5 Beautiful Lighthouses in Portland Maine

Fun fact: often credited as the most photographed lighthouse in the world, Portland Head Light isn’t actually in Portland. Indeed, there are exactly zero lighthouses in Portland Maine proper. The gorgeous shots of lighthouses on the front of every tourism brochure for the area sure don’t make that obvious, but the 20-minute drive from Portland …

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Dawnland Destinations: Best Spots to Watch the Sunrise in Maine

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 

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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7 Reasons Why Christmas in Maine is the Absolute Best

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 a sudden, near-constant craving for hot …

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

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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