental United States, Maine’s more than 3000 miles of coastal frontage lends itself to an endless array of beautiful destinations to watch the day’s early light race across the horizon.  The sun’s rays hit Maine’s coast first before anywhere else in the country. The region’s relationship with the sunrise …

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A Winter Blues Cure-All: Maine’s Best Lobster Pounds and Fry Shacks 

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A touch of the winter blues isn’t exactly unreasonable as we head into January with frigid temperatures and less snow throughout Maine than usual. Though we’re all eagerly awaiting fresh powder and frozen lakes for outdoor winter fun and gorgeous winter landscapes frosted in white, thoughts of sunny summer days are an understandable sliver of …

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5 Most Striking Waterfalls in Maine

Maine’s natural landscapes—coastal granite cliffs, mountaintop rock spires, rolling farmland, crystal clear lakes, and everything in between—position the state as a touristic haven for outdoor adventure and long road trips on the hunt for scenic splendor.  The lakes and mountains of western and northern Maine are a clear crown jewel of exploration, and the combination …

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5 Awesome Maine Winter Activities + Sports (Other Than Skiing)

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When the temperature drops and the days shorten, a fair number of avid outdoor enthusiasts have a tough time adjusting.  After a sunny summer of warm alfresco adventures, it’s a difficult adjustment to feel cooped up with significantly less daylight.  We feel it even more so in Maine—the Downeast coast gets the sunrise before anyone …

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