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maine invites you 2009

www.visitmaine.com

Maine’s Official Travel Planner


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CROSS’ INVITATION

Cranberry Island Ring

Paris Hill Necklace

Watermelon Patch Necklace

Three pieces of Maine tourmaline jewelry from the legendary Cross Collection of over 500 pieces of Maine tourmaline on display in our Portland store.

Share our passion for Portland and fine jewelry There are so many wonderful reasons to visit Portland. There’s so much to be discovered in our city by the sea. It’s a small, intimate, walkable city packed with many days worth of things to see and do: museums, theater, opera, festivals, concerts, live outdoor music, and some of the best dining in northern New England. Our brick sidewalks will take you anywhere you want to go… new discoveries around every corner. Our store is at the top of the hill in the heart of the Art’s District, located just 400 feet from the Portland Museum of Art. Cross is a wonderful place to visit while exploring Portland. We are designers and creators of collections of jewelry that have a deep and intimate relationship to the state of Maine. Shown above are three pieces from our Maine Tourmaline Collection. To preview Maine tourmaline and our other collections, visit www.CrossJewelers.com. We look forward to welcoming you to our store in our beautiful city by the sea.

Cross Jewelers Jewelers to New England Since 1908 570 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101 1-800-433-2988 Open Mon-Fri 9:30AM - 5:00PM, Thurs ’til 8:00PM

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From the Governor’s Desk Dear Friends, I am honored to have this opportunity to introduce you to Maine. It is with great pride that I share our natural wonders, spectacular beauty and variety of activities with you. Maine’s authenticity and rich cultural heritage provide visitors with a unique vacation experience whether you come for the thrilling outdoor recreation, our world-class museums or our While you are in Maine, I encourage you to sample the many culinary delights offered throughout the state, from farm-fresh produce to our famous seafood. And no vacation is complete without shopping at one of

© Christian Blouin

awe-inspiring scenery.

our specialty stores featuring Maine products handcrafted by some of the finest artisans in the country. As you browse this guide, please keep in mind that this is a sampling of all Maine has to offer. From our rock-bound shores to our majestic mountains, Maine is a four-season travel destination that will exceed your expectations and provide you with memories to last a lifetime. On behalf of my wife Karen, son Jack and the entire state, I wish you an enjoyable visit to Maine. © Kevin Shields

Sincerely,

John E. Baldacci Governor

The first section of this guide contains statewide travel and climate information as well as activities charts organized by town and region. The remainder of the guide is divided into eight regional sections, each containing listings of local Festivals, Arts & Heritage, Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing, Shopping, Dining & Lodging, and Other

Courtesy Northern Outdoors

How to Use This Guide

Businesses. Each regional section also includes a list of local Chambers of Commerce. We appreciate the many businesses that support this publication with advertising. I N V I T E S

Maine’s Official Travel Planner

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An Index to Advertisers can be found on pages 230–231. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this guide, as of September 2008. However, we suggest that you call ahead to check details. There’s more online: please visit Maine Tourism Association at www.mainetourism.com and the Maine Office of Tourism at www.visitmaine.com. © Brian Kent

On the Cover: Lake Megunticook courtesy Maine Office of Tourism; puffins © Bill Silliker, jr; Rockland Breakwater and Isaac H. Evans © Annie Higbee, courtesy Maine Windjammer Association; skier © Gary Pearl.


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Travel Information, Activities and Special Interests

Aroostook County

6 Climate Baxter State Park

8 State Facts

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

10 State Map

Moosehead Lake

12 Statewide Information and Trip Planning DownEast & Acadia

Bangor Gateway

Maine Lakes & Mountains

36 Alpine and Nordic Skiing 42 Cruises, Ferries and Fishing Charters

MidCoast

• Acadia National Park

43 Cruise Ships

Sebago Lake

The Maine Beaches

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

46 Scenic Byways and Heritage Trails 48 Covered Bridges 50 Whitewater Rafting 52 Canoeing and Kayaking

The Regions

54 State Parks

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DownEast & Acadia

56 Hunting and Fishing

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

58 Golf Courses

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Mid-Coast

62 Colleges and Universities

Maine Lakes & Mountains Lewiston-Auburn

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64 Museums, Galleries and Performing Arts

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

74 Acadia National Park

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The Maine Beaches

66 96 106 138 146

210 218 229

Aroostook County The Maine Highlands Bangor Gateway

60 The Green List

102 Maine State Museum 128 Mid-Coast Islands 208 Lighthouses 230 Index to Advertisers


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From the Chief Executive Officer Dear Reader, My Webster’s New World Dictionary defines Vacationland as an area attractive to vacationers because of recreational facilities, historic sites—in a word, Maine. Maine takes great pride in its designation as Vacationland. As you look through your copy of Maine Invites You, what will capture your attention first is the multitude of things to see and do in Maine. The natural beauty of Maine. Our gently sloping, sandy beaches and our steep and rocky shoreline that so many equate with the rugged New England Coast. Our forests that offer the peace and solitude best described as indescribable. Sunrise atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park will open your eyes to the spectacular beauty that can only be experienced in Maine. Our lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are teeming with trophy fish. Wildlife in its natural surroundings. Scenery too beautiful for words. For you, it can mean a lifetime of memories. Our culture and history is part of all of Maine. Our Franco-American heritage and our close ties to the Canadian provinces are unique in all of the United States. Our lighthouses are beacons to the visitor that say, “You have found us, now stay awhile.” While all of America has beauty and sights to behold, I would argue that Maine offers those in greater abundance with much more room in which to enjoy the moment. We offer something for everyone, each season of the year. After all, it is Maine—the way life should be! As Maine’s premier travel publication, Maine Invites You is the only resource you need to help make all that I have tempted you with a reality. We offer this same publication in an easily accessed electronic version. And this year we have made possible Maine travel information via your hand-held electronic device at iphone.mainetourism.com. We want you to have access to all that Maine has to offer with as much ease as possible. In addition to our publications, Maine Invites You and the Official Maine Highway Map, we operate Maine’s seven Visitor Information Centers. There you will find a PC free for the public’s use as well as free Wi-Fi. I encourage you to stop and visit with our travel counselors. Take a break, stretch your legs and seek their advice on the road less traveled. I promise you our friendly, knowledgeable and caring staff can make your trip to Maine even more memorable. All that is missing from the picture of a lifetime is you, your family and friends. All the beauty and unique people and places that are Maine await your arrival. We look forward to welcoming you and to helping you create those special memories. Warmest regards,

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maine INVITES YOU © Maine Tourism Association, 2009 A publication of Maine Tourism Association 327 Water Street Hallowell, Maine 04347-1341 207-623-0363 Email: mtainfo@mainetourism.com Website: www.mainetourism.com Maine’s Tourism Partner www.visitmaine.com Chair Roy Tassinari Bellevue by the Sea B&B/MSA First Vice Chair Don Kleiner Maine Outdoors Second Vice Chair Amy Powers Maine Port Authority/Cruise Maine Treasurer Gustave H. Tillman, Jr. Holiday Inns of Portland Secretary Rick Abare Maine Campground Owners Assoc. Chief Executive Officer Vaughn A. Stinson, CTC Advertising Sales Representative Michael C. Conley

Vaughn Stinson, CTC Chief Executive Officer

Publication Manager Diane M. Hopkins Editing, Design and Production Janet L. Patterson Color Proofing and Technical Assistance Todd Courant Graphic Color Service/ J.S. McCarthy Printers Printing Brown Printing

Maine Invites You is published annually by Maine Tourism Association, a private non-profit corporation for the promotion of Maine’s tourism industry. Established 1921.

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Hampden North Visitor Information Center

We welcome photography submissions. Please mark all photos clearly with your name, address and telephone number, and the location of each image. Send to: Diane Hopkins, Maine Tourism Association, 327 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 043471341. Maine Tourism Association does not accept responsibility for unsolicited materials.


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200+ Designer s hop Outlets, S nts a r u & Resta

World Class Shopping HOME OF MAINEĂ•S BEST BRANDS & NATIONAL RETAILERS

4IPQ1MBZ%JOF4UBZk7JTJU'SFFQPSU A TRUE HISTORIC VILLAGE ON THE COAST OF MAINE Home to famous brands like L.L.Bean, Cole Haan, Thos. Moser, Cuddledown, Cold River Vodka, J.Crew and many more local and national retailers. Freeport offers shopping, dining, 4-star lodging and unique attractions for all seasons. Freeport is rich in history, nature, the arts, family activities and much more to see and do. Visit us and discover why Freeport is the top destination in Maine.

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Maine’s Climate MAINE ENJOYS a healthy, invigorating climate. Its overall weather conditions are a valuable asset to the state in that good air quality and moderate temperatures are conducive to productive labor and a principal factor in Maine’s four-season vacation/travel industry. Climatological Division. Maine is divided into three climatological divisions: Coastal, Southern Interior, and Northern Interior. The Coastal Division, which extends for about twenty miles inland along the length of the coast, is tempered by the ocean, resulting in lower summer and higher winter temperatures than are typical of interior zones. The Southern Interior Division extends in a longitudinal belt across the southern portion of the State, and encompasses about 30% of Maine’s total area. The Northern Interior Division occupies nearly 60% of the State’s area and has a continental climate. It is furthest from the ocean and contains the highest elevations. Temperatures. Maine has one of the most comfortable statewide summer climates in the continental United States. Peak temperatures, normally occurring in July, average about 70°F throughout the State. In the Southern Interior Division during a very warm summer, temperatures may reach 90° for as many as 25 days, and in the Coastal Division, two to seven days. Summer nights are usually comfortably cool. Winters are generally cold, but very prolonged cold spells are rare. Northern Interior weather stations may record as many as 40 to 60 days of subzero temperatures annually, while coastal stations report 10 to 20 sub-zero days per year. Precipitation. Annual precipitation in Maine averages 40 inches in the Northern Division, about 42 inches in the South and 46 inches in the Coastal Division. Although Maine is rarely subjected to ice storms, hurricanes and tornadoes, 10 to 20 thunderstorms occur annually in the Coastal Division and 15 to 30 elsewhere. Heavy ground fogs often appear in low-lying inland areas, but occur most frequently along the coast, for 25 to 60 days annually. The southern portion has 80 to 120 clear days per year when there is no fog or other precipitation, and northern regions somewhat less. The percentage of possible sunshine varies from 50% in Eastport to about 60% in Portland. Average annual snowfall in Maine is 50 to 70 inches in the Coastal Division, 60 to 90 inches in the Southern Interior and 90 to 110 inches in the Northern Interior. The Coastal Division rarely has more than 15 to 20 days annually with snowfall of one inch or more, although a “Northeaster” may occasionally drop 10 or more inches of snow in a single day. The Northern Interior may have up to 30 days a year with a minimum of one inch. January is normally the snowiest month, with an average of about 20 inches.

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Clockwise from top right: Spring in South Paris; Summer off Deer Isle; Fall in Camden all courtesy Maine Office of Tourism; Winter in the St. John Valley courtesy Maine Snowmobile Association


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NORTHERN OUTDOORS MAINE’S PREMIER ADVENTURE RESORT

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Facts about Maine

Baxter State Park

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

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Moosehead Lake

MidCoast

“The Pine Tree State”

DownEast & Acadia

Bangor Gateway

Maine Lakes & Mountains

• Acadia National Park

Sebago Lake

The Maine Beaches

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

Maine . . .

. . . is America’s largest wild blueberry growing state, raising

. . . has a population of about

98 percent of the lowbush

1.2 million.

blueberries in the United States. © Gary Pearl, courtesy Maine Office of Tourism

. . . is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, with a total area of 33,215 square miles (about as big as the other five New England states combined). . . . consists of 16 counties with 22 cities, 424 towns, 51 plantations, and 416 unorganized townships. . . . has one county

Potatoes rank third in acreage and third in production nationally. . . . has 65 lighthouses, including Portland Head Light, which was commissioned by President George Washington.

STATE ANIMAL: Moose (Alces alces) STATE CAPITAL: Augusta

—Aroostook—so big—6,453 square

STATE GEMSTONE: Tourmaline

miles—that it is

STATE FOSSIL: Pertica quadrifaria

larger than

STATE CAT: Maine Coon Cat STATE INSECT: Honeybee

Connecticut

Courtesy Maine Office of Tourism

STATE BIRD: Chickadee

and Rhode

STATE FISH: Landlocked Salmon

Island combined.

STATE TREE: White Pine . . . boasts of 6,000 lakes

STATE HERB: Wintergreen

and ponds, 32,000 miles of rivers

STATE FLORAL EMBLEM:

and streams, 17 million acres of

White Pine Cone and Tassel

forest, over 5,000 miles of coastline

STATE SOFT DRINK: Moxie

and 2,000 islands.

. . . claims America’s first chartered city: York, 1641.

. . . abounds in natural assets: 542,629 acres of state and

. . . is nationally famed for

national parks, including the

its shellfish, averaging nearly

100-mile Allagash Wilderness

40 million pounds of lobster

Waterway, Acadia National

harvested annually.

Park (second most visited

The combined total of all

national park in the United

shellfish and fin fish harvested

States), and Baxter State Park (location of Mt. Katahdin and the northern end of the

The coat of arms of the State of Maine on

Appalachian Trail).

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. . . has one mountain which is about one mile high: Mount

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annually is over 200 million STATE FLAG:

in the flag of the United States. Adopted by the legislature of 1909.

pounds. . . . is recognized as one of the most healthful states in the nation: summer temperatures average 70°F

Katahdin (5,268 feet above

STATE MOTTO:

sea level).

Dirigo (I lead)

and winter temperatures average 20°F.


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Come meet Lenny

The World’s Only Life-Size Chocolate Moose!

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Statewide Information

Aroostook County

Baxter State Park

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

Moosehead Lake

Maine Lakes & Mountains MidCoast Sebago Lake

The Maine Beaches

DownEast & Acadia

Bangor Gateway

Acadia National Park

The following information was correct as of September 2008, but is subject to change. For the most current information when planning your Maine vacation, call the numbers listed or check the Web sites, or go to www.visitmaine.com, www.mainetourism.com and www.exploremaine.org. Area code in Maine is 207.

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

ROCKLAND Airport: 594-4131; www.knoxcounty.midcoast.com CAR RENTALS

Budget: 594-0822, 800-527-0700; www.budget.com

AirTran Airways: 800-AIR-TRAN; www.airtran.com American Airlines: 800-433-7300; www.aa.com Cape Air: 800-352-0714; www.flycapeair.com Continental Airlines: 800-525-0280; www.continental.com Delta Air Lines: 800-221-1212; www.delta.com JetBlue: 800-538-2583; www.jetblue.com New England Air Transport: 543-6300; www.flyneat.com Northwest Airlines: 800-225-2525; www.nwa.com Starlink Aviation: 877-782-8247 United Airlines: 800-241-6522; www.ual.com US Airways: 800-428-4322; www.usairways.com

BUS SERVICES Concord Coach Lines: 800-639-3317; www.concordcoachlines.com SERVICE TO: Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Camden/Rockport, Damariscotta, Lincolnville, Orono, Portland, Rockland, Searsport, Waldoboro, Wiscasset Greyhound Lines: 773-3658, 800-231-2222; www.greyhound.com SERVICE TO: Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Camden, Damariscotta, Lewiston, Lincolnville, Orono, Portland, Rockland, Searsport, Waldoboro, Waterville, Wiscasset

Car rental companies listed provide on-site rentals. AUGUSTA Airport: 626-2306; www.augustaairport.org/ BANGOR Airport: 992-4600, (866) FLY BANGOR; www.flybangor.com CAR RENTALS

Alamo: 947-0158, 800-462-5266; www.alamo.com Avis: 947-8383, 800-831-2847; www.avis.com Budget: 945-9429, 800-527-0700; www.budget.com Hertz: 942-5519, 800-654-3131; www.hertz.com National: 947-0158, 800-227-7368; www.nationalcar.com BAR HARBOR Airport: 667-7329; www.bhbairport.com

PORTLAND Airport: 774-7301; www.portlandjetport.org CAR RENTALS

Alamo: 775-0855, 800-462-5266; www.alamo.com Avis: 874-7500, 800-331-1212; www.avis.com Budget: 772-6789, 800-527-0700; www.budget.com Hertz: 774-4544, 800-654-3131; www.hertz.com National: 773-0036, 800-227-7368; www.nationalcar.com PRESQUE ISLE Airport: 764-2550; www.flypresqueisle.com CAR RENTALS

Avis: 768-6761, 800-331-1212; www.avis.com Budget: 764-1397, 800-527-0700; www.budget.com

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© Voscar

CAR RENTALS

Enterprise: 664-2662 (seasonal), 800-325-8007; www.enterprise.com Hertz: 667-5017, 800-654-3131; www.hertz.com

Courtesy Nancy Marshall Com.

AIRPORTS AND CAR RENTALS Airlines providing direct or affiliate service to or within Maine:

FERRY SERVICES Bay Ferries Ltd/The CAT: 877-359-3760; www.catferry.com Yarmouth, Nova Scotia—Bar Harbor (seasonal) Yarmouth, Nova Scotia—Portland (seasonal) East Coast Ferries: 506-747-2159; www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca Deer Island, New Brunswick—Eastport Maine State Ferry Service General Information: 800-491-4883; www.state.me .us/mdot/opt/ferry/maine-ferry-service.php Rockland–Vinalhaven: 596-2202, 863-4421 Rockland–North Haven: 596-2202, 867-4441 Rockland–Matinicus: 596-2202 (one day per month, more often in summer) Lincolnville–Isleboro: 789-5611, 734-6935 Bass Harbor–Swans Island: 526-4273, 244-3254 Bass Harbor–Frenchboro: 244-3254

TRAIN SERVICE Downeaster passenger rail service, operated by Amtrak: 780-1000, 800-USA-RAIL; www.thedowneaster.com Daily round-trips between Boston and Portland, with Maine stops in Wells, Saco and Old Orchard (seasonal). OTHER TRAVEL CONTACTS Accessible Recreation, Arts & Leisure: www.maine.gov/portal/travel/accessrec/ Maine Turnpike Authority: 877-682-9433; www.maineturnpike.com Maine State Police: 800-452-4664 (911 cellular, for emergencies only) U.S.-Canada Border Crossings: 800-461-9999 (within Canada); 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 (outside Canada); www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html Road conditions and traffic information: 624-3595; 511 from a cellular phone; www.511maine.gov STATE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS Calais* 39 Union Street; voice 454-2211; fax 454-7227 Fryeburg* 97 Main Street; voice 935-3639; fax 935-7670 Hampden North* I-95 North; voice 862-6628; fax 862-6629 Hampden South I-95 South; voice 862-6638; fax 862-6626 Houlton* 28 Ludlow Road; voice 532-6346; fax 532-4792 Kittery* I-95 and U.S. Rt. 1; voice 439-1319; fax 439-8281 Yarmouth* U.S. Rt. 1 at I-295 Exit 17; voice 846-0833; fax 846-6919 *Free Wi-Fi

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: • Maine law requires that drivers and all passengers wear seatbelts. • Sales tax is 5%; lodging tax, 7%. • You may bring into Maine a maximum of one gallon of liquor, one gallon of wine, and one case of beer per vehicle. • Smoking is not permitted in restaurants or in enclosed areas of public places. Smoking policies are posted.


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and Trip Planning For the most current information when planning your Maine vacation, go to www.visitmaine.com, www.mainetourism.com and www.exploremaine.org. Area code in Maine is 207.

*Member of Maine Tourism Association; for detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

Acadia National Park* 288-3338; www.nps.gov/acad American Lung Association* 622-6394; 800-586-4872; www.lungme.org Baxter State Park 723-5140; www.baxterstateparkauthority.com Bicycle Coalition of Maine* 623-4511; www.bikemaine.org Bureau of Parks & Lands, Maine Department of Conservation* 287-3821; www.maine.gov/portal/visiting/outdoor.html Cruise Lines International Association, Inc.* 754-224-2200; www.cruising.org Golf Maine Association* 877-553-4653; www.golfme.com Healthy Maine Partnerships* 287-4627; 800-207-1230; www.tobaccofreemaine.org Healthy Maine Walks www.healthymainewalks.com Maine Antiquarian Booksellers Association* 877-2484; www.mainebooksellers.org Maine Antique Dealers Association* 443-8812; www.maineantiques.org Maine Aquaculture Association* 622-0136; www.maineaquaculture.com Maine Archives & Museums* 441-1410; www.mainemuseums.org Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs* 465-3062; www.mainefairs.org Maine Association of Broadcasters* 623-3870; 800-664-6221; www.mab.org Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors* 288-0007; www.maineseakayakguides.com Maine Audubon 781-2332; 888-325-5261; www.maineaudubon.org Maine Birding www.mainebirding.net Maine Brewers’ Guild* 772-BREW; www.mainebrewersguild.org Maine Campground Owners Association* 782-5874; www.campmaine.com Maine Department of Agriculture* 287-3491; www.getrealmaine.com Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife* 287-8000; www.mefishwildlife.com Maine Department of Marine Resources 624-6550; www.maine.gov/dmr/index.htm Maine Department of Transportation www.exploremaine.org Maine Farm Vacation Bed and Breakfast Association* 622-0655; www.mainefarmvacation.com

Maine Innkeepers Association* 865-6100; www.maineinns.com Maine Island Trail Association 761-8225; www.mita.org Maine Merchants Association* 623-1149; www.mainemerchants.org Maine Office of Tourism 888-624-6345; www.visitmaine.com Maine Oil Dealers Association* 729-5298; 888-863-3753; www.meoil.com Maine Port Authority/Cruise Maine* 310-0998; www.cruisemaineusa.com Maine Professional Guides Association* www.maineguides.org Maine Restaurant Association* 623-2178; www.mainerestaurant.com Maine Snowmobile Association* 622-6983; www.mesnow.com Maine Sporting Camp Association* 852-4700; www.mainesportingcamps.com Maine State Golf Association* 846-3800; www.mesga.org Maine Tourism Association* 623-0363; www.mainetourism.com Maine Turnpike Authority* 871-7771 x117; 877-682-9433; www.maineturnpike.com Maine Windjammer Association* 374-2993; 800-807-WIND; www.sailmainecoast.com Maine Youth Camping Association* 780-4628; 800-518-5595; www.mainecamps.org Nature Conservancy 729-5181; www.nature.org Northern Forest Canoe Trail* 802-496-2285; www.northernforestcanoetrail.org Raft Maine* 800-RAFT-MEE; www.raftmaine.com Ski Maine Association* 773-SNOW (7669); www.skimaine.com Western Maine Cultural Alliance* www.westernmaineculture.org MAINE TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEMBERS For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

STATEWIDE Acreage John C. Cochrane—942-4941 American Park Network—212-581-3380; 800-470-7599 Antique Homes Magazine—508-476-7271 Choice Hotels Northeast—413-586-7867 Concord Coach Lines—828-1151; 603-228-3300; 800-639-3317 Directions Maine Crafts Guild Fairpoint Communications—642-7300; 800-400-5568 Hannaford Brothers—885-3159; 800-213-9000/9040

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STATEWIDE ASSOCIATIONS AND SERVICES

Here’s Where—603-964-4033 Howard Johnson International—901-726-1333; 800-I-GO-HOJO Maine Expressions—622-0884 Maine Fiberarts—721-0678 Maine Mature Living Choices—413-339-5552 Maine Public Broadcasting Network— 783-9101; 800-884-1717 Maine State Chamber of Commerce—623-4568 Maine State Pomological Society—933-2100; 442-8486 Maine Vacation Rentals—695-4300 New England Crafts Connoisseur— 617-288-1201 Northeast Charter & Tour Co.—784-3159; 888-593-6328 Out of the Fog Maine Roasted Coffee & Maine Gifts Online—542-1319 Pine Tree Quilters Guild Portland Dine Around Club—775-4711; 877-732-2582 Realty Press—373-9960 Saint Andrew’s Society of Maine—443-1165 State of Maine Guides—843-6749; 888-482-4405 Suburban Publishing Corporation— 978-532-5880; 800-221-2078 United Maine Craftsmen—621-2818 University of Maine System—973-3201 VisitNewEngland.Com—401-921-3000 OUT OF STATE Badger Realty, LLC—603-356-5757 Big Brown Books/Harbor Guide Magazine— 603-436-7942 x 116 Campobello Tourism Association— 506-752-2529 Cruise Lines International Assoc., Inc.— 754-224-2200 CTM Media Group, Inc.—781-935-6690 Eastern States Exposition—413-737-2443; 800-334-2443 Getaways On Display, Inc.—717 653-8070; 800-320-2512 InnLink—615-264-8080; 800-525-4658 Market America—256-442-4321 National Passport Center—603-334-0941 New England Lighthouse Lovers (NELL)— 845-896-5787 Points East Magazine—888-778-5790 RoomSaver—352-371-3948; 800-ROOMSAVER (766-6728) Roosevelt Campobello International Park— 506-752-2922 Transcontinental—902-457-7468

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Get an eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-eye view of the 19th century, as well as a 360-degree view of mountains, lakes and towns, from the top of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tallest public bridge-observatory. Fort Knox was established in 1844 to protect the river valley and the wealthy city of Bangor from possible British naval attack. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge, connecting Prospect and Bucksport in the DownEast & Acadia region, opened in 2007. Photo courtesy of DART To learn more, visit www.fortknox.maineguide.com or www.maine.gov/observatory.


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for the great outdoors It’s early on a spring morning, and the fish are just waking up in thousands of remote lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The air is fresh and pine-scented, the campgrounds are open, there’s hiking, birdwatching, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and more. Be an early bird this year—beat the summer rush, and come visit Maine in the spring! To start planning, see the charts on pages 42, 50, 52 and 54, and Photo courtesy Maine Office of Tourism go to www.visitmaine.com for more.

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You might think that the coast of Maine is all rugged, rocky cliffs—but in The Maine Beaches region, the sand stretches for thirty miles. Further east, in the Greater Portland & Casco Bay and the Mid-Coast regions, you’ll find lovely sandy pocket beaches sheltered between rocky spurs, and some gorgeous sandy shores on the peninsulas. Even Acadia National Park has its Sand Beach. And for fresh water fans, we have around Ogunquit Beach © Robert Dennis 6,000 lakes and ponds. Go to www.visitmaine.com for more information.


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Portland, Bangor and Lewiston-Auburn, Maine’s “big” cities, really are big in spirit, yet still small enough to be friendly. With more diverse populations than rural parts, here is where you’ll find wonderful ethnic restaurants, fascinating boutiques and artisans’ shops, dance, theater and music performances, architectural and historical walking tours, art museums and galleries, sporting events and festivals of all kinds, in every Festival Plaza, Lewiston © Alan J. LaVallee season. See pages 146, 153 and 229 for more details.


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If you don’t think “food” when you think of Maine, we have a delightful surprise for you. Naturally, lobster is still the star at seafood eateries along the coast, where “fresh” means that your entrée was almost certainly swimming just a few hours ago. But we also have top-notch chefs, at fine restaurants, inns and resorts statewide, creating elegant meals for sophisticated palates; award-winning local foods and beverages; and more Photo courtesy Maine Office of Tourism farmers’ markets than ever before. Find out more at www.visitmaine.com.


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With one of the nation’s oldest Scenic Byway programs, the endlessly beautiful state of Maine has eight state-designated Scenic Byways and four National Scenic Byways, including one All-American Road (Acadia). You’ll never run out of views—mountains, lakes, dense forests, rolling farmland, covered bridges, blueberry barrens, granite shores, island-studded ocean, lighthouses, and wildlife galore, including moose and eagles. Acadia Byway © Christian Blouin To help plan your trip, see page 46 and www.exploremaine.org/byways.


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Maine offers some of the best public golf in New England—and lots of it, with twenty new courses built since the late 1980s. With plenty of diversity in layout, topography and difficulty, you know we have the course you’re going to love. We also have, by the way, the most dazzling views—of mountains, lakes, rivers and bays. Golfers “from away” are always welcome, and there are plenty of activities for non-golfing Photo courtesy Sunday River companions. For more information, see page 58 and www.golfme.com.


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Farming is a big deal here in Maine, and the agricultural fairs, from July into October, are celebrations of the harvest and of country life. And we want you to join the party! See the animals up close, taste the many delectable foods, watch a harness race, enjoy the games and rides, and learn about Maine’s rural heritage. Fairs are fun for the whole family, and educational, too, so be sure to schedule a fair day into your next trip! Fryeburg Fair © Nina DeGraff Go to www.getrealmaine.com and click on “visit” for complete fair listings.


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In some parts of northern and western Maine, winter is going to the dogs! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never experienced dogsledding or skijoring, this is the year to give them a try. Check out winter camps and Maine Guides in The Maine Highlands and Maine Lakes & Mountains regionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;several offer dogsledding adventures. In the Bethel area, Steve Crone of New England Dogsledding helps dogs and people learn skijoring together. Photo courtesy New England Dogsledding Visit www.newenglanddogsledding.com for more details.


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Have we got a mountain for you? You bet we do! From big, multi-peak, full-service resorts to cozy, friendly neighborhood hills, Maine has the area to suit youâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing and ice skating. And we have all the best views, too: vast forests and mountain ranges, lakes, even the ocean! To see more of the countryside, take a snowmobile cruise on hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Saddleback Š Gary Pearl Visit www.skimaine.com and www.mesnow.com for info and conditions.


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for the holidays Come for the skiing and snowboarding, the snowmobiling and ice fishing and dogsleddingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and stay for the parties, the parades and the festivals! Head out to the countryside for the freshest holiday greenery to take home, then back to town for the craft fairs, gallery openings, fine dining and shopping specials. Winter in Maine is a season of good cheer, hearty feasting, hot cocoa by the fireside and fun for the Kingfield Š Gary Pearl whole family. Go to www.visitmaine.com/seasons/winter for more ideas.

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Alpine & Nordic Skiing EA SY T MO RAIL S DE DIF RATE FIC TRA IL CH ULT T ON RA S ILS DO QU LA S AD CH TRI PLE AIRS CH DO AIR UB S PO LE CH MA AIR S S CA RPE T S HA ND SU LE TO RFA WS CE RO LIF PE TS TO TB WS AR S JB AR S

Area code in Maine is 207. * Member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member information, visit www.mainetourism.com. • Member of Ski Maine Association, 207-773-SNOW, www.skimaine.com

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Coast Ski & Bike Trail Center Five Fields Farm Harris Farm XC Ski Center Lost Valley Touring Center Millinocket Municipal Trails Mt. Abram Nordic Center Nordic Heritage Center Pineland Farms Rangeley Lakes Trails Center Smiling Hill Farm Spruce Mountain Nordic Center Sugarloaf Outdoor Center Sunday River Inn XC Ski Center Titcomb Mountain XC Trails

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Southern Maine Coast

Kittery Scarborough Ogunquit Kennebunk Beach

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Our lighthouses are magnificent.

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stationary. So take your time and check out the other things that Maine has to offer. The lighthouses arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going anywhere.

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Listed alphabetically by town. Area code in Maine is 207. All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member information, visit www.mainetourism.com.

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Sea Escape Cottages & Charters Bar Harbor Whale Watch Bay Ferries Ltd./The Cat Downeast Windjammer Cruises Harborside Hotel & Marina Long Reach Cruises Maine Maritime Museum Sebasco Harbor Resort Bridge to Bridge Association Balmy Days Cruises Boothbay Whale Watch Cap’n Fish’s Boat Trips Cap’n Fish’s Waterfront Inn Eastwind Cruises Brooklin Inn Bucksport Harbor Tours - Lil Toot Fully Found/Schooner Olad Lively Lady Too Maine Windjammer Cruises Penobscot Bay Cruises Schooner Explorations/Appledore Schooner Lewis R. French Yankee Packet Company “ANGELIQUE” Point Sebago Resort East Coast Ferries Eastport Windjammers Harris Point Shore Cabins & Motel Atlantic Seal Cruises Moosehead Marine Museum Northwoods Outfitters Norton of Jonesport Nonantum Resort Skiddish Fish Charters Shoals Marine Laboratory Captain & Patty’s Piscataqua River Tour Wharf New England Outdoor Center - The Rice Farm Resort Twin Pine Camps Cabins Windward Cruise Company dba Hardy Boat Cruises Songo River Queen II Allen Associates-Sea Princess Scenic Cruises Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing Finestkind Scenic Cruises Ugly Anne Monhegan Boat Line Bay View Cruises Casco Bay Lines Coast Watch & Guiding Light Navigation Company DownEast Duck Adventures Maine Sailing Adventures Portland Schooner Company Dockside Sports Center Maine Adventure Sails Schooner Heritage & Schooner American Eagle Schooner Isaac H. Evans Summertime Cruises Go Fish Charters Catch 22 Sport Fishing Isle au Haut Company Old Quarry Ocean Adventures Maine Outdoors Full Strike Anglers Cruise Lines International Assoc., Inc. Maine Port Authority/Cruise Maine Maine Windjammer Association

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The Maine Coast Cruises

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The best way there, is here. Whether you’re traveling to Maine’s beautiful Highlands, DownEast & Acadia or Mid-Coast regions, the best way there is Bangor International Airport. Maine’s easiest, most hassle-free airport gets your visit off to a great start. And there’s visitor information, right on site. Bangor International offers: Direct flights to and from top cities America’s top airlines On site car rental Convenient and friendly service

Non-Stop Flights to Major Hubs Daily www.FlyBangor.com

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Scenic Byways and Heritage Trails For more information, go to www.visitmaine.com or www.exploremaine.org.

Scenic Byways Acadia National Scenic Byway All-American Road 40 mi/64.4 km Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway 78.16 mi/125.8 km Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway 35.6 mi/57.3 km Schoodic National Scenic Byway 40 mi/64.4 km Pequawket Trail Scenic Byway 60 mi/96.6 km Grafton Notch Scenic Byway 21 mi/33.8 km Grindstone Scenic Byway 59 mi/95.0 km Million Dollar View Scenic Byway 8 mi/12.9 km Seboomook Scenic Byway 49 mi/78.9 km Fish River Scenic Byway 37 mi/59.5 km State Route 27 Scenic Byway 47 mi/75.6 km Blackwoods Scenic Byway 12.5 mi/20.1 km

REGION DE

LOCATION Rte. 3 and Park Loop Road on Mt. Desert Island

POINTS OF INTEREST Loop through Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, free Island Explorer shuttle bus

KV

US Rte. 201 from Solon to Sandy Bay

Kennebec and Dead Rivers, Wyman Lake, The Forks, fall foliage, wildlife, small towns

MM

Rtes. 4 and 17 around Rangeley Lake

Height of Land, Rangeley, mountains, lakes, wildlife

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Rtes. 1 and 186 from Hancock to Prospect Harbor

Schoodic section of Acadia National Park; rocky coast, fishing villages, lighthouses, blueberry barrens

MM

Rte. 113 from Standish to Gilead

MM

Rte. 26 from Newry to Lake Umbagog

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Rtes. 11 and 159 from Medway to Baxter State Park U.S. Rte. 1 from Danforth to Orient

Saco River, Fryeburg, lakes and ponds, small towns, White Mountain National Forest Bear River, Grafton Notch State Park, hiking trails, waterfalls Grand Lake Road, small towns, forests, wildlife

KV, MH

Rte. 15 from Greenville to Jackman

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Rte. 11 from Portage to Ft. Kent

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Rte. 27 from Kingfield to Coburn Gore Carrabassett River, Flagstaff Lake, Mt. Abraham and the Bigelow Range, Cathedral Pines, Chain of Ponds Rte. 182 from Franklin to Cherryfield Also known as Blackwoods Byway; Tunk and Schoodic Mountains, granite cliffs, blueberry barrens, wildlife

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Chiputneticook chain of lakes, Peekaboo Mountain, wildlife Moosehead Lake, Brassua Lake, Moose River, mountains, forests, wildlife Eagle Lake, Fish River, forests, meadows, wildlife

Heritage Trails REGION KV, MC

LOCATION US Route 201 from Popham Beach to Quebec City

Portland Freedom Trail

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In-town Portland

Maine Art Museum Trail

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St. Croix International Heritage Waterway Voici the Valley Cultureway

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Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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POINTS OF INTEREST Maritime, Franco-American and Native American heritage; tells the story of the “migration of peoples along a natural path;” audio tour available 16 sites highlighting people, places, events and daily life associated with Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement in Portland Seven distinguished art museums showcase more than 53,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary 25-foot tides, Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix Island Heritage Site, Downeast Heritage Museum French, Scots-Irish and Native American heritage; distinctive museums, artisans, farms, music and cuisine; audio tour and guidebook available Henry David Thoreau’s trips to Maine followed ancient Wabanaki canoe routes through vast wilderness including Chesuncook Lake, Mt. Katahdin and the Allagash 740-mile historic waterway linking New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine; follows traditional Native American water routes Five-part journey through 12,000 years of tribal history and art


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For more information, go to www.visitmaine.com or www.exploremaine.org.

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Babb’s Bridge

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Off River Road, northwest of South Windham, between Windham and Gorham, over the Presumpscot River

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Burned in 1973 and later rebuilt

Bennett Bridge

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Off Rte. 16, west of the grange hall and fire station in Wilsons Mills, over the Magalloway River.

1901

Hemlock Bridge

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Off Rte. 302 in Fryeburg, over an old channel of the Saco River

1857

Paddleford truss construction

Lovejoy Bridge

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Off Rte. 5 in South Andover, over the Ellis River.

1883

Maine’s shortest bridge; Paddleford truss construction

Low’s Bridge

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Off Rtes. 6 and 15, northeast of Sangerville, between Sangerville and Guilford, over the Piscataquis River

1857

Carried away by flood in April 1987; rebuilt in 1990

Porter Bridge

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Off Rte. 160, between Porter and Parsonsfield, over the Ossipee River

1876

Robyville Bridge

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Off Rte. 15 in Robyville Village (town of Corinth), northwest of Kenduskeag Village over the Kenduskeag Stream

1876

Maine’s only completely shingled covered bridge

Sunday River Bridge

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Off Rtes. 2 and 26 in Newry, over the Sunday River

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Also known as the “Artist’s Bridge,” because it is so often painted and photographed

Watson Settlement Bridge

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Off Rte 1, in Littleton, over the Meduxnekeag Stream

1911

The farthest north and the youngest covered bridge in Maine

Babb’s Bridge, Windham

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Watson Settlement Bridge, Littleton

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Listed alphabetically by town. Area code in Maine is 207. All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member information, visit www.mainetourism.com. • Member of Raft Maine, www.raftmaine.com or 800-723-8633

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Caratunk

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Caratunk

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New England Outdoor Center

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Millinocket

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Millinocket

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Moose River

668-4818; 800-683-2009

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The Forks

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West Forks

663-2220; 800-207-7238

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Listed alphabetically by town. Area code in Maine is 207. All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member information, visit www.mainetourism.com.

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South Arm Campground Libby Sporting Camps Lakeside Motel, Cabins & Marina Stetson Shores Campground Aquaterra Adventures Bar Harbor KOA Coastal Kayaking Tours National Park Sea Kayak Tours Sebasco Harbor Resort Bear Spring Camps Castle Island Camps Great Pond Marina Sunset Camps Whisperwood Lodge & Cottages Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Campground Sun Valley Sports and Guide Service North Country Rivers Gray Homestead Ocean Front Camping Ocean Gate Resort Lakeside Pines Campground DragonFlye Inn River Run Canoe & Camping Woodland Acres Campground Adventure Bound Lakeside Resort Point Sebago Resort Castine Kayak Adventures Parks Pond Campground Lake Pemaquid Campground Midcoast Kayak Rideout’s Lakeside Lodge & Cottages Farmingdale Kayak and Canoe Rentals L. L. Bean Ring’s Marine Service Saco River Canoe & Kayak Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins & Snowmobile Rentals Northwoods Outfitters Wilson Pond Camps Stony Brook Recreation Birch Point Resort Cedar Ridge Outfitters Acadia 1 Watersports Wharf Nesowadnehunk Lake Wilderness Campground New England Outdoor Center - The Rice Farm Resort Penobscot Adventures Pine Grove Campground & Cottages Three Rivers Whitewater - Millinocket Twin Pine Camps Cabins Windfall Outdoor Center National Park Canoe & Kayak Rentals Maine Kayak Ogunquit River Plantation Carter’s Farm XC Ski Shop & Ski Center Back Country Excursions Camp Wapiti & Northbound Adventure Company Matagamon Wilderness Shin Pond Village Casco Bay Kayak Rentals Historic Pittston Farm Grants Kennebago Lake Camps Sam-o-Set Four Seasons Birches Resort/Wilderness Expeditions Sebago Lake Cottages Seboomook Wilderness Campground Lawnmere Inn Maine State Sea Kayak Old Quarry Ocean Adventures Moxie Outdoor Adventures Rafting Company Northern Outdoors Professional River Runners of Maine Three Rivers Whitewater Maine Wilderness Adventures Ricker Hill Orchards Maine Outdoors Tidewater Motel & Gathering Place Seaspray Kayaking on the New Meadows River Two Falls Camps Sebago Lake Lodge & Cottages Harbor Adventures Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors Maine Professional Guides Association Raft Maine

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we are the bargain hunter’s paradise! MADAWASKA 207-728-7234 81 Fox Street e ’r u o y wherever PRESQUE ISLE e r u s ’s e 207-762-3417 r e h t going, 803 Main Street ’s n e d r a m a e b to HOULTON 207-532-9125 along your way! 120 North Street stretch your dollars RUMFORD LINCOLN 207-369-9650 207-794-2013 across maine River Valley Crossing 28-32 Main Street Shopping Center 1016 US Rt. 2

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207-454-1421 189 Main Street

PORTLAND

ELLSWORTH

207-780-9668 1100 Brighton Ave.

207-669-6036 225 High Street

BIDDEFORD 207-571-3023 435 Elm Street

BREWER

207-989-1750 564 Wilson Street

WATERVILLE

SANFORD

207-873-6112 458 Kennedy Memorial Drive

207-324-1239 1247 Main Street

LEWISTON GRAY

207-786-0313 750 Main Street

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Allagash Wilderness Waterway Aroostook Birch Point Bradbury Mountain Camden Hills Cobscook Bay Crescent Beach Damariscotta Lake Ferry Beach Fort Point (Fort Pownall) Grafton Notch Holbrook Island Sanctuary Lake St. George Lamoine Lily Bay Moose Point Mt. Blue Owls Head Light Peacock Beach Peaks-Kenny Penobscot River Corridor Popham Beach Quoddy Head Range Ponds Rangeley Lake Reid Roque Bluffs Sebago Lake Shackford Head Swan Lake Two Lights Vaughan Woods Warren Island Wolfe’s Neck Woods

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Public Reserved Lands Bald Mountain Bigelow Preserve Chain of Ponds Chamberlain Lake Cutler Coast Dead River Deboullie Dodge Point Donnell Pond Duck Lake Eagle Lake Four Ponds Gero Island Great Heath Holeb Little Moose Machias River Corridor Mackworth Island Mahoosucs Moosehead Lake Nahmakanta Pineland Richardson Rocky Lake Round Pond Scraggly Lake Seboeis Squapan Telos Wassataquoik

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Although many of these areas are closed during fall and winter, visitors may still enjoy them by parking outside the gates and walking in. For more information about accessible facilities in areas managed by the Bureau of Parks and Lands, see our web site: www.maine.gov/doc/parks or call 207-287-3821.


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Discover a

natural treasure.

With over 75 well-maintained state parks, public reserved lands, and historic sites from the mountains to the sea, we invite you to tour, paddle, cast, climb, splash, and hike to your heart’s content! To find out more about North America’s most unforgettable natural treasure, visit our website at www.maine.gov/doc/parks or call 207-287-3821.

© Laura Smith-Petersen

Bureau of Parks and Lands

EXPERIENCE MAINE THROUGH ITS...

Buy Local!

Your visit to Maine will not be complete without indulging in some local foods. Visit one of our many farmers’ markets or stop at a farm stand. There is nothing tastier or healthier than fresh picked local produce. And there are no folks friendlier than Maine’s farmers— take a minute to meet one and enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors. To find a farmstand or farmers’ market, visit www.getrealmaine.com. When you buy real Maine food and other agricultural products, you not only get freshness, flavor and quality—you also help support our neighbors who produce them. Most Maine farms are small, family-owned businesses, and they take lots of extra care to make sure you get the best!

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Golf Courses Listed alphabetically by town. Area code in Maine is 207. All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member information, visit www.mainetourism.com. Dutch Elm Golf Club Fox Ridge Golf Club Natanis Golf Course Lucerne Inn Bath Country Club Sebasco Harbor Resort Bethel Inn Resort Bridgton Highlands Country Club Country View Golf Club Brunswick Golf Club St. Croix Country Club Sugarloaf Point Sebago Resort Val Halla Golf Recreation & Banquet Center Gorham Country Club Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club at Cole Farms Springbrook Golf Club Lake Kezar Country Club Sunday River Ski Resort Toddy Brook Golf Course Cape Neddick Country Club Dunegrass Golf & Beach Resort Palmyra Golf & RV Resort Province Lake Golf Club Poland Spring Inn & Resort Sam-o-Set Four Seasons Samoset Resort Sanford Country Club Nonesuch River Golf Club Links at Outlook Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks Sable Oaks Golf Club Highland Green Maine National Golf Club Westerly Winds Sports Park/Sunset Ridge Golf Links Golf Maine Association Maine State Golf Association

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Maine Harness Racing is...

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The Green List All listed have been certified by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection as Environmental Leaders by implementing programs to reduce energy, conserve water, minimize waste, use environmentally preferable cleaners and educate the public and their customers on reducing environmental impact; www.maine.gov/dep/innovation/greencert. *Member of Maine Tourism Association; www.mainetourism.com.

