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

Looking for Maine winter activities? 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 …

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11 Reasons Why Christmas in Maine is the Absolute Best

Considering spending this Christmas in Maine? You can’t swing a bean boot or a shuck an oyster without bumping into a Mainer truly convinced that Maine is the best possible place to live and willing to explain exactly why in resounding detail.  There’s no shortage of reasons, we’re inclined to agree. But frosty mornings and …

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15 Best Things to Do in Bangor Maine

Are you looking for things to do in Bangor Maine? 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 …

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12 Coastal Towns in Maine That are Hidden Gems

Are you looking for coastal towns in Maine to explore? It takes just under three hundred miles of driving to make your way up the Maine coast from the New Hampshire state line in Kittery all the way to the Canadian border.  That slow meander up the shoreline takes you through countless coastal Maine towns …

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7 of the Best Restaurants in Portland Maine (+Bonus Options!)

Portland’s food scene is having kind of a moment right now.  Actually, at this point, it’s fair to call it a hot streak more than anything else.  While some of the best restaurants Portland Maine has are well-established restaurants and bars that helped put Portland on the map and are always worth writing about—Fore Street, …

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8 Scenic Drives in Maine that are Perfect for Fall

Maine’s reputation as vacationland is serious enough that they put it on a license plate.  In every season an array of getaways and activities await you with Maine scenic drives to get you from place to place.  You can hire a wilderness guide for a multi-day canoe camping trip, or take a mailboat to a …

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14 Best Hikes in Acadia National Park

Are you going hiking in Acadia National Park? 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 …

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The Absolute Best Things to do in Saco Maine

If you’ve spent any time cruising along Route 1 in southern Maine while making your way up the coast, you’ve likely driven through Saco.  And, accordingly, you probably think of Saco mostly as the town with the two giant water parks.  We sure love Aquaboggan Water Park and Funtown Splashtown USA, but Saco has a …

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10 Fun Things to do in Lubec, Maine

Itching for a Maine vacation with lots of adventure, salty air, and open spaces? As Maine’s coastal towns and villages become more popular destinations, tourists are driving farther up the shoreline for quieter getaways.  We love Portland, Boothbay, and Bar Harbor, but all these well-known destinations aren’t without issues—crowds, parking, and rental availability most of …

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Where to See Puffins in Maine

When visitors start planning a trip to the Maine coast, a few things immediately come to mind—lobsters, lighthouses, diminutive fishing villages, and lots of scenic vistas.  But if you time your trip just right and are up for some planning, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rare treat: the Atlantic …

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