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Abigail’s Inn Acadia Cottages * Admiral’s Inn * Alamoosook Lakeside Inn * A Rise and Shine Bed and Breakfast * Atlantic Oakes by the Sea * Aurora Inn Bar Harbor Grand Hotel * Bar Harbor Hotel-Bluenose Inn * Berry Manor Inn * Best Western Senator Inn and Spa * Bethel Hill Bed and Breakfast * Bethel Inn Resort * Black Point Inn * Blue Hill Inn, The * Brass Fox Bed & Breakfast Breakers, The Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns * Camden Windward House Captain Lindsey House * Cliff House Resort and Spa, The * Colony Hotel, The * Comfort Inn * Comfort Inn Ocean’s Edge * Common Table Country Inn, The * Coveside Bed and Breakfast * Crabtree Neck Cottages Craignair Inn * Derby Lane Cottage Edgewater Farm Bed and Breakfast * Fairfield Inn and Suites * Frost Mountain Yurts * Gorges Grant Hotel * Grand Summit Hotel-Sunday River * Graycote Inn * Harpswell Inn * Harraseeket Inn * Hawthorn Inn, The Hilton Garden Inn - Auburn * Hilton Garden Inn - Freeport * Holiday Inn - Bath * Holiday Inn - Waterville * Inn at Camden Place, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, The * Inn by the Sea * Inns at Blackberry Common * Jordan Grand-Sunday River * Katahdin Cabins Lakeshore Inn Bed and Breakfast * LimeRock Inn * Log Cabin Island Inn * Lord Camden Inn * Maine Huts and Trails Maple Hill Farm Inn * Marriott Portland at Sable Oaks * Meadowmere Resort, The * Midway Country Lodging, The Moose Island Lodge and Cabins Moosehead Hills Cabins * Newagen Seaside Inn * Nonantum Resort, The * Nurture through Nature Holistic Retreats & Cabin Rentals Oakland House Seaside Resort * Old Granite Inn Orland House Bed & Breakfast * Oxford House Inn * Peace With-Inn Bed & Breakfast Penobscot Lake Lodge * Pilgrim’s Inn * Primrose Inn * Quaker Tavern Inn Quality Inn and Suites * Red House Bed and Bath, The Rowan Tree Farm Samoset Resort * Schooner J. & E. Riggin * Seaside Inn Bed and Breakfast Sebacso Harbor Resort *

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Colleges and Universities This chart represents colleges and universities that are members of the Maine Higher Education Council. Source: Connection, The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, Annual Directory, 2008 or individual colleges and universities. Not all information has been independently validated. Please check with individual colleges for the most accurate and current tuition and fee information. For more information, visit www.mecolleges.org. ENROLLMENT 2007

2008 TUITION IN-STATE

2008 TUITION OUT-OF-STATE

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SETTING

WEB SITE

Central Maine Community College

MM

town

2,321

$3,360

$5,790

$7,376

www.cmcc.edu

Eastern Maine Community College

MH

small city

1,923

$3,690

$6,606

$8,160

www.emcc.edu

Kennebec Valley Community College

KV

town

2,064

$3,766

$6,439

n/a

www.kvcc.me.edu

Northern Maine Community College

AC

town

955

$3,015

$5,445

$5,240

nmcc.edu

Southern Maine Community College

GP

small city

5,113

$3,215

$5,645

$7,282

smccme.edu

Washington County Community College

DE

town

370

$3,357

$6,728

$4,203

wccc.me.edu

York County Community College

MB

rural

998

$3,050

$5,550

n/a

yccc.edu

Maine Maritime Academy

DE

town

901

$8,805

$15,405

$7,400

mainemaritime.edu

University of Maine at Augusta

KV

rural

5,101

$5,985

$13,395

n/a

uma.maine.edu

University of Maine at Farmington

MM

town

2,351

$7,157

$14,837

$6,722

umf.maine.edu

University of Maine at Fort Kent

AC

rural

1,269

$5,753

$13,443

$6,620

umfk.maine.edu

University of Maine at Machias

DE

rural

1,093

$5,770

$14,800

$6,260

umm.maine.edu

University of Maine

MH

town

11,912

$8,330

$20,540

$7,484

maine.edu

University of Maine at Presque Isle

AC

town

1,533

$5,740

$13,330

$5,980

umpi.edu

University of Southern Maine

GP

urban

10,453

$6,970

$17,440

$8,270

usm.maine.edu

$9,806

n/a

andovercollege.edu

Community Colleges

Public Universities

Private Colleges and Universities Andover College

GP, MM

small city

1,068

$9,806

Bates College

MM

small city

1,660

$46,800

$46,800 included in tuition

Beal College

MH

small city

440

$13,425

$13,425

n/a

bealcollege.edu

Bowdoin College

MC

town

1,716

$36,370

$36,370

$9,890

bowdoin.edu

Bangor Theological Seminary

MH

small city

140

$11,100

$11,100

n/a

bts.edu

CMCC College of Nursing and Health Professions

MM

small city

163

$4,568

$4,568

$3,410

cmmcson.edu

Colby College

KV

town

1,867

$46,100

$46,100 included in tuition

colby.edu

College of the Atlantic

DE

town

349

$29,970

$29,970

Heartwood College of Art

MB

town

23

$10,600

$10,600 housing only - $350/mo

Husson College

MH

small city

2,474

$11,970

$11,970

$6,500

husson.edu

Maine College of Art

GP

urban

379

$26,585

$26,585

$7,380

meca.edu

New England Bible College

GP

small city

55

$5,535

$5,535

n/a

nebc.edu

New England School of Communications

MH

small city

391

$10,270

$10,270

$6,550

nescom.edu

coa.edu heartwoodcollegeofart.org

Saint Joseph’s College

MM

rural

2,847

$23,300

$23,300

$9,600

sjcme.edu

Thomas College

KV

rural

975

$18,710

$18,710

$7,780

thomas.edu

University of New England

GP, MB

small city

3,792

$25,605

$25,605

$9,860

une.edu

Unity College

KV

rural

555

$19,595

$19,595

$7,310

unity.edu

SALT

GP

urban

35

$9,100

$9,100

n/a

salt.edu

The closeness of a college, the breadth of a university.

Offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs through the Schools of: • Business • Health • Education • Science & Humanities • Pharmacy*

~ founded in 1898 ~

* The School of Pharmacy is applying for pre-accreditation status through ACPE

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Explore Coastal Maine with Other Lafayette Hotels on and near the Coast of Maine ... Best Western Black Bear Inn & Conference Center Orono, ME 1.207.866.7120

Fireside Inn & Suites Auburn, ME 1.877.934.7374

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Fireside Inn & Suites Bangor, ME 1.877.934.7374

Best Western Senator Inn & Spa Augusta, ME 1.877.772.2224 www.senatorinn.com

Best Western Waterville Inn Waterville, ME 1.207.873.3335 www.watervilleinn.com

Best Western White House Inn Bangor, ME 1.207.862.3737

View from

Comfort Inn Ocean’s Edge

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ar Harbor Hotel luenose Inn

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Bar Harbor, ME

www.firesideinnauburn.com

www.firesideinnbangor.com

Sea View Inn Old Orchard Beach, ME 1.207.934.4180 www.seaviewgetaway.com

Waves Oceanfront Resort Old Orchard Beach, ME 1.207.934.4949

Wonder View Inn

www.wavesoceanfont.com

1.888.439.8439 www.wonderviewinn.com

Bar Harbor, ME

www.whitehouseinnbangor.com

Comfort Inn Ocean’s Edge Belfast, ME 1.800.303.5098 www.comfortinnbelfast.com

Boothbay Harbor Inn Boothbay Harbor, ME

Boothbay Harbor, ME

1.800.533.6302 www.boothbayharborinn.com See our ad on page 119

1.800.248.2628 www.tugboatinn.com See our ad on page 1 1 9 Norseman Resorts Ogunquit River Plantation Seacastles Resort Inn & Suites Ogunquit, ME 1.207.646.7024 www.ogunquitbeach.com See our ad on page 1 8 6

Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort Wells Beach, ME 1.207.646.2831 www.wellsbeachmaine.com See our ad on page 190

Merry Manor Inn South Portland, ME 1.207.774.6151 www.merrymanorinn.com See our ad on page 160

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Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum Arrowsic Island Pottery Maine State Museum Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center Bangor Center Corporation Cole Land Transportation Museum Maine Discovery Museum Abbe Museum Bar Harbor Music Festival College of the Atlantic Mt. Desert Oceanarium Friends of Seguin Island, Inc. Maine Maritime Museum Mainely Pottery Mt. Mann Jewelers Jonathan Fisher House Museum Boothbay Railway Village Maine Forest & Logging Museum Gallery 302 - Bridgton Art Guild Rufus Porter Museum Bowdoin College Brunswick Inn on Park Row Maine State Music Theatre Bayview Gallery Lord Camden Inn Museum at Portland Head Light Marketplace in Cape Neddick Nylander Museum of Natural History Wilson Museum Harvest Gold Gallery Columbia Falls Pottery Ruggles House Society Pownalborough Court House Tides Institute & Museum of Art Edgecomb Potters Studio & Gallery Telephone Museum Woodlawn Museum/The Black House Alan Claude Com Nordica Memorial Association Desert of Maine Lovell Designs Fryeburg Fair Moosehead Marine Museum Friends of Peary’s Eagle Island Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center Scribner’s Mill Preservation/Harrison Historical Society L. C. Bates Museum Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine Brick Store Museum Oak . . . an Art Gallery On the Marsh Arts in the Kennebunks Captain Fairfield Inn Kennebunkport Historical Society Seashore Trolley Museum Stanley Museum Museum L-A Maine Artisans Craft Cooperative Maine Art Glass Studio Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Norlands Living History Center North Light Gallery Theater at Monmouth Lamb’s Mill Inn Shaker Museum Nowetah’s American Indian Museum & Store

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FARM

B&Bs

“Get Real, Get Maine”

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Blueberry barrens, secluded coves,

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

crashing surf, the highest tides

BAR HARBOR Baxter State Park

in the country and the first light of day characterize

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

Moosehead Lake

DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains

the DownEast & Acadia

BLUE HILL

Foliage, Food & Wine Festival—chefs and food producers (October). 374-3242

MidCoast

Bar Harbor Food & Wine Classic—(September). 288-5033 Bar Harbor Jazz Festival—(August). 288-5829 Bar Harbor Music Festival*—classical music concerts (July–August). 288-5744 Legacy of the Arts—concerts, art show (June). 288-5103

Acadia National Park

BUCKSPORT

Bucksport Bay Festival—parade, fireworks, food, crafts (July). 469-6818 The Maine Beaches

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

region of Maine.

CALAIS ꞇ

International Festival—(August). 454-0320 CASTINE

Celebrate Castine—street fair, dog show, golf and croquet tournaments (July). 326-4502 COBSCOOK BAY ꞇ

Here you’ll find authentic fishing villages, Acadia National Park, Schoodic National Scenic Byway, Somes Sound (the only fjord on the East Coast), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Ice Age Trail, Grand Lake Stream (revered for fly fishing) and

Enjoy panoramic views from the 420-foot-high observation deck of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, accessed from historic Fort Knox. Explore villages filled with the nation’s heritage, including the Historic Districts of Cherryfield and Eastport. Visit St. Croix Island International Historic Site and canoe the International Heritage Waterway. Learn about Maine’s Native Americans at the Abbe Museum, in Bar Harbor.

DANFORTH ꞇ

Summerfest and International Art Show—(July). DEER ISLE/STONINGTON

Jazz Festival—Stonington Opera House (July). 367-2788 Lupine Festival—garden, plane and boat tours, crafts, quilts, music, food, gallery events (June). 367-2420 Shakespeare in Stonington—at the Opera House (August). 367-2788 Wings, Waves and Woods—birding and art; walks, lectures, boat trips, gallery events (May). 348-6124 EAST MACHIAS ꞇ

River Day Festival—(June). EASTPORT ꞇ

July 4th and Old Home Week Celebration—first flag-raising on the Fourth in the U.S. Paint Eastport Day—(September). Salmon Festival—(September). 853-4644

DownEast & Acadia

Machiasport, site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution.

Down East Spring Birding Festival—(May). 733-2233

ELLSWORTH

Take a walking tour through Castine, where signs detail the town’s early years.

Autumn Gold Days—(September). GRAND LAKE STREAM ꞇ

Folk Arts Festival—(July).

Countless artists and artisans are drawn to the region by its natural beauty, so the arts scene is a lively one. Visit studios and galleries, take in a performance, join a celebration: the Bar Harbor Music Festival, the Bucksport Bay Festival, the Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival and Stonington’s Wings, Waves and Woods event are just a few. Outdoor adventures abound in this rugged landscape. Boat cruises, hiking, biking

JONESPORT ꞇ

World’s Fastest Lobster Boat Race—(July 4th). LUBEC ꞇ

Lubec Fall Festival—(September). 733-0906 World Class Jazz—annual concert and clinics benefit Lubec Memorial Library. 733-2491 MACHIAS ꞇ

Machias Blueberry Festival*—(August). 255-6665 Margaretta Festival—celebrates first naval battle of the American Revolution (June). 255-4402 UMM Homecoming and Fall Festival— (September–October). 255-4402 MILBRIDGE ꞇ

Milbridge Days—parade, sidewalk sales, sporting events (July). 546-2422

and sea kayaking will reward you with spectacular scenery and views of wildlife,

ORLAND

from puffins to whales. Experience the earliest sunrise in the U.S. on the Coastal

Orland River Day—parade, raft races, food, music, eco-tour (June). 469-0077

Trail at West Quoddy Head Light, in Lubec. For more information, visit www.downeastacadia.com.

Acadia National Park © Christian Blouin; Mt. Desert © Marjorie Monteleon; Grand Lake Stream © Richard V. Procopio

PERRY ꞇ

October Harvest Festival ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

“The Sunrise Coast.”

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PLEASANT POINT PASSAMAQUODDY RESERVATION (SIPAYIK) ꞇ

Annual Indian Days Festival—(August). 853-2600

Native American Festival

SOUTHWEST HARBOR/TREMONT

Garlic Festival—(September). Music Festival—national country, jazz and blues musicians (September). Octoberfest Open Jam Session from All Maine Points— (October).

© Anna Travers, courtesy Maine Arts Commission

The 16th Annual Native American Festival on July 11, 2009 brings together the finest basketmakers from the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribes of Maine, representing more than 40 authentic Native American vendors and presenters. This popular festival renews the ancestral presence of Native American basketmakers, canoemakers and traders who made seasonal journeys to Bar Harbor for centuries. Held on the campus of the College of the Atlantic, the free, day-long event offers visitors a unique opportunity to purchase baskets and art directly from award-winning members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance. Visitors can meet the artists as they demonstrate how baskets are woven from fine strands of bark and grass. Also for sale are hand-carved walking sticks, flutes, rattles and root clubs, and a rich array of bead and quill jewelry. Visitors will experience ceremonial blessings and the powerful sounds of the Burnurwurbskek Singers, who perform traditional songs in New England’s oldest language. See dancers of all ages in ancestral regalia and hear youth drummers and singers chant in unison as taught by the elders. Gather around to hear stories, traditional flute music and demonstrations that often include canoe building, ash pounding, flute making and wigwam construction. For more information: 288-3519 or www.abbemuseum.org.

TRENTON

Great Maine Lumberjack Show*—log rolling, chopping, sawing, climbing exhibitions, as seen on ESPN (June–September). 667-0067 WINTER HARBOR

Schoodic Arts Festival—workshops, art shows, evening performances (August). 963-2569 Winter Harbor Lobster Festival—parade, lobster boat races, lobster feed (August). 963-7658

Arts & Heritage (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

DownEast & Acadia

BAR HARBOR

Abbe Museum*—Native American history and culture. 288-3519 Bar Harbor Historical Society—founded 1946; collections from the Gilded Age. 288-0000 Bar Harbor Music Festival*—288-5744 College of the Atlantic*—Turrets Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. 288-5015 Criterion Theatre and Arts Center—288-5829 George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic—Maine’s natural history. 288-5395 Jackson Laboratory—world’s largest center for mammalian genetics research; tours (summer). 288-6000 MDI Artists Directory*—288-2557 Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery*—marine mammals, salt marsh, museum. 288-5005

St. Croix Island International Historic Site— at Red Beach; site of first European settlement in North America north of Florida (1604). CASTINE

Abbot School—Castine Historical Society. 326-4118 Fort George—built by the British, the last fort surrendered by the Colonies during the Revolution. Maine Maritime Academy—tours of training ship State of Maine. 326-4311 Wilson Museum*—geological and maritime collection. 326-9247

BEALS ISLAND ꞇ

Barney Beal Home—home of famous Maine character Tall Barney Beal. Downeast Institute for Applied Research and Education—soft-shell clam hatchery. 497-5769 BLUE HILL

Holt House—built by Jeremiah Thorndike Holt in 1815. 374-2339 Jonathan Fisher House Museum*—built by Blue Hill’s first settled minister. 374-2459 Kneisel Hall—summer music school; weekly chamber music concerts. 374-2203 MERI Center for Marine Studies—marine research and education; eco-cruises, children’s island adventures, touch tank, gallery. 374-2135 New Surry Theatre—performances, school. 374-8804

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Cherryfield Academy—1829; former one-room schoolhouse. 546-2892 Cherryfield-Narraguagus Historical Society and Museum—546-7979 Ricker Blacksmith Shop—historic shop with tools from the 1801 original. COLUMBIA FALLS ꞇ

Deer Isle Granite Museum—granite industry (July–August). 367-6331 Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society—fishing, granite and marine artifacts; genealogical collection. 367-2629 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts—summer workshops, performances, lectures, tours. 348-2306 Stonington Opera House—1912; professional theater, workshops, music, dance, first-run movies; on National Register of Historic Places. 367-2788 EASTPORT ꞇ

© Craig Becker

CALAIS ꞇ

“The Sunrise Coast.”

CHERRYFIELD ꞇ

DEER ISLE/STONINGTON

Bucksport Cultural Arts Centre Bucksport Historical Society—(July–August). Colonel Jonathan Buck’s Monument Fort Knox—guided tours, picnic facilities (May–November). Northeast Historic Film—non-profit moving-image archive; sceenings, store, regional film, Alamo Theatre. 469-6818

ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

Charlotte Historical Society and Museum— 454-8238 Historic Cattle Pound

Pleasant River Fish Hatchery—educational tour explains the salmon life cycle. 483-4336 Ruggles House Society*—early 1800s furnishings, wood carvings, flying staircase. 483-4637; 546-7903 off-season

BUCKSPORT

Holmes Cottage—1805–06; oldest building in Calais. 454-2604 Music on the Green—free concerts on Tuesdays (summer).

CHARLOTTE ꞇ

Barracks Museum—built 1809 as part of Ft. Sullivan; genealogical resource room. 853-6630/4637 Quoddy Maritime Museum—local history, model of 1930s Quoddy Dam Tidal Power Project. 853-0911 Quoddy Tides Foundation Library and Aquarium—topographical model of the Quoddy area. 853-4806

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Raye's Mustard Mill Museum—tours. 853-4451, 800-853-1903 Stage East and Eastport Arts Center—853-2358; 853-4747 Tides Institute and Museum of Art*—architecture, art and photography. 853-4047

ELLSWORTH

MACHIAS ꞇ

Ellsworth Historical Society—1886 Old County Jail, Keepers House (July–August). 667-8671 Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary—130-acres, self-guided trails. 667-8460 Telephone Museum*—667-9491 Woodlawn Museum/The Black House*—modified 1800s Georgian home. 667-8671

Burnham Tavern—oldest building in eastern Maine (1770); played a role in the capture of the British schooner Margaretta in 1775. 255-4432 Machias Bay Chamber Concerts—summer music series. 255-3889 Porter Memorial Library—1892; fireplace made of ballast stones from the Margaretta. 255-3933 St. Croix Postal Museum—displays pertaining to post office, railroad and river. 255-3887 University of Maine Machias Art Galleries— 255-1200/1279

Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

FRANKLIN

* Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, 288-5103, 800-345-4617, www.barharbormaine.com

Darthia Farm—saltwater organic farm; farmstand, tours. 963-5530 Gouldsboro Historical Society—museum. 963-5530 Mandala Farm—historic farm with draft horses, gardens. 963-2984 Prospect Harbor Sardine Cannery—last cannery in Maine, on the working waterfront; tours. 963-7331

Franklin Historical Society Memorial Park— two-acre garden, former Baptist Church. 565-2223 GOULDSBORO

* Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 374-3242, www.bluehillpeninsula.org * Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, 469-6818, 888-678-6746, www.bucksportbaychamber.com * Castine Merchants Association, 326-8526, www.castine.me.us

MACHIASPORT ꞇ

Fort O’Brien—1775; site of the Margaretta’s capture; displays detail the fort’s history. 941-4014 Gates House—c.1807; period furnishings, maritime exhibits. 255-8898 MILBRIDGE ꞇ

Milbridge Historical Society and Museum— shipbuilding history, local industry, town artifacts. 546-4471 Milbridge Theater—1930s movie house with working player piano, announcements before shows. 546-2038 MOUNT DESERT

* Cobscook Bay Area ꞇ Chamber of Commerce, 733-2201, www.cobscookbay.com

Mt. Desert Island Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum—cultural history, research library. 244-5043

* Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce, 348-6124, www.deerisle.com

NORTHEAST HARBOR

* DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism, 546-3600, 888-665-3278, www.downeastacadia.com

ORLAND

Great Harbor Maritime Museum—maritime exhibits (June–October). 276-5262

PEMBROKE ꞇ

East Penobscot Bay Association, www.penobscotbay.com

* Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, 667-5584, www.ellsworthchamber.org * Grand Lake Stream ꞇ Chamber of Commerce, www.grandlakestream.com Greater East Grand Lake ꞇ Chamber of Commerce, 448-2321, www.eastgrandlake.net * Machias Bay Area ꞇ Chamber of Commerce, 255-4402, www.machiaschamber.org * Milbridge Area ꞇ Merchants Association, 483-9770, www.milbridge.org * Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce, 276-5040, www.mountdesertchamber.org * Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce, 963-7658, www.acadia-schoodic.org * Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce, 244-9264, 800-423-9264, www.acadiachamber.com * St. Croix Valley ꞇ Chamber of Commerce, 454-2308, 888-422-3112, www.visitstcroixvalley.com Trenton Chamber of Commerce, 667-1259, www.trentonmaine.com * Member Maine Tourism Association ꞇThese chambers/associations are located in Washington County, “The Sunrise Coast."

PENOBSCOT

Historical Society—restored farm.

© Marjorie Monteleon

* Eastport ꞇ Chamber of Commerce, 853-4644, www.eastport.net

Pennamaquan Park—remains of 1826 ironworks. PERRY ꞇ

45th Parallel—roadside picnic spot with red granite stone marking the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole. PLEASANT POINT PASSAMAQUODDY RESERVATION (SIPAYIK) ꞇ

Learn more about the American Revolution at Fort O’Brien, in Machiasport.

Historic Monument—given by the Daughters of the American Revolution to honor the tribe’s participation in America’s War for Independence. Waponahki Museum—Passamaquoddy language resources and cultural exhibits. 853-4001

GRAND LAKE STREAM ꞇ

PROSPECT

Historical Society and Museum—796-5101/5562

Fort Knox—Maine’s largest granite fort, begun in 1844. 469-7719

HANCOCK

Pierre Monteux School of Music—summer concerts. 422-3931

ROBBINSTON ꞇ

Sardine Museum—history of the sardine industry. 497-2961 Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church—1887; Tiffany-style stained glass windows. 497-5985 Maine Central Model Railroad—3000 feet of working track for model train enthusiasts.

SEDGWICK

JONESPORT ꞇ

Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center— 454-8121 Rev. Daniel Merrill House—1795; local history library, one-room schoolhouse. Sedgwick Town House—1794. 359-2275 SOMESVILLE

LITTLE CRANBERRY ISLE

Acadia Repertory Theatre*—244-7260; 888-362-7480

Islesford Museum—history of the area.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR/TREMONT

LUBEC ꞇ

Lubec Historical Society Museum—information center. 733-2274 Lubec Landmarks/McCurdy Smokehouse—historic complex; museum, gallery, gift shop. 733-4959 Roosevelt Campobello International Park— FDR’s summer home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, across international bridge; films, natural area, views to West Quoddy Light. 506-752-2922 SummerKeys—music vacations for adults; free weekly faculty concerts (June–August). 733-2316; 973-316-6220 after October 1 Tours of Lubec and Cobscook—733-2997; 888-347-9302

DownEast & Acadia

Orland Historical Museum—Red Paint Indians, Civil War and more. 469-7788

Claremont Hotel—est.1884; on National Register of Historic Places. 244-5036 Deck House and Cabaret Theater—fine dining, evening performances. 244-5044 Fernald Point—summer camping ground of Penobscot Indian Nation; settlement of Jesuits in 1600s. Mt. Desert Oceanarium—touch tanks, audio-visual room, gift shop. 244-7330 Seal Cove Auto Museum—antique cars, motorcycles. 244-9242 ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

“The Sunrise Coast.”

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Take It Outside

STEUBEN ꞇ

Family Friendly Day Hikes

Jane & Jack Weil Sculpture Gallery and Gardens—steel sculptures, picnicking. 546-2269

Shackford Head State Park, Eastport

SULLIVAN

Even the easiest trail at Shackford Head, one of Maine’s smallest state parks, rewards hikers with big views. Located off Route 190, the 90-acre site includes beaches, protected coves and a rocky headland. A gentle trail from the parking area through the woods to the 175-foot Shackford Overlook offers a panoramic view of Cobscook Bay, including Eastport, Lubec and the islands of Campobello and Grand Manan. On the beach below you will discover the first of two fossil areas within the park; the other is on the Schooner Trail. FMI: 941-4014.

Farmstead Barn—children’s theatre. Stone Store—structure built of local granite blocks. Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society and Museum—community history. WHITING ꞇ

DownEast Drawings*—733-0988 WINTER HARBOR

Hammond Hall—on National Register of Historic Places; year-round Friday night coffeehouses, jazz and classical concert series. 963-2569 Winter Harbor Historical Museum—restored schoolhouse; 19th-century memorabilia, fishing history artifacts. Schoodic Education and Research Center— in Acadia National Park; residential research and education programs. 288-1326, 963-2401

Picnic Spots Donnell Pond Public Lands, between Ellsworth and Cherryfield

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing

Located five miles north of U.S. Route 1 and the Schoodic Peninsula, the Donnell Pond Unit comprises more than 14,000 acres of remote forested land with crystal clear lakes, secluded ponds and mountains with panoramic views. From the parking lot off Route 183 it’s a half-mile walk to Schoodic Beach on Donnell Pond, a popular swimming spot, with picnic tables and pit toilets. Several other beaches can be reached by boat from the launch off Route 182 near Franklin. FMI: 827-1818.

ADDISON ꞇ

BAR HARBOR

Acadia Mountain Guides*—288-8186; 888-232-9559 Acadia National Park*—1916; oldest national park east of Mississippi River; hiking, biking trails. 288-3338 Acadia National Park Tours—2.5-hour tours with three 15-minute stops in the Park. 288-4728 Acadia Outfitters—sea kayaking. 288-8118 Aquaterra Adventures*—kayaking tours. 288-0007; 877-386-4124 Atlantic Climbing School*—288-2521 Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop—bike rentals. 288-3886 Bar Harbor Whale Watch*—narrated tours. 288-2386; 800-942-5374 Bay Ferries Ltd./The Cat*—operates between Maine and Nova Scotia. 288-3395; 902-566-3838; 877-359-3760 Coastal Kayaking Tours*—288-9605; 800-526-8615 Dive-in Theatre with Diver Ed—underwater sightseeing trip. 288-3483 Down East Nature Tours—flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island. 288-8128 Downeast Windjammer Cruises*—288-4585/2373; Win: 546-2927 LuLu Lobster Boat Ride—lobster fishing demonstration. 963-2341 Mt. Desert Oceanarium*—244-7330/288-5005 National Park Outdoor Recreation Center— guided tours. 288-5854 National Park Sea Kayak Tours*—guided small groups. 288-0342; 800-347-0940 Oli’s Trolley—Acadia and island tours. 288-5443 Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours—288-3355

ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

“The Sunrise Coast.”

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© Ralph Morang

DownEast & Acadia

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

Addison Marshes—bird watching. Pleasant Bay Bed & Breakfast and Llama Keep*—483-4490 Upper Birch Island Nature Conservancy Preserve—729-5181

Courtesy Maine Department of Conservation

Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving*— works by the internationally known local sculptor. 244-7555

Reversing Falls at the Bridge—kayaking. BROOKSVILLE

Holbrook Island Sanctuary—326-4012 BUCKSPORT

Bucksport Harbor Tours - Lil Toot*—469-7498 Bucksport Marina—docking facilities and moorings. Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory— 400’ cable stay bridge with observatory; views of Mt. Katahdin on a clear day. 469-6553 CALAIS ꞇ

Calais Waterfront and Walkway—views of the greatest tide change in the continental U.S. (20–28 feet). Keene Lake at Red Beach Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge—hiking, bird watching. 454-7161 Pike Milestones—12 historic granite markers from Calais to Robbinston. St. Croix Country Club*—454-8875 Whitlock’s Mill Lighthouse

Experienced whitewater kayakers and canoeists enjoy playing in the reversing falls at Blue Hill.

CASTINE

Castine Kayak Adventures*—866-3506 CENTERVILLE ꞇ

Holmes Falls—swimming beneath the falls, canoeing. Mitten Mountain—360-degree views of blueberry barrens, Great Heath, coastal lands to the ocean.

BARING ꞇ

CHARLOTTE ꞇ

Marsh Loop Trail, Woodcock Trail—wildlife watching, hiking, skiing. Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters—bird watching, hiking. 454-7161

Meddybemps Lake—panoramic view. Round Pond

BASS HARBOR

Bass Harbor Lighthouse—56 feet above sea level. BEALS ISLAND ꞇ

Great Wass Island Nature Conservancy Preserve—1,579 acres; trails to the ocean for hiking, skiing. 729-5181 BEDDINGTON ꞇ

Bog Brook Flowage—bog pond; bird watching, canoeing, kayaking. Lead Mountain Trail—hiking.

CHERRYFIELD ꞇ

Great Heath—canoe Pleasant River through Maine’s largest peat bog. Mount Catherine—947 feet; easy hike past old molybdenite mining dig to near top and views to the ocean. Narraguagus River Dam—swimming, canoe/kayak launch. Tunk Mountain—second highest on the Downeast coast (1,157 feet); two-hour hike to top for views.

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Not too far, yet a world away.

West Quoddy Lighthouse, Lubec

10 Reasons to Visit Maine's DownEast & Acadia Region 1 24 Lighthouses Visit our historic lights as you explore our magnificent coast

2 Whales, Puffins, Moose & Eagles Watch wildlife across the region and in Acadia National Park

3 Historic Architecture

Watch Puffins by the sea

Visit FDR’s cottage, Ruggles House, Burnham Tavern and other sites

4 Fairs, Festivals & The Arts Discover galleries, concerts, theater, crafts and local celebrations of everything from pirates to lobster to lupines!

5 Wild Blueberries Enjoy our abundant wild blueberries in everything from pies to wine

6 America’s First Sunrise

Flyfish in Grand Lake Stream

Catch first light in Lubec, Eastport & Cadillac Mountain

7 Bird Watching Year-Round Don’t miss our three spring birding festivals

8 Petroglyphs & Passamaquody Baskets Uncover Native culture and tradition

9 Museums Galore

Explore Acadia National Park

See everything from antique cars to lobsters to granite!

10 World-Class Fly Fishing Experience crystal clear Grand Lake Stream

Come discover the most authentic region of Maine!

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Abundant in natural and cultural riches, everything about the East Penobscot Bay Region beckons visitors to stay. Visit our quiet, unspoiled villages and enjoy exquisite landscapes, exhilarating recreation, a dynamic artistic community, gracious lodging and dining, and the relaxed pace of off-the-beaten path Coastal Maine.

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Blueberry Barrens—12,000 acres of wild blueberry land; blooms in May/June, raking in August; also in Cherryfield, Harrington and Centerville. Epping Base Line—built in 1857 by U.S. government to survey the East Coast; easy five-mile hike. CUTLER ꞇ

Bold Coast—five miles of cliff-bound coast; hiking trails to two campsites. 827-1818 Little River Lighthouse—at the harbor entrance. Puffin Trips—to Machias Seal Island to observe nesting Atlantic puffins and other sea birds. Western Head Hiking Trail DANFORTH ꞇ

1-800-942-2420

www.innontheharbor.com

Guided Island Tours—private custom boat charters; 348-6789 Island Heritage Trust—trails, nature preserves, shore and island access; Walks and Talks Program (May–September). 348-2455 Isle au Haut Company*—island ferry, sightseeing trips. 367-5193/6516 Old Quarry Ocean Adventures*—kayak, canoe and sailboat rentals and lessons; eco-tours; lobsterboat, kayak, puffin and lighthouse trips. 367-8977 Scenic Drive—30-mile loop around the island; three villages, shops, eateries, galleries, views. 348-6124

JONESPORT ꞇ

Norton of Jonesport*—497-5933/2560 Puffin Trips—to Machias Seal Island to observe nesting Atlantic puffins and other sea birds. Sandy River Beach LAMOINE

Rocky Lake Public Reserve—11,000 acres of coves and islands; campsites, boat launches, fishing. 827-1818 EASTPORT ꞇ

Birdwatching—intertidal clam flats. Cobscook Hikes and Paddles—726-4776; Win: 454-2130 East Coast Ferries*—to Deer Island, New Brunswick, with connections to Campobello and mainland New Brunswick (summer). 506-747-2159; 877-747-2159 Eastport Windjammers*—853-2500 Old Sow Whirlpool—largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. Scuba Diving—non-stratified marine life to a depth of 70 feet. Shackford Head State Park—90-acre peninsula; hiking. 941-4014 EDMUNDS TOWNSHIP ꞇ

Cobscook Bay State Park—boat launch, camping, picnicking, hiking, cross-country skiing. 726-4412 Great Works Wildlife Management Area—fishing, hunting. 434-5927 Hallowell Island Preserve—shoreline walks (boat access only). Hiking—Bells Mountain and Crane Mountain Trails. Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge—hiking, bird watching. 454-7161 ELLSWORTH

Lamoine State Park—55 acres; camping, picnic area, boat launch, fishing pier, playground; XC skiing in winter. 667-4778; 941-4014 (off-season) FRANKLIN

Donnell Pond/Tunk Lake Unit—Maine public land; remote canoeing, hiking, camping. 963-7658 Schoodic Mountain—easy, five-hour hike to the top of the third highest mountain on the East Coast.

LUBEC ꞇ

MACHIAS ꞇ

Bad Little Falls Park—picturesque falls on one of the last great Atlantic salmon rivers in the East. MACHIASPORT ꞇ

Excursions—boating, fishing. Indian Pictographs—view by boat. Jasper Beach—named for the plentiful jasper in the beach’s pebbles. MARION TOWNSHIP ꞇ

Patrick Lake Trail—hiking. MEDDYBEMPS ꞇ

Meddybemps Lake—boating, fishing, swimming. MILBRIDGE ꞇ

Bois Bubert Island—north end administered by Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters—546-2124 McClellan Park—10 acres; shorefront picnic areas, campsites, trails, tidal pools, rugged rocky coast. Riverside Park—on the Narraguagus River. 546-2422 MOUNT DESERT

Acadia National Park*—1916; oldest national park east of Mississippi River; hiking, biking trails. 288-3338 National Park Canoe & Kayak Rentals*— 244-5854/1151 NORTHEAST HARBOR

Allen Associates*—276-5352 Sargent Drive—drive along the only natural fjord in the eastern U.S. Thuya Gardens—140-acre preserve; terraced trail with scenic lookouts. 276-5130 ORLAND

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery and Recreation Area—America’s oldest salmon hatchery; aquarium, display pool, boat launch, swimming and picnic areas, nature trails, hiking, educational information. 287-3821

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GOULDSBORO

Acadia National Park, Schoodic Section—hiking, biking, paddling. Acadia Ecotours—sea kayaking, hiking learning adventures, custom overnight programs, research expeditions. 460-9731

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EAST MACHIAS ꞇ

207-367-8977 • www.oldquarry.com

Tidal Falls, Frenchman Bay Conservancy— dramatic whitewater from reversing falls; boat launch for canoes and kayaks. 422-2328

Excursions—boating, whalewatching, fishing. Hiking—Boot Head Preserve, Horan Head, Pike Lands. Lubec Narrows—25-foot tides, seals. Lubec Channel Light—“the Spark Plug.” Morong Point—walking route; wildlife. Mowry Beach—birdwatching. Pathfinders Hiking Group—733-4984 The Wharf—water taxi, tours, bike rentals. 733-4440 Tours of Lubec and Cobscook—sightseeing, history, nature, lighthouse and farm tours. 733-2997, 888-347-9302 West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and Visitor Center—famous striped lighthouse. 733-2180 Wharf*—whale watching. 733-4400

Fishing

•Charter boat rides •Hike & Bike boat trips to Isle au Haut •Ferry Service to Isle au Haut •Sailboat rentals and lessons •Camping •Kayaking trips, rentals, and lessons 130 Settlement Rd, Stonington, ME 04681

HANCOCK

Canoeing/Kayaking—rapids through forest and bog.

DENNYSVILLE ꞇ

Let Your Adventure Start Here!

Grand Lake Stream Guides Association— 796-2796 Hunting and Fishing

Acadia 1 Watersports*—888-786-0676

DEER ISLE/STONINGTON

~Open Year Round~

GRAND LAKE STREAM ꞇ

Chiputneticook and East Grand Lakes DEBLOIS ꞇ

Built right on Stonington Harbor.

Seascape Kayaking—sea kayak tours, bike and lake kayak rentals. 963-5806

ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

“The Sunrise Coast.”

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Welcome to

In the tradition of its founders, individuals have donated all of the park’s lands. Between 1915 and 1933,

Acadia National Park

John D. Rockefeller Jr. contributed more than 11,000 acres and built the wonderful carriage roads. These broad, smooth, graveled byways delight equestrians, hikers, bicyclists, snowshoers and cross-country skiers. The carriage roads encircle Jordan Pond and Eagle Lake

© Phil Savignano

and wind around Sargent and Penobscot Mountains, providing stunning views of Frenchman Bay and Somes Sound. Northern and temperate climate zones overlap here, resulting in an abundance of wildlife, including

Samuel Champlain explored the area that now includes Acadia National Park in 1604, naming it “Isle des Monts

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Desert” because of the bare granite summits. In 1916, a

300 species of birds. The park also offers: • More than 120 miles of hiking trails with breathtaking views;

group in Hancock County led by George B. Dorr offered

• Two campgrounds;

6,000 acres to the U.S. government for conservation, land

• Park Loop Road, a 20-mile drive starting at the

that President Woodrow Wilson designated Sieur de

Hulls Cove Visitor Center, that brings you to Sand Beach,

Monts National Monument. In 1919, Lafayette National

Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Jordan Pond and the summit

Park was established. Acadia received its present name

of Cadillac Mountain. A self-guiding tape is available

in 1929, and today it is rated among the 10 most-visited

at the Visitor Center.

national parks. The park has about 47,000 acres (including conservation easements), encompassing mountains, lakes, forest and shoreline. For many people, a Maine vacation would not be complete without a visit to Acadia.

E L E VAT E

• Swimming beaches with lifeguards (one on the ocean at Sand Beach, one at warmer Echo Lake). • The Wild Gardens of Acadia at Sieur de Monts Spring, where more than 400 plants are labeled and dis-

your

PERSPECTIVE

played in their habitat. Start your visit to Acadia at Hulls Cove Visitor Center, open from midApril through October 31. Ask for a schedule of ranger-led activities that include boat cruises, hikes, walks, talks, children’s programs and evening programs. During the winter, visit Park Headquarters on Highway 233, three

H

miles west of Bar Harbor.

igh igh atop the granite ggra terraced hillside of

Bar Ha Ba B Harbor, Harbor rbor, The Blue Bluenose B offers luxurious

Most of the park is located on Mount Desert Island, easily accessible by car from Bangor and the coast.

accommodations, rejuvenating ng spa spa services, rvices, gourmet gour cuisine cu and balcony views

Hancock County Airport is minutes

of Bar Harbor’s Frenchman Bay. Experience the grand view and classic

away. The Island Explorer shuttle bus

elegance of The Bluenose.

picks visitors up at their lodging or

Just minutes from Acadia National Park

campground and links them to destinations across Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island’s only 4-Diamond Resort

and into Acadia National Park. The

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fees, so the ride is fare-free. The

800.445.4077

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Bar Harbor Inn & Spa Rated Superior First Class by Official Hotel Guide

 Bar Harbor’s Premier Oceanfront Resort  Elegant Rooms/Suites,Waterfront Balconies  Fine Dining and Personal Service  Best In-town Location  Luxury Spa and Fitness Center

and

Acadia National Park… Choose one of these fine island properties.

800-248-3351 • 207-288-3351 AAA  www.BarHarborInn.com

ATLANTIC OAKES BY-THE-SEA Oceanfront Resort and Conference Center

 153 Spacious Rooms with Ocean Views  Extensive Conference Facilities  Tennis Courts, Indoor and Outdoor Pools  Next to Ferry, 1 mile to Downtown  Open Year Round, Groups Welcome

800-336-2463 • 207-288-5801 AAA  www.BarHarbor.com

Acadia Inn

Bar Harbor’s Most Accommodating Hotel

 95 Deluxe Rooms with King or Queen Beds  Free Continental Breakfast, HBO  Guest Laundry, Heated Pool, Jacuzzi  Downtown 1 mile; Canada Ferry 500 yards  Minutes to Acadia National Park

800-638-3636 • 207-288-3500 AAA  www.AcadiaInn.com

The Bar Harbor

GRAND HOTEL Affordable Elegance at Bar Harbor’s Newest Hotel  70 Well-appointed Rooms  King or Queen Beds with Premium Bedding  Great Downtown Location  Continental Breakfast Included  Outstanding Hotel Amenities

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BALANCE ROCK INN

Unsurpassed Luxury on the Ocean!

Stay in one of COASTAL LIVING magazine's “Favorite Oceanfront Inns”. Enjoy oceanfront accommodations and the convenience of being in downtown Bar Harbor. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac just a block from the heart of Bar Harbor’s downtown, Balance Rock Inn enjoys a breathtaking waterfront location on the historic Shore Path. Balance Rock Inn is a beautifully restored oceanfront mansion with amenities like fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, porches, and air conditioning. Steps from everything, yet wonderfully private.

www.balancerockinn.com 21 Albert Meadow X Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 welcome@balancerockinn.com 800.753.0494 X 207.288.2610

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Hightail it between Maine and Nova Scotia. Take The CAT and visit for a day—or longer.

World’s Smallest Drawbridge Sanford, Nova Scotia Cape Forchu Lightstation Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Sailing between Maine and Nova Scotia is quick, comfortable and exciting aboard The CAT™, featured on The Discovery Channel as One of the World’s Super Ships. Whether you join us for a Day Cruise or plan an extended stay, you’ll enjoy the journey aboard this amazing ship, with our café, casino, TV/Movie lounges, duty-free shopping and spectacular, panoramic views. The CAT sprints across the Gulf of Maine at highway speeds, arriving at your destination in just three hours. For a day or longer, The CAT is the way to go!

Vacation Packages Available! Bar Harbor, Maine Halifax, Nova Scotia Portland, Maine

Boston

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

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Made in Maine

continued from page 73 PEMBROKE ꞇ

Excursions—bicycling, boating, fishing, kayaking, nature, sailing. Reversing Falls Park—140-acre town park overlooking saltwater reversing falls; picnics, hiking. 726-4047

Raye’s Mustard The city of Eastport was a booming place in 1900, when J. Wesley Raye founded a mill to produce mustard for the growing sardine industry. Today, all but one of the sardine canneries are gone, but Raye’s Mustard, now run by the fourth generation, is going strong. You can take a tour of North America’s last remaining traditional stone-ground mustard mill, sample some of the 21 varieties of awardwinning mustard (don’t miss “Moose-a-maquoddy Molasses”) and visit The Pantry Store to stock up on supplies to take home. In addition to the full line of mustards, the store offers other Maine-crafted items, including home-cooked take-out foods. Both the mill and the store are open year-round, but the timing of tours depends on the mill’s working schedule. Raye’s Mustard has been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Yankee magazines. For more information: www.rayesmustard.com.

PERRY ꞇ

Boyden Lake—swimming, fishing. Gleason Cove Park—fishing, boat launch. Shore Road—views of Passamaquoddy Bay, fish weirs. PRINCETON ꞇ

Pocomoonshine Mountain Trail—hiking, mountain biking, skiing.

© Voscar

ROBBINSTON ꞇ

Boat Launch and Picnic Site—at the mouth of the St. Croix River; views of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Perry Conglomerate—beach at Mill Cove consists of this red, shell-filled “new” rock; find geodes, quartz and the stone monolith Pulpit Rock. ROQUE BLUFFS ꞇ

Roque Bluffs State Park—sandy beach, ocean and freshwater swimming, bath house, playground, picnic area, fishing. 255-3475, 941-4014 SOUTHWEST HARBOR/TREMONT

DownEast & Acadia

Downeast Fisheries Trail Flying Mountain Trails Garden Tours Maine State Sea Kayak*—244-9500; 877-481-9500 Sailboat Charter Excursions Seawall Nature Trails Somes Sound Fjord—kayak tours

BLUE HILL

Shopping (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

STEUBEN ꞇ

Petit Manan Division, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge—1,991 acres; wildlife, hiking, skiing. 546-2124

BAR HARBOR

All Fired Up—create-your-own art. 288-3130 Hannaford Supermarket*—288-5680 Island Artisans—local crafts. 288-4214 Jack’s Jewelry*—288-3803; 800-303-8297 The Scrimshaw Workshop & Fine Gifts—jewelry, knives and collectibles of fossil ivory. 288-4380

SULLIVAN

Long Cove Picnic Area—on the shore. Sullivan Harbor Scenic Turnout—overlooking Frenchman Bay and Cadillac Mountain. SWAN’S ISLAND

Protected Eagle Nesting Sites

BUCKSPORT

Hannaford Supermarket*—469-3282 CALAIS ꞇ

Urban Moose—454-8277 COLUMBIA FALLS ꞇ

Columbia Falls Pottery*—483-4075; 800-235-2512 DEER ISLE/STONINGTON

Artists’ Studios and Galleries—many open year round; Stonington First Friday Open Gallery Nights (June–October). 367-2700

TRENTON

Great Maine Lumberjack Show*—667-0067 Scenic Biplane and Glider Rides—667-7627 Scenic Flights of Acadia*—664-6000; 667-6527 Seacoast Fun Parks (Bar Harbor Area)*— 667-3573; 892-1644

EDMUNDS TOWNSHIP ꞇ

Tide Mill Organic Farms—733-2551 ELLSWORTH

Big Chicken Barn Books & Antiques*—667-7308 Hannaford Food & Drug*—667-5300; RX: 667-3732 Monroe Salt Works*—667-3349

TRESCOTT TOWNSHIP ꞇ

Hiking Trails—Commissary Point and Rocky Point; views of Whiting Bay and the Orange River. VANCEBORO ꞇ

GOULDSBORO

Russell’s Landing—fishing, camping, boat launch.

LUBEC ꞇ

Bartlett Maine Estate Winery*—546-2408

WHITING ꞇ

Bayside Chocolates—733-8880 Diane’s Glass Gallery & Tea Room—733-2458 Monica’s Chocolates—733-4500 Northern Tides Art and Gift Gallery—733-2500 West Quoddy Gifts—733-2457, 866-218-3253

Cobscook Bay State Park—hiking, camping, kayaking. Whiting Bay, Holmes Bay—saltwater activities, fishing, boating. WINTER HARBOR

ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

“The Sunrise Coast.”

www.downeastacadia.com

MACHIAS ꞇ

Hannaford Supermarket*—255-3201 NORTHEAST HARBOR

Smart Studio & Art Gallery*—276-5152; 667-6745 PERRY ꞇ

45th Parallel—853-9500 Blueberry Point Chefs/Ice House Wine & Cheese—853-4629 SULLIVAN

Sullivan Harbor Art Gallery—work by local artists. © Phil Savignano

Acadia Ecotours—sea kayaking, hiking learning adventures, custom overnight programs, research expeditions. 460-9731 Acadia National Park, Schoodic Section— drive past coastal headlands; hiking trails, bike loop, education/research center. 963-2401, 288-1326 Schoodic National Scenic Byway—29-mile byway through Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor and a remote section of Acadia National Park. Seascape Kayaking—sea kayak tours, bike and lake kayak rentals. 963-5806 Winter Harbor Ferry—daily passenger and bike ferry to Bar Harbor, free shuttle bus service. 288-2984

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Bird Watchers’ Store & Cafe—supplies, maps, books. 374-3740 Blue Hill Farmers’ Market—Saturdays, 9–11:30 a.m. (Memorial weekend–October). 374-5273 Peninsula Potters*—374-5881 Rackliffe Pottery*—374-2297; 888-631-3321

TRENTON

Black Sheep Trading Company—664-7474, 800-715-5262 Sewing By The Sea—664-2558 The Woodshop Cupolas—800-698-5538

The Schoodic National Scenic Byway passes through several villages with intriguing shops.

WHITING

DownEast Drawings*—733-0988 Puffin Pines—gifts. 733-9782

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The hotel where the cast of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover–Home Edition” stayed while filming in Downeast Maine.

“Acadia’s Most Affordable AAA 3-Diamond Full–Service Hotel!”

Enjoy our restaurant and lounge

Experience our friendly Downeast Maine hospitality

Relax in our spacious, comfortable rooms

Top reasons to stay with us Unwind in our indoor pool, jacuzzi, exercise facility and tennis courts

Here’s what our guests say • “A perfect location...I would stay again.” • “Every staff member we encountered had a smile and said, ‘Hello.’” • “Priced Right”

• Affordable rates with package plans available • Centrally located between the two main areas of Acadia National Park • FREE Hi-Speed wireless Internet • FREE Meals and lodging for children under 12 • 12 Minutes from Bar Harbor Airport & 30 minutes from Bangor International Airport • 1 Minute from L.L. Bean Outlet Store • Supermarket and shopping mall next door • AAA & AARP discounts year round

Call our toll-free line now - It’s open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 1-800-401-9341 (207-667-9341) www.holidayinn.com/ellsworthme 215 High Street (Route 3) Ellsworth, ME 04605 • E-mail: hisales@midmaine.com


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Ellsworth / Trenton

Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 267 Ellsworth, Maine 04605 207-667-5584 www.ellsworthchamber.org

207-667-3311• 1-888-667-3311 eagleslodge@panex.com www.eagleslodge.com

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278 High St., Ellsworth, ME 04605

Telephone: 207-667-9595 www.thebudconnection.com

Great Food and Buffet Great Lounge Great Value 207-667-5308 • 207-667-5309 Route Route 3, 3, Bar Bar Harbor Harbor Rd., Rd., Ellsworth, Ellsworth, ME ME

SEPTEMBER 25, 26, AND 27 2009 WWW.ELLSWORTHCHAMBER.ORG WWW.ELLSWORTHCHAMBER.ORG

•Ellsworth’s Only AAA 3-Diamond Rated Full-Service Hotel •Newly Renovated Guest Rooms •Complimentary High Speed-Wireless •Swim and Fitness Center 215 High St., Ellsworth, ME 04605 Reservations: 800-401-9341 Group Sales: 207-667-9341 www.holidayinn.com/ellsworthme Mention this ad and ask for the Chamber discount.

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AUTUMN GOLD DAYS INCLUDE: • CHOWDER FEST • ANTIQUE CAR SHOW • SIDEWALK SALES • FAMILY ACTIVITES

July 17,18,19,2009

Yacht Races, Power Boat Poker Rally, Lobster Bake Support Independent Volunteer Hospice

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Ellsworth /Trenton

Your Acadia Vacation Begins Here.

Family owned and operated

Trenton Chamber of Commerce 1007 Bar Harbor Road, Box 102 Trenton, Maine 04605

chamber@trentonmaine.com

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Family owned and operated

1169 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605 Telephone: (207)667-5661 Reservations: 1-866-ISLEVIEW (475-3843) www.isleviewmotelandcottages.com

Telephone: 207-667-1259

Your Acadia Vacation Home 952 Bar Harbor Rd.,Trenton, ME 04605 (207) 667-8452 â&#x20AC;˘ www.sunrisemotel.us

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Bar Harbor

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ACADIA HOTEL Luxury on a budget. In the heart of

Bar Harbor near the Village Green. Eleven immaculate guest rooms, newly renovated with AC, TV, private baths (some whirlpools) and private parking. Sorry no pets and no smoking. Bicycle storage available, cafĂŠ and bakery next door. Close to Acadia National Park and Ferry. Rates: high season $139â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$159; off season $60â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$139. 20 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www. BDBEJBIPUFMDPNtBDBEJBIPUFM!BPMDPN

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BAR HARBOR MANOR This year youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd

remarkable values at the Bar Harbor Manor! Relax in a peaceful setting in the heart of Bar Harbor. Newly renovated luxurious guest rooms & suites. Many have ďŹ replaces, whirlpools, sitting areas and mini-kitchens. All rooms have private balcony, AC, fridge, TV, phone, Wi-Fi and private bath. AAA uuu. 47 Holland Avenue, #BS)BSCPS .&XXXCBSIBSCPSNBOPSDPNt WBDBUJPO!CBSIBSCPSNBOPSDPN

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BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009

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BAR HARBOR WHALE WATCH Join us for one of

our many adventurous boating tours on the Gulf of Maine. We feature several distinct whale watching, sightseeing, light house and nature trips which sail daily throughout the summer season. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company has spared no expense in order to offer you a spectacular opportunity to experience the awe inspiring beauty of the magniďŹ cent mammals of the sea. Come and enjoy a fantastic experience you will never forget. 1 West Street Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.barharborwhales.com.

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BAY MEADOW COTTAGES Cottages by the bay. Nestled in a quiet, scenic setting overlooking a picturesque cove and Frenchman Bay, with beach access. Kitchenettes, private baths, electric heat, CCTV. Internet access, free local calls. Units for 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 people. Weekly rates on request. Lower off-season rates. No pets. 5 minutes to Acadia National Park, 10 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor. V/MC. mid-May through midOctober. Rates: high season $84â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$104 d.o.; off season $54â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$79 d.o. PO Box 1, 126 Old Bar Harbor Road, 4BMJTCVSZ$PWF .&1FOOZ!CBZNFBEPXDPUUBHFTDPNt www.baymeadowcottages.com t

CANTERBURY COTTAGE Beautiful Fred Savage

designed cottage in the heart of town. Just a short walk to shops and restaurants. Minutes to Acadia. Friendly, homey atmosphere. All our rooms unique, private with full bath, AC, cable TV, and wi-ďŹ . Full breakfast. Afternoon refreshments. Off-street parking. Open year round. Rates: Seasonal $85-$145. 12 Roberts Ave., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.canterburycottage.com

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CASTLEMAINE INN In town. Charming! Former Austro-Hungarian Ambassadorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence. Quiet side street 1 block to ocean, 3 blocks to Main St. All private baths, CATVCR, AC. Some suites & rooms w/king & queen beds, whirlpool tub, ďŹ replaces & private balconies. Cont. plus buffet breakfast. Off-street parking. Open May-Oct. Rates: high season $79-$269, off season $69-$169. 39 Holland Ave., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.castlemaineinn.com tfaxt 64$"/  CHILTERN INN Pamper yourself in one of four

luxurious suites in an elegant Edwardian mansion. Each room has a ďŹ replace, marble bathroom, Jacuzzi and elegant furnishings. Enjoy our soaring ceilings, indoor pool, spa, sauna, library, theater and grand ďŹ replace room. Full breakfast. Wine and cheese. All amenities. Walk to ocean and town. 11 Cromwell Harbor Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.chilterninnbarharbor.com.

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Owned/Operated. Coach Stop Inn bed & breakfast built c.1804 is Bar Harborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest inn. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be sure to remember Jeff & Natalieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention to detail and you will ďŹ nd that the food is what you will be talking about for many years. Come see why Down East magazine says Coach Stop Inn is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where to Stay in Bar Harbor.â&#x20AC;? $79â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $155. 715 Acadia Highway, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www. DPBDITUPQJOODPNtJOGP!DPBDITUPQJOODPN

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EMERYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COTTAGES ON THE SHORE

Located on beautiful Frenchman Bay. Pebble beach, quiet, convenient location, spectacular sunsets. A great place to relax! Off-season rates spring & fall. No pets. Free brochure. Early May to late October. Rates: high season $560â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$900 weekly for 2. PO Box 172, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. XXXFNFSZTDPUUBHFTDPNtJOGP!FNFSZTDPUUBHFTDPN

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MANOR HOUSE INN This beautifully restored

Victorian mansion is listed on the national Register of Historic Places. Fine hospitality, breakfast. Our 18 rooms/suites/cottages are located on an acre of landscaped grounds. Easy walk to village shops & restaurants. Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America. Rates: In Season $148â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$250; Off Season $82â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$210. 106 West Street, Bar Harbor 04609. www.barharbormanorhouse.com



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camping at its ďŹ nest. Heated pool, laundry, hot showers, playground, metered propane, free Wi-Fi, store, picnic tables and ďŹ replaces. Sunday church services. Walk to public beach. Wooded or grassy sites. Near Acadia National Park and ferry to Nova Scotia. Shuttle service available. Weekly rates. May15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct 15. Rates: $25-$40. 33 Hadley Point Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.hadleyspoint.com

HOLLAND INN of Bar Harbor. 9 restored rooms with AC, Wi-Fi and private baths. Amidst other B&Bs, the inn is a short stroll from the pier, center of town and only minutes from the park. Delightfully informal atmosphere, warm hospitality and local insight made to order. Gourmet breakfast. Open May 1st. 35 Holland Ave., Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.hollandinn.com

The Collier House Bed & Breakfast A uniquely diďŹ&#x20AC;erent approach to Bed and Breakfast. Our traditional Maine farmhouse and 4 distinctively diďŹ&#x20AC;erent outbuildings oďŹ&#x20AC;er accommodations from comfortable country bedrooms to luxury suites. Situated on 30 acres of ďŹ elds and woods with our own pond. A relaxed, friendly atmosphere where privacy, conversation, comfort and great food are all welcome ingredients.

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Convenient, comfortable accommodations surrounded by Acadia National Park, just minutes from downtown.

DownEast & Acadia

Enjoy your stay in Bar Harbor in one of our 86 tastefully appointed ground-level rooms. Choose a 2-bedroom unit or rooms with 1 king bed, 2 double beds, or 2 queen beds. All rooms are air-conditioned, and include Wi-Fi and mini-refrigerators. Enclosed bicycle locker. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playground. Our comfortable units and heated pool are spaced amid 14 acres of lawn and trees. We have direct trail access to Acadia National Park, and we are located only 500 feet from the Nova Scotia Ferry and 1 mile from downtown. Convenient dining nearby. Family owned and operated.

The grande dame of Bar Harbor, the historic Ledgelawn mansion features ďŹ replaces, balconies, lounge, sunny breakfast, spacious rooms, and a grand staircase. Walk to shopping, dining, and the ocean.

100 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 1-800-388-3453 (In U.S. & Canada) OR  s&AX   %MAILINFO BARHARBORMOTELCOM 7EBWWWBARHARBORMOTELCOM

800-274-5334 | www.ledgelawninn.com QUIMBY HOUSE INN 22 luxurious non-smoking

rooms/efďŹ ciencies. Private baths, cable TV, Wi-Fi, phones, AC. Conveniently located, walk to waterfront/ downtown area restaurants. 109 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor 04609. XXXRVJNCZIPVTFDPNtRVJNCZIPVTF!HNBJMDPN

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SHORE PATH COTTAGE Bar Harborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only B & B

on the spectacular shorepath along Frenchmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay, our lawn leads to the path into town in 5 minutes. Cozy, yet gracious (family owned and operated for 35 years), Shorepath has large, uniquely furnished rooms, ocean views, ďŹ replaces, pvt. baths and books. Enjoy a delicious, healthy, homemade breakfast around our diningroom table or on our wraparound seaside porch. Later, gather in the living room for tea and our famous gingerbread cookies. High season: $145-$290, quiet season: $110-$200. 24 Atlantic Ave., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 www.shorepathcottage.com t info@shorepathcottage.com

WOODLAND PARK COTTAGES Eight rustic cottages surrounded by trees on secluded Emery Cove in Frenchman Bay. Furnished for light housekeeping, including gas stove w/ oven, refrigerator, cooking and eating utensils, heaters, cable TV and linens for bed, bath and kitchen. Dock, rowboats, picnic tables, barbecue grills and kayak rental available for guests. See website for availability, rates and lots of photos! Weekly rentals only, from Sat. to Sat. Open May-Oct. Rates: high season $755â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$1575; off season $600â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$1,260. No pets. 3 8PPEMBOE-PPQ #BS)BSCPS .&XXXXPPEMBOEQBSLDPUUBHFTDPNt QBVM!XPPEMBOEQBSLDPUUBHFTDPN 

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1-888-383-3211

207 Main Street (Route 3)

(207) 288-3211 Email: villager@barharborvillager.com

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WE WRAP THE OCEAN L I K E A P E R F E C T G I F T. BAR HARBOR, MAINE. The Bar Harbor Regency is located in one of the most beautiful settings in Bar Harbor, Maine. Residing on the gorgeous oceanfront, the Regency is conveniently located near the entrance of Acadia National Park and one mile from downtown Bar Harbor. We offer optimum facilities and unsurpassed hospitality.

barharborregency.com (800) 234-6835 Bar Harbor, Maine

BAR HARBOR, MAINE.

DownEast & Acadia

WA T E R I S ESSENTIAL TO LIFE.

We have an ocean. Not to mention a full-service spa, marina and fine dining. Nestled in quaint Bar Harbor in coastal Maine and just moments from the natural splendor of Acadia National Park, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect luxury destination.

theharborsidehotel.com

(800) 328-5033 Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park

VacationBarHarbor.com | 888.270.9928

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Welcome to Northeast Harbor

In this elegant destination, the discerning visitor will delight in sophisticated shops, unique restaurants, and galleries, colorsplashed gardens and a world renowned yachting harbor. Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce

DownEast & Acadia

P.O. Box 675, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 207-276-5040 • info@mountdesertchamber.org www.mountdesertchamber.org

Recommended in Travel and Leisure, Glamour, Woman’s Day, USA Weekend, and others. Main Street and Kimball Lane, Northeast Harbor, Me 04662 207-276-5223 • 800-624-7668 • www.northeastharbor.com

Whether you like to hike, bike, swim, sail or just relax by the pool, the Kimball Terrace Inn has it all! Overlooking a crystal blue harbor, at the edge of Acadia National Park, the Inn has all the amenities today’s travelers expect, in a picturesque Maine coast setting. Most rooms have private balconies facing the harbor and luxury yacht marina. Our smoke-free Main Sail Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, and has a full service cocktail lounge and outdoor patio. Northeast Harbor, with its superb shops is a short walk along a shady footpath. Bustling Bar Harbor is just 11 miles away. And golf, tennis, watersports and boat trips are nearby. Our friendly staff is ready to welcome you for an unforgettable vacation.

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The “Quietside” of Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park

Southwest Harbor & Tremont

20 Village Green Way • P.O. Box 1143 • Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679 • 1-800-423-9264 or 207-244-9264 • Fax 207-244-4185 • E-mail: quietside@acadiachamber.com

www.mainecoastandmountains.com “ACADIA SUNSET” OCEANFRONT COTTAGE RENTALS We offer you an opportunity to rent an oceanfront cottage, fully furnished, with fabulous views. Enjoy an unparalleled experience with family, friends – or in cherished solitude.

Joy at 207.929.3880 • Fax 207.929.3896 info@mainecoastandmountains.com

Cranberry Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast on the Harbor Circa 1851 Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of our harbor view rooms and welcoming garden paths. • Elegant breakfast • Afternoon tea • Private porches • Dining room, living room with fireplace and library • Private entrances and private baths • Rooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs available Innkeepers: Patti and Jerry Selig P.O. Box 222, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 207-244-5007 (May – Sept.) 410-352-5446 (winter) cranberryhill@roadrunner.com www.cranberryhillinn.com

SMUGGLER’S DEN CAMPGROUND Next to Acadia National Park 1/2 mile south of Echo Lake Beach

THE BASS HARBOR INN

On the quietside of beautiful Mt. Desert Island, the Bass Harbor Inn offers you a lovely harbor view and a choice in lodging ranging from rooms with full or half bath, fireplace, to studio with full kitchen and bath. No minimum stay required. Write for brochure

100 wooded & open sites for tents, campers & RV’s Water, elec. & full hookups • Camp cabin rentals Wood, ice, groceries Laundry & free hot showers. Please visit our website: www.smugglersdencampground.com e-mail: email@smugglersdencampground.com

28 Shore Road, Bass Harbor, Maine 04653 (207) 244-5157 bassharborinn@hotmail.com • www.bass harborinn.com

Phone: 207-244-3944 Fax: 207-244-4072

Ann’s Point Cottages 800-453-9646

ECOLOGICA L TOURS

www.margostanley.com

Bass Harbor Cottages & Country Inn 207-244-3460 www.bassharborcottages.com

Sunset Cottages 1-800-276-7084 www.sunsetcottagesacadia.com

Café Drydock & Inn 1-800-246-5842 drydock10@roadrunner.com www.cafedrydockinn.com

the Claremont 207-244-5036

Tours Guided

DownEast & Acadia

OCTOBERFEST & FOOD FESTIVAL • OCT. 10, 2009 www.acadiachamber.com

Southwest Northeast Harbor • • Harbor •Tremont

4:28 PM

Explore the Beauty of Acadia by Sea Kayak… 1/2 Day AM, PM and Sunset Tours led by Registered Maine Guides FREE On-Site Parking

www.theclaremonthotel.com

Flying Mt. Artisans Gift Shop & Gallery 207-244-0404 www.flyingmountain.com

254 Main St. • Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 207-244-9500 • TOLL FREE 1-877-481-9500 www.mainestateseakayak.com

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Edgewater Motel & Cottages—lodging. 288-3491; 888-310-9920 Emery’s Cottages on the Shore—lodging. 288-3432; 888-240-3432 Graycote Inn—lodging. 288-3044 Hadley’s Point Campground—camping. 288-4808 Hanscom’s Motel & Cottages—lodging. 288-3744/0039 Harborside Hotel & Marina—lodging, dining. 288-5033; 800-328-5033 Harper’s Acadia Lodge—lodging. 609-737-3046 Holland Inn—lodging. 288-4804 Ivy Manor Inn & Michelle’s Fine Dining—lodging, dining. 288-2138; 888-670-1997 Lakeside Cottage—lodging. 288-3674 Llangolan Inn & Cottages—lodging. 288-3016; 888-488-3016 Maine Chalet—lodging. 288-3409 Manor House Inn—lodging. 288-3759; 800-437-0088

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Dining & Lodging (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com ADDISON ꞇ

Pleasant Bay Bed and Breakfast & Llama Keep— lodging. 483-4490 Abbott’s Chiltern Inn—lodging. 288-3371; 800-709-0114 Abbott’s Ledgelawn Inn—lodging. 288-4596; 800-274-5334 Abbott’s Sea Breeze Ocean View Motel—lodging. 288-3565; 800-441-3123 Acadia Hotel—lodging. 288-5721; 888-876-2463 Acadia Inn—lodging. 288-3500; 800-638-3636 Asticou Inn—lodging, dining. 276-3344; 800-258-3373 Atlantean Inn—lodging. 288-5703; 800-722-6671 Atlantic Brewing Company—dining. 288-2337; 800-475-5417 Atlantic Eyrie Lodge—lodging. 288-9786; 800-HABA-VUE Atlantic Oakes by-the-Sea—lodging. 288-5801; 800-33-MAINE Aysgarth Station Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 288-9655 Balance Rock Inn—lodging. 288-2610; 800-753-0494 Bar Harbor Campground—camping. 288-5185 Bar Harbor Grand Hotel—lodging. 288-5226; 888-766-2529 Bar Harbor Hotel - Bluenose Inn—lodging, dining. 288-3348; 800-445-4077 Bar Harbor Inn—lodging, dining. 288-3351; 800-248-3351 Bar Harbor KOA—lodging, camping. 288-3520; 888-562-5605 Bar Harbor Motel—lodging. 288-3453; 800-388-3453 Bar Harbor Quality Inn—lodging, dining. 288-5403; 800-282-5403 Bar Harbor Regency Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort—lodging, dining. 288-9723; 800-23-HOTEL Bar Harbor Villager Motel—lodging. 288-3211; 888-383-3211 Barton’s Motel & Cottages—lodging. 288-3479; 877-588-3479 Bay Meadow Cottages—lodging. 288-5451; 800-972-5451 Bayview—lodging. 288-5861; 800-356-3585 Belle Isle Motel—lodging. 288-5726; 877-782-9235 Cadillac Motor Inn—lodging. 288-3831; 888-207-2593 Castlemaine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Suites— lodging. 288-4563; 800-338-4563 Coach Stop Inn—lodging. 288-9886; 800-927-3097 Collier House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 288-3162; 877-STAYMDI Cromwell Harbor Motel—lodging. 288-3201; 800-544-3201 Cry of the Loon Cottages—lodging. 244-7790 Days Inn - Bar Harbor—lodging. 288-3321; 800-DAYSINN (329-7466) Eden Village Motel & Cottages—lodging. 288-4670; Win: 941-743-4911 Edenbrook Motel—lodging. 288-4975; 800-323-7819 ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

“The Sunrise Coast.”

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Oakland House Seaside Resort—lodging, dining. 359-8521; 800-359-RELAX BUCKSPORT

Bucksport Motor Inn—lodging. 469-3111; 800-626-9734 Shady Oaks Campground & Cabins—lodging, camping. 469-7739 CALAIS ꞇ

Calais Motor Inn—lodging, dining. 454-7111; 800-439-5531 Downeaster Motel—lodging. 454-3376; 800-899-3376 Greystone Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 454-2848 International Motel—lodging, dining. 454-7515; 800-336-7515 Keenes Lake Family Campground—lodging, camping. 454-2022; 866-454-2022 CASTINE

Castine Inn—lodging, dining. 326-4365 Pentagöet Inn—lodging. 326-8616; 800-845-1701 CHERRYFIELD ꞇ

Englishman’s Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 546-2337 COLUMBIA FALLS ꞇ

Columbia Falls Pottery—lodging. 483-4075; 800-235-2512 COREA

Black Duck Inn on Corea Harbor—lodging. 963-2689 DANFORTH ꞇ

Greenland Cove Cabins—lodging. 448-7739; 800-498-7793 Greenland Cove Campground—camping. 448-2863; Win: 532-6593 Rideout’s Lakeside Lodge & Cottages—lodging. 448-2440; 800-594-5391

Courtesy Pentagöet Inn

DownEast & Acadia

BAR HARBOR

BROOKSVILLE

DEER ISLE

Stay in style and comfort at a lovely old inn in lovely old Castine. Maples Inn—lodging. 288-3443 Mira Monte Inn & Suites—lodging. 288-4263; 800-553-5109 Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort—lodging, camping. 288-8106; 866-917-4300 Otter Creek Inn—lodging. 288-5151/9422; 800-845-5852 Primrose Inn—lodging. 288-4031; 877-TIME4BH Quimby House Inn—lodging. 288-5811; 800-344-5811 Robbins Motel—lodging. 288-4659; 800-858-0769 Rosecliff Cottages—lodging. 288-9223 Seacroft Inn—lodging. 288-4669; 800-824-9694 Town Motel & Moseley Cottage Inn—lodging. 288-5548; 800-458-8644 Wonder View Inn & Suites—lodging, dining. 288-3358; 888-439-VIEW BASS HARBOR

Ann’s Point Cottages—lodging. 244-5425; 800-453-9646 Bass Harbor Campground—lodging, camping. 244-5857; 800-327-5857 Bass Harbor Cottages & Country Inn—lodging. 244-3460 Bass Harbor Inn—lodging. 244-5157 BLUE HILL

Blue Hill Inn—lodging. 374-2844; 800-826-7415 Captain Isaac Merrill Inn—lodging. 374-2555; 877-374-2555

Pilgrim’s Inn—lodging, dining. 348-6615; 888-778-7505 EAST ORLAND

Balsam Cove Campground—lodging, camping. 469-7771; 800-469-7771 EASTPORT ꞇ

Chadbourne House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 853-2727; 888-853-2728 Harris Point Shore Cabins & Motel—lodging, camping. 853-4303 Milliken House—lodging. 853-2955; 888-507-9370 Seaview Motel, Cabins & Campground—lodging, camping. 853-4471 ELLSWORTH

Bar Harbor Camping Resorts - Patten Pond— lodging, camping. 288-8106; 866-917-4300 Branch Lake Camping Area—camping. 667-5174 Capt’n N Eve’s Eden Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 667-3109 Colonial Inn—lodging, dining. 667-5548; 888-667-5548 Ellsworth Hummingbird Hide-a-Way Cottage— lodging. 667-4745 Holiday Inn/Ellsworth—lodging, dining. 667-9341; 888-HOLIDAY (465-4329) Lakeside Cedar Cabins—lodging. 667-9295; Win: 215-858-0200 Twilite Motel—lodging. 667-8165; 800-395-5097 GOULDSBORO

Acadia View Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 963-7457; 866-963-7457 Bluff House Inn—lodging. 963-7805 Downeast Maine Vacations—lodging. 963-7412; 877-963-7412

BROOKLIN

GRAND LAKE STREAM ꞇ

Brooklin Inn—lodging. 359-2777 DragonFlye Inn—lodging. 359-8080 Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge—lodging. 359-5057; 888-559-5057

Canal Side Cabins—lodging. 796-2796; 888-796-2796 Shoreline Camps—lodging. 796-5539; 703-300-8945

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Winter Harbor • Gouldsboro • Sullivan • Sorrento • Franklin ...where you’re invited to enjoy our spectacular scenery, lighthouses, working harbors and “Downeast” hospitality. Come visit Acadia National Park at Schoodic, away from the hustle and bustle. Join us for the 45th Annual Lobster Festival Saturday, August 8, 2009. For a brochure and map, call the Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce at:

207-963-7658 or www.acadia-schoodic.org

Oceanside Meadows Inn

Tel: 207-963-5557 • Fax: 207-963-5928 http://www.oceaninn.com e-mail: oceaninn@oceaninn.com

Mermaid’s Purse Farm Bed and Breakfast and Gallery

Simple pleasures, small adventures, quiet delights.

32 acres of woods and fields 1/4 mile of ocean shore Lighthouse Point Road Prospect Harbor, Maine 04669 207-963 -7344 www.mermaidspursefarm.com

DownEast & Acadia

At the head of Sand Cove Gracious Rooms • Gourmet Breakfasts Relax to the Sound of the Surf Prospect Harbor, Maine 04669

Explore the Secret Acadia!

Full Day/Sunset Sea Kayaking Adventures • Paddle Inn Packages • Custom Overnight Programs • Wildlife Research Expeditions

207-460-9731

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Acadia View Bed &Breakfast Ocean-front B&B

Among the nicest rooms and best views in DownEast Maine

1-866-963-7457 • www.acadiaview.com

66 Sargent Street Winter Harbor, ME 04693-0459 207-963-2601 • www.awa-web.com/stayinn

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Bring your tent or RV to Harrington for a refreshing sojourn at the shore.

HANCOCK

Cottage by the Sea—lodging. 422-6783 Crocker House Country Inn—lodging, dining. 422-6806; 877-715-6017 Van Item, Rita—lodging. 734-699-9293; 866-699-9293 Virtue’s Sea Cottages—lodging. 866-4581

Isleview Motel and Cottages—lodging. 667-5661; 866-ISLEVIEW (475-3843) Open Hearth Inn—lodging. 667-2930; 800-655-0234 WINTER HARBOR

Main Stay Cottages—lodging. 963-2601

HARBORSIDE

Hiram Blake Camps—lodging. 326-4951 Sunset Point Campground—camping. 483-4412 HULLS COVE

Colony, White Cottages—lodging. 288-3383 ISLE AU HAUT

Inn at Isle au Haut—lodging. 335-5141 JONESBORO ꞇ

Blueberry Patch Motel & Cabins—lodging. 434-5411 JONESPORT ꞇ

Harbor House on Sawyer Cove—lodging. 497-5417 Norton of Jonesport—lodging. 497-5933/2560 LAMOINE

Thuya Guest Cottage—lodging. 667-0552

DownEast & Acadia

LUBEC ꞇ

BayViews—lodging. 733-2181 Home Port Inn & Restaurant—lodging, dining. 733-2077; 800-457-2077 Peacock House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 733-2403; 888-305-0036 South Bay Campground—lodging, camping. 733-1037; 877-733-1037 Wharf—lodging. 733-4400 MACHIAS ꞇ

Blue Butterfly Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 255-0115 Bluebird Motel—lodging. 255-3332 Machias Motor Inn—lodging, dining. 255-4861 Maine View House—lodging. 011-49-9721-533238 Riverside Inn & Restaurant—lodging, dining. 255-4134

(Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BAR HARBOR

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce—288-5103; 800-345-4617 RainWise—288-5169; 800-762-5723 BLUE HILL PROSPECT HARBOR

Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Inn—lodging. 963-5557 Elsa’s Inn on the Harbor—lodging. 963-7571 Mermaid’s Purse Farm—lodging. 963-7344 ROBBINSTON ꞇ

Brewer House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 454-2385 Hilltop Campground—lodging, camping. 454-3985; 866-454-3985 Redclyffe Shore Motor Inn—lodging, dining. 454-3270 SOUTHWEST HARBOR

Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce— 374-3242 Compass Point Real Estate—374-5300 BUCKSPORT

Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce— 469-6818; 888-678-6746 Bucksport, Town of—469-7368 CALAIS ꞇ

Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge—454-7161 St. Croix Printing & Publishing Company— 506-466-3220/9951 St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce— 454-2308; 888-422-3112

Acadia Cottages—lodging. 244-5388 Acadia Sunset Oceanfront Cottages—lodging. 929-3880 Birches—lodging. 244-5182 Claremont Hotel—lodging, dining. 244-5036; 800-244-5036 Cranberry Hill Inn—lodging. 244-5007 Harbor View Motel & Cottages—lodging. 244-5031; 800-538-6463 Island House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 244-5180 Kingsleigh Inn—lodging. 244-5302 L. S. Robinson Real Estate & Vacation Rentals— lodging. 244-5563 x 4 Moorings Inn—lodging. 244-5523; 800-596-5523 Penury Hall—lodging. 244-7102; 866-473-6425 Smuggler’s Den Campground—lodging, camping. 244-3944; 877-244-9033 Sunset Cottages—lodging. 244-3760; 800-276-7084 Wesley Avenue Cottage—lodging. 215-598-0260

CASTINE

Dutton Cottage—lodging. 546-7392

MILBRIDGE ꞇ

STONINGTON

Milbridge Area Merchants Association—483-9770

Boyce’s Motel—lodging. 367-2421; 800-224-2421 Greenlaw’s Mobile & RV Park—camping. 367-5049 Inn on the Harbor—lodging. 367-2420; 800-942-2420 Old Quarry Ocean Adventures—lodging, camping. 367-8977 Pres du Port Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 367-5007; Win: 941-408-9685

MOUNT DESERT

PRINCETON ꞇ

SULLIVAN

Hideaway on Pocomoonshine Lake—lodging. 427-6183 Lakeside Country Inn & Cabins—lodging. 796-2324; 888-677-2874 ME Long Lake Camps—lodging. 796-2051

Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce—244-9264; 800-423-9264

SURRY

MACHIASPORT ꞇ

Captain Cates Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 255-8812 Micmac Farm Guesthouses and Gardner House— lodging. 255-3008 MOUNT DESERT

Acadia National Park—camping. 288-3338 Brinton Cottage Rental—lodging. 203-393-3608 Fernald Oceanfront Cottages—lodging. 244-3721 MCM Rentals—lodging. 244-5304 Somes Sound View Campground—lodging, camping. 244-3890 NORTHEAST HARBOR

Kimball Terrace Inn—lodging, dining. 276-3383; 800-454-6225 Northeast Harbor Inn - Maison Suisse Inn Peregrine Lodge—lodging. 276-5223; 800-MAISON8 (624-7668) ORLAND

Alamoosook Lakeside Inn—lodging. 469-6393; 866-459-6393 Orland House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 469-1144 Whispering Pines Campground—camping. 469-3443

ꞇ These towns are located in Washington County,

“The Sunrise Coast.”

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HARRINGTON ꞇ

www.downeastacadia.com

STEUBEN ꞇ

Flanders Bay Cabins and Mountainview Campground—lodging, camping. 422-6408 Surry Inn—lodging, dining. 667-5091; 800-742-3414

Castine Merchants Association—326-8526 CHERRYFIELD ꞇ

DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism—546-3600; 888-665-3278 EASTPORT ꞇ

Eastport Chamber of Commerce—853-4644 ELLSWORTH

Ellsworth American—667-2576; 800-499-2576 Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce—667-5584 GOULDSBORO

Gallery Guides of Maine—963-7195 GRAND LAKE STREAM ꞇ

Grand Lake Stream Chamber of Commerce MACHIAS ꞇ

Centre Street Congregational Church/Machias Blueberry Festival—255-6665 Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce— 255-4402 Maine Magazine/County Wide Communications—255-6397

Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor Port Directories—664-9946 NORTHEAST HARBOR

Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce—276-5040 ROBBINSTON ꞇ

Hinson Publications—454-8613; 888-454-7992 SOUTHWEST HARBOR

STONINGTON

Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce— 348-6124

SWANS ISLAND

WHITING ꞇ

Swan’s Island Vacations—lodging. 526-4350; Win: 474-7370

Cobscook Bay Area Chamber of Commerce— 733-2201

TRENTON

WINTER HARBOR

Bar Harbor Camping Resorts - Narrows Too— lodging, camping. 288-8106; 866-917-4300

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Visit the coastal Machias Bay area and be the first to see the sunrise

Bluebird Motel

•40 Air Conditioned Rooms •Centrally located near all attractions •High Speed Internet Route 1, Box 45 Machias, Maine 04654

207-255-3332

Enjoy your stay overlooking the scenic Machias River Free wireless internet, full service restaurant on premises, most rooms with balcony overlooking the river, efficiency apartments available, in room refrigerators 207-255-4861 www.machiasmotorinn.com U.S. Rte.1, Machias, ME 04654

Choose WA for Education in Maine WA is a private, independent, residential and day high school committed to the success of each of our students. Visit us on the web at www.washingtonacademy.org. PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road, East Machias, ME 04630 (207) 255-8301

Aug. 15th - 16th 2009

Vendors wanted:

fine arts, crafts, antiques, food, & entertainment 207-255-4402

www.machiaschamber.org

Washington County Community College, Calais, ME 28 years www.wcbcm.org Fully insured Aprilexperience 20 & 21 2007

FREE TOURS DAILY “First Salt Works in Maine in 200 years” 207-255-3310 11 Church Lane, Marshfield, ME

269 Great Cove Rd., Roque Bluffs, ME 04654

Homes Additions Renovations

DownEast & Acadia

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival

Station 98

Call David Dowley at 207-255-8936

“Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”

Wireless Cafe

Your local health food store

All natural and organic groceries and produce 80 Main St.,Machias, ME 04654•207-255-8855 Summer hours: Mon. to Sat. 9-6 / Sun. 10-2 Winter hours: Mon. to Thurs. 9-5 / Fri. 9-6 / Sat. 9-4 / Sun. closed

Open Year Round

309 Port Road, Machiasport, ME 04655 207-255-8812 www.captaincates.com

Pies You’ll Remember the Rest of Your Life David & Julie Barker • Rianne Ackley, Mgr.

207-255-8423

28 E. Main St., Machias, Maine 04654 www.HelensPies.com

September 2009 Bed races • Children’s Games Music • Food and More 207-255-4402 for information

A railroad restoration to preserve a little of the past for the future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Rt.92, 8 Elm St, off Rt.1, Machias Maine Hours by Chance or Appt. 207-255-9058 Jim Appleman, Prop.

Relocating, Buying a Summer Retreat, Planning a Wedding, or just Visiting, we have it all. Over 50 Day Trips! Live, Work, Shop. Play in Machias Bay. 207-255-4402 93


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Way Down East

Tranquil, Natural, Beautiful A Maine sporting tradition for over 100 years

Country Gift Store Voted #1 U.S. lodge 2007 by Field and Stream ORVIS endorsed fly fishing lodge

Cozy cottages, Victorian beauties, family homes, and log cabins available for your romantic getaway, family vacation or corporate retreat.

Summer 207-796-5558

• Winter 207-926-5598

www.weatherbys.com

DownEast & Acadia

P.O. Box 36, 14 Rolfe St., Princeton, Maine 04668 Toll Free: 888-677-2874 www.thelakeside.org

207-733-4748

LubecProperties@aol.com www.lubecrentalproperties.com

Minnetonka Moccasins! T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, PJs, Novelty Socks, Kids Corner

240 U.S.Rte.1,Whiting, Me 04691 207-733-9782 • www.puffinpines.com

Open All Year

“Investing in our youth through conservation education” Greenland Point Center

Princton, Maine 04668 Tel: (207) 796-5186 greenlandpoint@verizon.net www.greenlandpoint.com

www.chadbournehouse.com

Wake up in style, where the sun rises first!

663 Main St., Calais, ME 04619 207-454-7111 / 800-439-5531 Fax: 207-454-8017 Email: calaismotorinn@ccpwireless.com www.calaismotorinn.com

207-853-2727 888-853-2728

Bed & Breakfast Fishing

Hiking

On the shore of beautiful, secluded, Boyden Lake. Near Eastport and Canada Tel: 207-853-2318

www.southmeadowcottages.com

Down East, the nature of Maine.

Cobscook Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

One of the best small mouth bass lakes in New England

•A mile away from Grand Lake Stream•Housekeeping Cottages •Great spot for group and family vacations•Boat Rentals

Reservations: 207-796-5539 Open April Email: shoreline@midmaine.com thru October Web: www.shorelinecamps.com

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Eastport, Maine

207-733-2201

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Way Down East

Welcome to the Real Maine (Am./H)

For the Properties You Dream of.

“We cater to our guests” Reg. Maine Master Guide (owner)

1-877-700-5511 DueEast.com

Grand Lake Stream, ME 04637 1-800- 498-2821 indianrockcamp@midmaine.com

A Maine Landmark since 1866

•Small Town Friendliness •Comfortable Rooms •Great Homemade Food •Reasonable Rates •Cable TV/Internet •Excellent Bass Fishing •Boat Rentals for Guests •Guide Service Reservations •Garage Parking For Motorcycles

626 Main Street Calais, ME 04619

Owners Sandra Smith and Doug Clements Over 25 years in the lodging business

207-454-7515 / 7516 1-800-336-7515 www.theinternationalmotel.com

Telephone: 207-796-2261 86 Main St., Princeton, ME 04668 www.bellmardinn.com

207-733-2403 27 Summer Street, Lubec, Maine 04652 www.peacockhouse

Sue & Dennis Baker, Innkeepers

DownEast & Acadia

Open All Year

P.O. Box 36, 14 Rolfe St., Princeton, Maine 04668 Toll Free: 888-677-2874 www.thelakeside.org

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Enjoy your visit to FDR’s Beloved Island!

WELSHPOOL, CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, N.B. International memorial to Franklin. D. Roosevelt, on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, just across the bridge from Lubec, Maine. Main attraction is FDR’s summer home. Visitor Centre offers short video and interpretive observation areas, walking trails, and beaches in 2,800 acre natural area. Roosevelt Cottage open the Saturday prior to Memorial Day – Columbus Day, 9-5 EDT. No fees. Day Use. 1st floor of FDR Cottage, bog walkway and one lookout accessible to disabled. Visitor Centre open the Saturday before Memorial Day through October 31. Grounds open year round. Present this ad at the Visitor Center desk for a free gift while supplies last.

P.O. Box 129, Lubec, ME 04652 • Tel: 506-752-2922 • www.fdr.net

Maine Invites You

Eastport Eastport for for Pride Pride Eastport Eastport Chamber Chamber of of Commerce Commerce St. St. Croix Croix Valley Valley Chamber Chamber of of Commerce Commerce Grand Grand Lake Lake Stream Stream Chamber Chamber of of Commerce Commerce Cobscook Cobscook Bay Bay Area Area Chamber Chamber of of Commerce Commerce

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Rafting the Dead River Š Gary Pearl


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Adventure, a rich heritage and

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

scenic beauty characterize the

AUGUSTA

Annual Kennebec Whatever Family Festival— 18-day fun-packed festival. 623-4559

Baxter State Park

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys region, linked in

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

BINGHAM

Moosehead Lake

DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains •

MidCoast

every way to the rivers The Maine Beaches

Acadia National Park

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

that run through it.

Annual Gadabout Gaddis Fly-In—plane and airboat rides; aircraft to view (September). 426-8511 Old Canada Road/St. Jean the Baptist Festival— (June). 672-3978 HALLOWELL

Christmas in Old Hallowell—Santa’s arrival, parade, Gingerbread House contest (December). 620-7477 Fall Festival—(October). 620-7477 Little Easy Mardi Gras—parade, masquerade ball and more (February). 620-7477 Old Hallowell Day—parade, fireworks, music and food (July). 620-7477 JACKMAN/MOOSE RIVER

Sans Frontier Festival—(June). MOSCOW

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound—hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking,

with a wealth of history and the arts. The Kennebec-Chaudière Heritage Corridor follows the river along Route 201

SKOWHEGAN

Arts & Air Fest—crafters, balloonists. 474-3621 Skowhegan State Fair—agricultural fair; midway, animal exhibits, harness racing (August). 474-2947 UNITY

Common Ground Fair—organic food, crafts, music, livestock, educational exhibits, children’s activities (September). 568-4142 WATERVILLE

(the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway from Bingham north) through much of the region to the Canadian border and on into Quebec. History is deeply layered along this route, used by tribal peoples for centuries before Europeans arrived. With an abundance of maple trees, the fall foliage here is a “must see,” and this region is the top maple syrup producer in the nation. Local sugar camps welcome

Taste of Greater Waterville—entertainment, music and food on Main Street (August). 873-3315 Waterville Main Street/Intown Arts Fest—more than 90 Maine artists. 680-2055 WINDSOR

Windsor Fair*—agricultural fair, midway, harness racing. 549-7911/5249 WINSLOW

Winslow 4th of July—parade and fireworks at Fort Halifax park. 873-3315 WINTHROP

visitors on Maple Sunday each year. High on the banks of the Kennebec sits Augusta, the state capital, home to the

Sidewalk Art Show—downtown (August). 377-8020

Arts & Heritage

Maine State Museum and historic Fort Western, as well as a major shopping district.

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

Hallowell, Maine’s smallest city, began as a Colonial trading post; the downtown is

AUGUSTA

now a National Historic District, with a mix of antiques shops, galleries and cafés. Stop in Waterville to visit the Redington Museum and Colby College’s arboretum, bird sanctuary and art museum; and Skowhegan, home to Lakewood Theater and the Margaret Chase Smith Library. Jackman is a major snowmobiling hub; The Forks is the place to go for whitewater rafting. Fans of wildlife-watching and quiet paddling will enjoy the Moose River Bow Trip, a loop requiring no shuttles.

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, cross country skiing and snowmobiling—along

Wyman Lake Snowmobile Races—one of Maine’s biggest racing events.

Archives Building—287-5790 Blaine House—historic home of Maine’s governor. 287-2121 Capitol Park—native and exotic trees. Children’s Discovery Museum—hands-on activities for children through grade 5. 622-2209 Fort Western—built in 1754 on the banks of the Kennebec River. 626-2385 Maine Community College System*—629-4000 Maine State Library—287-5600 Maine State Museum*—in the Statehouse complex; exhibits on native inhabitants, 19th-century technologies. 287-2301 State Capitol State House Hall of Flags—287-2301

For more information, visit www.kennebecvalley.org.

Coburn Mountain courtesy Northern Outdoors; Augusta © Holmes Photography; Hallowell courtesy Hallowell Area Board of Trade

www.kennebecvalley.org

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ARTS for ME

BINGHAM

Old Meeting House—built in 1836; steeple holds a Revere bell.

Maine International Film Festival

CANAAN

Canaan Historical Society—c.1830; town history.

Each July the City of Waterville plays host to the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF), and thousands of film-lovers from across Maine, the Northeast and beyond flock to the former mill town, which is reinventing itself as a center for arts and culture. Held at two primary venues, Railroad Square Cinema and the historic Waterville Opera House, MIFF is a 10-day celebration featuring nearly 100 films that represent the very best of American independent and international cinema as well as the work of some of Maine and New England’s most exciting and innovative filmmakers. More than just movies, MIFF also offers audience members the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the people behind the movies—writers, directors, producers, musicians and more. Past guests have included Ed Harris, John Turturro, Sissy Spacek, Peter Fonda, Terrence Malick and Lili Taylor, as well as leading actors and directors from various countries, including Iran, Taiwan, Switzerland, France, Chad, England and Hungary, just to name a few. Visiting guests introduce their films, participate in Q&As, and mingle with audience members at receptions and parties. For more information, visit www.miff.org or call 861-8138.

CHINA

Albert Church Brown Memorial Library— 19th-century house and museum; part of the China Village Historic District. 968-2926 FAIRFIELD

Fairfield History House—1900 Queen Anne with Victorian furniture and artifacts (Tuesdays only). 453-2998

© Deanne Herman, courtesy MIFF

HALLOWELL

Museum in the Streets Walking Tour—620-7477 Rock on the River—Tuesday evening concerts (June–August). HINCKLEY

Goodwill Hinckley School—homes for boys and girls featuring a working farm. 238-4000 L. C. Bates Museum*—1903; natural and cultural history exhibits. 238-4250 JACKMAN/MOOSE RIVER

Jackman-Moose River Historical Museum— World War II exhibits, uniforms, school room, parlor, artifacts from early logging days. 668-2111

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

MONMOUTH

Cumston Hall—1900 Victorian Opera house holds Theater at Monmouth, Shakespearean Theater of Maine and Cumston Free Library. 933-2287/2952 Theater at Monmouth*—933-9999/2952 NEW PORTLAND

Nowetah’s American Indian Museum—628-4981 NORRIDGEWOCK

Norridgewock Historical Society Museum— Victorian parlor and ladies’ clothing, works of local artists and photographers. 634-5032

Redington Museum—period rooms and apothecary (1814); Civil War memorabilia. 872-9439 Thomas College—cultural events. 859-1111 Two-Cent Bridge—last known toll footbridge in the country. Waterville Opera House—film, theater and music performances. 873-5381

OAKLAND

McCartney House Museum—c.1815 (Wednesday afternoons only, July–August). 465-7549/7697 Memorial Hall—constructed by civil war veterans. Oakland Area Historical Society—c.1820; MacCartney House and Museum. 465-3866 Octagon House (Pressey House)—465-3500

WINSLOW

Fort Halifax—1754; the country’s oldest blockhouse. 624-6080

PITTSTON

Major Reuben Colburn House—1765. SIDNEY

New England Music Camp—summer concerts. 465-3025 SKOWHEGAN

Kennebec Rail Trail—6.5 miles along the Kennebec River. 623-1699 Natanis Golf Course*—622-3561/6164 Pine Tree State Arboretum—224 acres, guided tours. 621-0031

BINGHAM

Kennebec River Recreation Trails—Bingham to Solon; bike, ski, hike, ATV, snowmobile along the Kennebec River. 672-4100 National Scenic Byway North Country Rivers*—672-4814; 800-348-8871

South Solon Meeting House—1843 Gothic Revival structure frescoed in the 1950s. THORNDIKE

Bryant Stove and Music Museum—antique stoves, miniature working steam engines. 568-3665

CANAAN

UNITY

Lake George Regional Park—boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, cross-country skiing. 474-1292

Belfast-Moosehead Railroad—scenic train ride, Armstrong turntable demo, mock robbery. 948-5500 Unity College—America’s environmental College. 948-3131

CARATUNK

Adventure Bound*—672-4300; 888-606-RAFT CHINA

WATERVILLE

www.kennebecvalley.org

AUGUSTA

Belgrade Lakes Mail Boat—delivers to lakeside residents on Great Pond; water tours available. 495-7716 Blueberry Hill—view of Long Pond, wild blueberries to pick; accessible by car or on foot. French’s Mountain—short hike to view of Long Pond. Great Pond Marina*—495-2213; 800-696-6329 Peninsula Park—picnics and fishing.

SOLON

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(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

BELGRADE LAKES REGION

Colburn Park—barbeques, jogging, walking; concerts (July–August). Lakewood Theater*—dramatic and musical presentations. 474-7176 Margaret Chase Smith Library—congressional research library and tribute to Sen. Smith. 474-7133 Skowhegan History House—local history. 474-6632 Skowhegan Indian—world’s largest wooden Indian, carved by Bernard Langlais. 474-3621

China Lake—fishing for landlocked salmon, small-mouthed black bass. © Brian Kent

Colby College—liberal arts college, est.1818; museum, arboretum, bird sanctuary. 872-3227 Colby College Museum of Art*—American Art; collections by John Marin and Alex Katz. 859-5600

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing

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Take It Outside Family Friendly Day Hikes Kennebec Highlands Public Lands

EMBDEN

Hunnewell Valley*—New England 4x4 Jamboree Mud Run; camping (July 4th weekend). 635-2289 Maine State Inland Fisheries Hatchery— supplements wild fish stock with trout and landlocked salmon. 566-0591

© Holmes Photography

FARMINGDALE

From the highest points in the Kennebec Highlands, a 6,400-acre expanse of wooded hills and wetlands just north of Augusta, one can see to the White Mountains, Mount Katahdin and the Camden Hills. Foreground views encompass the beautiful Belgrade Lakes and vast stretches of forest land, broken only by an occasional blueberry field, marsh or stream. This extensive open space supports many wild species, including fox, moose, bear, coyote and bobcat. More than 18 miles of old logging roads and informal trails traverse the Highlands, providing hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers with opportunities for extended outings. FMI: www.kennebechighlands.org.

Picnic Spots

Farmingdale Kayak & Canoe Rentals*—582-1916 HALLOWELL

Boat Launch—287-4964 Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area—fishing, boating, six miles of hiking trails. 620-7477 Kennebec Rail Trail—6.5 miles along the Kennebec River. 623-1699 Waterfront Park—boardwalk, canoeing/kayaking. 623-4021 JACKMAN/MOOSE RIVER

Bow Trip—34-mile wilderness canoe trip. 668-0098 Cedar Ridge Outfitters*—668-4169 ITS 86 and 89—Western Maine snowmobiling hub; trails link to The Forks, Katahdin/Moosehead, Eustis, the Rangeley area and Quebec. Jackman to Rockwood Trail—30-mile mountain bike trail. Windfall Outdoor Center*—668-4818; 800-683-2009 MANCHESTER

Lake George Regional Park

MOSCOW

OTR Radar Site—technology amidst scenic beauty. Wyman Dam—Maine’s largest dam, built in the 1920s to produce hydroelectric power. NEW PORTLAND

Wire suspension bridge—mid-1800s. NORTH ANSON

North Anson Gorge—cascading waters of the Carrabassett River have carved the slate river bed. PLEASANT RIDGE PLANTATION

Huston Brook Falls—hiking. Stony Brook Canyon—beautiful scenery. Wyman Lake Swimming Area—boat launch, picnics. ROME

Mt. Phillip—rises 755 feet at the north end of Great Pond; hiking trail. SKOWHEGAN

Benedict Arnold Monument and Park—island where Arnold and his men camped on their way to Quebec. Lake George Regional Park—boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, cross-country skiing. 474-1292

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

This 320-acre fully accessible park was acquired by the state with Land for Maine’s Future funds, and leased to the towns of Canaan and Skowhegan. In addition to the picnic area there are hiking trails, sandy beaches and wildlife to see. FMI: 474-1292.

Treasure Equestrian Community Center— 623-1152

SOLON

Caratunk Falls—drops 36 feet beneath railroad bridge spanning the Kennebec River. THE FORKS

© Alan J. LaVallee

Appalachian Trail—2,100-mile hiking trail traverses nearby Pleasant and Bald Mountains. 663-2121 Crab Apple Acres Inn & Whitewater*—663-2218; 800-553-7238 Dead River—16-mile trip offers continuous Class III–V whitewater on high water release dates. 663-2121 Harris Station—Maine’s largest generating hydroelectric dam. 800-371-7774 ITS 86, 87 and 89—snowmobile trail system is central Maine’s hub to the Moosehead/Greenville, Rangeley, Eustis, Jackman and Bingham areas. 663-2121 Kennebec River—12-mile whitewater run; Upper Gorge section offers Class III and IV rapids. 663-2121

About two miles from The Forks, you’ll discover Moxie Falls, believed to be the tallest waterfall in New England. www.kennebecvalley.org

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The views near Jackman from the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway (Rt. 201) are especially gorgeous in fall.

Shopping (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com AUGUSTA

Hannaford Food & Drug*—622-3136; RX: 622-3148 Hannaford Supermarket*—622-5888 Mall Shopping—Augusta Crossing, Augusta Plaza, Marketplace at Augusta, Shaw’s Plaza, Turnpike Mall © Alan J. LaVallee

BELGRADE/BELGRADE LAKES

Hammond Lumber Company*—495-3303; 866-HAMMOND (Maine Only) Maine Pine Log Homes*—495-3303/1191; 800-439-2354 CANAAN

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

Soll’s Antiques*—474-5396 Moxie Falls Scenic Trail and Overlook—one of Maine’s highest waterfalls (96-foot verticle drop). 663-2121 Moxie Outdoor Adventures Rafting Company*— 663-2231; 800-866-6943 Northern Outdoors*—663-4466; 800-765-7238 US/CAN Professional River Runners of Maine*—663-2229; 800-325-3911 Three Rivers Whitewater*—663-2104; 877-UGO-RAFT (846-7238) U.S. Route 201—National Scenic Byway along Wyman Lake and the Kennebec and Dead Rivers. 672-3971

CLINTON

THORNDIKE

Maine Wilderness Adventures*—guided wilderness trips; canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing. 568-3450 UNITY

Field of Dreams Athletic Complex—walking path, ball fields, playground. Lake Winnecook—boating, fishing, swimming. Unity Raceway—stock car racing. 948-5232 VASSALBORO

Fieldstone Gardens*—923-3836 WEST FORKS

Magic Falls Rafting Company*—663-2220; 800-207-7238 WINDSOR

Windsor Fair*—549-7911/5249

New Dimension Homes*—426-7450 EAST WINTHROP

Winthrop Mineral Shop*—395-4488 FAIRFIELD

Fairfield Antiques Mall*—453-4100 FARMINGDALE

Alan Claude*—582-0530 GARDINER

Hannaford Food & Drug*—582-3470; RX: 582-3771 HALLOWELL

Historic Downtown—antiques and more. 620-7477 Brahms/Mount Textiles*—623-5277; 800-545-9347 LITCHFIELD

Busy Thimble*—268-4581 Independent Quilt Shops of Maine—268-4581 MADISON

Hannaford Supermarket*—696-3949 NORRIDGEWOCK

www.aldencamps.com

Christmas Tree Acres Wreath Co.*—634-5555; 800-259-3968 SKOWHEGAN

Clarks’ Antiques*—474-0395 Hannaford Food & Drug*—858-4800; RX: 858-0076 Hilltop Antiques*—474-0055; 800-899-6987 New Balance Factory Store*—474-6231 WATERVILLE

ALDEN CAMPS FULL AMERICAN PLAN with SUPERB MEALS Complete relaxation for the entire family. LAKESIDE COTTAGES • BOATS & MOTORS • SPECIAL JUNE & SEPTEMBER RATES 3 ALDEN CAMPS COVE, OAKLAND, ME 04963 • 207-465-7703

Hannaford Food & Drug*—873-0788; RX: 872-2182 Hannaford Supermarket*—877-0700; RX: 877-7552 Maine Made Shop—872-7378

Dining & Lodging (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com AUGUSTA

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800.207.7238 www.magicfalls.com

Best Western Senator Inn & Spa—lodging, dining. 622-5804; 877-772-2224 Comfort Inn Civic Center—lodging, dining. 623-1000; 800-808-1188 EconoLodge Inn & Suites—lodging, dining. 622-6371; Resv: 877-424-6423 Fairfield Inn & Suites—lodging. 623-2200 Holiday Inn Civic Center—lodging, dining. 622-4751; 800-MEETING (633-8464) Lakeside Motel, Cabins & Marina—lodging. 395-6741; 800-532-6892 Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center— lodging, camping. 622-2708; 800-622-2708 Quality Inn & Suites - Maine Evergreen Hotel— lodging. 622-3776; 866-622-3776


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BELGRADE/BELGRADE LAKES

Bear Spring Camps—lodging. 397-2341 Belgrade Lakes Four Season Cottages—lodging. 495-9217 Belgrade Vacation Rentals, Inc.—lodging. 465-7007; 800-760-1503 Castle Island Camps—lodging. 495-3312; Win: 293-2266 Lakeside Cottage Rentals—lodging. 512-2957 Rowe’s Log Cabins—lodging. 465-0925 Sunset Camps—lodging. 362-2611 Whisperwood Lodge & Cottages—lodging. 465-3983 Woodrest Cottages—lodging. 465-2950

Quality & Comfort at a Great Value! • 116 Newly Renovated Rooms & Suites • Free High Speed Wireless • 30 Miles to Lakes, Ocean & Freeport • Minutes to State Capital

BINGHAM

Bingham Motor Inn & Sports Complex—lodging. 672-4135; 866-806-6120 North Country Rivers—lodging, dining, camping. 672-4814; 800-348-8871 CARATUNK

Adventure Bound—lodging, camping. 672-4300; 888-606-RAFT (7238) Lakeside Resort—lodging, camping. 663-4466; 800-765-7238 Pleasant Pond Inn—lodging. 672-3400

• Outdoor Pool & Kiddie Pool • Enjoy our Complimentary Continental Breakfast

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Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

Augusta Board of Trade, 622-9100 * Belgrade Lakes Region Business Group, www.belgradelakesmaine.com * Forks Area Chamber of Commerce, 663-2121, www.forksarea.com

Econo Lodge & Suites 390 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330 Telephone: 207.622.6371

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

• Margarita’s Famous Mexican Restaurant • Extended Stay Units Available 1.800.4CHOICE choicehotels.com ©2003 Choice Hotels International, Inc.

www.augustaeconolodge.com

* Hallowell Area Board of Trade, 620-7477, www.hallowell.org * Jackman Moose River Chamber of Commerce, 668-4171, 888-633-5225, www.jackmanmaine.org * Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, 623-4559, www.augustamaine.com * Kennebec Valley Tourism Council, 623-4883, 800-393-8629, www.kennebecvalley.org Maine Office of Tourism, www.visitmaine.com Maine Tourism Association, 623-0363, www.mainetourism.com * Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, 873-3315, www.midmainechamber.com * Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce, 474-3621, 888-772-4392, www.skowheganchamber.com

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Welcome to

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Maine’s Museum

Maine State Museum collections in the At Home in Maine exhibit; Donald J. Bassett, designer. Photo courtesy Maine State Museum

A three-story working 1840s water-powered mill.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On weekdays, you can follow

A 462.4-carat smoky quartz, Maine’s largest faceted gem.

your museum visit with a short walk to Maine’s historic

Animals in amazingly realistic natural scenes. A Model E

State House, which is open Monday through Friday from

“Tourabout” car built in Portland in 1908. The Civil War

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

battle flag carried by the 20th Maine at Little Round Top.

Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., continue exploring the

An array of fluted stone spear points created by Paleo-

State House Complex with a visit to the Blaine House,

Indians, North America’s earliest people. All of these and

the residence of Maine’s First Family and the former

more represent the best of Maine. And, best of all, they

home of one of Maine’s most prominent nineteenth-

are all under one roof for you to discover and enjoy at

century national figures, James G. Blaine. ❖

the Maine State Museum in Augusta. At Home in Maine, the museum’s newest major exhibit, is now open for you to explore. In At Home in Maine, you and visitors of all ages will get an insider’s look at the nearly-forgotten summer kitchen, hear traditional music, watch home movies, glimpse treasured possessions, experience the hard work of housekeeping, appreciate indoor plumbing, share memories and learn about the many other, sometimes unique ways that life at home in the past has shaped today’s Maine. The Maine State Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 102

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EAST WINTHROP

Cobbossee Cottages—lodging. 622-3776

Maine Maple Sunday

FAYETTE

Echo Lake Lodge & Cottages—lodging. 685-9550; Win: 882-7341 Home-Nest Farm—lodging. 897-4125

The Kennebec & Moose River Valleys region is home to the number one maple syrup producing county in the United States. Join the locals each spring as they celebrate Maine Maple Sunday, the day when syrup makers around the state open the doors of their sugarhouses for the public to join them in their rite of spring. Here’s your chance to see firsthand how 40 gallons of maple sap is turned into just one gallon of that golden delight you love to pour on your pancakes or ice cream. Most sugarhouses offer free tastings and live demonstrations of how syrup is produced, from tap to table. Many offer additional treats and activities, including servings of syrup on pancakes or ice cream, sugarbush tours, sleigh or wagon rides and more. Many sugarhouses will also arrange special tours and demonstrations for groups on other days—call to make arrangements. Maine Maple Sunday is always the fourth Sunday in March, but when this coincides with Easter, many producers will also open on another day. For more information, visit www.getrealmaine.com.

HALLOWELL

Benjamin Wales House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 512-2461; 877-323-4712 Liberal Cup Public House and Brewery—dining. 623-2739 JACKMAN

Attean Lake Lodge—lodging. 668-3792 Bishop’s Motel—lodging. 668-3231; 888-991-7669 Cedar Ridge Outfitters—lodging. 668-4169 John’s Four Season Accommodations & Mobile Home Park—lodging, camping. 668-7683; 888-668-0098 Loon Echo Family Campground—lodging, camping. 668-4829 or 636-1358 Sky Lodge & Cabins—lodging. 668-2171; 800-307-0098 KENTS HILL

Cornerstone Cottage—lodging. 897-5485

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

MONMOUTH

A Rise and Shine Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 933-9876 MOOSE RIVER

Windfall Outdoor Center—lodging, camping. 668-4818; 800-683-2009

Other Businesses

NORTH MONMOUTH

Beaver Brook Campground—lodging, camping. 933-2108

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

OAKLAND

Alden Camps—lodging. 465-7703 SKOWHEGAN

AUGUSTA

Belmont Motel—lodging. 474-8315; 800-235-6669 Helen’s Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 474-0066 Heritage House Restaurant—dining. 474-5100 MountainsView Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 858-0946; 866-267-8181 Skowhegan-Canaan KOA—lodging, camping. 474-2858; 800-562-7571 Towne Motel—lodging. 474-5151; 800-843-4405

American Lung Association—622-6394; 800-LUNG USA (800-586-4872) Augusta Civic Center—626-2405 Central Maine Power Company—621-3908; 800-565-0121 Copy Center Plus—623-1452; 800-287-1452 J. S. McCarthy Printers—622-6241; 888-465-6241

BELGRADE/BELGRADE LAKES

Belgrade Lakes Region Business Group Summertime in the Belgrades—495-3777 GARDINER

Gardiner, City of—582-4200/6888

SOUTH CHINA

HALLOWELL

China Dine-ah—dining. 445-5700

Hallowell Area Board of Trade—620-7477 Maine Aquaculture Association—622-0136

THE FORKS

Crab Apple Acres Inn & Whitewater—lodging, dining, camping. 663-2218; 800-553-7238 Moxie Outdoor Adventures Rafting Company— lodging, camping. 663-2231; 800-866-6943 Northern Outdoors—lodging, dining, camping. 663-4466; 800-765-7238 US/CAN Professional River Runners of Maine—lodging, camping. 663-2229; 800-325-3911 Three Rivers Whitewater—lodging, dining, camping. 663-2104; 877-UGO-RAFT (846-7238)

JACKMAN

Jackman, Town of—668-2111 Jackman Moose River Chamber of Commerce— 668-4171; 888-633-5225 KENTS HILL

Kents Hill School—685-4914 OAKLAND

FirstPark—859-9716; 800-966-1002 SKOWHEGAN

Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce— 474-3621; 888-772-4392

WATERVILLE

Best Western - Waterville—lodging, dining. 873-3335; Resv: 800-WESTERN Budget Host Inn—lodging, dining. 873-3366; 800-BUD-HOST (283-4678) Comfort Inn & Suites—lodging. 873-2777; 877-424-6423 Hampton Inn—lodging. 873-0400; 800-HAMPTON Holiday Inn/Waterville—lodging, dining. 873-0111; 888-HOLIDAY (465-4329)

UNITY

WEST FORKS

Forks Area Chamber of Commerce—663-2121

Magic Falls Rafting Company—lodging, camping. 663-2220; 800-207-7238

WINTHROP

Maple Lane Farm—lodging. 549-3495 WINTHROP

Yukon Cottages—lodging. 395-4614

www.kennebecvalley.org

Unity College Admissions Office—948-3131 x 275; 800-624-1024 WATERVILLE

Central Maine Newspapers—861-9155; 800-452-4666 Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce—873-3315 Waterville Main Street—680-2055 WEST FORKS

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Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce— 623-4559 Kennebec Valley Tourism Council—623-4883; 800-393-8629 Maine Better Transportation Association— 622-0526 Maine Lobster Promotion Council—287-5140 Maine Logos, LLC—622-7264; 877-945-5646 Maine Merchants Association—623-1149 Ursus Media Group—866-340-1725; 866-340-1725

Winthrop Area Chamber of Commerce— 377-8020 ❖

A vacation at a camp or cottage in the Belgrade Lakes area will soothe your spirit.

© Phil Savignano, courtesy Maine Office of Tourism

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Majestic lighthouses guard the

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

rocky Mid-Coast, while busy

BATH

Heritage Days Fourth of July Festival—442-7291

Baxter State Park

harbors shelter a unique mix of authentic fishing

BELFAST

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

Moosehead Lake

DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains

BOOTHBAY/BOOTHBAY HARBOR

MidCoast

villages and art-infused, The Maine Beaches

Arts in the Park*—juried arts and crafts show, food, entertainment (July). 338-5900 Maine Celtic Celebration—(July). National Boat Building Challenge—(July). 338-5900 New Year’s by the Bay—(December 31). 338-5900 Weinerfest—(September). 323-2451

Acadia National Park

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

cosmopolitan towns.

Fall Foliage Festival—crafts, music, food; Boothbay Railway Village. 633-4743 Harbor Lights—Santa, boat parade. 633-2353 Lincoln Arts Festival—jazz, pops, choral music and more. 633-3913 Windjammer Days—celebration of maritime history and sailing. 633-2353 BRUNSWICK

Sample sweet Maine lobster and other succulent seafood at waterfront eateries, cafés and fine dining establishments throughout the region. Stroll through galleries and summer art shows. Music festivals, concerts and live theatre enhance the cultural scene. In Rockland, visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum and the Farnsworth

Learn more about Maine’s maritime history at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, and the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, an enchanting city named on the list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Brunswick is home to the Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Museum and prestigious Bowdoin College, with its own art

CAMDEN

Harbor Arts Juried Arts & Crafts Show—more than 100 artists (July). 236-4404 Windjammer Weekend—town-wide nautical celebration. 236-4404 DAMARISCOTTA

Pemaquid Oyster Festival—(September). 380-9912 PEMAQUID AREA

Wabanaki Days—Native American celebration (July). 677-2795

Mid-Coast

Art Museum. Take the “Museum in the Streets” walking tour of historic Belfast.

Bowdoin International Music Festival—weekly concerts (July–August). 725-3975 Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival—juried art exhibit, music, theater and more (August). 729-4439 Maine Highland Games—gathering of the clans at Thomas Point Beach (August). 443-1165 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival*— (Labor Day weekend). 725-6009; 877-TPB-4321

ROCKLAND

Maine Lobster Festival*—parade, food, fun for all. 596-0376; 800-LOB-CLAW (800-562-2529) SEARSPORT

museum and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay is Maine’s first botanical garden and New England’s largest. The gardens embody the natural elements that have inspired

Fling Into Fall—parade, bed race, variety show, crafts, food (October). 548-6204 Fourth of July—parade, variety show, firemen’s muster, auction, antiques, crafts, fireworks. 548-2868 TOPSHAM

Topsham Fair—agricultural exhibits, pulling events, 4-H, crafts, midway, harness racing (August). 729-1943 UNION

countless artists and writers who have long flocked to this region.

State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival*— 725-3281; 273-2772 off-season WALDOBORO

Outdoor adventure and wildlife-watching opportunities abound. Explore the coast and the islands, seeing whales and sea birds along the way, aboard a ferry, excursion boat or windjammer, or in a sea kayak. Swim and canoe in cool lake waters. Hike

River Festival—music, food, crafts, children’s activities (Labor Day weekend). 832-5570 Waldoboro Day—parade, road race, music, food, street dance, fireworks (June). 832-5369

Arts & Heritage

the hills for spectacular views, especially in autumn. Pick-your-own strawberries in early summer, and apples in fall. Winter means romantic getaways, cross-country

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

skiing, and the view of Penobscot Bay from the summit of the Camden Snow Bowl.

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For more information, visit www.mainesmidcoast.com.

Lincolnville © Kirk Gentalen; Camden © Kevin Shields; Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick © Dennis Griggs

Alna Center School—1795; second oldest schoolhouse in Maine. 586-5950 Old Alna Meeting House—1789. 586-5950 Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum*—882-4193

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ARTS for ME

BATH

Chocolate Church Arts Center—1847 Gothic church; art exhibits, music. 442-8455 Maine Maritime Museum*—shipbuilding heritage; boat cruises, classes. 443-1316 Walking/Driving Tour—historic downtown, homes of sea captains, seafaring history. 442-7291

Art Coast Maine The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and its mission of celebrating Maine’s role in American art is the stepping-off place for an adventure in art and culture amid the splendors of the Mid-Coast region. Outside its doors you’ll find a wealth of art galleries, many right on Main Street. Every Wednesday night the city’s 17 or so galleries host the Arts In Rockland walk. Also on Main Street, a lovingly restored cinema palace, the Strand, shows the latest and most interesting films. The Strand is one venue for Bay Chamber Concerts (others are the Opera Houses in Rockport and Camden), which presents some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the country. Head on up the coast to scenic Rockport village where the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts exhibits a panoply of what’s happening now among Maine artists. In the same town you’ll find Maine Media Workshops, with frequent exhibitions and classes that attract worldwide participation. In Camden you will find more galleries and a not-to-be-missed garden at the public library. Belfast hosts its own art walk on Friday nights, and you can also see the ever-changing exhibits, programs and workshops at Waterfall Arts Center. Further up the coast, the Penobscot Maritime Museum, in Searsport, caps off your experience of the synergy between art and nature. Visitors can plan their cultural voyage around Maine’s Mid-Coast by visiting www.artcoastmaine.com.

BELFAST

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Belfast Maskers Theater—plays, children’s programs (April–December). 338-9668 Belfast Summer Nights—local music downtown on Thursday evenings (June–August). 322-7123 Colonial Theatre*—338-1930 Friends of Belfast Parks/Arts in the Park*— 338-5900 Mainely Pottery*—338-1108 Museum in the Streets—Historical Society’s walking tour (self-guided). 338-9229 Open Garden Days—tour local gardens on Fridays (May–September). 338-9506 BOOTHBAY/BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Burnt Island Living Lighthouse Program—portrayal of a lighthouse family, island life. 633-9559/2284 Boothbay Playhouse—Broadway favorites. 633-3379 Boothbay Railway Village*—model trains, narrow gauge steam train rides, antique cars. 633-4727 Opera House at Boothbay Harbor—performing arts in 1890’s building. 633-6855 BRISTOL

Harrington Meeting House—1773; museum. Bowdoin College*—founded 1794. 725-3000 Bowdoin College Museum of Art—listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 725-3275 Five Rivers Arts Alliance*—798-6964 Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Museum—729-6606 Maine Eastern Railroad*—ride restored vintage railcars to Rockland (seasonal). 866-MERAILS Maine State Music Theatre*—musical productions on Bowdoin campus (June–August). 725-8769 Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum—on Bowdoin campus. 725-3416 Pejepscot Museum—area history. 729-6606 Skofield-Whittier House—time capsule of Victorian America. 729-6606 CAMDEN

Camden Area History Center—Edna St. Vincent Millay, Peyton Place. 236-2778 Camden Opera House—music, theater, dance. Opera House: 236-7963; Box Office: 236-8448 Conway Homestead and Mary Cramer Museum—18th-century restored barn, farmhouse, gardens. 236-2257 CUSHING

Olson House—subject of paintings by Andrew Wyeth. 354-0102 DAMARISCOTTA

Chapman Hall House—1754; period furnishings, herb garden, 18th-century rose bushes. Lincoln Theatre—live performances. 563-3424 Oyster Shell Heaps—remains of centuries of Native American summer feasts. 563-1393 Round Top Center for the Arts—gallery, concerts, lectures, performances. 563-1507 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church—1808; oldest Catholic church in New England. 563-3240

PHIPPSBURG

Fort Popham—1861; granite fort with interpretive displays. 839-1335 Phippsburg Historical Museum—1859; one-room schoolhouse. PORT CLYDE

Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum— 372-6450 ROCKLAND

National Historic District—1938 meeting house, 1860 school, 1890 store, 18th- and 19th-century homes.

American Lighthouse Foundation*—594-4174 Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center*— Wyeth family paintings, other American works. 596-6457 Historic District—on National Register of Historic Places; Italianate Mansard, Greek Revival and Colonial Revival architecture. Maine Eastern Railroad*—ride restored vintage railcars to Brunswick (seasonal). 596-6725; 866-MERAILS Maine Lighthouse Museum—largest U.S. collection of fresnel lenses. 594-3301

ISLESBORO

ROCKPORT

Sailor’s Memorial Museum and Grindle Point Lighthouse—1850; maritime history (late June–September).

Bay Chamber Concerts*—chamber music and jazz in 105-year-old Rockport Opera House. 236-2823; 888-707-2770 Center for Furniture Craftsmanship—woodworking school; public gallery. 594-5611 Center for Maine Contemporary Art*—works by Maine artists. 236-2875 Maine Media Workshops—photography/film school and gallery. 236-8581 Marine Park—statue of Andre the Seal, restored lime kilns, locomotive engine, boat cruises. 236-0676 Prism Glass Gallery and Cafe*—230-0061

HARPSWELL

Elijah Kellogg Church and Harpswell Historic Park—local history. 833-6026 Friends of Peary’s Eagle Island*—833-2310 Meeting House—the oldest in Maine. 833-6322 HEAD TIDE

LIBERTY

Davistown Museum—Native American artifacts. 589-4900

DRESDEN

LINCOLNVILLE

Brick School House—1816; one-room museum with original furniture. Pownalborough Court House*—1761. 737-2504

Maine Artisans Craft Cooperative*—789-5376 OWLS HEAD

EDGECOMB

Owls Head Transportation Museum*—antique cars, airplanes, engines. 594-4418

Fort Edgecomb—1809. 882-7777

PEMAQUID AREA

FRIENDSHIP

Colonial Pemaquid—Fort William Henry, museum, ongoing archeological work. 677-3000 Pemaquid Point Lighthouse—1827; featured on Maine’s state quarter; Pemaquid Fisherman’s Museum. 677-2492

Friendship Museum—old schoolhouse; exhibits on the Friendship Sloop. 832-4337

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Tour Belfast area gardens on Fridays from May through September.

Courtesy Belfast Garden Club

Mid-Coast

BRUNSWICK

www.mainesmidcoast.com

SEARSPORT

Penobscot Marine Museum*—maritime artifacts, paintings, gift shop. 548-2529 Second Harbor Church—stained glass windows in the Tiffany tradition.


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Take It Outside Family Friendly Day Hikes

© Cindy McIntyre

Dodge Point Public Lands, Newcastle Dodge Point slopes gently down from a 240-foot height of land to the Damariscotta River, offering views downriver that extend for miles. The property is rich in ecological and historical values as well as scenic beauty. The 521-acre peninsula has old growth trees, several important plant communities, Native American shell heaps, and the site of a brick-making operation from the late 1800s. Four loop trails span the property, with the longest, the Shore Trail, being 2.8 miles. Enter from the River Road or by boat from the river. Summer visitors can borrow a trail map from the kiosk that offers a self-guided tour, providing a chance to learn about 27 different plant species en route. FMI: 778-8231.

Picnic Spots Fort Point State Park, Stockton Springs

Town of Searsport Union Hall—1860s; listed with Maine Historic Preservation Commission. 548-6372

VINALHAVEN

Historical Society—594-9081

Vinalhaven Historical Society Museum—seafaring and quarrying history (late June–Labor Day). 863-4410

STOCKTON SPRINGS

WALDOBORO

Fort Point State Historic Site—Fort Pownell (1759), lighthouse (1836); part of Fort Point State Park. 941-4014 Montpelier - General Henry Knox Museum*— replica home; 22 rooms with period pieces; special events (summer). 354-8062

Fawcett’s Antique Toy and Art Museum—antique toys, original comic art, cowboys. 832-7398 Old German Meeting House—1772. 832-7742 Waldo Theatre—movies, live productions in 19thcentury building. 832-6060 Waldoboro Historical Society—museum includes cattle pound, restored schoolhouse. 832-7552

UNION

WALPOLE

Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage—former one-room schoolhouse. 785-3321

Darling Marine Research Center—ongoing marine research; tours and seminars available. 563-3146

SOUTH THOMASTON/SPRUCE HEAD

THOMASTON

Castle Tucker—1807. 882-7169 Lincoln County Museum and Old Jail*—882-6817 Musical Wonder House—music boxes dating to 1750. 882-7163; 800-336-3725 Nickels-Sortwell House—Federal-style mansion (June–September). 882-6218 WOOLWICH

19th-Century Rural Life Museum—1810 farmhouse. 443-4833

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BATH

Bath Country Club*—442-8411 Fishing—Kennebec River, for bass, mackerel, bluefish. 442-8239 Friends of Seguin Island, Inc.*—443-4808 Lighthouse Tours—Kennebec River; see osprey, seals, eagles. 442-7291 Long Reach Cruises*—442-0092; 888-538-6786 Thorne Head Nature Preserve—96 acres; walking trails, views of the Kennebec. 442-7291 BELFAST

Boat Excursions—on Penobscot Bay. Heritage Waterfront Park—picnics, beachcombing, harbor views. BOOTHBAY/BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Balmy Days Cruises*—633-2284; 800-298-2284 Boothbay Region Land Trust—1350 acres; rocky shores, hiking, water views. 633-4818 Boothbay Whale Watch*—633-3500; 888-942-5363 Cabbage Island Clambakes*—since 1956; sail aboard the Argo to the island for a feast. 633-7200 Cap’n Fish’s Boat Trips*—633-3244/2626; 800-636-3244 Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens*—five acres of ornamental gardens. 633-4333 Cruises—whalewatching, sportfishing, kayaking, sightseeing. 633-2353 Department of Marine Resources Aquarium— marine life and habitat, touch tank, open tank with dogfish head sharks for petting. 633-9559 Eastwind Cruises*—633-6598; 800-628-6872

Mid-Coast

History buffs will love spending a day roaming around Fort Point State Park, off U.S. Route 1 in Stockton Springs. The 1836 lighthouse, complete with an authentic bell tower, is a local icon. Nearby are the ruins of Fort Pownall, a 1759 British fort and trading post raided and burned by American rebels in 1775. You’ll also find remnants of the Fort Point Hotel, a luxury resort that served wealthy tourists from 1872 to 1898. Enjoy a picnic, wander the grounds or fish off the restored steamship pier, for a lovely, quiet day on the coast of Maine. FMI: 941-4014.

WISCASSET

BREMEN

National Audubon Society Nature Camp— self-guided nature hike; adult and youth camps. 529-5148 BROOKS

Country View Golf Club*—772-3161 BRUNSWICK

Androscoggin River Bicycle Path—2.6-mile paved path for walking, biking, skating. 725-6656 Brunswick Golf Club*—725-8224 CAMDEN

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Camden Amphitheater and Harbor Park— overlooking the harbor. 236-4404 Camden Hills State Park—camping, hiking, water access; drive up 900-foot Mt. Battie. 236-3109/0849 Camden Snow Bowl Ski Area—11 downhill trails, snowmaking, night skiing, toboggan chute, snow tubing, views of Penobscot Bay. 236-3438 Day Sails—sail and powerboat cruises. Fully Found/Schooner Olad*—236-2323 Lively Lady Too*—236-6672

Reid State Park in Georgetown has a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, as well as a snack bar and facilities. www.mainesmidcoast.com

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Maine Windjammer Cruises*—236-2938; 800-736-7981 Merryspring Park—67-acre nature park; trails, gardens, lecture series. 236-2239 Penobscot Bay Cruises*—236-4446 Schooner Explorations/Appledore*—236-8353; 800-233-PIER (OOS) Schooner Lewis R. French*—594-2241; 800-469-4635 U.S. Togoggan Nationals—competition, costumes; Camden Snow Bowl. 236-3438 Windjammer Fleet—day sails, three- and four-day and weekly cruises. 236-4404 Yankee Packet Company/Angelique*— 785-3020; 800-282-9989 DAMARISCOTTA

GEORGETOWN

Josephine Newman Sanctuary—781-2330 Reid State Park—sandy beach, picnic sites, showers, snack bar, abundant wildlife. 371-2303 ISLESBORO

Warren Island State Park—boat access, picnicking, camping. 941-4014

Agricultural Fairs Nestled amid rolling hills and farmlands just a few miles inland from the coast are the fairgrounds for the Union Fair, a prime example of a Maine agricultural fair since 1869. The fair is host to the Maine Blueberry Festival, so berryrelated events are featured throughout the week, including a blueberry pie-eating contest, a blueberry pancake breakfast and a children’s cooking contest. Maine’s agricultural fairs are the very best educational entertainment you can find. This season (July–October), pack up the family for a visit to one or more. Experience Maine’s Judging the blueberry pie contest rural traditions, enjoy the rides, the animals, is serious business. the food and the crafts. See you at the fairs! For complete listings, go to www.getrealmaine.com and click on “visit.”

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Damariscotta River Association—conservation, education, events, field trips. 563-1393 Midcoast Kayak*—563-5732

Made in Maine

JEFFERSON

Damariscotta Lake State Park—swimming, picnic area, playground, facilities. 549-7600

Mid-Coast

LINCOLNVILLE

Lincolnville Beach—swimming, boating. Megunticook Lake—swimming, fishing, boating. Mount Megunticook, Fernald’s Neck, Bald Rock— hiking. 236-3109 Norton Pond—public park, bandstand. State Ferry Terminal—ferry to Islesboro. 596-2202 MONHEGAN ISLAND

Windward Cruise Company dba Hardy Boat Cruises*—677-2026; 800-2PUFFIN (278-3346) NEW HARBOR

Maine Kayak*—948-5194; 866-624-6352 NEWCASTLE

Dodge Point Public Reserve—on the Damariscotta River; beaches, beaver dams, hiking trails. 778-8231 Salt Bay Preserve Heritage Trail—three-mile trail; detour to the Glidden Middens (Oyster Shell Heaps).

Schooner Isaac H. Evans*—594-7956; 877-238-1325 State Ferry Terminal—ferries to the islands of North Haven, Vinalhaven and Matinicus. 596-2202 Summertime Cruises*—563-1605; 800-562-8290 Windjammer Fleet—three- to ten-day cruises. 800-807-WIND ROCKPORT

Aldemere Farm—North America’s largest herd of Belted Galloway cattle. 236-2739 Avena Herb Garden—wandering paths, arbors, walls, bridges (May–October). 594-0694 Vesper Hill (Children’s) Chapel—gardens. 236-2239/0603 SEARSPORT

Birch Point Beach State Park—trails, sandy beach. 941-4014 Knox County Regional Airport—594-4131 Owls Head Light—1825; hiking trail. 941-4014

Moose Point State Park—on the shore of Penobscot Bay; waterside trails, beachcombing, picnic area. Mosman Park—swimming, picnics, playground, facilities; on Penobscot Bay. 548-0123 Sears Island—swimming, hiking, beachcombing, picnics, clamming (with permit). Searsport Town Wharf—serving local fishermen and recreational boaters; food, facilities. 548-6372

PEMAQUID AREA

SOUTH THOMASTON/SPRUCE HEAD

Pemaquid Beach Park—bath house, ball park, food stand. 677-2754

Reversing Tidal Waters Saltwater Fishing—stripers, mackerel, bluefish

PERKINS TOWNSHIP

SOUTHPORT

Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area—on Swan Island in the Kennebec River; picnics, hiking, camping by reservation. 287-5244

Catch 22 Sport Fishing*—785-2408

OWLS HEAD

PHIPPSBURG

Morse Mountain Sanctuary Popham Beach State Park—389-1335 PORT CLYDE

Monhegan Boat Line*—passenger service to Monhegan Island. 372-8848 RICHMOND

Peacock Beach State Park—swimming, picnics. 582-2813 ROCKLAND

Day Sails—sail and powerboat cruises. Maine Adventure Sails*—594-1875; 877-300-3377 Maine Eastern Railroad*—596-6725; 866-MERAILS Rockland Breakwater—walk to the lighthouse. Sandy Beach Park Schooner Heritage and Schooner American Eagle*—594-8007; 800-648-4544

STOCKTON SPRINGS

Fort Point State Park—fishing, boating, hiking, cycling, x-c skiing; includes Fort Point State Historic Site. 941-4014 TOPSHAM

Bradley Pond Farm Recreation Area—trails for x-c skiing, snowshoeing. 729-7694 Cathance River Nature Preserve—five loop trails for hiking, x-c skiing. 729-7694 Highland Green*—725-4549; 866-854-1200 UNION

Maine Outdoors*—785-4496; 800-203-8549 Union Fair Society/State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival*—785-3281; 273-2772 off-season WALDOBORO

Village Farm Alpacas & Shop*—832-5160 WEST BATH

Seaspray Kayaking on the New Meadows River*—443-3646; 888-349-SPRAY (7772)

Shopping (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com ARROWSIC

Arrowsic Island Pottery*—443-5858 BAILEY ISLAND

Land’s End Gift Shop*—833-2313 BATH

Bath Antique Dealers Association*—443-2790 Halcyon Yarn*—442-7909; 800-341-0282 BELFAST

Bennett’s Gems & Jewelry*—338-5530 Farmers’ Market—downtown, Fridays 9am to 1pm (May–November). 568-3201 Hannaford Food & Drug*—338-5377; RX: 338-1918 Lupine Cottage*—338-4300 Mainely Pottery*—338-1108 BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Hannaford Supermarket*—633-6465 BRUNSWICK

Cabot Mill Antiques*—725-2855 Hannaford Food & Drug*—725-8701; RX: 729-1604 Waterfront Flea Market*—729-0378 CAMDEN

Bayview Gallery*—236-4534; 800-244-4534 Cellardoor Vineyard*—763-4478 Hannaford Supermarket*—236-8577 Smiling Cow*—236-3351; 800-646-6169 Stitchery Square—236-9773 DAMARISCOTTA

Hannaford Food & Drug*—563-8131; RX: 563-1974 EDGECOMB

A.G.A. Correa & Son—882-7873; 800-341-0788 Edgecomb Potters Studio & Gallery*—882-9493; 800-343-5529 GEORGETOWN

Georgetown Pottery*—371-2801; 866-936-7687 HARPSWELL

Island Candy Company*—833-6639 LIBERTY

Liberty Graphics*—589-4596; 888-660-2505 LINCOLNVILLE

Windsor Chairmakers*—789-5188; 800-789-5188

WOOLWICH

Robert P. Tristam Coffin Wildflower Reservation

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Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Westport Island, Wiscasset, Woolwich

MAINE Our 2009 Summer Season: STATE MUSIC The Light in the Piazza THEATRE June 3 - June 20

Brunswick

The Culture of the Midcoast Music on the Mall

Free outdoor summer concerts Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival Art, music and family fun! Saturday, August 15th, 9-5pm

Brunswick, ME

Monthly Art Walk

Crazy for You

Walking tour of art galleries and studios 2nd Friday, May-December, 5-8pm

June 24 - July 11

Mid-Coast

Maine’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Premier July 15 - August 1 Professional Music Theatre The Drowsy Chaperone August 5 - August 22 For tickets and show times call (207) 725-8769 or visit us online at www.msmt.org

Maine’s Premiere Classical Music Festival

MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM Shipbuilding Traditions & Seafaring Adventures

June 27–August 8 Concerts Daily • For more information call (207) 725-3895 or visit our website.

www.bowdoinfestival.org

Summer in the City Heritage Days July 3rd -5th, 2009

3rd Friday Art Walks Open galleries 5-8pm, June - September

Bath Iron Works Naval Shipyard Tours

Daily Boat Cruises

Indoor and outdoor family activities

Historic shipyard tours & demonstrations

Gallery Exhibits: The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design January 17 – April 19, 2009 Net Worth: The Rise and Fall of Maine Fisheries May 1 – August 30, 2009 Eye-Sweet & Fair: Draftsmanship, Lofting, & the Lines Before the Launch September 11 – November 29, 2009 Big Ships: Bulk Cargoes December 11, 2009 – April 18, 2010

Gazebo Concerts

Tuesdays & Fridays, June - August MAINE STREET

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Refrigerators â&#x20AC;˘ Hair Dryers

THE BOUNTY

170 Front Street, Bath 207-443-2225

443-6098

RESTAURANT & TAVERNE

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Irons & Ironing Boards Exercise Room

139 Richardson Street (Just off Route 1), Bath Maine 207-443-9741 â&#x20AC;˘ Toll Free Reservations 1-866-258-7245 www.HolidayInnBath.com

Coastal Maine Scenic Train Rides

Mid-Coast

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Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Westport Island, Wiscasset, Woolwich

Midcoast Maine’s Bed & Breakfasts Benjamin F. Packard House 45 Pearl Street, Bath 04530 (866) 361-6004

www.benjaminfpackardhouse.com

Black Lantern B & B

57 Elm Street, Topsham 04086 (888) 306-4165

www.blacklanternbandb.com

Brunswick Inn at Park Row

“OH SAY CAN YOU SEA”

165 Park Row, Brunswick 04011 (800) 299-4914

www.brunswickinnparkrow.com

Captain’s Watch B & B and Sail Charter Cundy’s Harbor, Harpswell 04079 (207) 725-0979

www.gwi.net/~cwatch

Mid-Coast

Fairhaven Inn ...from your sundeck over the water ~ lobstermen working, seagulls soaring, the rockbound coast glimmering, buffet breakfast, boats and bicycles included. Open July-August-September.

LITTLE ISLAND MOTEL

44 Little Island Road, Orr’s Island, Maine 04066 207-833-2392 www.littleislandmotel.com

118 North Bath Road, Bath 04530 (888) 443-4391

www.mainecoast.com/fairhaveninn

Galen Moses House 1009 Washington Street, Bath 04530 (888) 442-8771

www.galenmoses.com

Harpswell Inn 108 Lookout Pt. Road, Harpswell 04079 (800) 843-5509

www.harpswellinn.com

Inn at Bath 969 Washington Street, Bath 04530 (800) 423-0964

www.innatbath.com

Kennebec Inn 696 High Street, Bath 04530 (207) 443-5324

www.kennebecinn.com

Kismet Inn

Sea Escape Cottages

44 Summer Street, Bath 04530 (207) 443-3399

B A I L E Y I S L A N D, M A I N E

E njoy magnificent ocean view sunsets from porch or deck...

www.kismetinnmaine.com

Mooring B & B

132 Seguinland Road, Georgetown 04548 (866) 828-7343

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Snow Squall B & B

5 Bradford Road, Wiscasset 04578 (207) 882-6892

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www.midcoastmaine.com • 1-877-725-8797 Voted #1 Seafood Restaurant in Mid-Coast Maine Since 1995 54 years of Great Seafood Every seat has an ocean view! Lobsters • Seafood • Steak • Raw Bar Outdoor Deck • Banquets • Lounge Lobster Bakes • Docking Space Route 24, Bailey Island, Maine 207-833-2818 / www.cookslobster.com

When planning your next vacation in Maine please remember

COMFORT STARTS HERE The Best Value Under the SunSM Free Continental Breakfast Free Hi-speed Wireless Internet Free Local Calls • First 5 mins. Free Long Distance MicroFridge in All Rooms • Fitness Center Iron & Ironing Board • Coffee Maker in Room

H O T E L S

www.comfortinn.com/hotel/me025 Please ask for LMaine Rate

www.daysinnbrunswick.com

Travelers Inn

C H O I C E

199 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine 04011 207-729-1129

207-729-3364 1-800-457-3364 EIGHT MILES NORTH OF FREEPORT OUTLETS

Mid-Coast

207-725-8883

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133 Pleasant Street (Route 1) Brunswick, ME 04011

725-8761

Near Bowdoin College, Freeport Outlets and L. L. Bean

www.knightsinnbrunswick.com

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THE ROBINHOOD FREE

Meetinghouse

EXPLORE

MAINE’S BEST KEPT

SECRET

WELCOME TO SOUTHERN MIDCOAST MAINE Miles of pristine coastline offer sandy beaches, ocean vistas, historic lighthouses and fresh lobster. Vibrant downtowns provide endless choices for shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment. Explore Maine’s best kept secret!

877-725-8797 www.midcoastmaine.com

MORTON REAL ESTATE

240 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011

Restaurant ~ Catering On-Site ~ Off-Premise Five-Star Dining in a Casual, Historic Atmosphere in Scenic Georgetown

Mid-Coast

“A culinary oasis” ~ New York Times “Deliciously divine dining” ~ Boston Globe

Call 207-371-2188 for Reservations 210 Robinhood Rd., Georgtown, Maine www.robinhood-meetinghouse.com

Meet The Alpacas At the Softest Farm in Maine

shorefront ~ residential land sales & development commercial & investment properties

207-729-1863

www.mainere.com mortonre@mainere.com

A Savory Journey Into Country Simplicity

Winters Gone Farm a nd e Alpaca S tor • Learn About Alpacas • Attend "Alpaca 101" • Beautiful Grounds

The Squire Tarbox Inn and Restaurant

• Nature Trails • Picnic Areas • Fiber Exhibits

A colonial farm on the National Register of Historic Places surrounded by organic gardens, stone walls and woods.

Our “Spokespaca” Says

America's Most Popular Alpaca Farm

“Visit my enchanting Alpaca Store.”

Visit Daily 10-5 • Closed Sunday

Snowball

Our gourmet dinners served in the 1763 era dining room are also available to outside guests. Close to all the adventures of coastal Maine.

Fine Alpaca Apparel from the World’s Top Manufacturers. How To Find Us: Our farm is located on Route 218 just 2 1/2 miles North of Route 1 in Wiscasset and the mid-coast Boothbay/Pemaquid Region. Route 218 (Federal St.) is opposite the Post Office in the center of the “Prettiest Village in Maine”.

207-882-9191 • 800-645-0188 email: wintersgonefarm@msn.com • www.wintersgone.com

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Mid-Coast

Boothbay Harbor

Camden

Boothbay Harbor

Mid-Coast Camden

www.visitmaine.net

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 See Why BOOTHBAY HARBOR is...  BOAT TRIPS AYS CRUISES BALMY D

PIER 8

Comfortable Coastal Relaxation and Dining at the

MONHEGAN ISLAND

Mid-Coast

“Hub of the Harbor”

9:30 daily

Fisherman’s Wharf is located over the water in the center of the village of Boothbay Harbor, close to all the Harbor’s shops, boats, and activities. Come dine in comfort over the water in our panoramic dining room, deck or lounge with daily specials to enhance our magnificent views. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Elevator access to upper levels of inn and motel. We are open from late May through late October.

S AIL

Friendship Sloop

H ARBOR TOURS

One Hour/all day long

M ACKEREL F ISHING Two Hour

B URNT I SLAND L IGHTHOUSE

Tour Ferry Vessels: Balmy Days II, Bay Lady The Novelty, and Miss Boothbay Captain Bill Campbell BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME 04538 1-800-298-2284 • (207) 633-2284 www.balmydayscruises.com

1-800-628-6872 www.fishermanswharfinn.com

SHIP AHOY MOTEL Route 238 • Southport, Maine (207) 633-5222

www.shipahoymotel.com email:vacation@shipahoymotel.com

Mailing Address P.O. Box 235 Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 118

• Moderate Rates • Air conditioning • Pool • Hiking • Fishing • Call or write for brochure

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce • Contact us for your Free Vacation Planner


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Soul of the Coast 

Two of Boothbay Harbor’s Finest Full-Service Hotels

On The Waterfront in Boothbay Harbor

On The Water In The Village Center

◆ Deluxe Guestrooms ◆ Scenic Harbor Views ◆ Full Service Restaurant ◆ Marina Slips & Moorings ◆ Lounge & Patio Deck ◆ Close to Shops & Activities

Coastal Getaway Package (Rates vary according to season and room type)

~ Open mid April thru late November ~

207-633-4434 800-248-2628

Open Open mid-May mid-May thru thru late late October October

Featuring

Mid-Coast

2 Night’s Lodging • Dinner for 2 in our Restaurant Light Continental Breakfast • Scenic Harbor Cruise

PO Box 267 80 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 www.tugboatinn.com

Or Across the Footbridge On The East Side

Boothbay Harbor Inn Boothbay Harbor’s finest full-service hotel 207-633-6302 • 800-533-6302

Sixty Spacious, Luxurious Guestrooms ◆ Modern Amenities ◆ Waterfront Dining Spectacular Sunsets ◆ Balconies & Patios with Breathtaking Views of the Harbor www.boothbayharborinn.com ◆ 31 Atlantic Avenue ◆ Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 1-800-266-8422 • 207-633-2353 | www.boothbayharbor.com | seamaine@boothbayharbor.com

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See Why BOOTHBAY HARBOR is... 

Mid-Coast

AMENITIES 30 Guestrooms, Suites, and Cottages with Spectacular Ocean Views. Cape Harbor Spa • High-Speed Internet • Swimming • Tennis Nature Trails • Boating • Game Room • Oceanside Hot Tub M E E T I NG S Weddings • Executive Meetings • Corporate Retreats D I N I NG Cape Harbor Grill & Pub Offering New England Favorites. LOCATION Oceanfront on the Southern Tip of Southport Island.

Rte. 27, Cape Newagen Rd • Southport, ME 04576

207–633-5242 www.newagenseasideinn.com

“One of the top 50 all-American getaways” CONDE NAST TRAVELER

Minutes from bustling Boothbay Harbor, the Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa occupies a secluded peninsula on Maine’s rocky coast. Boats and windjammers sail cool ocean waters while guests relax by the resort’s saltwater or heated freshwater pools, play croquet and tennis, kayak and bicycle, or enjoy fine cuisine. Choose from a variety of lodging possibilities: the historic waterfront inn, charmingly restored summer cottages, garden view or ocean view guestrooms and suites, and woodland condominiums. Enjoy our full-service boutique spa and Zen garden, complementing a private 57-acre oceanfront and wooded walking and hiking trail. Experience the surrounding natural beauty as the Inn fulfills its commitment to land conservation and a very unique and personal Maine resort experience.The Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa. Classic Maine vacations with the luxuries of a modern boutique resort.

The quintessential Maine resort experience. 88 GRANDVIEW AVENUE BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE 04538 1.877.309.4447 take a virtual tour at www.sprucepointinn.com

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The

Soul of the Coast 

Beach Cove Hotel & Resort Completely remodeled in 2008, with all new rooms, furniture, & swimming pool.

Seagate Motel At The Entrance To Boothbay Harbor A Short Walk to Town • Cable TV • AC/Electric Heat • Heated Pool • Refrigerators • At Door Parking • Continental breakfast Internet Access

PO Box 516 • 48 Lakeview Road W. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575

1.866.851.0450 • 207.633.0353 www.beachcovehotel.com • 3+ Acre Waterfront Resort • Balcony Rooms with Waterviews • Heated Swimming Pool • Free Rowboats & Canoes • Private Beach with Pier • 1 mile from Downtown Boothbay Harbor • Great Rates • Good Fishing

The Maine You Came For…

Mid-Coast

HARBOUR TOWNE INN

Route 27 Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 Tel. (207) 633-3900 www.seagatemotel.com e-mail: info@seagatemotel.com Watch for seasonal specials on the web site!

On The Waterfront

The Finest B&B on the Waterfront. AC • Wi-Fi • Satellite TV Private Baths, Outside Decks Waterfront Dock & Float Refrigerators/Micros • Parking

Beautiful Penthouse Available. 207-633-4300 • 1-800-722-4240 www.harbourtowneinn.com info@harbourtowneinn.com 71 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538

Crossing the bridge makes all the difference... Private, yet convenient, 45 acre Oceanfront Resort featuring COMPLIMENTARY Full Hot Breakfast, Canoes, Kayaks, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Mini-Golf and Spectacular Ocean Views! P.O. Box 885 • Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 • (800)221-5924 • (207)633-3321 • www.oceangateinn.com

1-800-266-8422 • 207-633-2353 | www.boothbayharbor.com | seamaine@boothbayharbor.com

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See Why BOOTHBAY HARBOR is...  Conveniently located on Route 1 midway between Boston and Bar Harbor and minutes from Boothbay, Camden, Freeport, or Rockland. Look for our red ticket booth at Pier One.

207-633-3244 • 1-800-636-3244

www.mainewhales.com

CAP’N FISH’S WATERFRONT INN offers relaxing accommodations with a perfect harborside setting to complete your stay.

www.boothbaywaterfront.com

Mid-Coast

• New Luxury Waterview Suites • Delicious Gourmet Breakfast • Cable TV, AC, Wi-Fi, Phone • Exclusive Harborfront Hot Tub • In Room Jacuzzi Whirlpool • Downtown Location within Walking Distance to Everything • Ocean & Harbor Views from 3000 sq. ft. of Covered Porches

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1-207-633-4640 • 1-800-565-3742 www.harborageinn.com 75 Townsend Ave • Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Captain Sawyer’s Place

Waterview from every room.

A Bed & Breakfast Inn

Enjoy the elegance of a Maine sea captain’s home. Full breakfast in season, view of the harbor, private baths, in town. 55 Commercial St. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 207-633-2290 · 1-800-434-9657 www.captsawyer.com

www.codcoveinn.com 22 Cross Road, Edgecomb, ME. 04556 800.882.9586 | stay@codcoveinn.com

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The

Soul of the Coast  Sail at

LINEKIN BAY RESORT 92 Wall Point Road • Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 207-633-2494 • Toll Free 1-866-847-2103 ron@linekinbayresort.com • www.linekinbayresort.com

Restaurant & Bar Open to the Public Visit Maine's premier historic two-foot narrow gauge railroad museum operating on the original right-of-way. Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington

RAILWAY MUSEUM We We have have 35 35 rooms rooms in in lodges lodges and and 32 32 cabins cabins available. available.

www.wwfry.org for steam schedule. 97 Cross Rd • PO Box 242 • Alna • (207) 882-4193

BlueHeron

SeasideInn

Luxury Size

19th c t on Waterfr B&B

ROOMS at the water’s edge overlooking beautiful Linekin Bay SAILING the largest resort sailing fleet in New England MEALS Three full meals are included daily SWIMMING in our heated salt water pool overlooking the bay TENNIS on our clay or all weather courts FISHING from our docks or in our boats out on the bay CANOEING/KAYAKING in the protected waters of Linekin Bay SCENIC BOAT TRIP from our dock SHUFFLEBOARD the courts overlook the bay KIDS camp program, fun for all ages LOBSTER cookouts with steamed mussels beside the pool FUNCTIONS family reunions, weddings, corporate events available DAY MEMBERSHIPS have use of our facilities LOCATION: Turn left at the CATHOLIC CHURCH and follow Lobster Cove Road to the end of Wall Point

Mid-Coast

Steam trains most weekends. Open Sat. and Sun. between May 29 th - Oct. 11th, Sat. only rest of year. Directions: Take Rt 218 north out of Wiscasset. Go 4.5 miles to Cross Rd. and take left. Museum is 1/8th of a mile, on the right.

Sailing instruction is available

Waterfront Rooms with Decks • AC, LCD-HDTV • King & Queen Beds • 2 Room Suite • Fireplaces & Jacuzzi

• Wi-Fi, Phones • Fridge & Micro • Intown w/Parking • Full Breakfast

• Boat Dock & Kayaks

Great place for family reunions and other groups!

Fun for the whole family - all ages.

www.blueheronseasideinn.com 65 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 1-866-216-2300 • 207-633-7020

1-800-266-8422 • 207-633-2353 | www.boothbayharbor.com | seamaine@boothbayharbor.com

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SEARSPORT

WARREN

NEW HARBOR

BlueJacket Ship Crafters*—ship and boat models crafted on site. 548-9970; 800-448-5567 Weathervanes of Maine*—548-6148/0050

Fireside Pottery*—273-3767/4767 Lie-Nielsen Toolworks*—273-1520; 800-327-2520

TOPSHAM

Winterport Winery*—223-4500

Hannaford Food & Drug*—729-5124; RX: 729-3800 Village Candle Factory Store*—729-0800; 800-551-1422

WISCASSET

Pemaquid Craft Co-op*—677-2077 NEWCASTLE

Renys Department Store*—563-3177 NOBLEBORO

Nobleboro Antique Exchange*—563-6800 RICHMOND

Nature’s Poison Ivy Cure*—751-6978

UNION

ROCKPORT

Maine Blanket*—845-2587 Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery*—785-5261 Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery*—785-3024 Union Pottery*—785-4826; 800-423-3115

Carver Hill Gallery*—236-0745 ChelTed Gallery-Design Studio*—596-7230 State of Maine Cheese & Rockport Marketplace*—236-8895; 800-762-8895

Hannaford Supermarket*—832-4358 Salvage By Design—antiques, collectibles. 832-6390 Tidemark Gallery—professional art works. 832-5109

ROCKLAND

Hannaford Food & Drug*—594-2173; RX: 596-6389 Rockland Antiques Marketplace*—596-9972

WALDOBORO

ROUND POND

Peapod Jewelry*—529-4411

WINTERPORT

Big Al’s Super Values*—882-6423 Part of the Past Antiques & Art Restoration*— 882-7908 Winters Gone Farm & Alpaca Store, LLC*— 882-9191; 800-645-0188 Wiscasset Antiques Dealers*—882-7908

Dining & Lodging (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com ARROWSIC

Damariscotta Region Information Bureau

The salt air & sea of the Maine coast are yours…

Arrowsic Island Pottery—lodging. 443-5858 BAILEY ISLAND

Bailey Island Motel—lodging. 833-2886 Cook’s Island View Motel, LLC—lodging. 833-7780 Cook’s Lobster House—dining. 833-2818/6641 Driftwood Inn—lodging, dining. 833-5461 Log Cabin an Island Inn—lodging. 833-5546 Oceanfront Rentals—lodging. 739-2179 Sea Escape Cottages & Charters—lodging. 833-5531 Your Island Connection, LLC—lodging. 833-7779/7705

Mid-Coast

BATH

ROCK GARDENS INN Exceptional Travel Help

on a private peninsula in Casco Bay www.rockgardensinn.com 207-389-1339

All Maine & Our Scenic Area CHRISTMAS COVE MEDOMAK NEW HARBOR 1935 PEMAQUID 2009 ROUND POND SHEEPSCOT SOUTH BRISTOL

Regional Map – Folder – Guide Business Route 1, Damariscotta 276 Main St. - PO Box 217 Damariscotta, ME 04543

(207) 563-3175 E-mail: damainfo@lincoln.midcoast.com web: http://lincoln.midcoast.com/~damainfo/

New Harbor, Maine 04554 207-677-3727 At the harbor entrance, an ideal retreat for a restful summer vacation. Friendly atmosphere. Inn & cottages overlooking the harbor. Mid-May through mid-October. Write:

146 State Route 32 New Harbor, ME 04554

www.gosnold.com

Benjamin F. Packard House Bed & Breakfast— lodging. 443-6004; 866-361-6004 Fairhaven Inn—lodging. 443-4391; 888-443-4391 Galen C. Moses House—lodging. 442-8771; 888-442-8771 Holiday Inn - Bath—lodging, dining. 443-9741; 888-HOLIDAY (465-4329) Inn at Bath—lodging. 443-4294; 800-423-0964 Kennebec Tavern & Marina—dining. 442-9636 Kismet Inn—lodging. 443-3399 Pryor House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 443-1146; 866-977-7967 Rock Gardens Inn—lodging. 389-1339 Sebasco Harbor Resort—lodging, dining. 389-1161; 800-225-3819 BELFAST

1 Church Street The White House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 338-1901; 888-290-1901 Alden House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 338-2151; 877-337-8151 Belfast Harbor Inn—lodging. 338-2740; 800-545-8576 Belhaven Inn Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 338-5435; 866-338-5435 Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village—lodging. 338-4000; 800-937-6246 Comfort Inn Ocean’s Edge—lodging, dining. 338-2090; 800-228-5150 Harbor View House of 1807—lodging. 338-3811; 877-393-3811 Jeweled Turret Inn—lodging. 338-2304; 800-696-2304 Londonderry Inn—lodging. 338-2763; 877-529-9566 Loon Lookout Cottages—lodging. 338-1260 Penobscot Bay Inn & Restaurant—lodging, dining. 338-5715; 800-335-2370 Seascape Motel & Cottages—lodging. 338-2130; 800-477-0786 BOOTHBAY

Boothbay Resort—lodging. 633-3411 Cottage Connection of Maine—lodging. 633-6545; 800-823-9501

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VISIT THE PEMAQUID PENINSULA

Pemaquid Area Association Experience our rugged coastline, fishing villages, excellent food, Inns, B&B’s . . .

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse • Pemaquid Beach • Fort William Henry . . . and much more!

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We Offer All Things Maine!

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with Audubon Naturalist Departing Daily Guaranteed Sightings!

ISLAND GROCERY

MONHEGAN ISLAND FERRY Departing Twice Daily

Your Destination Grocery 12 West Side Road South Bristol, Maine 04568 www.islandgrocery.net (207) 644-8552

Two great destinations on the Pemaquid Peninsula Serving dinner nightly 6-9 pm. Reservations recommended

BThe RADLEY INN Essence of Maine THE

207-677-2105 • 800-942-5560 www.bradleyinn.com

"The Bradley Inn elegantly presents fresh local seafood, which stars in dishes such as seafood stew" Coastal Living Magazine August 2006 3063 Bristol Road • Pemaquid Point • New Harbor, Maine 04554

Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners 207-677-3000

Open for Lunch & Dinner Daily Memorial Day~Labor Day.

Directions: Rt. 130 from Damariscotta to New Harbor. Right, onto Snowball Hill Rd., follow sign.

1-8 8 00-2 2 -PP UFFIN

www.hardyboat.com

Mid-Coast

plus: Seal Watches Lighthouse Cruises Fall Coastal Cruises

WONDERFUL VIEWS, FOOD AND LODGING TOO, LOTS OF GOOD THINGS TO DO!

One of the most scenic regions of the Maine Coast!

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continued from page 124 Hodgdon Island Inn Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 633-7474; 800-314-5160 Kenniston Hill Inn B&B, Inc.—lodging. 633-2159; 800-992-2915 Knickerbocker Lake Cottages—lodging. 633-5354; 380-6544/7554 McFarland Rentals—lodging. 633-2981 Shore Hills Campground—lodging, camping. 633-4782

Mid-Coast

BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Anchor Watch Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 633-7565; 800-718-7565 Atlantic Ark Inn—lodging. 633-5690; 800-579-0112 Beach Cove Hotel & Resort—lodging. 633-0353; 866-851-0450 Blue Heron Seaside Inn—lodging. 633-7020; 866-216-2300 Boothbay Harbor Inn—lodging, dining. 633-6302; 800-533-6302 Brown’s Wharf Inn—lodging, dining. 633-5440; 800-334-8110 Cap’n Fish’s Waterfront Inn—lodging. 633-6605; 800-633-0860 Eatz Place—lodging. 781-273-1899 Fisherman’s Wharf Inn—lodging, dining. 633-5090; 800-628-6872 Five Gables Inn—lodging. 633-4551; 800-451-5048 Flagship Inn—lodging, dining. 633-5094; 800-660-5094 Gray Homestead Ocean Front Camping—lodging, camping. 633-4612 Harbor House Inn—lodging. 633-2941; 800-856-1164 Harborage Inn—lodging. 633-4640; 800-565-3742 Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront—lodging. 633-4300; 800-722-4240 Harbour’s Edge—lodging. 301-990-0363 Howard House Lodge B&B—lodging. 633-3933; 800-466-6697 Inns at Greenleaf Lane—lodging. 633-7346; 380-9505; 888-950-7724 Linekin Bay Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 633-9900; 800-596-7420 Linekin Bay Resort—lodging, dining. 633-2494; 866-847-2103 Mid-Town Motel—lodging. 633-2751 Nana’s Place B&B—lodging. 633-7874 Ocean Gate Resort—lodging. 633-3321; 800-221-5924 Ocean Point Inn—lodging, dining. 633-4200; 800-552-5554 Rocktide Inn—lodging, dining. 633-4455; 800-ROC-TIDE (762-8433)

Seagate Motel—lodging. 633-3900; 800-633-1707 Resv. Only Ship Ahoy Motel—lodging, dining. 633-5222 Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa—lodging, dining. 633-4152; 800-553-0289 Topside Inn—lodging. 633-5404; 888-633-5404 Tugboat Inn, Restaurant & Marina—lodging, dining. 633-4434; 800-248-2628 Welch House Inn—lodging. 633-3431; 800-279-7313 BRISTOL

Inn at Round Pond—lodging. 529-2004 BRUNSWICK

Brunswick Fairfield Inn & Suites—lodging. 721-0300; 888-236-2427 Brunswick Inn on Park Row—lodging. 729-4914; 800-299-4914 Comfort Inn—lodging. 729-1129; 877-424-6423 Days Inn Motel—lodging. 725-8883; 800-DAYSINN (329-7466) Great Impasta—dining. 729-5858 Holland House Bed and Breakfast Cottage— lodging. 729-0709; 729-0709 Interstate Oasis Econo Lodge—lodging. 729-9991; 800-654-9991 Knights Inn Brunswick—lodging. 725-8761; 877-725-8761 Thomas Point Beach & Campground—camping. 725-6009; 877-TPB-4321 Travelers Inn—lodging. 729-3364; 800-457-3364 CAMDEN

Bay Breeze Cottages & Motel—lodging. 236-4449; 888-909-4449 Beloin’s on the Maine Coast—lodging. 236-3262 Birchwood Motel—lodging. 236-4204 Camden Accommodations—lodging. 236-6090; 800-344-4830 Camden Bed & Breakfast Association—lodging. Camden Harbour Inn & Natalie’s Restaurant— lodging, dining. 236-4200; 800-236-4266 Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns—lodging. 236-0500; 800-755-7483 Cedar Crest Motel—lodging, dining. 236-4839; 800-422-4964 Country Inn at Camden-Rockport—lodging. 236-2725; 888-707-3945 High Tide Inn on the Ocean—lodging. 236-3724; 800-778-7068 Inn at Ocean’s Edge—lodging, dining. 236-0945 Inns at Blackberry Common—lodging. 236-6060; 800-388-6000 Lodge at Camden Hills—lodging. 236-8478; 800-832-7058 Lord Camden Inn—lodging. 236-4325; 800-336-4325 Megunticook Campground by the Sea—lodging, camping. 594-2428; 800-884-2428 Mount Battie Motel—lodging. 236-3870; 800-224-3870 Norumbega Inn—lodging. 236-4646; 877-363-4646 Schooner Lewis R. French—lodging. 594-2241; 800-469-4635 Swan House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 236-8275; 800-207-8275 TimberCliffe Cottage Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 236-4753; 866-396-4753 Towne Motel—lodging. 236-3377; 800-656-4999 Whitehall Inn—lodging, dining. 236-3391; 800-789-6565 DAMARISCOTTA

Alewives & Ales Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 563-1561 Brannon-Bunker Inn—lodging. 563-5941; 800-563-9225 Lake Pemaquid Campground—lodging, camping. 563-5202

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Mill Pond Inn—lodging. 563-8014 Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals—lodging. 563-6500 Oak Gables Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 563-1476; 800-335-7748 EDGECOMB

Pioneer Motel—lodging. 882-9281 Sheepscot Harbour Village & Resort—lodging, dining. 882-6343; 800-437-5503 FRIENDSHIP

Accommodations at Old Comfortable—lodging. 832-4337 Flood’s Cove Cottages—lodging. 832-6237 GEORGETOWN

Better Vacation Rentals - MidCoast Maine— lodging. 949 369-5171 Coveside Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 371-2807; 800-232-5490 Harmon’s Harbor Cottages—lodging. 443-6621 Mooring Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 371-2790; 866-828-7343

Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

* Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, 338-5900, www.belfastmaine.org * Belfast Downtown Business Group, 338-5087, www.belfastdowntown.com * Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, 633-2353, 800-266-8422, www.boothbayharbor.com * Boothbay Region Information Center, 633-4743, www.boothbay.org * Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce, 236-4404, 800-223-5459 (msg. only line), www.visitcamden.com * Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, 563-8340, www.damariscottaregion.com * Damariscotta Region Information Bureau, 563-3175, www.lincoln.midcoast.com/~damainfo/ * Mid-Coast Chamber Council, 725-8797, 800-872-6246, www.mainesmidcoast.com * Pemaquid Area Association, 529-4496 * Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, 596-0376, 800-562-2529, www.TheRealMaine.com * Searsport Economic Development Committee, 548-2141, www.searsportme.net Searsport Information Center, 548-2868, www.searsportme.net * Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, 725-8797, 877-725-8797, www.midcoastmaine.com * Union Area Chamber of Commerce, 785-3300, www.unionareachamber.org Waldoboro Business Association, www.waldoborobusiness.org * Member Maine Tourism Association


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ROCKLAND

Maine Escapes—lodging. 542-1717

Berry Manor Inn—lodging. 596-7696; 800-774-5692 Captain Lindsey House Inn—lodging. 596-7950; 800-523-2145 Glen Cove Inn & Suites—lodging. 594-4062; 800-GLENCOVE Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland—lodging. 594-6644; 800-HAMPTON Lakeshore Inn—lodging. 594-4209; 866-540-8800 LimeRock Inn—lodging. 594-2257; 800-546-3762 Navigator Motor Inn—lodging, dining. 594-2131; 800-545-8026 Trade Winds Motor Inn—lodging, dining. 596-6661; Resv: 800-834-3130

LINCOLNVILLE

ROCKPORT

Ducktrap Motel—lodging. 789-5400; 877-977-5400

Camden Hills RV Resort—lodging, camping. 236-2498; 888-842-0592 Claddagh Motel & Suites—lodging. 594-8479; 800-871-5454 Samoset Resort—lodging, dining. 594-2511; 800-341-1650 Schooner Bay Motor Inn—lodging. 236-2205; 888-308-8855

GLEN COVE

Ledges by the Bay—lodging. 594-8944; 800-898-8944 HARPSWELL

Bellevue by the Sea Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 833-6324/784-5691 Harpswell Inn—lodging. 833-5509; 800-843-5509 Middlebay Lobster—dining. 798-5868 HOPE

MONHEGAN ISLAND

Island Inn—lodging, dining. 596-0371 Monhegan House—lodging, dining. 594-7983 Shining Sails Apt. & Cottages—lodging. 596-0041 Trailing Yew—lodging. 596-0440 NEW HARBOR

Bay View Cottages—lodging. 677-2153 Bradley Inn—lodging, dining. 677-2105; 800-942-5560 Gosnold Arms—lodging. 677-3727; Win: 561-575-9549 Hotel Pemaquid—lodging. 677-2312 Moorings New Harbor—lodging. 677-2409; 866-661-2409 Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf—dining. 677-2200 Thompson House Cottages—lodging. 677-2317 NEWCASTLE

NORTH HAVEN

NEBO Lodge—lodging, dining. 867-2007 NORTHPORT

Northport Travel Park—lodging, camping. 338-2077 Point Lookout Conference Center & Resort— lodging. 789-2000; 800-515-3611 ORR’S ISLAND

Little Island Motel—lodging. 833-2392 Orr’s Island Campground—camping. 833-5595 PEMAQUID

On the Rocks—lodging. 732-699-0629 Pemaquid Fisherman’s Co-Op—dining. 677-2801; 866-864-2897 Riverview Lobster Pound Cottages—lodging. 677-3355/3356 Sherwood Forest Campsite & Cottage Rentals— lodging, camping. 677-3642; 800-274-1593

Searsport Shores Camping Resort—lodging, camping. 548-6059 Yardarm Motel—lodging. 548-2404 SOUTH BRISTOL

Unique Yankee Bed and Breakfast of Maine— lodging. 644-1502; 866-644-1502 SOUTH THOMASTON

Jasko, Rev. Bill & Jenny—lodging. 201-776-9669; 201-934-1910; 877-894-1910 Lobster Buoy Campsites—camping. 594-7546 Weskeag at the Water—lodging. 596-6676; 800-596-5576 SOUTHPORT

Lawnmere Inn—lodging. 633-2544; 800-633-7645 Newagen Seaside Inn—lodging, dining. 633-5242; 800-654-5242 SPRUCE HEAD

Craignair Inn—lodging, dining. 594-7644; 800-320-9997 Miller’s Lobster Company—dining. 594-7406; 594-2602 (Resv. for 20+) TENANTS HARBOR

East Wind Inn—lodging, dining. 372-6366; 800-241-VIEW (8439) Gilchrest House—lodging. 372-6735 Mill Pond House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 372-6209 THOMASTON

Saltwater Farm Campground—lodging, camping. 354-6735

PHIPPSBURG

TOPSHAM

Dromore Bay Cottage—lodging. 443-6309 Edgewater Farm Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 389-1322; 877-389-1322 Hermit Island Campground—lodging, camping. 443-2101 Hidden Mountain Cottages & Gift Shop—lodging. 389-1457 Kennebec Kottages—lodging. 389-1587 Meadowbrook Camping Area—lodging, camping. 443-4967; 800-370-CAMP (2267) Morse River Associates—lodging. 443-6309 Ocean View Park Cottages & Campground— lodging, camping. 389-2564; Win: 443-1000 Popham Beach Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 389-2409 Stonehouse Manor Bed & Breakfast @ Popham Beach—lodging. 389-1141; 877-389-1141 West Point Haven—lodging. 401-728-3192

Black Lantern Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 725-4165; 888-306-4165

RICHMOND

Taste of Maine Restaurant—dining. 443-4554 Whitney’s Wilderness Cabins—lodging. 442-7676

Augusta/Gardiner KOA—lodging, camping. 582-5086; 800-562-1496

VINALHAVEN

Libby House—lodging. 863-4696 Tidewater Motel & Gathering Place—lodging. 863-4618 WALDOBORO

Blue Skye Farm—lodging. 832-0300/5135 LeVatout Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 832-5150 WISCASSET

Chewonki Campground—camping. 882-7426; 800-465-7747 Snow Squall Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 882-6892; 800-775-7245 Tall Pines Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 882-7630 Wiscasset Motor Lodge—lodging. 882-7137; 800-732-8168 WOOLWICH

(Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BATH

CHR Realty/GMAC Real Estate—443-3333; 800-247-6758 Direct Display Publishing Co.—443-4800 Hyde School—443-5584; 888-234-HYDE Main Street Bath—442-7291 BELFAST

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce—338-5900 Belfast Downtown Business Group—338-5087 Bridge to Bridge Association—338-1108 BOOTHBAY

Boothbay Region Information Center—633-4743 BOOTHBAY HARBOR

ACRO Global—633-3934 Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce—633-2353; 800-266-8422 Boothbay Register—633-4620; 877-500-6397 BRUNSWICK

Baribeau Agency—729-3333; 800-882-5681 Bowdoin College—725-3000 Brunswick Downtown Association—729-4439 Brunswick Publishing Company/Times Record— 729-3311; 800-734-6397 Thornton Oaks Retirement Community— 729-8033; 800-729-8033 CAMDEN

Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce—236-4404; 800-223-5459 (msg. only line) DAMARISCOTTA

Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce— 563-8340 Damariscotta Region Information Bureau— 563-3175 First, N.A.—563-3195; 800-564-3195 HARPSWELL

Mid-Coast

Flying Cloud Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 563-2484 Harbor View Inn at Newcastle—lodging. 563-2900 Tipsy Butler Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 563-3394

SEARSPORT

Other Businesses

Anchor Publishing—833-5100 PEMAQUID

Pemaquid Area Association—529-4496 ROCKLAND

Courier Publications—594-4401; 800-559-4401 (In State); 800-499-4401 (Out of State) Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine—594-0800 Maine Sunshine Guides—713-7533; 800-948-4337 Mid-Coast Chamber Council—725-8797; 800-872-6246 Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce—596-0376; 800-562-2529 ROCKPORT

Down East Magazine—594-9544; 800-766-1670 Maine Media Workshops & Rockport College— 236-8581; 877-577-7700 SEARSPORT

Searsport Economic Development Commitee— 548-2141 TOPSHAM

Highlands—725-2650; 888-760-1042 Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber—725-8797; 877-725-8797 UNION

Regional Activities Guide of Maine—785-4812 Union Area Chamber of Commerce—785-3300 WARREN

Downeast Dog News, LLC—593-0404 WINTERPORT

Maine Winery Guild WISCASSET

Lincoln, County of—882-6311 WOOLWICH

Shelter Institute—442-7938 ❖

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Go Island -Hopping in Mid -Coast Maine

© Cindy McIntyre

Mid-Coast

Monhegan Island

Maine’s Mid-Coast islands can cast a spell, captivating

an easy loop around the southern part of the island, per-

visitors with their expansive views and relaxed pace.

haps stopping for a swim at either Booth’s or Lawson’s

Intoxicating fragrances of pine and wild roses permeate

Quarry, to hike Isle-Au-Haut Mountain or for a picnic at

the salt-laden air; raspberries and blackberries flourish

State Beach. North Haven is much more quiet and exclu-

in seaside meadows; the surf pounds the shore like a

sive. Matinicus is favored by bird-watchers.

mesmerizing mantra. Hundreds of islands dot the waters from northern

Beach, requires a car or bicycle. Begin at the Sailor’s

Casco Bay through Muscongus Bay and into the famed

Memorial Museum, just off the ferry dock at the base

sailing waters of Penobscot Bay. Hardy souls follow the

of Grindle Point Light, then head south through Dark

Maine Island Trail, kayaking or sailing to remote islands

Harbor, a summer colony, where magnificent waterfront

to camp, picnic or just explore. Other islands are accessi-

mansions can be glimpsed through the trees. Have a

ble by ferry or excursion boat and easily explored on

picnic on the beach at Pendleton Point, then head north

foot or by bicycle. These are perfect for a day trip or an

toward Pripet Harbor, where most of the island’s year-

overnight: Just be sure to make lodging reservations in

round residents live. On the way, visit the Islesboro

advance, as accommodations are limited. A few islands,

Historical Society.

like Orrs, Bailey, Southport and Westport, are connected

Monhegan, 510 acres of rugged independence and

to the mainland by bridge, allowing you a taste of island

spectacular scenery, is accessible by passenger boats from

life without boarding a boat.

Port Clyde, New Harbor and Boothbay Harbor. Many

The Maine State Ferry Service operates several daily

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Islesboro, a 20-minute ferry ride from Lincolnville

artists, including the Wyeths, Rockwell Kent and George

trips to Vinalhaven and North Haven from its Rockland

Bellows, have recorded Monhegan’s dramatic vistas—

terminal as well as occasional trips to distant Matinicus.

surf exploding on jagged cliffs, fish houses perched on

All three are easily explored on foot or bicycle. It’s a

the village shore, towering evergreens in Cathedral

10-minute walk from the Vinalhaven dock to Carvers

Woods, and the lighthouse, which greets all comers with

Harbor, the island’s busy village, where you can pick up

a friendly wink. The keeper’s and assistant keeper’s

an island map at one of the shops or restaurants, then

houses are now museums, one dedicated to Monhegan

set out for a picnic on Lane’s Island Preserve. Visit the

art, the other to the island’s history, flora and fauna.

Historical Society Museum to learn about the island’s rich

Wander the 17 miles of trails, see artists at work, watch

granite quarrying and carving history. Bicyclists can make

for birds and drink in the beauty. ❖

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The Maine Lakes & Mountains

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

region offers four seasons full

AUBURN

Great Falls Balloon Festival—one of New England’s biggest hot-air balloon fests (August). 800-639-3221

Baxter State Park

of beauty and outdoor fun, from summer’s refreshing

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

BETHEL

Moosehead Lake

DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains •

MidCoast

waterways to the snowy

Acadia National Park

Bethel Art Fair—artists and artisans, entertainment, food, fireworks; on the Common (July). 824-2282 Harvest Fest and Chowdah Cookoff—crafts, chainsaw carving, music, wagon rides, chowder competition (September). 800-442-5826 Maine Mountain Corvette Festival—scenic drives, corvette parade (August). 800-442-5826 Mollyockett Day—parade, music, 5k race, crafts, frog jumping, fireworks (July). 824-3575, 800-442-5826 BRIDGTON

The Maine Beaches

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

mountain peaks of winter.

Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival—dogsled races and rides, skijoring, skating and more. 647-3472 CASCO

Lakes Brew Fest—sample Maine beer and wine, food, music, crafts (September). 647-3472 FARMINGTON

Crystal waters jumping with brook trout delight fishermen in spring. Sebago Lake

Franklin County Fair—Farmington Fairgrounds. 778-6083

is famous among anglers and watersports fans alike. The feisty Carrabassett River

FRYEBURG

KINGFIELD

Kingfield Pops Festival—(June). 265-POPS LEWISTON

Summer is sweet for swimmers, boaters, hikers and mountain bikers. Rangeley Lake is the centerpiece for 112 smaller lakes and ponds, for water activities of all sorts. Take a cruise through the Songo Locks on an old-time paddle boat in Naples, or play a round of golf on one of several championship courses.

Festival FrancoFun—Franco-American history, food and entertainment (August). 783-1585 Great Falls Balloon Festival—one of New England’s biggest hot-air balloon fests (August). 800-639-3221 Greek Festival—traditional Greek food and music (September). 783-6795 Maine Grains and Grapes Festival—Maine beer and wine, food and music (June). 783-2249 LISBON/LISBON FALLS

Autumn begs you to stay awhile in a charming village inn, and spend golden days

Moxie Festival—food, crafts, parade in honor of Maine’s official soft drink (July). 783-2249 NAPLES

exploring. Drive scenic byways in the Rangeley Lakes and Grafton Notch areas. Visit

Maine Blues Festival—more than 40 bands in 14 locations (Father’s Day weekend). 647-3472

art galleries, artisans’ studios and antiques shops. Seek out covered bridges and

OXFORD

farmstands. Watch for loons, moose and other wildlife. Join the fun at a county fair.

Oxford County Fair—(September). 744-0308 RANGELEY

Take in a performance at Deertrees Theater in Harrison, and step back in time at

Independence Day—fireworks, music, parade, food and games (July). 864-5364 Rangeley Snowmobile Snodeo—fireworks, parade, snowmobile activities and more (January). 864-7336

Norlands Living History Center in Livermore.

RUMFORD

Winter presents a wide range of ski areas, from destination resorts to family-sized hills, to satisfy skiers and snowboarders. Snowmobilers can cruise hundreds of miles of marked and groomed trails. Dogsledders will take you for a spin. Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary is a peaceful place for cross-country skiing and birdwatching. And for museums, cultural events, shopping and dining, the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn provide a taste of city life—Maine-style.

Maine Lakes & Mountains

challenges canoers and kayakers, while the lazy Saco is a family favorite.

Fryeburg Fair*—Maine’s oldest country fair (October). 935-3268

Christmas in the Valley—all month long in ten area towns; parade, craft fair and more (December). 364-3241 Moontide Water Festival—fireworks and more (July 4th). 364-3241 STRONG

Mid-Summer Garden Tour—684-2195 Sandy River Festival—(June). 684-2195

Arts & Heritage (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com AUBURN

For more information, visit www.westernmaine.org.

Androscoggin Historical Society Museum— history of Lewiston/Auburn. 784-0586

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Community Little Theatre—in its 64th year of producing plays. 783-0958 BAR MILLS

Tory Hill Meeting House—1822; annual August production of The Old Peabody Pew by Kate Douglas Wiggins. 929-4252 Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center—1813 house with Rufus Porter murals; part of National Historic District. 824-2908 Downtown—National Historic District. Mahoosuc Arts Council’s Concerts on the Common—Sunday afternoons (call for dates). 824-3575 BRIDGTON

Bridgton Historical Society Museum—town and railroad records, Civil War, automobile exhibits. 647-3699 Narramissic—19th-century working farm. 647-3699 Rufus Porter Museum*—wall murals. 647-2828 BROWNFIELD

Stone Mountain Performing Arts Center—live music. DENMARK

Denmark Arts Center—summer programs, art classes. 452-2412

Bates Dance Festival Visitors in search of a vibrant dance scene need look no further than the campus of Bates College in Lewiston. Celebrating its 27th season in 2009, the Bates Dance Festival (BDF) has earned a reputation as a leading presenter and professional training program for contemporary dance. Each summer, BDF offers an international community of dancers and choreographers a place to study, create and perform. The five-week program, which runs from July 10 through August 8, 2009, brings together renowned choreographers such as Kate Weare, Robert Battle, Bebe Miller and Tania Isaac who will present new works. BDF welcomes the public to fifteen performances and events, many of which feature acclaimed contemporary dance artists from around the world. For more information: www.batesdancefestival.org or call 786-6381.

© Tom Caravaglia, courtesy Maine Arts Commission

BETHEL

ARTS for ME

Maine Lakes & Mountains

DIXFIELD

Dixfield Historical Society—1899 Victorian farmhouse; John L. Towle Antique Tool Museum. 562-8151 Ludden Memorial Library—established 1940. 562-8838 EUSTIS

Coplin Schoolhouse—one-room schoolhouse dating to the 1800s. FARMINGTON

Farmington Historic District—over 100 buildings, 1700s through mid-20th century. 778-2835 Farmington Public Library—stone building with glass floor and dome. 778-4312 Maine Mountain Heritage Center*—779-6355 Nordica Memorial Association*—the Nordica Homestead, birthplace of America’s first international diva; costumes, gifts from the Emperor of China and Diamond Jim Brady. 778-2042 Red School House Museum—1852; used as a school until 1958. 778-4215 Titcomb House—Gothic-Revival cottage c.1846; doll collection 1820–1920. 778-2835 FRYEBURG

Public Library—stone structure, former one-room schoolhouse; Hopalong Cassidy collection. 935-2731

Jay Hill Auto Museum—897-5257 KINGFIELD

Kingfield Historical Society—farming and logging history; open in summer by appointment. 265-4032 Stanley Museum*—Stanley Steamers, photos of turn-of-the-century rural American life. 265-2729

Museum L-A*—history of the Twin Cities during the Industrial Revolution. 333-3881 The Public Theater—professional company offering Broadway and off-Broadway plays. 782-3200 LISBON FALLS

Maine Art Glass Studio*—353-6700; 888-781-6700

LEWISTON

LIVERMORE

Bates College*—Olin Arts Center houses concert hall, art museum and the (Senator Edmund) Muskie Archives. 786-6255; 786-6330 Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary’s— Maine’s Franco-American heritage. 783-1515 Franco-American Heritage Collection—FrancoAmerican culture and history. 753-6545 Historical Walking Tour—783-2249 L/A Arts—live professional dance, music. 782-7228 L/A Arts Gallery 5—promotes juried works of art in all media. 576-4805 Lewiston-Auburn College/USM Atrium Gallery— paintings, sculptures and photography from Maine artists. 753-6545 Maine Music Society—Maine Chamber Ensemble, Androscoggin Chorale. 782-1403

Norlands Living History Center*—Victorian mansion, ell and barn, church, one-room schoolhouse and farmland on 445 acres. 897-4366 MEXICO

Mexico Historical Society NAPLES

Naples Historical Society Museum—slides of old C&O Canal, steamboats, 7-foot-tall wooden Chinese warrior from the 1800s. 693-4297 NEW GLOUCESTER

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community and Museum*—only Shaker village still functioning as a religious community. 926-4597 NEW PORTLAND

Nowetah’s American Indian Museum & Store*— 628-4981

GREENE

Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation—free educational and social programs. 946-5311 HANOVER

Gardner Roberts Memorial Library—historic building still serving the public without electricity. HARRISON

Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center*—historic opera house offering live entertainment, children’s programs. 583-6747 Scribner’s Mill Preservation/Harrison Historical Society*—583-6455 JAY

Firemen’s Museum—restored 1936 firetruck; open by appointment only. 897-4876 Holmes-Crafts Homestead—Federal style 1820 house, period furnishings; open by appointment only. 897-4876

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Take It Outside Family Friendly Day Hikes

Escape to the scenic Bald Mountain Public Reserved Land unit where outdoor enthusiasts thrive in this four-season wonderland. Hike Bald Mountain’s one-mile trail to the summit and enjoy panoramic views of Rangeley, Cupsuptic and Mooselookmeguntic lakes and the Height of Land. This hike is especially popular in the fall when Maine’s countryside blazes with color. Watching the more than 200 species of wildlife can be enjoyed all year round. FMI: 778-8231.

Picnic Spots Screw Auger Falls, Grafton Notch State Park, Newry

NEWRY

RUMFORD

Sunday River Covered Bridge—also known as the Artists’ Bridge.

Edmund S. Muskie Monument—Senator Muskie authored significant anti-pollution laws. Jonathan Keyes Monument—1777; honors Rumford’s first settler. Lufkin Museum—local artifacts. 364-8455

PHILLIPS

Phillips Historical House Museum—narrow gauge railroad memorabilia and Portland glass. 864-5364 Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad— narrow gauge line was active until 1935; artifacts, train rides. POLAND SPRING

All Souls Chapel—1912; interdenominational. 998-2886 Maine State Building—on National Register of Historic Places; tours and educational programs. 287-2301 Poland Spring Preservation Society*—park includes Spring House and Bottling Plant Museum; history, geology and bottling process tours; hiking, ice skating, golf. 998-4142

SOUTH ANDOVER

Lovejoy Bridge—covered bridge. 624-3000 SOUTH BRIDGTON

South Bridgton Congregational Church—150year-old church with 135-year-old hand-hewn bell tower. 583-2975 SOUTH PARIS

Celebration Barn Theater—summer stock theater and learning center; home of renowned mime, Tony Montenaro. 743-8452 McLaughlin Garden*—perennial gardens on a century-old farmstead. 743-8820 STANDISH

Porter Bridge—covered bridge. 624-3000 Porter Old Meeting House—1828.

Daniel Marrett House—1789; furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. 642-3032 Old Red Church—642-5170

RANGELEY

STRATTON

Rangeley Friends of the Arts—concerts, plays, street dance, art show, children’s programs. Rangeley Lakes Historical Society—exhibits from the era of sporting camps and big hotels. Rangeley Public Library—on National Register of Historic Places. Union Log Church—on National Register of Historic Places. Wilhelm Reich Museum*—library and scientific memorabilia. 864-3443

Arnold Trail—a section of Benedict Arnold’s route to Quebec City. Dead River Historical Society Museum—early logging memorabilia. 246-6901

PORTER

STRONG

The Copper Horse Inn—1866; on the National Historic Register. Strong Village Cemetery—grave of Maine outdoorswoman Cornelia “Flyrod” Crosby. Vance and Dorothy Hammond Memorial House—local history.

Wilton Farm and Home Museum—constructed during the Civil War; farm tools, bottles. 645-3637 Wilton Free Public Library—Goodspeed Memorial Library is on the National Register of Historic Places. 645-4831 WILSONS MILLS

Bennett Bridge—covered bridge. 624-3000 WINDHAM

Babb’s Bridge—covered bridge over Leavitt’s Falls. 624-3000 Windham Historical Society and Museum—maps, tools, cannon balls. 892-6533 Windham Town Hall—1910; first high school in town. 892-1907

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com ALBANY TOWNSHIP

Deepwood Farm—horseback riding, summer camp, lessons, wagon rides. 824-2595 Maine Mineralogy Expeditions—four-hour guided tour and dig of Bumpus Mine. 824-4224 Setter’s Point—bird hunting, clay shooting, fly fishing. 824-8824 AUBURN

Androscoggin River—boating, fishing, hiking. 783-9186 Auburn Municipal Beach—swimming, diving, field games, playground, BBQ grills, concessions, restrooms; certified lifeguards on duty. 784-0191 Fox Ridge Golf Club*—777-4653 Ingersoll Arena—ice skating. 784-0191 Lost Valley*—lighted trails for night skiing. 784-1561 Mount Apatite—325-acre wooded park; hiking. 784-0191 BETHEL

Bethel Inn Resort*—18-hole championship course, groomed cross country trails, horse-drawn sleigh rides. 824-2175; 800-654-0125 Bethel Outdoor Adventure*—824-4224; 800-533-3607 Bethel Recreational Pathway—2-mile round trip multi-use paved trail. BIG Adventure Center—laser tag, indoor rock climbing, sand volleyball, bowling, water slides. 824-0929 Carter’s X-C Ski Center—groomed trails. 539-4848 Sparrow Hawk Mountain Ranch—horseback riding, indoor riding arena. 836-2528 Sun Valley Sports & Guide Service*—guided fishing trips, ATV tours, snowmobile trips. 824-7533; 877-851-7533

Maine Lakes & Mountains

Grafton Notch State Park is located on scenic Route 26 between Newry and Upton, and offers opportunities for sightseeing, picnicking and hiking on 3,000 acres of beautiful natural terrain. Several interesting attractions are conveniently located on Route 26. Interpretive signs explain the glacial sculpting of Screw Auger Falls and the formation of Mother Walker Falls. A quarter-mile loop trail leads to Moose Cave with its narrow gorge and lush lichens and mosses. At Spruce Meadow and Screw Auger Falls visitors will find picnic tables and grills. FMI: 824-2912; off-season: 624-6080.

Courtesy Maine Office of Tourism

Perham’s of West Paris*—mineral and gem museum and quarries. 674-2341; 800-371-GEMS (4367) WILTON

Bald Mountain, Bald Mountain Public Lands, Oquossoc

RAYMOND

WEST PARIS

BRIDGTON

Bridgton Highlands Country Club*—18-hole championship course. 647-3491 Holt Pond Nature Area—100 acres of wetlands; one-mile foot trail, floating boardwalk. 647-8580 Shawnee Peak Ski Area*—four-season recreation facility with skiing, snowboarding, hiking; largest downhill night skiing in New England. 647-8444 BROWNFIELD

Brownfield Bog Wildlife Management Area— wetlands, wooded uplands, hunting, canoeing, camping. 647-8580 Burnt Meadow Mountains—hiking; views of Saco River, Mt. Washington.

Hawthorne House—c.1812; National Historic Building. 655-8833

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BYRON

Coos Canyon—camping, fishing, gold panning. 364-3880

Open Farm Day

CARRABASSETT VALLEY

SUGARLOAF*—downhill skiing, 18-hole championship golf course. 237-2000; 800-THE-LOAF

On Open Farm Day each year in July more than 100 farms across Maine open their barn doors to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the bountiful business of agriculture. This is a day of wholesome family fun that you won’t want to miss. Activities include barn and field tours, milking demonstrations, hayrides, animals to pet, nature trails, beautiful scenery, products for sale, samples for tasting and refreshments. Come meet the farmers up close, learn where your food comes from and experience the wonderful world of farming. Carter’s Farm in Oxford has been welcoming the public for the past 18 years on Open Farm Day. They offer games for the kids and tips on how to grow vegetables without using pesticides. Visitors may hike or walk on the cross-country ski tails. Go to www.getrealmaine.com for more information.

CASCO

Courtesy Maine Office of Tourism

High Country Mission—views of Portland area, Big Sebago, Grafton Notch. 866-310-8445 DENMARK

Jerry’s Sport Shop & Downeast Guide Service*— 452-2320 EUSTIS

Fishing—native brook trout, salmon. Grand Falls—classic horseshoe falls. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing Snowmobiling—hundreds of miles of groomed trails. FRYEBURG

Fryeburg Fair*—935-3268 Hemlock Bridge—1857 covered bridge over old channel of the Saco River. Jockey Cap—at the top, a monument to Admiral Robert E. Peary. Saco River Canoe & Kayak*—935-2369; 888-772-6573 GILEAD

NAPLES

Chute River—shortest in the world, connecting Long Lake and Brandy Pond. Long Lake—fishing. 693-3159 Naples Seaplane Rides—693-3736 Songo Locks—hand-operated locks connecting the Songo River to Sebago Lake. Songo River Queen II*—cruise on this replica of an old-fashioned paddleboat. 693-6861

GREENE

Yvon’s Track & Trail—moto-cross racing. 782-5115 GREENWOOD

Cross Country Skiing Mahoosuc Mountain Sports—full service ski and bike shop. 875-3786 Mount Abram Family Ski Resort—alpine and nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing park. 875-5000 Snowmobile Trails

Sunday River Ski Resort*—alpine skiing and snowboarding on 128 trails; 18 lifts; hotels, condos, dining. 824-3000; 800-543-2SKI (2754) NORTH NEWRY

Baldpate Mountain—3,820 feet. Grafton Notch Byway—scenic Route 26 along the Bear River. Grafton Notch State Park—hiking. Old Speck Mountain—4,150 feet.

NEW GLOUCESTER

NORTH WATERFORD

Pineland Farms*—farm market, riding lessons and more. 688-4539

Beech Hill Farm and Bison Ranch—working bison farm, special events, hayrides, trading post.

HANOVER

NEWRY

OXFORD

Howard Pond—fishing. Stony Brook Recreation*—camping, pool, mini golf, boating, playground and more. 824-2836; 888-439-5625 x 0604

Mahoosuc Guide Service—guided dogsledding and canoeing trips. 824-2073 Sunday River Golf Club—18-hole championship course, mountain views. 824-4653 Sunday River Inn Cross Country Ski Center*— groomed cross country and snowshoe trails. 824-2410

Carter’s Farm XC Ski Shop & Ski Center*— 539-4848 Mountain View Sports Park—539-2454 Oxford Plains Speedway—Oxford 250 NASCAR race (July). 539-8865

LEEDS

Springbrook Golf Club*—946-5900 LEWISTON

Great Falls—on the Androscoggin River; scenic lookout; part of historic walking tour of Lewiston. Lewiston Public Skate Park—inground bowls, ramps, stairs and half-pipes. 513-3005 Pine Haven Winter Park—skating, snow-tubing, cross country skiing, sliding. 783-4103 Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary—at 300 acres, one of New England’s largest bird and small animal sanctuaries. 782-5238 LISBON

Beaver Park—hiking, fishing, skating. 353-9075 LOVELL

Greater Lovell Land Trust—wildlife lectures, guided walks and hikes. 925-1205 Kezar Falls Gorge—deep winding gorge with several falls; picnicking. Lake Kezar Country Club*—925-2462 Sabattus Mountain—hiking. Snowmobiling MEXICO

Mexico Recreation Park—picnicking, ball fields, snack bar, performance stage; access to the Swift River. 364-4912

Courtesy Maine Office of Tourism

Maine Lakes & Mountains

Evans Notch—part of White Mountain National Forest; sightseeing, camping. Pooh Corner Farm & Greenhouses—animals from “Winnie the Pooh.” 836-3276

PHILLIPS

Daggett Rock—one of the world’s largest glacierdeposited rocks. POLAND

Range Pond State Park—750 acres; sand beach, swimming, nature trails, boat launch. 998-4104 RAYMOND

Rattlesnake Mountain—hiking. RANGELEY

Dockside Sports Center*—864-2424 Fishing—brook trout, landlocked salmon; many waters fly-fishing only. Hiking/Walking—marked hiking and nature trails include a section of the Appalachian Trail. Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway—scenic turnouts, visitor services. 864-5364 Rangeley Lakes Trails Center—hiking, biking, nature watching; 55 km of groomed cross-country skiing. 864-4309 Saddleback Maine*—60 downhill trails and 2,000 feet of vertical drop; snowboard park. 864-5671; 866-918-2225 Snowmobiling—150 miles of marked and groomed trails; trailside services, map available; connect with trails from all directions. Conditions: 864-7336 RUMFORD

Moose are plentiful in the Rangeley area; this one must have had some business at the Town Hall.

Black Mountain of Maine—downhill and X-C skiing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming. 364-8977 Greater Rumford Community Center—369-9906 Hosmer Field Complex—walking trails.

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The Lakes Region

Sebago Lake

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continued from page 142 Mountain Ranger Guide Service—364-2506 Rumford Falls—highest east of Niagara (180 feet). Rumford Information Center—364-0925 SEBAGO/SEBAGO LAKE

Douglas Mountain—1,415 feet. Sebago Lake—Maine’s second-largest lake. 693-6231 Sebago Lake State Park—1,300 acres on the shores of Sebago Lake. 693-6231 SOUTH PARIS

McLaughlin Garden*—perennial gardens. 743-8820 STRATTON

Flagstaff Lake—beach, canoe rentals, camping. STRONG

ATV and Snowmobile Trails—connecting to major area trail systems. Garden Tour—(July) Lance Corporal Scott Paul Memorial Town Park Porter Lake—sandy beach, boat launch, picnic tables. Sandy River—7.5 miles for canoes, kayaks, fishing. Tennis Courts TURNER

Ricker Hill Orchards*—225-5552/6018 The Great Outdoors—swimming, basketball, kayak and canoe rentals. 224-7061 Turner Highlands Country Club—18 holes, pro shop, pub and restaurant. 224-7060 WATERFORD © Alan J. LaVallee

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Mount Tire’m—hiking. WELD

Mount Blue State Park—conservation education programs, camping, fishing, hiking, climbing, gold panning. 585-2347 WEST BETHEL

Sunday River Alpacas—fishing pond. 890-3148 WILTON

Bald Mountain—hiking. 645-4825 Wilson Pond—swimming, fishing. 645-4825

Paddle the Androscoggin River near Rumford for a fall foliage tour with a different perspective.

WINDHAM

Seacoast Fun Parks*—892-5952 WOODSTOCK

FARMINGTON

Maine Conservation School—summer camps on Lake Christopher. 665-2068

Hannaford Food & Drug*—778-0434; RX: 778-0644 Heirlooms of Tomorrow*—778-5315 University of Maine Art Gallery—778-7001 W. A. Mitchell Fine Furniture*—778-5212; 877-499-8163

Shopping (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

GREENWOOD

Maine Line Products—Maine gifts and souvenirs. 800-874-0484 JAY

AUBURN

Hannaford Food & Drug*—897-4376; RX: 897-7033

Auburn Mall—more than 40 stores. 786-2977 Hannaford Food & Drug*—784-6497; RX: 783-0661

KINGFIELD

BETHEL

Bethel Farmers’ Market—fresh veggies, plants and more; on Railroad Street (Saturdays, May–October). Maine Line Products*—875-2522; 800-874-0484 Mt. Mann Jewelers*—Maine gemstones, custom jewelry, museum. 824-3030 Mt. Mica Rarities & Antiques—Maine gems and fossils. 875-3060 Timberlake’s Home Store*—824-6545; 800-780-6681 True North Adventure Ware—outdoor clothing, gear and accessories, maps. 824-2201 BRIDGTON

Gallery 302 - Bridgton Art Guild*—paintings, jewelry and more. 647-ARTS (2787) Hannaford Food & Drug*—647-2015; RX: 647-5795

Carrabassett Coffee Co.*—265-2326; 888-292-2326 LEWISTON

Hannaford Food & Drug*—784-0721; RX: 786-0122 Marden’s Surplus & Salvage*—784-9774 LIVERMORE FALLS

Gazebo Farmers’ Market—vegetables, honey, crafts and more (Saturdays, June–September). 897-3321 NEW GLOUCESTER

C. H. Becksvoort*—926-4608 NEWRY

Bear River Trading Post—fishing and hunting supplies, licenses, food, gas, game inspection. 824-BEAR Sunday River Gems—custom jewelry, crystals, mining tools, maps. 824-3414 NORTH WINDHAM

Hannaford Food & Drug*—892-2531; RX: 892-8571

CENTER LOVELL

NORWAY

Harvest Gold Gallery*—925-6502

Western Maine Art Group—743-5411

DENMARK

OXFORD

Jerry’s Sport Shop & Downeast Guide Service*— 452-2320

Hannaford Food & Drug*—743-2522; RX: 743-7982 PARIS

Hungry Hollow Country Store*—674-3012

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Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

* Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, 783-2249, www.androscoggincounty.com * Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 824-2282, 800-442-5826, www.bethelmaine.com * Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 778-4215, www.franklincountymaine.org * Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce, 897-6755, www.jay-livermore-lf.org * Maine Lakes & Mountains Tourism Council, 783-9186, 888-688-0099, www.westernmaine.org * Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com * Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 864-5364, 800-MTLAKES, www.rangeleymaine.com * River Valley Chamber of Commerce, 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com * Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 892-8265, www.sebagolakeschamber.com * Member Maine Tourism Association


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Lewiston-Auburn

Cities of the Androscoggin

along the Riverwalk connecting the two cities. The riverfront is the site of the annual Great Falls Balloon Festival. Other events worth planning your visit around include the Liberty Festival, the Maine Grains and Grapes Festival and Lisbon’s Moxie Festival. Performers from around the world visit area stages regularly. The multi-cultural Franco American Heritage Center presents chamber, symphonic, contemporary and choral music as well as other performances. Bates College is home to the renowned Bates Dance Festival. LA Arts also presents professional

Maine Lakes & Mountains

dance as well as music and family entertainment, including a free Music in the Parks series. Frequent concerts, with an emphasis on classical works, are presented by the Maine Music Society, and The Public Theatre, a professional Equity com© Alan J. LaVallee

Theater. For almost 70 years, the L/A Community Little

LA”—form the hub and the heart of the Maine Lakes

Theatre has presented quality musicals and drama to the

& Mountains region. Divided by the Androscoggin River,

area. Another popular venue is the Marsden Hartley

they are joined in their commitment to the arts, their

Cultural Center, at the Lewiston Public Library.

cultural diversity, impressive sports heritage and abundant recreational opportunities. In the 19th century, several waves of immigrants

Hartley, a Lewiston native considered one of the top American painters of the 20th century, is well represented at the Olin Arts Center at Bates College. Also

settled here, seeking employment in the textile mills

visually stimulating are Museum LA, which focuses on

powered by the Androscoggin. The Irish came first, then

area history starting with the Industrial Revolution, and

the Franco-Americans; successive waves during the 20th

the Atrium Gallery at Lewiston Auburn College.

century from Greece, Russia, Lithuania, England, Scotland

This region’s sports culture is memorialized in the

and, most recently, Somalia, have contributed to the cul-

Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame. The renovated

tural quilt. Renovated mills now house a wide variety

Colisee is home to the Lewiston Maineiacs, part of the

of restaurants, shops and other businesses.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, which has pro-

LA remains central to Maine’s Franco-American

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pany, stages productions in the Ritz

The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn—”the other

duced professional stars such as Sidney Crosby. Lost Valley

community; the annual Festival FrancoFun celebrates

Ski Area, which has produced Olympians, hosts year-

their culture and history. The Franco American Heritage

round activities. Rock hounds prize Auburn’s Mt. Apatite

Center, located in the former St. Mary’s Church, is con-

Park for mineral hunting. The Androscoggin River and

sidered one of the finest examples of renaissance-style

nearby lakes are favorites for fishing, boating and other

architecture in the country. Also of architectural note is

water sports. Golfers can choose among seven champion-

Saints Peter and Paul Basilica, one of only 26 basilicas in

ship courses. And the 228-acre Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary

the nation. A historical walking tour highlights more

is a peaceful place for bird watching, hiking, cross-country

than 100 historic buildings as it passes through parks and

skiing and snowshoeing. ❖

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Hannaford Food & Drug*—364-3771; RX: 369-0529 Maine Made Furniture Co.*—364-7500/7677 STANDISH

Hannaford Food & Drug*—642-5533; RX: 642-5544 WEST PARIS

Maine Balsam Fir Products*—pillows, clothing, wood products. 674-5072; 800-5-BALSAM (522-5726) Perham’s of West Paris*—674-2341; 800-371-GEMS (4367) WILTON

Hayden Brothers Company*—645-2731 WINDHAM

Calico Basket Quilt Shop*—892-5606 Maine Cedar Log Homes*—892-8561; 800-HASLOGS (427-5647)

Dining & Lodging (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com ANDOVER

South Arm Campground—lodging, camping. 364-5155; Win: 364-5154

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AUBURN

A Fireside Inn & Suites—lodging, dining. 777-1777 Hilton Garden Inn Auburn RiverWatch—lodging, dining. 784-4433; 877-STAYHGI Lost Valley—dining. 784-1561 Poland Spring Campground—camping. 998-2151 BETHEL

Androscoggin Home Rentals/Bethel Hill Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 824-2461; 233-9192 Bethel Inn Resort—lodging, dining. 824-2175; 800-654-0125 Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Campground— lodging, camping. 824-4224; 800-533-3607 Chapman Inn—lodging. 824-2657; 877-359-1498 Littlefield Beaches Lakeside Campground— lodging, camping. 875-3290 River View Resort—lodging. 824-2808; 888-224-8413 Sudbury Inn—lodging, dining. 824-2174; 800-395-7837 Sun Valley Sports and Guide Service—lodging. 824-7533; 877-851-7533

BROWNFIELD

HARRISON

Frost Mountain Yurts—lodging, camping. 935-3243 River Run Canoe & Camping—camping. 452-2500 Shannons Saco River Sanctuary—camping. 452-2274; 939-8923 Woodland Acres Campground—camping. 935-2529

Greenwood Manor Inn—lodging. 583-4445; 866-583-4445 Harrison House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 583-6564

BRYANT POND

Maine Houses—lodging. 846-9131; 800-646-8737 Mollyockett Motel & Swim Spa—lodging. 674-2345; 888-569-8611 CARRABASSETT VALLEY

SUGARLOAF—lodging, dining. 237-2000; 800-THE-LOAF CASCO

Pleasant Lake House Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 627-6975 Point Sebago Resort—lodging, dining, camping. 655-3821/6055; 800-655-1232 CENTER LOVELL

Pleasant Point Inn—lodging, dining. 925-3008 Western Maine Lodging Association—lodging. 583-4445 EUSTIS

Tim Pond Wilderness Camps—lodging. 243-2947; Win: 897-4056 FARMINGTON

Mount Blue Motel—lodging. 778-6004; 866-778-6004 FRYEBURG

HEBRON

Greenwood Mountain Inn—lodging. 966-2233; 877-978-4466 KINGFIELD

Deer Farm Camps & Campground—lodging, camping. 265-4599; Win: 265-2241 Three Stanley Avenue Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 265-5541 LEEDS

Riverbend Campground—lodging, camping. 524-5711 LEWISTON

Ware Street Inn—lodging. 783-8171; 877-783-8171 NAPLES

Augustus Bove House Bed and Breakfast— lodging. 693-6365; 888-806-6249 Colonial Mast Campground—lodging, camping. 693-6652 Four Seasons Camping Area—camping. 693-6797 Inn at Long Lake—lodging. 693-6226; 800-437-0328 Lamb’s Mill Inn—lodging. 693-6253 Loon’s Haven Family Campground—camping. 693-6881 Naples Campground—camping. 693-5267 Romah Motor Inn—lodging. 693-6690

Admiral Peary House—lodging. 935-3365; 877-4ADMPRY Fryeburg Fair—camping. 935-3268 Main Street Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 935-7171; 800-295-2806 Olde Saco Inn—lodging. 925-3737 Oxford House Inn—lodging, dining. 935-3442; 800-261-7206 Quinn’s Jockey Cap Country Store & More— lodging, dining. 935-2306

NEW GLOUCESTER

HANOVER

Carter’s Farm XC Ski Shop & Ski Center—lodging. 539-4848

Stony Brook Recreation—lodging, camping. 824-2836; 888-439-5625 x 0604

Pineland Farms—lodging. 688-4539 NEWRY

Sunday River Inn & Cross Country Ski Center— lodging. 824-2410 Sunday River Ski Resort—lodging, dining. 824-3000; 800-543-2SKI (2754) NORWAY

Hillside Cottages—lodging. 744-0110; 888-943-0110 OXFORD

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Brookline Cottages—lodging. 647-3303 Grady’s West Shore Motel—lodging. 647-2284; 888-442-5638 Highland Lake Resort—lodging. 647-5301; 800-797-5301 Lakeside Pines Campground—lodging, camping. 647-3935; Win: 321-268-9523 Maine Lakeside Getaways—lodging. 647-4000; 866-647-8557 Merryfield Cove Cottages—lodging. 647-2847 Noble House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 647-3733; 888-237-4880 Pleasant Mountain Inn—lodging, dining. 647-4505; 800-932-4505 Pleasant View—lodging. 647-9578 Pleasant View, Too—lodging. 647-9578 Shawnee Peak Ski Area—lodging, dining. 647-8444 Tarry-A-While Resort—lodging. 647-2522; 800-451-9076


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Poland Mining Camps—lodging. 998-2350 Range Pond Campground—camping. 998-2624; 998-4697 off-season Wolf Cove Inn Lakeside Bed & Breakfast— lodging. 998-4976

Family & Friends Campground—lodging, camping. 642-2200 Sebago Lake Family Campground—lodging, camping. 787-3671

BRIDGTON

STONEHAM

Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce—647-3472

Evergreen Inn & Villas—lodging. 928-3300

CARRABASSETT VALLEY

STRATTON

Carrabassett Valley, Town of—235-2646/2645

POLAND SPRING

Spillover Motel—lodging. 246-6571

DENMARK

Poland Spring Inn & Resort—lodging, dining. 998-4351; 866-998-4355

SUMNER

Lake Living Magazine—452-8005

Morrill Farm Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 388-2059

FARMINGTON

WATERFORD

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce— 778-4215 Franklin Group—778-2075

RANGELEY

Dockside Sports Center—lodging. 864-2424 Ducks—lodging. 864-2986; 877-869-7679 Grants Kennebago Lake Camps—lodging. 864-3608; 800-633-4815 Hunter Cove on Rangeley Lake—lodging. 864-3383 Lyons Lakeside Cabins—lodging. 864-5899 North Camps—lodging. 864-2247 North Country Inn Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 864-2440; 800-295-4968 Rangeley Inn & Motor Lodge—lodging, dining. 864-3341; 800-666-3687 Saddleback Maine—lodging, dining. 864-5671; 866-918-2225 Sam-o-Set Four Seasons—lodging. 864-5137 Wilhelm Reich Museum—lodging. 864-3443

Bear Mountain Inn—lodging. 583-4404 Button Cottages—lodging. 583-4282; Win: 603-654-9514 Kedarburn Inn—lodging. 583-6182 Papoose Pond Resort & Campground—lodging, camping. 583-4470 Waterford Inne—lodging. 583-4037

Kokatosi Campground—camping. 627-4642; 800-9CAMPIN Krainin Real Estate, Cottage Rentals—lodging. 655-3811; 800-639-2321 RUMFORD POINT

Perennial Inn—lodging. 369-0309 SEBAGO

Round Table Lodge and Cottages—lodging. 787-2780 Sebago Lake Cottages—lodging. 787-3211 SEBAGO LAKE

Jordan Rentals/Agency 1—lodging. 787-2442; 800-942-5547 SOUTH PARIS

King’s Hill Inn—lodging. 744-0204; 877-391-KING (5464) STANDISH

Acres of Wildlife Campground—lodging, camping. 675-CAMP

FRYEBURG

REMAX Country Living—935-2215; 800-933-2215 HEBRON

Hebron Academy—966-2100; 888-432-7664 KINGFIELD

WILTON

Original Irregular—265-2773

Comfort Inn & Suites—lodging. 645-5155 Wilson Lake Inn—lodging. 645-3721; 800-626-7463

LEWISTON

WINDHAM

Highland Lake Camping & Cottages—lodging, camping. 892-8911 Sebago Lake Lodge & Cottages—lodging. 892-2698

Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce— 783-2249 Country Register of Maine—784-7653 Sun Journal—784-5411; 800-482-0753 NEW GLOUCESTER

Islandport Press, Inc.—688-6290 NEWRY

RAYMOND

Maine Lakes & Mountains

Upper Andro Anglers Alliance—824-3694; 877-275-3363

Other Businesses (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

Newry, Town of—824-3123/4817 NORWAY

Norway Downtown—743-2714 RANGELEY

Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce— 864-5364; 800-MTLAKES RUMFORD

AUBURN

River Valley Chamber of Commerce—364-3241

Austin Associates, PA, CPAs—783-9111; 800-605-9263 (Maine Only) Maine Lakes & Mountains Tourism Council— 783-9186; 888-688-0099 Rinck Advertising, Inc.—755-9470

SOUTH PARIS

BETHEL

Birch Rock Camp for Boys—583-4478; Win: 741-2930

Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce—824-2282; 800-442-5826 Gould Academy—824-7777 Great Brook Preserve—800-978-8980

Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce—743-2281 TURNER

Turner Publishing—225-2076; 800-400-4076 WATERFORD

WINDHAM

Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce— 892-8265 ❖

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In the Greater Portland & Casco

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

Bay region nearly everything is

CUMBERLAND

Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show—United Maine Craftsmen (August). 621-2818 Cumberland County Fair—4H events, pumpkin contest, harness racing, bull riding, music, midway (September). 829-5531

Baxter State Park

within sight, sound or scent of the sea, so a boat trip,

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

Moosehead Lake

FREEPORT DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains

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around the harbor or out The Maine Beaches

Sparkle Weekend—Santa, carriage rides, hot cocoa and carollers (early December). 865-1212

Acadia National Park

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

to the islands, is a must. Portland, Maine’s largest city, is built on a promontory with water on three sides;

harbor tours or out into Casco Bay. Back on land, the brick and cobblestone streets of the Old Port are lined with artisans’ shops and art galleries, boutiques and toy

WESTBROOK

Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts—United Maine Craftsmen (September). 621-2818

shops, coffee bars and fine restaurants of every flavor. Take a walking tour or climb

YARMOUTH

the Observatory to get your bearings. A vibrant cultural scene includes the opera,

Yarmouth Clam Festival—fresh seafood, crafts, artists, performances, midway (July). 846-3984

symphony, theater and museums. The city is also home to the Sea Dogs, the Red

Arts & Heritage

Sox’s AA baseball team, and the Portland Pirates hockey team.

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

Surrounding towns provide more pleasures. Don’t miss historic Portland Head Light

CAPE ELIZABETH

Museum at Portland Head Light*—799-2661

in Cape Elizabeth, and Bug Light and Portland Harbor Museum in South Portland. Take a sea kayak tour from Peaks Island or Freeport. Scarborough offers beaches, a state park, Winslow Homer’s studio and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, where bird watchers can canoe the marsh.

FALMOUTH

Maine State Ballet—dance performances, training in tap, jazz, ballet and theater. 781-7672

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

ferries, excursion vessels and fishing charters depart daily from the waterfront, for

Greek Heritage Festival—Greek foods, pastries, arts and crafts, live entertainment (June). 774-0281 Harvest on the Harbor—enjoy an authentic culinary experience (October). 772-5800 Holiday Arts & Crafts Show—United Maine Craftsmen (December). 621-2818 Italian Street Festival—music, children’s games, Italian food (August). 773-0748 Maine Boatbuilders Show—fiberglass and wooden custom boatbuilders (March). 774-1067 Old Port Festival—parade, music, dance, kiddie rides and activities (June). 722-6828 Portland Chamber Music Festival—outstanding young musicians (August). 800-320-0257 Portland Flower Show—get a jump on spring with lots of gardening ideas (March). 775-4403

FREEPORT

Harrington House—exhibits, walking tours, archives, educational programs, research library; properties include the Pettengill Farm. 865-3170 Jameson Tavern*—known as the “Birthplace of Maine.” 865-4196 GRAY

In Falmouth, stroll easy trails through Gilsland Farm or jog around Mackworth Island. Hike Bradbury Mountain, in Pownal, or bike a route mapped by Portland Trails. At Maine Wildlife Park, in Gray, visit moose and other orphaned or injured wildlife. And

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts—art, science and cultural enrichment programs for all ages. 657-2244 Gray Historical Society—local and Maine history. 657-2235 NORTH YARMOUTH

Skyline Farm*—829-9203 PEAKS ISLAND

Yarmouth’s annual town-wide Clam Festival offers great food and family fun.

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum—artifacts from the Civil War; Peaks Island history. 766-3330 PORTLAND

For more information, visit www.visitportland.com.

Children’s Museum of Maine*—hands-on science, art and natural history. 828-1234 Cumberland County Civic Center—entertainment and sports events. 775-3481 First Friday Art Walks—tour art galleries, studios, museums and alternative art venues. 772-6828 Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ*—883-4234

www.visitportland.com

Shopping opportunities are endless at South Portland’s Maine Mall and surrounding stores, and in Freeport, home of the legendary L.L. Bean and more than 170 outlets.

Freeport © Randa Bishop; Portland © Alan J. LaVallee; Maine Wildlife Park, Gray courtesy Maine Wildlife Park

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ARTS for ME Portland Museum of Art With an exciting slate of exhibitions and programs, there’s always something new at the Portland Museum of Art. From paintings to photography, 19th-century landscapes to contemporary art, American treasures to European masterpieces, everyone is sure to enjoy a trip to Maine’s largest and oldest art museum. In 2009, Off Stage, Up Close: Rock & Roll Photography (January 22–March 22) will be an extraordinary exhibition featuring more than 230 photographs of rock musicians from Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix to Madonna and David Driskell (United States, 1931), Yoruba Couple, Courtney Love. The 2009 Portland Museum of 2007, color serigraph, 30 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches, Portland Art Biennial (April 8–June 7) will present the Museum of Art. Gift of David C. Driskell, Thelma G. Driskell and EPI, Lafayette College, 2007. best in today’s art world by artists associated with Maine. In the summer (June 25–October 12), The Call of the Coast: New England Art Colonies will explore the importance of place in the formation of art colonies in Connecticut and Maine. And Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David Driskell (October 29, 2009–January 17, 2010) will highlight for the first time the prints of David Driskell, one of the most respected names in the world of African American art and culture with a deep connection to Maine. Visit www.portlandmuseum.org for a full schedule of exhibitions and programs.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Portland Harbor Museum*—area history; Spring Point Shoreway to Bug Light. 799-6337 Portland Lyric Theater—Cedric Thomas Playhouse community theater. 799-1421

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

YARMOUTH

North Yarmouth Academy—buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. 846-9051 Old Meeting House—constructed by the Baptists, now a non-denominational setting for events. Yarmouth Historical Society*—museum on second floor of Merrill Memorial Library. 846-6259

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing

Portland Museum of Art, courtesy Maine Arts Commission

Maine Historical Society*—774-1822 Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum*—train rides May–October. 828-0814 Portland Fire Museum—fire-related art and artifacts from the 18th century to the present. 772-2040 Portland Museum of Art*—European masters and Maine-inspired American art. 775-6148 Portland Observatory—last maritime signal tower in the U.S. (1807). 774-5561 Portland Stage Company*—774-0465 Portland Symphony Orchestra—in City Hall’s Merrill Auditorium. 773-6128 Tate House Museum*—home of British Royal Navy mast agent (1755); colonial herb garden. 774-6177 Victoria Mansion*—1859. 772-4841 Wadsworth-Longfellow House—the poet’s childhood home. 772-1822 Walking Tours—Greater Portland Landmarks, historic Old Port. 774-5561

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com CAPE ELIZABETH

Crescent Beach State Park—sandy beach, swimming. 799-5871 Fort Williams—park offers hiking, tennis, swimming. 799-7652 Two Lights State Park—picturesque walkway, picnics. 799-5871 CUMBERLAND

Val Halla Golf Recreation & Banquet Center*— 829-2225

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Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is Portland’s showcase of pre-Civil War architecture, interior design and the decorative arts. FALMOUTH

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center—Maine Audubon Society headquarters; displays, walks. 781-2330; 781-2332 x229; 888-325-5261 Mackworth Island—home of Governor Baxter School for the Deaf; walking path, views of Casco Bay. FREEPORT © Voscar

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Atlantic Seal Cruises*—seasonal excursions to Eagle Island, former home of Robert E. Peary; picnic area, trails. 865-6112; 877-285-7325 Blueberry Pond Observatory—guided tours of the stars; night-time observing sessions. 688-4410 Desert of Maine*—40 acres of sand have all but swallowed 19th-century farmland; gem hunting, nature trails, narrated tours, sand art. 865-6962

Hedgehog Mountain—wooded trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing. L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools—outdoor experiences for all skill levels. 888-552-3261 Mast Landing Sanctuary of the Maine Audubon Society—trails through apple orchards, woods and meadows along a mill stream. 865-9090 Ring’s Marine Service*—865-6143 Winslow Memorial Park Camping & Public Beach*—nature trails, picnic and group area. 865-4198; 865-9052 off-season Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park—hiking, picnics, nature trails. 865-4465 GORHAM

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Take It Outside Family Friendly Day Hikes Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 610 acres of forested land. Sculpted by a glacier, Bradbury Mountain is the park’s most outstanding natural feature. Today the park’s forest is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. For more information: 688-4712.

Drive just eight miles south of Portland on Route 77 to find lovely Crescent Beach, complete with sand dunes, seagulls, ocean breezes and picnic areas, and views of fishing boats and an offshore island. The park’s signature feature and namesake is a mile-long, crescentshaped sand beach ideal for strolling and sunbathing. Relatively warm waters and light surf make for pleasurable swimming and boating, and there are trails for walking and nature watching, and cross-country skiing in winter. A group site with 15 picnic tables is available by reservation. For more information: 799-5871.

GRAY

PEAKS ISLAND

Libby Hills Trails—eight miles of recreational trails. 657-2173 Maine Wildlife Park—moose, bears, deer, cougars, eagles and more. 657-4977 Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club at Cole Farms*—657-2586/5820

Bike Rentals—766-5631 Casco Bay Kayak Rentals*—766-2650 Maine Island Kayak Company—766-2373

NORTH YARMOUTH

Back Cove Trail—connects Back Cove to East End Beach and runs along the shore to Commercial Street; walk, bike, run, roller blade. Bay Ferries Ltd./The Cat*—operates between Maine and Nova Scotia. 761-4228; 902-566-3838; 800-761-2805

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Skyline Farm*—829-9203 Toddy Brook Golf Course*—829-5100

PORTLAND

Explore the islands on a Casco Bay Lines cruise. Bay View Cruises*—seal watching, harbor cruises. 761-0496 Bicycle Coalition—591-5014 Casco Bay Lines*—ferries to the islands; oldest continuously operating ferry company in the U.S. (1845). 774-7871 x105 Coast Watch & Guiding Light Navigation Co.*— 774-6498 Deering Oaks Park—trails, duck pond, snack bar, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, playground. DownEast Duck Adventures*—explore Portland in an amphibious vessel. 774-3825; 233-4470 Downeaster Passenger Rail Service*—780-1000; 800-USA-RAIL Eagle Island Tours—seal watching, harbor cruises to former home of Adm. Robert E. Peary. 774-6498 Eastern Promenade—playground, ball field, tennis courts, views of Casco Bay. Fore River Sanctuary—2.5 miles of hiking trails. Lucky Catch Lobstering—cruise with a Maine lobsterman. 761-0941 Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum*—828-0814 Maine Sailing Adventures*—windjammer cruises of Casco Bay. 749-9169 Mainely Tours—narrated trolley tours around Portland and to Portland Head Light. 774-0808 Odyssey Whale Watch & Charters—narrated whale watching, private charters (seasonal). 775-0727 Palawan Sailing—773-2163 Payson Park—tennis, basketball, ball fields, roller blading, skateboarding, outdoor ice rink in winter. Portland Pirates Hockey Club—828-4665 Portland Schooner Company*—sail a vintage schooner, daily or overnight on Casco Bay. 766-2500; 87-SCHOONER Portland Sea Dogs Baseball*—AA baseball team; games from late spring to early fall. 874-9300; 800-936-DOGS Portland Trails—775-2411 Western Promenade—walking path, views of the water and historic homes.

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

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Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth

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Picnic Sites

POWNAL

You can observe nesting ospreys and other birds and wildlife at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, in Freeport.

Bradbury Mountain State Park—hiking, camping, picnicking; climb 484-foot granite bluff. 688-4712

www.visitportland.com

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SOUTH PORTLAND

Go Fish Charters*—799-1339; 232-1678 Ocean View Tours—741-2776 Sable Oaks Golf Club*—775-6257 Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse—annual open house; self-guided tours Saturdays (June–September). 699-2676 WESTBROOK

Westerly Winds Sports Park/Sunset Ridge Golf Links*—854-9463 Pratt’s Brook Park—hiking, cross-country ski trails. Royal River Park—views of waterfalls; performances in summer. Sandy Point Beach—on Cousins Island (accessible by car); white sand beach.

Sea Bags What better way to show off your love of the sea and sailing than with a unique Sea Bag tote? Sea Bags are handmade in Portland from sails that have traveled the world before being recycled into fashionable and functional totes. The bags come in three sizes and feature nauticalinspired designs on white or off-white sail fabric of all types. Rope handles that have been handspliced in true nautical tradition finish the bags. Sea Bags have been featured in top fashion magazines including Elle, Vogue and Vanity Fair. But style and durability aren’t the only reasons to cast off your old tote: recycled Seas Bags support the Sail Maine Scholarship Fund, the Maine Cancer Foundation and other community causes. You can choose from one of the company’s designs or request a custom order for a one-of-a-kind bag that’s all yours. Visit the store anchored on Custom Wharf in the heart of Portland’s waterfront and carry away a piece of Maine’s seafaring tradition. For more info: www.seabags.com.

Shopping (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com FALMOUTH

Hannaford Food & Drug*—878-0050; RX: 878-0017 Shops at Falmouth Village*—617-964-4553 Simply Divine Brownies*—865-3961 Springdale Farm New & Used Tack Shop*— 797-4857 FREEPORT

Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation*—865-6222 Brown Goldsmiths*—865-4126; 800-753-4465 Claire Murray Outlet Store*—865-1622; 866-868-7001 Earrings & Company*—865-3097; 866-209-2570 Fairbanks, Frost & Lowe*—865-0011; 877-MAINE-GEMS Freeport Wine Outlet*—865-0777 Frost Gully Violins*—865-0818 Hartmann*—865-7061; 800-331-0613 J.L. Coombs*—865-4333; 800-683-5739 L.L. Bean*—800-441-5713 Lovell Designs*—865-3037; 800-533-9685 Maine Distilleries, LLC*—865-4828 Mainely Custard*—865-4417 R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers*—865-1818 Royal River Natural Foods*—865-0046 Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers*—865-4519; 800-708-9041 Weathervanes of Maine*—865-0283 World-Class Outlets—over 100 stores. 865-1212 GORHAM

Hannaford Food & Drug*—839-6553; RX: 839-6551 GRAY

Barn On 26 Antiques—Shaker built barn filled with antiques. 657-3470 PORTLAND

Cross Jewelers*—773-3107; 800-433-2988 Hannaford Food & Drug*—761-5965; RX: 761-5967

Courtesy Golf Maine

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

YARMOUTH

Made in Maine

Play a round at Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club at Cole Farms, in Gray. Hannaford Food & Drug*—878-0191 Jotul North America*—797-5912 Maine Potters Market*—774-1633 Old Port Exchange—area near the waterfront with boutiques, galleries, taverns, restaurants. 772-6828 Public Market House—fine Maine and international products. 228-2056 Sea Bags Inc.—totebags made from recycled sails that have sailed around the world. 780-0744 Springer’s Jewelers—fine watches, estate jewelry specialists. 772-5404 Whole Foods Market—natural and organic groceries, restaurant, sushi bar, wine, catering. 774-7711 SCARBOROUGH

Cabela’s—outdoor gear, legendary customer service, destination retail showroom. 883-7400 Chilton Furniture*—883-3366; 866-883-3366 Eugenia’s Country Flags*—767-3977

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Beech Ridge Motor Speedway*—885-0111 Devil’s Den Charters—761-4466 Higgins Beach Maine Day Trip*—838-5275 Maine Indoor Karting*—European racing karts. 885-0058; 888-2GOKART (246-5278) Nonesuch River Golf Club*—883-0007; 888-256-2717 Pine Point Beach Prouts Neck Cliff Path and Wildlife Sanctuary— includes Winslow Homer’s studio (July–August). Scarborough Beach State Park Scarborough Downs*—883-4331 Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center—wildlife refuge and wetlands study area; tours, canoe trips (late June–Labor Day). 883-5100; Win: 781-2330

www.visitportland.com

Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

* Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland, 772-5800, 800-306-4185, www.visitportland.com * Freeport Merchants Association, 865-1212, 800-865-1994, www.freeportusa.com * Gray-New Gloucester Business Association, 657-2033, www.gbamaine.org * Portland Regional Chamber, 772-2811, www.portlandregion.com * Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, 846-3984, www.yarmouthmaine.org * Member Maine Tourism Association


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ARTiPLAQ, Inc.*—772-2025 Hannaford Food & Drug*—799-7359; RX: 799-9484 Hannaford Food & Drug*—773-3711; RX: 772-0758 Maine Mall—major shopping center with 140 local and national retailers. 774-0303 WESTBROOK

Hannaford Food & Drug*—854-4631; RX: 854-1294 YARMOUTH

DeLorme Mapping*—846-7100; 800-642-0970 Heritage Lanterns*—846-3911; 800-544-6070 Hannaford Food & Drug*—846-5941; RX: 846-5251

Dining & Lodging (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com CAPE ELIZABETH

Inn by the Sea—lodging, dining. 799-3134; 866-619-2128 Lobster Shack at Two Lights—dining. 799-1677

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

GRAY

Chebeague Island Inn—lodging, dining. 846-5155

Cole Farms—dining. 657-4714 George Perley House—lodging. 657-4085; 800-768-9607

CUMBERLAND

PORTLAND

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND

Val Halla Golf Recreation & Banquet Center— dining. 829-2225 CUMBERLAND CENTER

Pleasant Valley Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 829-6259 FALMOUTH

Falmouth Inn—lodging. 781-2120; 800-499-2120 Lotus—dining. 781-3453/3457 O’Naturals—dining. 781-8889 Shops at Falmouth Village—dining. 617-964-4553

Chadwick—lodging. 774-5141; 800-774-2137 Clarion Hotel—lodging, dining. 774-5611; 800-4-CHOICE DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant—dining. 772-2216 Eastland Park Hotel—lodging, dining. 775-5411; 888-671-8008 Embassy Suites Hotel—lodging, dining. 775-2200; 800-753-8767 Fairfield Inn Portland/Maine Mall—lodging. 883-0300

Great Lost Bear—dining. 772-0300 Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pubs—dining. 772-BREW (2739) Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport—lodging, dining. 828-1117; 877-STAY-HGI Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront—lodging, dining. 780-0780; 877-STAY-HGI Holiday Inn by the Bay—lodging, dining. 775-2311; 800-345-5050 Holiday Inn/Portland West—lodging, dining. 774-5601; 888-HOLIDAY (465-4329) Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel—lodging, dining. 774-5861; 800-446-4656 Inn at Park Spring—lodging. 774-1059; 800-437-8511 Inn at St. John—lodging. 773-6481; 800-636-9127 Percy Inn—lodging. 871-7638; 888-417-3729 PineCrest Bed & Breakfast Inn—lodging, dining. 839-5843; 877-4PINE BB (474-6322) Pomegranate Inn—lodging. 772-1006; 800-356-0408 Portland Harbor Hotel—lodging, dining. 775-9090; 888-798-9090 Portland Regency Hotel—lodging, dining. 774-4200; 800-727-3436 Portland Schooner Company—lodging. 766-2500; 87-SCHOONER Silly’s Restaurant—dining. 772-0360 Travelodge—lodging, dining. 774-6101; 800-578-7878 West End Inn—lodging. 772-1377; 800-338-1377 Wild Iris Inn—lodging. 775-0224; 800-600-1557 SCARBOROUGH

America’s Best Value Inn—lodging. 883-6004; 800-371-6005 Bayley’s Camping Resort—lodging, camping. 883-6043 Black Point Inn—lodging, dining. 883-2500

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Antonia’s Pizzeria Bar & Grill—dining. 865-6863 Applewood Inn—lodging. 865-9705; 877-954-1358 Best Western Freeport Inn—lodging, dining. 865-3106; 800-99-VALUE (82583) Blueberry Pond Campground—lodging, camping. 688-4421; 877-290-1381 Brewster House Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 865-4121; 800-865-0822 Captain Briggs House Bed and Breakfast— lodging. 865-1868; 888-217-2477 Carrier Family Trust—lodging. 807-1711 Casco Bay Inn—lodging. 865-4925; 800-570-4970 Cedar Haven Campground—lodging, camping. 865-6254; 800-454-3403 Comfort Suites—lodging. 865-9300; 877-865-9300 Corsican Restaurant—dining. 865-9421 Desert of Maine—camping. 865-6962 Dutch Lighthouse Motel—lodging. 865-6682 Econo Lodge—lodging. 865-3777; 877-424-6423 Freeport Clipper Inn Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 865-9623; 866-866-4002 Freeport Village Campground—camping. 865-9227 Freeport/Durham KOA—lodging, camping. 688-4288; 888-562-5609 Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick—lodging. 865-1400; 800-HAMPTON Harraseeket Inn—lodging, dining. 865-9377; 800-342-6423

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Clambake Seafood Restaurant—dining. 883-4871 Higgins Beach Inn—lodging, dining. 883-6684; 800-836-2322 Holiday House Inn & Motel—lodging. 883-4417 Homewood Suites by Hilton—lodging. 775-2700; 800-CALL HOME Lighthouse Inn at Pine Point—lodging. 883-3213; 800-780-3213 Maine Indoor Karting—dining. 885-0058; 888-2GOKART (246-5278) Pride Motel & Cottages—lodging. 883-4816; 800-424-3350 Sand Dollar Inn—lodging, dining. 883-0080/0090 Scarborough Downs—dining. 883-4331 Wassamki Springs Campground—lodging, camping. 839-4276

Elms Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 854-4060

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

SOUTH PORTLAND

Best Western Merry Manor Inn—lodging, dining. 774-6151; 800-WESTERN Budget Inn of Portland—lodging. 773-5722 Comfort Inn—lodging. 775-0409; 877-424-6423 Courtyard Portland Airport—lodging, dining. 253-5005; 866-456-7844 Days Inn—lodging. 772-3450; 800-DAYSINN (329-7466) Econo Lodge—lodging. 772-3838; 877-424-6423 Hampton Inn—lodging. 773-4400; 800-HAMPTON Holiday Inn Express—lodging. 775-3900; 888-HOLIDAY (465-4329) Howard Johnson Hotel—lodging, dining. 775-5343; 800-446-4656 Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks—lodging, dining. 871-8000; 800-752-8810 Thai Taste Restaurant—dining. 767-3599 Wyndham Hotel Portland Airport—lodging, dining. 775-6161; 800-325-3535

YARMOUTH

Day’s Crabmeat & Lobster—dining. 846-5871/3436 Down East Village Motel & Restaurant—lodging, dining. 846-5161; Dining: 800-782-9338 Muddy Rudder Restaurant—dining. 846-3082

Other Businesses (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com CUMBERLAND FORESIDE

Norton Insurance Agency Inc.—829-3450; 800-777-5244 FALMOUTH

Bradish-Young Insurance—781-3519 Maine Section American Society of Civil Engineers—775-4495 Oceanview Retirement Community—781-4460 FREEPORT

Classic Convertibles—865-4330 Freeport Merchants Association—865-1212; 800-865-1994

Barton & Gingold—774-2458; 800-370-2458 Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker—775-2387 Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland—772-5800; 800-306-4185 Discover Maine Magazine—874-7720; 800-753-8684 Greater Portland Landmarks—774-5561 Guide ME Maps—232-5417 Kidz’n Publications, LLC—221-5294 Maine & Company—871-0234 Maine Tour Connection—878-8400; 800-554-6246 Maine Vacation Guide—632-7707; 877-726-0603 Port City Life Communications—774-3775; 800-774-3775 Portland International Jetport—874-8877 Portland Magazine—775-4339 Portland Press Herald—791-6087; 800-422-6036 x 6087 Portland Regional Chamber—772-2811 Portland’s Downtown District—772-6828 Spectrum Printing & Graphics—797-6063; 800-622-5885 Swardlick Marketing Group—775-4100 Verrill Dana, LLP—774-4000 VIP Tour & Charter Bus Co.—772-4457; 800-337-4457 SCARBOROUGH

GORHAM

Nimlok Maine—510-6777; 800-421-1799

Parent & Family—839-2804 Port City Graphics—854-0074; 800-241-0422 University of Southern Maine—780-5670; 800-800-4USM x 5670

SOUTH PORTLAND

GRAY

Modern Woodmen of America—883-3967; 888-844-5952 Southern Maine Community College/Culinary Arts Department—741-5608; 877-282-2182

Gray-New Gloucester Business Association— 657-2033

WESTBROOK

PORTLAND

YARMOUTH

Barking Lobster Entertainment—671-3499

Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce—846-3984 ❖

Current Publishing—854-2577

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GUIDED KAYAK TOURS Choose from two ideal locations—Freeport’s scenic islands or Portland’s historic harbor. Starting at $29 for adults ($19 for ages 10-15)

Outdoor Discovery Schools Visit llbean.com/ods or call 1·800·804·4288

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The rocky Maine coast transforms,

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

here in The Maine Beaches

BIDDEFORD

La Kermesse—three-day Franco-American festival (June). 282-1567

Baxter State Park

region, into a thirty-mile expanse of beautiful sand.

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

OGUNQUIT

Moosehead Lake

DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains •

MidCoast

Welcome to your dream The Maine Beaches

Acadia National Park

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

summer beach vacation!

Capriccio–A Festival of the Arts—two weeks of music, painting, films and books plus a children’s kite festival (September). 646-6170 Christmas By The Sea—Santa, parade, tree lightings, concerts, food (December). 646-2939 OgunquitFest—costume parade, crafts, pumpkins, scarecrow contest (October). 646-2939 Patriots Day Celebration—historical reenactments, food, crafts, carnival, concerts (April). 646-2939 Sidewalk Art Show & Sale—(August). 646-2939 OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Annual Car Show—(September). 934-2500 Beach Olympics—benefits Maine Special Olympics (August). 934-2500 Celebrate The Season—parade, tree lighting, food, crafts, bonfire on the beach (December). 934-2500

And there’s so much variety—from the historic pier and amusements of Old Orchard

SACO

to the natural dunes of Ogunquit, there’s a beach just for you. Swim, kayak, play in

SANFORD

the surf, walk for miles—or spend all day doing nothing at all.

Sidewalk Arts Festival—(June). 282-1567 Sanford Summah Daze Festival—car and art shows, food, entertainment. 324-4280 Strawberry Festival—shortcake, cheesecake, music, crafts (June). 384-2882

Beyond the sands there’s always plenty to do and see. You can explore historic sites

YORK

and lighthouses, visit museums and galleries, shop an incredible range of outlets,

Celebrate Maine Festival—(August). 363-4422 Harvestfest—colonial-era theme; parade, crafts, food, entertainment (October). 363-4422

boutiques and antiques shops, go for a hike or a sail, or play a round of golf.

Arts & Heritage Take a trip on a lobster boat or a whale-watching vessel, or try your luck on a deepsea fishing excursion. Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and Perkins Cove, in Ogunquit,

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

The Maine Beaches

SOUTH BERWICK

ALFRED

are charming areas with boutiques, fine restaurants and galleries. Kennebunk’s Brick

County Courthouse—nation’s oldest court records (1636). 324-1571

Store Museum offers local history exhibits, while the Ogunquit Museum of American

ARUNDEL

Art displays paintings and sculpture in a lovely seaside setting. Step into the past at Old York or at Willowbrook, in Newfield. Catch a summer play in Arundel, Berwick,

Arundel Barn Playhouse—1888 barn; professional musical theatre (June–September). 985-5552 BERWICK

Hackmatack Playhouse—performances in 150-yearold converted dairy barn. 698-1807 BIDDEFORD/BIDDEFORD POOL

Biddeford or Ogunquit. Shop for outlet bargains in Kittery, and take the kids to an amusement park in Saco or Old Orchard Beach. Nature lovers flock to East Point Sanctuary, in Biddeford; Saco Heath; Vaughan Woods, in South Berwick; and Laudholm Farm and Rachel Carson National Wildlife

Biddeford City Theatre—Victorian opera house. 282-0849 Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse* McArthur Public Library—historical archives. 284-4181 Wood Island Light—at the Saco River entrance. 888-937-2603 KENNEBUNK

For more information, visit www.mainebeachesassociation.com.

Brick Store Museum*—1825; local history, fine and decorative arts, guided tours. 985-4802 First Unitarian Church—1773; Paul Revere bell (1803). 985-3700 Lightfoot Farms—alpaca farm, spinning mill, farm store. 985-7629 Oak…an Art Gallery*—985-3331 Seaglass Performing Arts—theatre, musical productions. 985-8747 Wedding Cake House—ornate Federal home, c.1825. 985-9333

www.mainebeachesassociation.com

Refuge, in Wells. Fall is lovely in this region, perfect for antiques-browsing, applepicking, and a hike up Mt. Agamenticus in York. And winter visitors enjoy crosscountry skiing and long walks on those beautiful and now quiet beaches.

Nubble Light, York © Alan J. LaVallee; Old Orchard Beach © L.K. Robinson, courtesy VoxPhotographs; South Berwick © Ralph Morang

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KENNEBUNKPORT

Arts in the Kennebunks*—967-2122 Kennebunkport Historical Society*—1853 Nott House, Pasco Exhibit Center, Town House School. 967-2751 Kennebunkport Maritime Museum—cottage of author Booth Tarkinton; seafaring history. 967-4195 Louis T. Graves Memorial Library—1813; former bank and U.S. Customs house. 967-2450 Seashore Trolley Museum*—250 antique trolley cars, buses; rides. 967-2712 St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery—grounds open sunrise to sunset; shrines, gardens, chapel, riverside walks. 967-2011

The Ogunquit Playhouse

KITTERY

Fort McClary—1846 hexagonal blockhouse (Memorial Day–October 1). 384-5160 John Paul Jones Memorial—384-5160 Kittery Historical and Naval Museum—maritime history, ship models (May–October). 439-3080 Lady Pepperrell House—built by the first American knighted by the British (outside viewing only). Portsmouth Naval Shipyard—est.1806; museum of shipyard’s history. 438-1000 Shoals Marine Laboratory*—resident educational programs. 603-430-5220 Whaleback Lighthouse—at mouth of Piscataqua River; can be viewed from Fort Foster. NEWFIELD

Courtesy Maine Arts Commission

The Great White Way meets the Gold Coast of Maine at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse. Located on Route 1, just south of the seaside village of Ogunquit, the Playhouse is one of Maine’s most important cultural jewels. During its 76-year history, more than 300 stars of stage and screen have graced the Playhouse stage, including Bette Davis, Celeste Holme, Howard Keel and more recently, Leslie Uggams in Cinderella, Lorenzo Lamas in The King and I, Andrea McArdle in Cabaret, Sally Struthers in Hello, Dolly!, and Eddie Mekka in Fiddler on the Roof. Today, Maine’s own Broadway at the beach continues to thrill audiences of all ages, producing the biggest shows from Broadway, along with the brightest stars, Tony award-winning directors, sets and costumes, from May to October. Visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org for more information, the complete season schedule and online ticket sales, or call the Box Office at 646-5511.

19th Century Willowbrook Village*—37 buildings, 1894 carousel (mid-May–September). 793-2784

The Maine Beaches

OGUNQUIT

Booth Theater—live summer theater. 646-8142 Ogunquit Art Association*—founded 1928; events, exhibits, workshops at the Barn Gallery. 646-8400 Ogunquit Fire Museum—646-4947 Ogunquit Heritage Museum—local history including Art Colony; garden. 646-5139 Ogunquit Memorial Library—1897; on National Register of Historic Places. 646-9024 Ogunquit Museum of American Art—local and nationally known artists. 646-4909 Ogunquit Performing Arts—classical music, ballet, theatre, film. 646-6170 Ogunquit Playhouse*—est.1933; five musicals and plays with top stars each summer. Box office: 646-5511; office: 646-2402 OLD ORCHARD BEACH

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Harmon Historical Museum—local history including the Big Band era, airplanes. 934-9319

In Newfield, the 19th Century Willowbrook Village delights history buffs with 37 buildings and a carousel. Ocean Park Historic Buildings—Porter Hall, Jordan Hall and the Temple (1881); on National Register of Historic Places. 934-9068 SACO

Saco Museum*—local history, period furniture. 283-3861 SANFORD

Chunky’s Cinema—first-run films; seats from Lincoln Town Cars. 490-0000 Goodall Park—784-seat roofed stadium built c.1914. 324-9130 Pine Tree Players Community Theatre—324-9691 Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum

SOUTH BERWICK

Berwick Academy—1791; Maine’s oldest prep school. 384-2164 Hamilton House*—18th-century Georgian-style mansion; gardens (June–October). 384-2454 Old Counting House Museum—local history. 384-3220 Sarah Orne Jewett Home—home of the writer, museum. 384-2454 WATERBORO

Hollis Center—home of Silas G. Smith and Freeman Hanon, inventors of the locomotive and the snowplow, respectively. WELLS/WELLS BEACH

Programs are offered in the octagonal Ocean Park Temple, built in 1881.

Historical Society of Wells—646-4775 School House Division No. 9—late 19th-century education. 646-7803

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Lobster, Grilled Fish, Burgers, Raw Bar and Deck...

R O U T E 1, K I T T E R Y , M A I N E

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Heated Indoor & Outdoor Pools Jacuzzis ~ Fitness Centers ~ Free Wireless Internet Spacious Guest Rooms ~ Refrigerators, Coffee, HBO ~ Raspberri’s for the Area’s Best Breakfast ~ Walk to Beaches Seasonal Trolley to Village & the Marginal Way ~ Smoke Free ~ Outlet Shopping in Kittery & Freeport

449 Main Street P.O. Box 2240 Ogunquit, ME 03907 800.646.5001

336 Main Street P.O. Box 2190 Ogunquit, ME 03907 800.646.4544

687 Main Street P.O. Box 2010 Ogunquit, ME 03907 800.646.6453

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Wells Chamber of Commerce A portion of this ad has been sponsored by these distinguished businesses: Carriage House Motel, Cottages & Suites 888-213-4720 www.mainecarriagehouse.com The Cottages at Summer Village 800-839-3995 www.cottagesatsummervillage.com Seaside Vacation Rentals 866-681-8081 www.seasiderentals.com

• Seven Miles of Oceanfront • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge • Center of Maine’s South Coast Antiquing Trail • Amtrak Downeaster Passenger Train Station • Summer Trolley Service • York County Community College Write or call for a free Guide to Wells:

Wells Chamber of Commerce PO Box 356 • Wells, ME 04090 207-646-2451

Water Crest Cottages & Motel 207-646-2202 www.watercrestcottages.com

www.wellschamber.org

CAMPING RV

Wells-Ogunquit Area

CarriageHouse MOTEL, COTTAGES & SUITES

www.watercrestcottages.com P.O. Box 37M • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-2202

One & Two bdrm A/C Cottages with fully equipped kitchens & screened porches O Gas Grills O Color Cable TV/ VCRs O

Laundry Facility O Heated Pool & Whirlpool Spa O Children’s Playground O Off-Season Packages O

888-213-4720

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Ne’r Beach Motel “An O’Brien Family Tradition”

395 Post Road/Rt. 1 ~ Wells, Maine 207-646-2636/877-646-2636 www.nerbeach.com vacations@nerbeach.com • Fully Equipped Kitchenettes • Refrigerators • NEW Heated Pool • Air Conditioning • Picnic & Grill Area with Lobster Cookers • Cable TV

www.wellschamber.org

• On Trolley Route • Short 10 minute walk to Moody/Ogunquit Beaches • Close to all Shops, Restaurants, and Attractions • Children under 10 FREE!

Beach Acres Park

Wells Beach Resort

563 Post Road, Route 1 Wells, ME 04090 207-646-5612 www.beachacres.com Near beaches. All modern camping facilities, Open & shaded sites. Paved roads, Laundromat.Open May 30 to September. Tent, trailer & Seasonal sites. Swimming Pool. No Pets.

1000 Post Road, Route 1 Wells, ME 04090 800-640-2267 www.wellsbeach.com 5 Diamond-rated, open and wooded sites, 4-way hookups, 50/30/20 amp, free WiFi, paved roads, drive-thrus, security, pool. Open 5/15 to 10/15. Big rigs welcome!

Calendar of Events 2009 September 12-13 June 21 Antique Show and 22nd Annual Laudholm Nature Sale at Wells Craft Festival at Reserve at Laudholm Farm Laudholm Farm July 4 – September 5 Summer Concert Series at Wells Harbor Park every Saturday evening

September 19-20 Annual Wells Chamber of Commerce ChiliFest at Wells Harbor Park

July 11-12 27th Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show

September 26 Punkinfiddle and National Estuaries Day Celebration at Laudholm Farm

July 18-19 7th Annual Native American PowWow at Wells Harbor Park September 12-13 20th Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show

The Maine Beaches

Where Families Have More Fun

Relax and enjoy our quiet, convenient two-acre grounds near beaches, shops, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. We offer a heated swimming pool, hot tub, children’s play area, picnic areas, shuffleboard, basketball, bocce, guest laundry and trolley stop. This is a great atmosphere for families or couples with a wide variety of quality lodgings, including very clean guest rooms, country inn suites and cottages. Sally & Bob Subilia, your hosts U.S. Route One, P.O. Box 988 Wells, Maine 04090

November 7-8 26th Annual League of Maine Craft Show

December 13 26th Annual Wells Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade For a complete listing of events go to www.wellschamber.org

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The Perfect Family Vacation The Midway Motel In Wells Suites • Efficiencies • Rooms • Cottages Heated Pool • Air Conditioning • Color Cable TV We are on the trolley line and close to all beaches, shops, restaurants and attractions.

Call for reservations or brochure.

The Maine Beaches

1-800-824-4084 • 207-646-6066 www.midwaymotelandcottages.com

Midway Motel U.S. Route 1 • P.O. Box 1360 Wells, Maine 04090

Summertime Fun

The Cottages at Summer Village is a seasonal, gated community designed to bring back the joy of summertime. Our Village offers easy-care 1 & 2 bedroom Cottages and on-site amenities such as tennis courts, swimming pools and a Community Recreation Center to keep the whole family entertained right at home.

Just minutes from the beaches, shops and restaurants of Wells and Ogunquit, Maine where every day feels like part of a perfect vacation. For information, visit our Web Site For Rental Information; 1-800-839-3995

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Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort at Wells Beach

“Where memories that last a lifetime are made” Driftwinds

Beach Front Lodge

Wells Beach Motor Inn

Ledgeview Motor Inn

 Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort offers beachfront lodging on one of Maine’s finest beaches.

The Maine Beaches

 Accommodations feature in-room phones, color cable T.V., refrigerators and an indoor swimming pool and spa for your year ’round enjoyment.  The Ledgeview Inn has a guest elevator.  Good food is available next door at the Forbes Restaurant and Take Out (in season) and the shops of One Casino Square are nearby for your afterbeach browsing.

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ust 70 miles north of Boston and one mile east of Route One. Year ‘round lodging is a reality. 190

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Relax in comfort while enjoying the sounds of the sea and the panoramic views of Wells Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

www.wellsbeachmaine.com On the Ocean  Open Year ’Round

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continued from page 172 Historic Meetinghouse Museum—on National Register of Historic Landmarks; exhibits, research library. 646-4775 Webhannet Falls Park Bridge of Flowers—site of first permanent mills (1640–1641). 646-4775 Wells Auto Museum*—New England’s largest display of “Brass Era” cars; gift shop. 646-9064 Wells Free Summer Concert Series—Saturday evenings at Hope Hobbs Gazebo. 646-1599 Wells Ogunquit Historic Meeting House Museum—exhibits, concerts. 646-4775

Family Friendly Day Hikes Vaughan Woods State Park, South Berwick This 250-acre forested tract along the scenic Salmon Falls River offers picnic facilities and hiking trails through old growth stands of pine and hemlock. Hiking is available on several trails that connect to make up one large loop, a system just over three miles long. Visitors can walk smaller sections if they choose. FMI: 490-4079.

YORK

Picnic Spots Fort McClary Historic Site, Kittery

A reenactor helps to bring York’s proud history to life.

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing

Parson’s Beach, Surf Beach—sandy beaches and salt marshes. Nature Conservancy Blueberry Barrens—over 1,500 acres; blueberry fields, nature trails. Rogers Pond—on Mousam River; picnics, canoeing.

Captain & Patty’s Piscataqua River Tour*— 439-8976; 451-8156 (boat); 877-439-8976 Fort Foster—beaches, nature trails, picnic area, views of Whaleback Lighthouse.

KENNEBUNKPORT

Beach Plum Farm/Great Works Regional Land Trust—walking trails, community gardens. 646-3604 Beaches—Footbridge, North, Ogunquit (rated among the 10 best beaches in the U.S.) Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing*—646-2214 Cape Neddick Country Club*—361-2011 Finestkind Scenic Cruises*—646-5227 Marginal Way—1.25-mile footpath from just south of the village center to Perkins Cove. Perkins Cove—excursions, fishing boats and New England’s only draw footbridge. Ugly Anne*—646-7202

Beaches—Cleaves Cove, Colony and Goose Rocks. First Chance Whale Watching—967-5507 Goat Island Light—Cape Porpoise Harbor entrance. Parsons Way—oceanside walk near the mouth of the Kennebunk River to Walker’s Point. Sailing Trips—590-1125 Skiddish Fish Charters*—967-4963; 985-3600 Walker’s Point—former President George H. W. Bush’s summer estate. KITTERY/KITTERY POINT

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

© Alan J. LaVallee

For more than 275 years, a fort has stood to protect the approaches to the Piscataqua River at Kittery, the southern gateway to Maine. The most recent of these is Fort McClary, named for New Hampshire native Major Andrew McClary who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. The buildings presently on the site, on Route 103, represent several different periods of construction, as the fort was upgraded and modified to meet the area’s defensive needs. The site was manned during five wars: the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the SpanishAmerican War and World War I. Like most other Maine forts, it saw little conflict. FMI: 384-5160.

© Ralph Morang

The Maine Beaches

First Parish Church—1747 meeting house. 363-3758 Museums of Old York*—Old York includes a 1719 jail with dungeons, 1754 tavern, John Hancock Warehouse and Wharf, cemetary, gardens, gallery and gift shop. 363-4974 Sayward-Wheeler House—early 18th-century home, original furnishings. 384-2454

Brave Boat Harbor—two-mile trail through marshlands. 363-0419

OGUNQUIT

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ARUNDEL

Dutch Elm Golf Club*—282-9850 BIDDEFORD

Beaches—Beach Cove, Biddeford Pool, Fortune’s Rocks, Rotary Park. East Point Sanctuary—at Biddeford Pool. CAPE NEDDICK

Youth Enrichment Center at Hilton-Winn Farm— 361-1385 DAYTON

Harris Farm X-Country Ski Center*—499-2678 KENNEBUNK

New England’s only draw footbridge spans Perkins Cove, in Ogunquit. 198

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Intown Trolley—narrated sight-seeing tour; private charters. 967-3686 Ocean Beaches—Kennebunk, Mother’s and Gooches.


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continued from page 198 Silverling Sailing Cruises—646-7202 World Within Sea Kayaking—646-0455 OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Dunegrass Golf & Beach Resort*—934-4513; 800-521-1029 Old Orchard Beach—7-mile beach; swimming, surfing, fishing, walking. Palace Playland*—rides, waterslides, video arcade, food stands. 934-2001 Pier—recreational activities; historic landmark. Pirates Cove Adventure Golf—miniature golf. 934-5086 PARSONSFIELD

Province Lake Golf Club*—793-4040; 800-325-4434 Aquaboggin Water Park—wave pool, slides, toddler splash area, mini golf, mini car racing (mid-June– Labor Day). 282-3112 Beaches—Bay View, Camp Ellis, Kinney Shores. Ferry Beach State Park—sheltered sandy beach. Funtown/Splashtown USA*—water activities, mini-golf, bumper boats, wooden roller coaster (mid-June–Labor Day). 284-5139; 800-878-2900 Saco Heath—500 acres of nature trails.

The Maine Beaches

SANFORD

Atlas Aero, LLC*—scenic bi-plane tours. 332-4174 McDougal Orchards*—pick your own apples. 324-5054 Mousam Way Trail—3.5 miles along the river for walking, jogging, cycling, cross-country skiing. Number One Pond/Gowen Park—band concerts, water ski tournaments. Sanford Country Club*—490-2744; pro shop: 324-5462 Sanford Mainers Baseball Team—New England Collegiate Baseball League; Goodall Park. 324-0010

Farmers’ Markets Would you like to talk to a real farmer? Buy the freshest locally grown foods and flowers? Actually participate in the harvest? Visit one of Maine’s 60-plus farmers’ markets or one of the hundreds of Maine farms that welcome the public to purchase, pick and/or tour. The state’s 7,000 farms produce a bounty of fruits and vegetables, including various greens, strawberries and asparagus in the spring, everything imaginable from mid- to late summer, and cranberries, squash, potatoes and apples in the fall; poultry and other meats; dairy products, including a wide variety of prize-winning farmstead cheeses; plants and flowers; yarn and other fiber products; and so much more. Guides to farms, farmers’ markets and pick-your-own harvest opportunities can be found at the state’s Visitor Information Centers in Kittery, Yarmouth, Hampden, Houlton, Calais and Fryeburg. Visit www.getrealmaine.com for advance planning, and make a farm experience part of your next trip to Maine.

The Snell Family Farm in Buxton grows fennel (and much more) to offer for sale at the Saco Farmers' and Artisans' Market.

Courtesy Deanne Hermon, Maine Department of Agriculture

SACO

Made in Maine

SOUTH BERWICK

Links at Outlook*—golf in the Scottish tradition. 384-GOLF (4653); 384-2109 Powder House Hill—small steep hill with rope tow for skiing, tubing, sledding, ice skating. Vaughan Woods State Park—250 acres; nature trails, markers identifying flora and fauna. 490-4079 WATERBORO

Forest Service Lookout Station—atop 1,058-foot Ossipee Hill. WELLS/WELLS BEACH

Coastal & Offshore Charters—324-3430 Beaches—Drakes Island, Wells Beach. Full Strike Anglers*—978-590-2131 Maine National Golf Club*—617-738-8638; 866-712-8889 Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge— est.1966 to protect coastal marshes; birdwatching. 646-9226 Wells Harbor Park—concerts, playground. 646-2451 Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm—7-mile trail system, science exhibits, resource library, auditorium. 646-1555 Wonder Mountain Mini-Golf—646-9655 YORK/YORK HARBOR

Bigger N Better Sportfishing—363-7406 Boon Island Lighthouse—six miles offshore from York Beach. Excursions Sea Kayaking—363-0181 Harbor Adventures*—biking, kayaking. 363-8466 Long Sands Beach

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continued from page 200 Mount Agamenticus—hiking, mountain biking. 363-1040 Nubble Lighthouse—1879; also known as Cape Neddick Light. 363-4422 Short Sands Beach—amusements, arcade, retail shops. The Ledges Golf Club—351-3000 Walker Stables at Johnson Farm—horseback riding. 361-2201 York Trolley Company*—363-9600 York’s Wild Kingdom*—zoo, paddle boats, rides (late June–Labor Day). 363-4911; 800-456-4911

Shopping © Alan J. LaVallee

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BIDDEFORD

Art Service*—282-5826 Hannaford Food & Drug*—284-8677; RX: 283-0409 Shops at Biddeford Crossing* Vervacious - Voyage Inspired Fancy Foods*— 221-3590 BUXTON

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy*—929-3100 CAPE NEDDICK

Knight’s Quilt Shop*—361-2500 Marketplace in Cape Neddick*—363-2500

The Maine Beaches

KENNEBUNK

Antiques on Route One*—985-6868 Antiques USA*—985-7766; 800-USA-1114 Tom’s of Maine—environmentally friendly health and beauty products; factory tours. 985-2944

YORK

Yankeeland Campground—camping. 985-7576

Classic Post & Beam Homes*—363-8210; 800-872-2326 Hannaford Food & Drug*—363-5357; RX: 363-5928 Stonewall Kitchen*—351-2712; 800-207-JAMS When Pigs Fly*—363-0612 Woods to Goods - Inmate Goods Showroom*— 363-6001; 888-WOODS2G

KENNEBUNK BEACH

YORK BEACH

Goldenrod*—363-2621 SEA*—361-6500; 888-625-3839

KENNEBUNKPORT

YORK HARBOR

Port Lobster Company*—967-2081; 800-486-7029

Vintage Maine Impressions*—363-6739; 877-504-6816

KITTERY

Cape Cod Craft Center—439-8780; 800-321-6240 Hickey-Freeman*—439-8350 Kittery Outlets*—120 stores on Route 1. 439-4367; 888-KITTERY Kittery Premium Outlets*—439-6548 Kittery Trading Post*—439-2700; 888-KTP-MAINE (587-6246) LeCreuset Outlet Store*—439-4811 Maine Outlet—885-4200 Maine-ly Stamps*—439-8988 Super Shoes*—439-3667 Tanger Outlet Centers*—439-6822; 800-406-4490 Taylor Lobster Company*—439-1350; 866-439-1350 Waterford Wedgwood*—439-6558; 800-926-7750 MOODY

Ogunquit Trading Post/Clark’s Corner*— 646-5654; 888-202-4955 OGUNQUIT

Barn Gallery/Ogunquit Art Association*—works by member artists. 646-8400 SACO

Cascade Flea Market*—282-8875 Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market—Wednesdays and Saturdays, May–October. 929-5318 Hannaford Food & Drug*—282-4152; RX: 282-4131

(Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com ALFRED

Walnut Grove Campground—lodging, camping. 324-1207 BERWICK

Beaver Dam Campground—lodging, camping. 698-2267 BIDDEFORD

Comfort Suites Biddeford—lodging. 294-6464; 800-4-CHOICE CAPE NEDDICK

Cape Neddick Campground—dining, camping. 363-4366 Country View Motel & Guesthouse—lodging. 363-7160; 800-258-6598 Hoyt’s Cottages—lodging. 363-3400 ELIOT

SOUTH BERWICK

KENNEBUNK

Tears of the Sea*—384-0970

Hounds Tooth Inn—lodging. 985-0117 Kennebunk Gallery Motel & Cottages—lodging. 985-4543 Kennebunker Cottages—lodging. 967-3708 Lodge at Kennebunk—lodging. 985-9010; 877-918-3701 Turnpike Motel—lodging. 985-4404; 866-985-4404 Waldo Emerson Inn Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 985-4250; 877-521-8776

Hannaford Food & Drug*—247-8000; RX: 247-8200 WELLS/WELLS BEACH

Hannaford Food & Drug*—646-4111; RX: 646-2622 Lighthouse Depot*—646-0608; 800-758-1444 Weathervanes of Maine*—646-0548 Yodeling Clam & Lobster Pound—646-5067

www.mainebeachesassociation.com

KENNEBUNKPORT

1802 House B & B Inn—lodging. 967-5632; 800-932-5632 Breakwater Inn & Spa—lodging, dining. 967-5333 Captain Fairfield Inn—lodging. 967-4454; 800-322-1928 Captain Jefferds Inn—lodging. 967-2311; 800-839-6844 Captain Lord Mansion—lodging. 967-3141; 800-522-3141 Chetwynd House Inn—lodging. 967-2235

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Hannaford Food & Drug*—324-1554; RX: 324-3450

WATERBORO

Beach House Inn—lodging. 967-3850

Dining & Lodging

Farmstead B & B—lodging. 748-3145/439-5033; 888-829-0332 Indian Rivers Campground—lodging, camping. 748-0844; 866-915-1807

SANFORD

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The hiking is family-friendly at Mt. Agamenticus, in York.

Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

* Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 282-1567, www.biddefordsacochamber.org * Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce, 363-4422, www.gatewaytomaine.org * Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, 967-0857, www.visitthekennebunks.com * Kennebunkport Business Association, 967-0857, www.kennebunkport.org * Maine Beaches Association, www.mainebeachesassociation.com * Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, 646-2939, www.ogunquit.org * Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, 934-2500, www.oldorchardbeachmaine.com * Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce, 324-4280, www.sanfordchamber.org * Wells Chamber of Commerce, 646-2451, www.wellschamber.org * Member Maine Tourism Association


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continued from page 202 Colony Hotel—lodging, dining. 967-3331; 800-552-2363 English Meadows Inn—lodging. 967-5766; 800-272-0698 Fontenay Terrace Motel—lodging. 967-3556 Four Acres Cottages—lodging. 967-2735 Franciscan Guest House—lodging. 967-4865 Green Heron Inn—lodging. 967-3315 Hemlock Grove Campground—camping. 985-0398 Idlease & Shorelands Guest Resort—lodging. 985-4460; 800-99-BEACH Kennebunkport Inn—lodging, dining. 967-2621; Resv: 800-248-2621 King’s Port Inn—lodging, dining. 967-4340; 800-286-5767 Maine Stay Inn & Cottages at the Melville Walker House—lodging. 967-2117; 800-950-2117 Meadow Glen Inn & Cottages—lodging. 967-9781; 866-967-9781 Nonantum Resort—lodging, dining. 967-4050; 800-552-5651 Ocean Woods Resort—lodging. 967-7382; 866-967-1928 Old Fort Inn & Antiques—lodging. 967-5353; 800-828-3678 Red Apple Campground—lodging, camping. 967-4927 Rhumb Line Resort—lodging. 967-5457; 800-33-RHUMB Salty Acres Campground—camping. 967-2483/8623; 866-967-2483 Seaside Inn & Cottages—lodging. 967-4461; 800-967-4461 Tides Inn by the Sea—lodging, dining. 967-3757 Village Cove Inn—lodging, dining. 967-3993; 800-879-5778 White Barn Inn—lodging, dining. 967-2321 Yachtsman Lodge & Marina—lodging. 967-2511 KITTERY

Astrea, Inc. dba Portsmouth Harbor Inn & Spa— lodging. 439-4040 Chickadee Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 439-0672; 888-502-0876 Coachman Inn—lodging. 439-4434; 800-824-6183 Enchanted Nights B & B—lodging. 439-1489 Kittery Motor Inn - Day’s Inn—lodging. 439-2000 Litson Villas Cabins—lodging. 439-5000; 800-WOO-VILLA (966-8455) Rodeway Inn—lodging. 439-5555; Resv: 877-424-6426 LEBANON

Potter’s Place Adult Campground—camping. 457-1341/1007 LIMERICK

Jeremiah Mason House B & B—lodging. 793-4858 OCEAN PARK

BillowHouse Oceanfront Motel & Guesthouse— lodging. 934-2333; 888-767-7776 Nautilus by the Sea—lodging. 934-2021; 800-981-7018 OGUNQUIT

Admiral’s Inn—lodging. 646-7093; 888-263-6318 Anchorage by the Sea—lodging. 646-9384 Aspinquid—lodging. 646-7072 Beachmere Inn—lodging. 646-2021; 800-336-3983 Cliff House Resort & Spa—lodging, dining. 361-1000 Colonial Village Resort—lodging. 646-2794; 800-422-3341 Distant Sands Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 646-8686 Dunes On the Waterfront—lodging. 646-2612; 888-295-3863 Footbridge Beach Motel—lodging. 646-2796

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Aquarius Motel—lodging. 934-2626 Atlantic Birches Inn B&B—lodging. 934-5295; 888-934-5295 Beachwood Motel—lodging. 934-2291 Beau Rivage Motel—lodging. 934-4668; 800-939-4668 Crest Motel—lodging. 934-4060; 800-909-4060 Dunegrass Golf & Beach Resort—lodging, dining. 934-4513; 800-521-1029

Echo Motel & Cottages—lodging. 934-5174 Edgewater—lodging. 934-2221; 800-203-2034 Friendship Motor Inn—lodging. 934-4644; 800-969-7100 Grand Beach Inn—lodging, dining. 934-4621; 800-834-9696 Gull Motel Inn & Cottages—lodging. 934-4321; 877-OOB-GULL Hid’n Pines Family Campground—camping. 934-2352 Ocean House Hotel & Motel—lodging. 934-2847; 877-837-4148 Old Colonial Motel—lodging. 934-9862; 888-225-5989 Old Orchard Beach Inn—lodging. 934-5834; 877-700-6624 Paradise Park Resort—camping. 934-4633 Powder Horn Family Camping Resort—lodging, camping. 934-4733 Royal Anchor Resort—lodging. 934-4521; 800-934-4521 Sandpiper Beachfront Motel—lodging. 934-2733; 800-611-9921 Sea Cliff House & Motel—lodging. 934-4874; 800-326-4589 Sea View Motel—lodging. 934-4180; 800-541-8439 Skylark Beach Inn—lodging. 934-4235 Waves Oceanfront Resort—lodging. 934-4949 Wild Acres Family Camping Resort—lodging, camping. 934-2535 PARSONSFIELD

Back Country Excursions—lodging, camping. 625-8189 Province Lake Golf Club—lodging, dining. 793-4040; 800-325-4434 SACO

Hampton Inn Saco/Biddeford—lodging. 282-7222; 800-HAMPTON Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites—lodging. 286-9600; 888-HOLIDAY (465-4329) Saco Motel—lodging. 284-6952 Saco/Old Orchard Beach KOA—lodging, camping. 282-0502; 800-KOA-1886 Silver Springs Campground & Cottages—lodging, camping. 283-3880 SANFORD

Apache Campground—camping. 324-5652/5563 Sanford Inn—lodging. 324-4662 Super 8 Motel - Sanford—lodging. 324-8823; Resv: 800-800-8000 Yellowstone Park—lodging, camping. 324-7782 SOUTH BERWICK

Academy Street Inn—lodging. 384-5633 WATERBORO

Little Ossipee Lake Campground—camping. 247-5875 WELLS/WELLS BEACH

Atlantic Motor Inn—lodging. 646-7061; 800-646-7061 Beach Acres Campground—camping. 646-5612 Belle of Maine Vacation Village—lodging. 646-2668; 800-943-5222 Bellevue by the Sea—lodging. 646-2227; 800-544-0340 Blue Horizon Motel—lodging. 646-3178; 888-763-6754 Carriage House Motel, Cottages & Suites— lodging. 646-2159; 888-213-4720 Cottages at Summer Village—lodging. 641-0991; 800-839-3995 Elmwood Resort Hotel—lodging. 646-1038; 800-697-8566 Garnsey Bros. Rentals—lodging. 646-8301 Garrison Suites, Motel & Cottages—lodging. 646-3497; 800-646-3497 Gregoire’s Campground—camping. 646-3711

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Haven By The Sea—lodging. 646-4194 Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort at Wells Beach— lodging. 646-2831 Midway Motel & Cottages—lodging. 646-6066; 800-824-4084 Misty Harbor Resort Motel—lodging, dining. 646-8373; 800-992-5002 Ne’r Beach Motel—lodging. 646-2636; 877-646-2636 Ocean Dunes Motel/Condominium—lodging. 646-2946 Sea Mist Resort Motel—lodging. 646-6044; 800-448-0925 Sea-Vu Campground—camping. 646-7732 Seagull Inn and Condominiums—lodging. 646-5164; 800-573-2485 Seaside Cottages—lodging. 646-3351 Sleepytown Motel & Resort—lodging, dining. 646-5545 Stadig Campground—camping. 646-2298 Tidewood Motel & Cottages—lodging. 646-5689; 866-597-3132 USA Inn—lodging. 646-9313; 800-783-8258 Village by the Sea—lodging. 646-1100; 800-444-8862 Watercrest Cottages & Motel—lodging. 646-2202 Wells Beach Resort—camping. 646-7570; 800-640-CAMP (2267) Wells-Moody Motel—lodging. 646-5601

Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House—lodging. 363-6072; 800-243-6072 Long Beach Motor Inn—lodging. 363-5481 Microtel Inn & Suites—lodging. 363-0800; 800-771-7171 Morning Glory Inn—lodging. 363-2062 Sea Latch Motor Inn—lodging. 363-4400; 800-441-2993 Seaside Vacation Rentals—lodging. 363-1825; 866-681-8081 Stage Neck Inn—lodging, dining. 363-3850; 800-340-1130 Sunrise Motel—lodging. 363-4542; 800-242-0750 ViewPoint—lodging. 363-2661 YORK BEACH

Candleshop Inn—lodging. 363-4087; 888-363-4087 Inn at Long Sands—lodging, dining. 363-5132; 800-927-5132 Morningside Motel, Inc.—lodging. 363-7522 Nevada Motel—lodging. 363-4504 Rivers by the Sea—lodging. 363-3213 Sands by the Sea—lodging. 363-2211 Union Bluff Hotel & Meeting House—lodging, dining. 363-1333; 800-833-0721 York Beach Camper Park—camping. 363-1343 YORK HARBOR

Inn at Tanglewood Hall—lodging. 351-1075 York Harbor Inn—lodging, dining. 363-5119; 800-343-3869

The Maine Beaches

B&B Team—967-1995 IMS-21—985-1766 InnVisibility—985-6599; 866-881-0263 Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce—967-0857 Tourist News—985-2244 KENNEBUNKPORT

Kennebunkport Business Association—967-0857 KITTERY

Downtown Kittery Business Association— 439-5671 Holiday Retirement - Kittery Retirement Residence—716-870-1854 Shepard’s Cove on Spruce Creek—439-1911; 877-666-1911 Tucker Publishing—800-321-5430 OGUNQUIT

Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce—646-2939 OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce— 934-2500 SACO

Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry—282-1567 Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen—283-4715 SANFORD

Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce— 324-4280 WELLS/WELLS BEACH

YORK

Anchorage Motor Inn—lodging, dining. 363-5112 Apple Blossom B & B—lodging. 351-1727 Best Western York Inn—lodging. 363-8903; 800-WESTERN Camp Eaton—camping. 363-3424 Cutty Sark Motel—lodging. 363-5131; 800-543-5131 Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant—lodging, dining. 363-2868; 888-860-7428 Libby’s Oceanside Camp—camping. 363-4171

KENNEBUNK

Other Businesses (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BIDDEFORD

Beacon Press dba Journal Tribune—282-1535; 888-429-1535

Marriner Marketing—646-4793 Wells Chamber of Commerce—646-2451 York County Community College—646-9282 x 501; 800-580-3820 YORK

Anthony’s Food Shop—363-2322 Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce— 363-4422 Maine Beaches Association YORK HARBOR

Resort Maps—384-6277 ❖

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Check with local Chambers of Commerce for tours and open houses. (1) close-up views of light; accessible by car; some walking probable (2) good views of light; accessible by ferry; some walking probable (3) tower and/or grounds privately owned; PLEASE RESPECT SIGNS

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Big skies, open hearts and deep

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

roots are what you will find in

CARIBOU

Arts and Crafts Fair—Maine’s largest and oldest arts and crafts fair (October). 498-6156

Baxter State Park

Aroostook County. You’ll come for the festivals and

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

EAGLE LAKE

Eagle Lake 100 Sled Dog Race—100-mile race with events for the public (January). 834-5354

Moosehead Lake

FORT FAIRFIELD DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains •

MidCoast

the food, but the people The Maine Beaches

Acadia National Park

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

will bring you back again. So large it’s simply called “The County,” this region is graced with natural, cultural and recreational resources that make for a memorable vacation in any season.

County Bluegrass Festival—famous bluegrass artists from the U.S. and Canada (July). 472-3802 County Gospel Festival—(July). 472-3802 Maine Potato Blossom Festival—(July). 472-3802 FORT KENT

Arts and Crafts Fair—more than 100 vendors (Thanksgiving weekend). 834-5354; 800-733-3563 Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Races—30-, 60- and 250-mile races; the longest sled dog races in the East. 834-5354; 800-733-3563 Ployes Festival and International Muskie Fishing Derby—Acadian food celebration and freshwater fishing contests (August). 834-5354; 800-733-3563 Riverfest—races on the St. John River. 834-5354; 800-733-3563 Scarecrow Festival and UMaine Homecoming— Main Street activities. 834-5354; 800-733-3563 HOULTON

most of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, famous among adventurous campers and canoers. The eastern third is an expanse of rolling farmlands and welcoming small cities and towns. Bike past endless fields of potato blossoms; boat, swim and fish in any of two thousand lakes, rivers and streams; hike glorious wooded trails, including the St. John Valley Heritage Trail; ski, snowshoe and snowmobile for miles

Houlton Agricultural Fair—kicks off the state fairs in Maine; celebrates the 4th of July. 532-1095 Houlton Potato Feast Days—arts and crafts, quilt show, contests (August). 532-4216 Midnight Madness—street fair, music, food, sales (July). 532-4216 Spring Canoe Races—532-1310 ISLAND FALLS

Island Falls Summerfest—(July). 463-2995 Log Drivers Cookout and Island Falls Winterfest—radar runs, ice skating, snow sculpture, fireworks and more (February). 463-2077 LIMESTONE

Fourth of July—big parade, fireworks. 325-4025

through the sparkling winter landscape.

MADAWASKA

Snow time is fun time in The County: Join the sledders at the International Snow-

Acadian Festival—celebrates the French/Acadian heritage of the St. John River Valley (June). 728-7000 International ATV Festival—(June). 728-7000 International Snowmobilers Festival—three-day event (February). 728-7000 Rock the Valley—three-day music festival. 728-7000

mobilers Festival in Madawaska; in Fort Kent, watch dogsled teams race at the Can-Am Crown, a qualifier for the Iditarod; and revel in the world-class Nordic ski

Aroostook County

The great western wilderness area occupies two thirds of the region and contains

MAPLETON

Mapleton Days—(June). 764-3754 NEW SWEDEN

trails of the Maine Winter Sports Center, in Presque Isle.

Swedish Midsommar Celebration—traditional Swedish dancing around the Maypole. 498-8736 PRESQUE ISLE

The heritage of Aroostook’s people is diverse and deep-rooted. Native Americans, Acadians and Swedes, among many others, have called this region home for many generations, and now they share their celebrations and distinctive music, dance and

Crown of Maine Balloon Festival—events centered on hot-air ballooning (August). 764-6561 Holiday Light Parade—one of Maine’s largest winter parades (December). 764-6561 Strawberry Shortcake Sale—first taste of summer (June). 764-6561 VAN BUREN

cuisine with visitors. You’ll find historical museums dedicated to logging, railroads,

Summer Festival—868-5059 WESTFIELD

natural history and agriculture. Fort Fairfield’s Maine Potato Blossom Festival and

Potato Feast Days—(August).

Westfield’s Potato Feast Days honor the region’s best-known crop. For more information, visit www.visitaroostook.com.

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Voici the Valley Cultureway

EASTON

The Voici the Valley Cultureway celebrates the places and culture of the St. John River Valley where northern Maine meets New Brunswick. The Cultureway is a hundred miles of natural beauty, cultural and historic sites, and the Valley way of life on both sides of the river, the international boundary. Two self-guided tours bring you through dozens of towns and villages on a Down River Tour Acadian Festival, Madawaska in the east, and an Up River Tour in the west, each crossing the border. Settled by Acadians and Quebecois in 1785, the region retains its vibrant French language and culture. To enrich the experience of the Cultureway, listen to Voici the Valley, an 80-minute audio CD that tells of the history, culture and traditions of the region from the perspective of the American side of the river. The CD is included with a 28-page guide that has maps, photographs and descriptions of cultural sites and communities. Learn more at www.voicithevalley.org.

Francis Malcolm Institute—cidering in fall, wreath making and snowshoeing in winter; planetarium open during the academic year. 488-5451

ISLAND FALLS

ALLAGASH

Allagash Historical Log Cabin—local genealogical records, military section. 398-3198 Allagash Logging Museum—local logging industry. 800-733-3563 Veterans Monument—398-3198 ASHLAND

Ashland Logging Museum—life and lore of lumbering; blacksmith shop. 435-6039 CARIBOU

Caribou Historical Society Museum—local history. 498-2556 Caribou Performing Arts Center—local and nationally known performers. 493-4278 Lyndon School Museum—1865; one-room school. Nylander Museum of Natural History*—493-4209 Rosie O’Grady Balloon of Peace Monument— launching site of first solo transatlantic balloon flight. Thomas Heritage House—home of early settler Perez Thomas; 1880s furnishings. 498-2556

FORT FAIRFIELD

Aroostook County

© Sheila Jans, courtesy Maine Arts Commission

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

ARTS for ME

Fort Fairfield Blockhouse—replica of 1839 fort; historic documents and artifacts. 472-3802 Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum—former CP station and dining car. 472-3802 Friends Church Museum—last stop on Underground Railroad. 472-3802 McIntosh One Room Schoolhouse Museum— 1858; classes for children. 472-3802 FORT KENT

Acadian Archive/Archives Acadiennes—on the University of Maine campus; history of the St. John Valley. 834-7535 Fort Kent Blockhouse—1839; lumbering artifacts. 800-733-3563 Fort Kent Historical Society Museum and Gardens—1910 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad depot; history exhibits. 800-733-3563 U.S. Route 1 Road Marker—marks northern end of the highway to Key West, Florida. 800-733-3563

Island Falls Historical Society Museum—in 18thcentury jail. 463-2264 Roosevelt’s Bible Point—Theodore Roosevelt studied the Bible here. Tingley House—restored 1800s home. 463-2264 Webb Museum of Vintage Fashion—clothing fashions 1800–1900. 463-2404 LILLE

Mount Carmel Museum and Cultural Center— 895-3339 LIMESTONE

Episcopal Church Limestone/Caswell Historical Society and Museum—first air harvester. 325-4704

Loring Commerce Center—air/ industrial complex at former air force base; includes Military Heritage Center. 328-7005 LITTLETON

Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum*— farm equipment, tools, books, catalogs. 538-9300 Watson Settlement Covered Bridge—1911; northernmost covered bridge over the Meduxnekeag River (for walking only). MADAWASKA

Acadian Landing Site and Tante Blanche Acadian Museum—14-foot marble cross commemorates first Acadian settlers in the valley; museum complex includes a one-room schoolhouse. 728-7000

FRENCHVILLE

Frenchville Museum—543-7711 Railroad Water Tower—built in 1910 to service steam locomotives. HOULTON

Aroostook Historical and Art Museum—Indian and Aroostook War; natural history collection. 532-6687 Black Hawk Putnam House—1812; oldest frame house in Aroostook. Boy and the Boot Statue—one of 27 statues like it worldwide. Downtown Area—on National Register of Historic Places; walking tour maps available. 532-4216 Market Square Historic Business District— 28 architecturally significant structures built from 1885 to 1910. Monument Park—amphitheater, Civil War monument, summer concerts.

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Take It Outside

ST. AGATHA

St. Agatha Historical House—Historical Society Museum. 543-6911

Family Friendly Day Hikes

ST. FRANCIS

St. Francis Museum—area artifacts and photos and a caboose. 398-3175

Deboullie Public Reserved Land

STOCKHOLM

Picnic Spots Aroostook State Park During your visit to “The County” this summer, take time to enjoy a quiet picnic at Aroostook State Park. On the shores of Echo Lake, off U.S. Route 1 near Presque Isle, Aroostook is just the place to unwind. The lakeside picnic grove offers plenty of shade and tables with grills, and there are even canoes and paddleboats for rent. Hike up Quaggy Jo Mountain for some terrific views, or just spend the day relaxing. FMI: 768-8341.

Restored B&A Railroad Caboose Tri-Cultural Museum—collection housed in the town’s first store and post office. 896-5759 VAN BUREN

Acadian Historic Village—original and replica buildings and artifacts common to the French Acadians of the St. John Valley in the 1700s. 868-5042 WADE

Knott-II-Bragg Farm—working farm, nature trail. 455-8386 WASHBURN

Benjamin Wilder Farmstead—1870s; period farm equipment, furnishings. 455-8485 WOODLAND

Lagerstrom House Museum Snowman Schoolhouse Museum—antiques and historical items.

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com ALLAGASH

Allagash Wilderness Waterway—100 miles long, in the heart of the Northern Maine Woods; fishing, camping, canoeing. 834-5354 Deboullie Mountain—hiking, camping, boat launch; accessed by private gravel roads. 435-7963 Upper St. John River—paddle the longest freeflowing river east of the Mississippi. 834-5354 ASHLAND

North Maine Woods*—435-6213 CARIBOU

© Kevin Shields

Bangor-Aroostook Valley Trails—81 miles of gravel trails for ATVs, snowmobiles, horses, mountain bikes; trail head parking in Caribou, New Sweden, Stockholm, Van Buren and Washburn. Caribou Country Club—public 9-hole golf course. 493-3933 Caribou High School Nordic Ski Trail—lighted trail for night skiing. Collins Pond Nature Trail—1.5-mile loop in the center of town. Enman Riverside Disc Golf—fun for all ages, golf with a frisbee. Goughan’s Berry Farm—maple sugar camp in spring; pick your own berries in summer; pumpkins in fall; fresh cut greens in winter. 498-6565 Maine Winter Sports Center*—492-1444

Aroostook County

Courtesy Maine Department of Conservation

The landscape of three-fourths of the 22,000-acre Deboullie Unit, southwest of Fort Kent, is the gently rolling, forested ridges typical of northern Maine. But it is the southeastern quarter that attracts hikers who enjoy scenic vistas and plentiful wildlife, including moose, loons, beavers and bald eagles. (Deboullie is the French word for the rock slides on some of these mountains.) Visitors can hike an extensive network of trails leading to remote ponds or to the summit of Deboullie Mountain, where an old fire tower offers expansive views. Along the thickly-forested trails, look for the locally famous “ice caves”—deep, narrow crevices where ice may remain through the summer. Trailheads are located at parking areas near Denny and Pushineer Ponds, and at the boat access site at the base of Deboullie Mountain on Deboullie Pond. FMI: 435-7963.

CHAPMAN

New Sweden’s heritage sites include a museum full of artifacts of early settlers. MAPLETON

OAKFIELD

Haystack Historical Museum—local farming and forestry. 764-6561

Oakfield Railroad Museum*—history of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad beginning in 1910. 757-8575

NEW SWEDEN

PRESQUE ISLE

Capitolium (Old Capitol)—replica of 1870 community hall; houses Historical Society Museum. Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church—1870. Lindsten Stuga—restored log cabin. Maine’s Swedish Colony—includes log house, blacksmith and woodworking shop, one-room schoolhouse, Capitol School/Gift Shop. Thomas Park—outdoor amphitheater and Maypole.

Double Eagle II Monument—site of the 1978 launch of the balloon’s transatlantic flight to France. Vera Estey House Museum—restored home with 19th-century furnishings, many locally made. 762-1151 SMYRNA

Trails—snowmobile and ATV trails connect throughout the County. CRYSTAL

Thousand Acre Bog—network of trails through habitat of many animal and plant species. EAGLE LAKE

Dickwood Lake Wildlife Management Area— backpacking, hiking, biking. 444-5491 Fish River Chain of Lakes—nine major lakes contain world’s most productive landlocked salmon fishery. 834-5354 FORT FAIRFIELD

Aroostook Valley Country Club—18-hole golf course. 476-8083

Spring Break Maple and Honey—sugarhouse tours (spring). 757-8818

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Bryant Pond Fisheries—rainbow and brook trout. 764-1275 Flannery Fish Pond International Appalachian Trail—last community before crossing into New Brunswick, Canada. Groomed Snowmobile Trails Rocking S Ranch—lessons, trail rides, indoor rink, dude ranch.

Bouchard Family Farm Ploye Mix

ATV and Snowmobile Trails—groomed daily. 800-733-3563 Fish River Falls—landlocked salmon, trout, togue, cusk, smelts, whitefish, perch. 800-733-3563 Fort Kent Golf Course Lonesome Pine Trails—family skiing. 800-733-3563 Maine Winter Sports Center—10th Mountain Center, home to Biathlon World Cup; 35k of trails, lighted roller ski loop. 328-0991 Riverside Park—on the St. John; RV parking. 834-3090 St. John Valley Heritage Trail—17 miles along the St. John River for ATVs, snowmobiles, horses, hikers, bikers. 800-733-3563 FRENCHVILLE

Cross-Country Ski Trails—10 miles of groomed trails. Mountain Springs Trout Farm—543-6887; 866-342-3474

Aroostook County

HOULTON

Community Park Fair Grounds—532-1314 Cross-Country Ski Trails Groomed Snowmobile Trails Recreation Department—community park, Civic Center and Gentle Memorial Building. 532-1310

LINNEUS

LIMESTONE

LITTLETON

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge—4,900 acres for hiking, watching wildlife. Snow Hawks Snowmobile Club Trafton Lake Campground—RV and tent sites. 325-4025

Meduxnekeag Ramblers Clubhouse—groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails. 538-9456

Hanson Lake—boating, fishing. Trails—snowmobile and ATV trails connect throughout the County.

MADAWASKA

MARS HILL

Four Corners Park—728-7000 Four Seasons Trail—cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, mountain biking, nature hikes. 728-7000

Big Rock Ski Area—downhill and cross-country skiing. 425-6711 Golf—18-hole championship course.

Linneus Sno Sports Clubhouse—groomed snowmobile trails. 532-7669

Courtesy Bouchard Family Farm

FORT KENT

With all of the great outdoor activities in Aroostook County, you’re sure to work up an appetite. The Bouchard Family Farm’s famous ploye mix is a perfect way to start your day when you need a hearty breakfast, a refueling snack or a dinner crepe. Ploye mix results in versatile, light buckwheat pancakes that are fatand cholesterol-free. The family recommends trying ploys for breakfast, topped with butter and Maine maple syrup; for lunch or dinner, as a flat bread wrapped around your favorite filling; and for dessert, stuffed with berries and yogurt or ice cream. The Bouchards have been preparing their mix for a quarter century, and it is based on the original French Acadian recipe used by settlers in the St. John River Valley in the 1700s. Buckwheat, which isn’t a grain but actually a fruit, grows very well in The County where the crop is rotated with Maine potatoes, another staple of Aroostook cuisine. The mix is available in many Maine grocery stores and will bring a taste of Maine’s northern history to your table. Visit www.ployes.com for more information.

Long Lake—boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing. 728-7000 MAPLETON

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Little Rock Cross-Country Ski Trail—5-kilometer trail. Mars Hill Mountain—part of the International Appalachian Trail. NORTH AMITY

Arthur E. Howell Wildlife Conservation Center and Spruce Acres Refuge—wildlife, walking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, picnic and recreation areas, stocked trout pond. 532-6880

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OAKFIELD

Oakfield Recreation—bluegrass festivals, children’s activities. 757-8479 Smoki Haulers Snowmobile Clubhouse—groomed snowmobile trails. 757-7788

Sewall House - Yoga Retreat—lodging. 463-3428; 888-235-2395 MORO PLANTATION

Bear Mountain Lodge—lodging. 528-2124 NEW LIMERICK

PORTAGE

Cochran Camps—lodging, camping. 532-7336

Scenic Highway—Route 11 from Portage to Fort Kent.

PORTAGE

PRESQUE ISLE

Hewes Brook Lodge—lodging. 665-2038; 455-4906 Moose Point Camps—lodging. 435-6156/444-5589

Aroostook State Park—camping, hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing. 888-216-2463 Maine Winter Sports Center—world class crosscountry skiing and outdoor events. 762-6972 Presque Isle Country Club—18-hole championship golf course. 764-0430 Quoggy Jo Ski Center—downhill skiing. 764-3248 VAN BUREN

Split Cedar Trail—walking, biking, ATVs, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing. 868-5059 WESTON

Million Dollar View Byway—Route 1.

PRESQUE ISLE

Arndt’s Aroostook River Lodge & Campground— lodging, camping. 764-8677 Aroostook Hospitality Inn—lodging. 455-8567 Hampton Inn - Presque Isle—lodging (opening summer 2009). Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center—lodging, dining. 764-3321; 800-533-3971 ST. AGATHA

Lakeview Camping Resort—dining, camping. 543-6331 WALLAGRASS

Shopping (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com FORT FAIRFIELD

Robin’s Chocolate Sauce*—472-3097 HOULTON

Visit a sugar shack on Maine Maple Sunday for syrup on snow. Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

* Aroostook County Tourism, 498-8736, 888-216-2463, www.visitaroostook.com * Caribou Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 498-6156, 800-722-7648, www.cariboumaine.net * Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, 472-3802, www.fortcc.org

Aroostook County Tourism—498-8736; 888-216-2463 Caribou Chamber of Commerce & Industry— 498-6156; 800-722-7648

MADAWASKA

Daigle’s Sport Center—728-3881 Marden’s—728-7234 Roberts Jewelry—728-4301 OAKFIELD

Katahdin Cedar Log Homes*—757-8278; 800-845-4533

Saint Francis Chamber of Commerce, 398-3358, www.stfrancismaine.org * Member Maine Tourism Association

EASTON

Crown Web Design—488-9642 Easton, Town of—488-6652 FORT FAIRFIELD

Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce—472-3802

Dining & Lodging (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

FORT KENT

Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce— 834-5354; 800-733-3563 HOULTON

ASHLAND

First Choice Real Estate—532-4037; 800-884-4037 First Choice Real Estate - Lori McNutt—532-4500 or 538-6389 Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce— 532-4216 Mooers Realty—532-6573

Libby Sporting Camps—lodging. 435-8274

LIMESTONE

CARIBOU

Greater Limestone Chamber of Commerce— 325-4704 Maine School of Science and Mathematics— 325-3303; 800-325-4484

ALLAGASH

Caribou Inn & Convention Center—lodging, dining. 498-3733; Resv: 800-235-0466 Old Iron Inn Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 492-IRON (4766)

* Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce, 764-6561, 800-764-7420, www.pichamber.org

Ashland, Town of—435-2311 CARIBOU

* Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce, 532-4216, www.greaterhoulton.com

* Greater Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, 868-5059, www.greatervanburenchamber.com

ASHLAND

Country Creations—463-2119

Macannamac Camp Rentals—lodging. 757-7097

* Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce, 728-7000, www.greatermadawaskachamber.com

(Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

ISLAND FALLS

* Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, 834-5354, 800-733-3563, www.fortkentchamber.com

* Greater Limestone Chamber of Commerce, 325-4704, www.limestonemaine.org

Other Businesses

EAGLE LAKE

Eagle Lake Sporting Camps—lodging, camping. 444-5108

MADAWASKA

Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce— 728-7000 PORTAGE LAKE

FORT KENT

Portage Lake, Town of—435-4581

Northern Door Inn—lodging. 834-3133; 866-834-3133

PRESQUE ISLE

HOULTON

Ivey’s Motor Lodge—lodging. 532-4206; 800-244-4206 My Brother’s Place Campground—lodging, camping. 532-6739 Scottish Inns—lodging. 532-2236; Resv: 800-251-1962 Shiretown Inn & Suites—lodging, dining. 532-9421; 800-441-9421

Aroostook County

© Voscar

Visions: A Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project—local fine art and craft work. 532-9119 Ward Cedar Log Homes*—532-6531; 800-341-1566

Four Seasons Inn of Soldier Pond Village— lodging. 834-4722

Maine Potato Board—769-5061 Northeast Publishing Company/Printwork— 764-4471; 800-924-9041 Northern Maine Regional Airport—764-2550 Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce— 764-6561; 800-764-7420 VAN BUREN

Greater Van Buren Chamber of Commerce— 868-5059 ❖

ISLAND FALLS

Birch Point Resort—lodging, dining, camping. 463-2515

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Here in The Maine Highlands

Festivals Aroostook County

(Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

region, the pathways are yours

BANGOR

American Folk Festival*—music, crafts, foods and traditions of America (August). 992-2630 Bangor Car Show—(September). 947-5205 Bangor State Fair—animals, midway, crafts, harness racing (end of July–early August). 947-5555

Baxter State Park

to create, adventures are not choreographed and

The Maine Highlands Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

Moosehead Lake

GREENVILLE DownEast & Acadia

Maine Lakes & Mountains •

MidCoast

wilderness is much more

Acadia National Park

International Seaplane Fly-In—float planes, crafts, exhibits, food (September). 695-2702 MooseMainea—canoe race, tour de moose, rowing regatta, fly-casting tournament (mid-May–mid-June). 695-2702 DEXTER

The Maine Beaches

Greater Portland & Casco Bay

than just a memory.

Wild West Days—parade, music, crafts, food, special events (end of July–early August). 924-3067 DOVER-FOXCROFT

Homecoming—parade, music, crafts, food, exhibits (end of July–early August). 564-3318 GUILFORD

Experience a stunning tapestry of mountains, lakes and rivers, and life at a different pace, rich in the finer and simpler pleasures. From the city of Bangor to the North

LINCOLN

Homecoming—River Drivers’ Supper, parade, fireworks (July). 794-6548 MEDWAY

Wooden Arts & Canoe Festival—canoe race, public supper, entertainment (August). 723-4443 MILLINOCKET

Built on the banks of the Penobscot River, and rooted in Native American, logging and maritime heritage, Bangor is culturally rich and diverse, with art and history museums, a symphony orchestra, theater productions and the biggest children’s museum north of Boston. Downtown boutiques and the Bangor Mall provide ample shopping pleasures, and eateries are many and varied. Just to the north, in Orono, the University of Maine offers more museums, a planetarium and athletic events.

HOG (Harley Owners Group) Rally—motorcycle parade, games, entertainment (July). 723-4443 Trails End Festival—celebration of the northern end of the Appalachian Trail (September). 723-4443 Winterfest—fireworks, snowmobile parade, public supper, entertainment (February). 723-4443 PATTEN

Patten Pioneer Days—(August). 528-2902 ROCKWOOD

MooseMainea—canoe race, tour de moose, rowing regatta, fly-casting tournament (mid-May–mid-June). 695-2702

The Maine Highlands

Maine Woods, this region presents an exciting array of vacation possibilities.

Piscataquis River Festival—parade, music, food, archery, crafts, car show (July). 876-3407

SHERMAN

Olde Home Days—(Labor Day Weekend). 365-4414

Beyond are vast areas of rolling hills, lakes and streams, and charming villages, where you will meet the artisans, organic farmers, sportsmen and others who crave a way of life surrounded by natural unspoiled beauty. Wildlife is plentiful, and outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Here you’ll find “mile-high” Mt. Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and the centerpiece of 200,000-acre

SHERMAN MILLS

Katahdin Valley Sled Dog Race—sprint and middistance races (February). 463-2077

Arts & Heritage (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BANGOR

For more information, visit www.themainehighlands.com.

Bangor Center Corporation*—downtown events, marketing and beautification. 992-4234 Bangor Historical Raceway and Off Track Betting—harness racing. 947-6744 Bangor Museum and History Center—history and culture of the Penobscot River Valley. 942-1900 Bangor Police Museum—police history dating back to 1890. 947-7384 Bangor Public Library—947-8336 Bangor Symphony Orchestra—nation’s oldest standing symphony. 942-5555 Broadway Historic District Cole Land Transportation Museum*—antique vehicles, WWII Maine Veterans’ Memorial. 990-3600

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Baxter State Park; Moosehead Lake, the largest in the Northeast; and Gulf Hagas, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” Outstanding whitewater rafting, fishing and hiking, miles of groomed snowmobile trails, back-country snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, outings with registered Maine guides, traditional sporting camps and historic inns are all included in The Maine Highlands experience.

Moosehead Lake © Brian Kent; Downtown Bangor © Alan J. LaVallee; Elephant Mountain © Gary Pearl

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Estevan Gomez Memorial—Gomez sailed from Portugal to the convergence of the Kenduskeag Stream and Penobscot River in 1525. Hannibal Hamlin Statue—1927 statue of Lincoln’s vice-president. Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway*—gaming, entertainment, buffet and hotel. 877-779-7771 Hose 5 Fire Museum—firefighting through the ages. 945-3229 Husson College*—941-7100; 800-4HUSSON Isaac Farrar Mansion—restored Greek Revival home. 941-2808 Korean War Memorial Luther H. Peirce Memorial Maine Air Museum—aviation history, aircraft. 941-6757, 877-280-6848 Maine Discovery Museum*—largest children’s museum north of Boston. 262-7200 Penobscot Theatre—942-3333 Pickering Square—summer concerts, boutiques, art galleries. Thomas A. Hill Historic House and Civil War Museum—home of Bangor Museum and History Center. 942-5766 Thomas Hill Standpipe—built in 1897 as a water tower and observatory; known as “The Diamonds in the Crown” of the Queen City when lit at night. 947-4516 University of Maine Museum of Art—in historic Norumbega Hall; 20th-century American artists. 561-3350 USS Maine Memorial—incorporates original bow shield of the ship sunk in Havana Harbor in 1898. Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial BRADLEY

Maine Forest & Logging Museum*—during Living History Days (July and October), folks in costume demonstrate activities. 581-2871 BREWER

Clewley Museum—turn-of-the-century displays feature Joshua L. Chamberlain family items. 989-5013 BROWNVILLE JUNCTION

Brownville & Brownville Junction Museum— Historical Society museum (May–September). Katahdin Iron Works—built in 1843, the blast furnace and charcoal kiln still remain. 941-4014 CORINNA

Stewart Free Library—on National Register of Historic Places. 278-2454 CORINTH

Robyville Bridge—1876; Maine’s only completely shingled covered bridge. DEXTER

ARTS for ME American Folk Festival

© Kevin Bennett, courtesy Maine Arts Commission

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Each August, along the Penobscot River front in Bangor, the American Folk Festival celebrates the roots, the richness and the diversity of cultures across America and the world. More than 20 groups on six stages bring the music, dance and storytelling of their heritage, with styles ranging from Appalachian to zydeco, and including Irish, Native American, blues, gospel and more. The dance tent is always popular, and so is the opportunity to speak with Maine artists demonstrating their traditional crafts. Offerings may include Native basketry, Franco-American traditions and dance costumes. In the Children and Family Folk Activity Area, younger festival goers enjoy stage performances geared to their interests, along with active games, traditional craft activities and a “quiet games” area. Food vendors offer a variety of ethnic and regional specialties, and crafters and artisans sell hand-tooled leatherwork, herbal soaps, stained glass, jewelry and more. Best of all: the American Folk Festival is open to the public—free of charge! August 28–30, 2009; for more info: www.americanfolkfestival.com.

HERMON

HOLDEN

Millinocket Museum—period money, appliances and Native American craftwork. 723-8258 North Light Gallery*—723-4414; 800-970-4ART (4278)

Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine*—989-4655

MILO

INDIAN ISLAND

Milo Historical Society Museum—943-2268

Penobscot Nation Museum—collection spans thousands of years; contemporary Wabanaki art, paintings, woodcarvings, basketry. 827-4153

OLD TOWN

Hermon Historical Society—in restored School House #5; local history. 848-5967

LEE

Lee Historical Society—restored former town hall. 738-5014 Mallett Hall—built in 1889; serves as the Community Center. 738-2205 MILLINOCKET

Ambajejus Boom House—on National Register of Historic Places; used during river drives of logs. 723-4443 Antique Snowmobile Museum—reconditioned sleds from early manufacturers. 723-6203

Old Town Library—children’s programs. 827-3972 Old Town Historical Museum—Penobscot River logging history. 827-7256 Marsh Island Carry Wooden Boat Museum— boats used on the rivers of Maine. ORONO

Maine Center for the Arts—Hudson Museum houses pre-Columbian artifacts; concert hall offerings include Bangor Symphony Orchestra. 581-1901 Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium—on the University campus. 581-1341 Page Farm and Home Museum—on the University campus; Maine farming. 581-4100

Dexter Historical Society Museum—artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, farm implements. 924-5721 DOVER-FOXCROFT

Blacksmith Shop Museum—original tools of the trade. Concert Series—at Center Theatre on third Saturday of the month (June–December). 564-7533 GREENVILLE

Eveleth-Crafts-Sheridan Historical House— pre-1890. 695-2909 Moosehead Marine Museum*—marine artifacts, steamship cruises. 695-2716; Win: 695-3639 GUILFORD

Low’s Bridge—originally built in 1857, destroyed by flood in 1987 and rebuilt in 1990. 564-7533 HAMPDEN

Kinsley House—c.1794; on National Register of Historic Places; artifacts, archives. 862-2027

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Mount Kineo, with its 700-foot cliffs rising straight up from Moosehead Lake, is an unforgettable setting that has lured people for centuries. Native Americans once traveled great distances to Mount Kineo, relying on its flint-like rhyolite to make stone tools. In recent centuries, Kineo’s spectacular scenery and the amenities of Moosehead Lake drew “rusticators” and summer guests to vacation at the base of this imposing precipice. Other species also appreciate this unusual geological formation: peregrine falcons and an assemblage of rare plants rely on Kineo’s cliffs and steep talus slopes. The Bureau of Parks and Lands now manages Mount Kineo, which offers 3.5 miles of lake frontage, a primitive campsite, and four hiking trails with spectacular views, as part of the Moosehead Lake Reserve. FMI: 778-8231.

Pleasant River Walk DOVER-FOXCROFT

Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Park—children’s fishing pond, playground, walking trails. Peaks Kenny State Park—campsites, picnic area, hiking path, beach on Sebec Lake. 564-2003 Sebec Lake—boating, swimming, fishing. 564-7533 ELLIOTTSVILLE TOWNSHIP

Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary—1,639 acres; hike three-mile trail through old growth forest to 360-degree views; nature center. 631-4050 ENFIELD

Morgan’s Beach—on Cold Stream Lake; snack bar, grills, campground. GREENVILLE

Big Squaw Mountain—alpine and Nordic skiing. 695-1000 Currier’s Flying Service*—695-2778 Fire Tower—first U.S. fire tower (1905); hike to views of Moosehead Lake. Lily Bay State Park—fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, camping. 695-2700 Moose Safaris—largest population of moose in Maine can be seen by raft, canoe, kayak, seaplane, pontoon boat, dogsled or tube float. Northwoods Outfitters*—695-3288; 866-223-1380 GUILFORD

Guilford Memorial River Walk

Picnic Sites

HAMPDEN

Peaks-Kenny State Park, Dover-Foxcroft

Hampden Country Club—public golf course. 862-9999 Turtle Head Marina—full service marina. 941-8619 HERMON

Hermon Mountain Ski Area—alpine and Nordic skiing. 848-5192 HOLDEN

Fields Pond Audubon Center—192 acres of fields, wetlands and forest. 989-2591 ORRINGTON

LEE

Curran Homestead—living history 18th-century farm. 945-9311 Orrington Historical Society—records, exhibits dating to 1787. 989-7546

LEVANT

Mount Jefferson Ski Area—3 lifts and 11 trails with a 432-foot vertical drop. 738-2377 Treworgy Family Orchards*—884-8354 LINCOLN

PATTEN

Fishing—for smallmouth bass on the Penobscot River. JaTo Highlands Golf Course—794-2433 Local Guide Services—hiking, paddling, rock and ice climbing, hunting. Prince Thomas Park—beach, playground, boat launch. Snowmobiling—groomed trails.

Patten Lumbermen’s Museum*—visit the bygone days of the “Great North Woods.” 528-2650 PITTSFIELD

Pittsfield Train Depot Museum—Civil War railroad and Lance House Hotel memorabilia. 487-3136 PITTSTON FARM

MATTAWAMKEAG

Pittston Farm Camp Area—authentic wilderness farm built by a logging company. SEBEC

Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park—15 miles of hiking trails along the Mattawamkeag River. 736-2465

Harriman School Museum—one-room schoolhouse museum.

Fishing, Hiking, Snowmobiling

MEDWAY MILLINOCKET

WINTERPORT

Winterport Historical Association—local museum collections. 223-4035

Outdoor Recreation & Sightseeing (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BANGOR

Bangor City Forest—650 acres; walking, biking, X-C skiing. 947-5205 Bangor Waterfront—city dock on the Penobscot River. Bass Park—home of 31-foot statue of Paul Bunyan, Bangor State Fair and Bangor Raceway, summer band concerts, civic center. 947-5555 Blackbeard’s USA*—family fun park. 945-0233 Cascade Park—lighted fountain and waterfall.

The Maine Highlands

Nestled on the shores of Sebec Lake, Peaks-Kenny State Park is one of those undiscovered gems of our park system. The beach, playground and picnic area offer a lovely view of Sebec Lake and Borestone Mountain. FMI: 564-2003.

© Voscar

© Alan J. LaVallee

Mount Kineo, Moosehead Lake Public Lands

BROWNVILLE

You could easily spot a moose along the Golden Road near Millinocket. Orono Bog Boardwalk—handicapped accessible boardwalk built over the bog; 1-mile loop. 866-4785 BOWDOIN COLLEGE GRANT EAST TOWNSHIP

Gulf Hagas—known as “The Grand Canyon of the East.” 695-2702 BREWER

Joshua Chamberlain Freedom Park—statues of the Civil War General and a former slave emerging from the Underground Railroad.

Fishing—landlocked salmon, trout, smallmouth bass. 723-4443 Katahdin Scenic Cruises—723-2020 Maine-ly Photos Moose & Photo Tour*—723-5465 Mt. Katahdin and Baxter State Park—camping, hiking, moose watching. 723-5140 New England Outdoor Center - The Rice Farm Resort*—723-5438; 800-766-7238 Penobscot Adventures*—672-4122; 877-356-9386 Scenic Drives—723-4443 Snowmobiling—more than 350 groomed trails. 723-4443 Three Rivers Whitewater - Millinocket*— 723-3200; 877-UGO-RAFT (846-7238) Twin Pine Camps Cabins*—723-5523; 800-766-7238 Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking—on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. 723-4443 Wildlife Tours—moose, eagle, loons. 723-4443

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Appalachian Trail—100-mile trek passes waterfalls, mountain views; northern terminus at Mt. Katahdin. 723-5140

Made in Maine Wabanaki Arts Center Gallery

Sebasticook Lake—boating, swimming. OLD TOWN

Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge— preserves peatland ecosystem. 827-6138, x17 ORONO

Hirundo Wildlife Sanctuary—nature observation. PALMYRA

Palmyra Golf & RV Resort*—938-5677/4947 PATTEN

Camp Wapiti & Northbound Adventure Company*—528-2485/688-4024 Matagamon Wilderness*—446-4635 Shin Pond Village*—528-2900 PITTSTON ACADEMY GRANT TWP.

Historic Pittston Farm*—280-0000 ROCKWOOD

Birches Resort/Wilderness Expeditions*— 534-7305/2242; 800-825-WILD (9453) Mt. Kineo—accessible by boat shuttle; 700-foot cliffs, lookout tower, hiking and mountain biking trails, golf course, beach. 695-2716 Northeast Guide Service*—787-4437 STACEYVILLE

Trails—for ATVs, mountain bikes.

Part museum and part store, the Wabanaki Arts Center provides a place for members of Maine’s Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes to display and sell their work. Inside, you can browse baskets and other crafts made by more than six dozen tribal artisans. Among the art forms on view and for sale are Curly Bowl Basket by sweet grass fancy baskets, brown ash baskets, Caron Shay, Penobscot jewelry, walking and talking sticks, books, CDs, dolls and photographs. Educational displays include antique baskets and tools, and photographs that explain the basketmaking process. Everything in the center is created by Maine tribal members, and each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity; many pieces are signed by the artist. Center staff will explain the different styles and traditions and provide information about the artists’ backgrounds. Often visitors can see tribal members demonstrating their crafts. The center is located on Main Street in Old Town, within view of Indian Island, the heart of Maine’s Penobscot tribe, and just across the street from the Old Town Canoe Outlet. For more information, call 827-0391 or visit www.maineindianbaskets.org.

WINTERPORT

The Maine Highlands

Winterport Marinas—two marinas offering dockage, moorings, fuel. 963-7449, 223-4855

Shopping (Area code in Maine is 207.) *Supporting member of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com

Hannaford Food & Drug*—827-2700; RX: 827-3950 Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance*—827-0391; 866-827-0391 Wabanaki Arts Center Gallery—827-0391

Dining & Lodging

BANGOR

Antique Marketplace & Cafe*—941-2111; 877-941-2111 Beaded Moose*—992-2099 Clark House Gallery—942-9162 Hannaford Food & Drug*—947-8338; RX: 947-3680 Hannaford Food & Drug*—942-0100; RX: 945-3772 Hannaford Supermarket*—947-6735 Mall Shopping—Airport Mall, Bangor Mall Minerva’s Museum Shop—942-1910 Northern Log Homes*—942-6869; 800-553-7311 Sea Dog Ventures*—947-8004 BREWER

Hannaford Food & Drug*—989-1954; RX: 989-8290 DOVER-FOXCROFT

Moosehead Furniture Outlet/The Maine Highlands Guild—564-2600/0041 GREENVILLE

Indian Hill Trading Post*—695-2104; 800-675-4487 Moosehead Family Campground*—695-2210 HOLDEN

Mid-Coast Fine Antiques of Maine*—843-7449 LINCOLN

Hannaford Food & Drug*—794-6122; RX: 794-6513 MILLINOCKET

Hannaford Food & Drug*—723-8047; RX: 723-8148 North Light Gallery*—723-4414; 800-970-4ART (4278)

Porter Point Camps 

on Nicatous Lake in Burlington, Maine

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OLD TOWN

Hunting, Fishing & Vacationing for the Outdoorsman & Family

(207) 944-1463 www.porterpointcamps.com

www.themainehighlands.com

(Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BANGOR

A Fireside Inn & Suites - Bangor—lodging, dining. 942-1234 Antique Marketplace & Cafe—dining. 941-2111; 877-941-2111 Bangor International Airport—dining. 992-4600; 866-FLYBANGOR Bangor Marriott Courtyard—lodging. 888-236-2427 Bangor Motor Inn—lodging. 947-0355; 800-244-0355 Best Western White House Inn—lodging. 862-3737; 800-WESTERN Comfort Inn—lodging. 942-7899; 800-338-9966 Country Inn at the Mall—lodging. 941-0200; 800-244-3961 Dysart’s—dining. 942-4878; 800-333-4878 Econo Lodge—lodging. 945-0111; 800-393-0111 Fairfield Inn - Bangor—lodging. 990-0001; 800-228-2800 Hampton Inn—lodging. 990-4400; 800-HAMPTON Holiday Inn/Odlin Road—lodging, dining. 947-0101; 800-914-0101 Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway—lodging, dining. 561-6100; 877-779-7771 Hotel Equities dba Days Inn—lodging, dining. 942-8272; 800-329-7466 Lucerne Inn—lodging, dining. 843-5123; 800-325-5123 Motel 6—lodging. 947-6921; 800-4MOTEL6 Nonesuch Farm Bed and Breakfast—lodging. 942-3631 Paul Bunyan Campground—camping. 941-1177

Pleasant Hill RV Park & Campground—camping. 848-5127 Riverside Inn—lodging. 973-4100; 800-252-4044 Sea Dog Ventures—dining. 947-8004 Sheraton Four Points Hotel—lodging, dining. 947-6721; 800-228-4609 Stetson Shores Campground—camping. 296-2041; Win: 442-0882 Super 8 Motel—lodging. 945-5681; 800-800-8000 Thistles Restaurant—dining. 945-5480 Travelodge—lodging, dining. 942-6301; 800-578-7878 Contact These Local Chambers of Commerce/ Associations for Further Information (Area Code in Maine is 207):

* Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau, 947-5205, 800-91-MOOSE, www.visitbangormaine.com * Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, 947-0307, www.bangorregion.com * Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce, 723-4443, www.katahdinmaine.com * Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 794-8065, www.lincolnmechamber.org * Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, 695-2702, 888-876-2778, www.mooseheadlake.org * Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce, 564-7533, 877-243-4732, www.piscataquischamber.com * Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce, 368-4698, www.ourchamber.org * The Maine Highlands, 947-5205, 800-91-MOOSE, www.themainehighlands.com * Member Maine Tourism Association

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Balsam Woods Campground—lodging, camping. 876-2731

Matagamon Wilderness—lodging, camping. 446-4635 Mountain Glory Farm—lodging. 800-219-7950 Shin Pond Village—lodging, dining, camping. 528-2900

BURLINGTON

HERMON

PITTSTON ACADEMY GRANT TWP.

Nicatous Lodge & Camps—lodging, dining. 356-7506 Porter Point Camps on Nicatous Lake—lodging. 944-1463

Pumpkin Patch RV Resort—dining, camping. 848-2231; 866-644-2267

Historic Pittston Farm—lodging, dining, camping. 280-0000

HOWLAND

ROCKWOOD

Merrill Brook Cabins—lodging. 732-3115 Penobscot River Cabins—lodging. 557-3237; 800-670-7531

Fiddlehead Inn - A Vegetarian Bed & Breakfast— lodging. 989-1854; 888-983-4466 Muddy Rudder Restaurant—dining. 989-5389 Red Barn Campground—dining, camping. 843-6011

Wilson Pond Camps—lodging. 695-2860; 877-695-2860 GUILFORD

DEXTER

Wild Fox Resort—lodging, camping. 610-4021

Brewster Inn of Dexter Maine—lodging. 924-3130

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ENFIELD

Cedar Rest Cabins—lodging. 732-3318

Sleeping Bear Camping—lodging, camping. 738-3148; Win: 850-624-3552

GREENVILLE

LINCOLN

Birches Resort/Wilderness Expeditions—lodging, dining. 534-7305/2242; 800-825-WILD (9453) Gray Ghost Camps—lodging. 534-7362 Maine Escapes—lodging. 542-1717 Moosehead Lake Vacation & Sportsmen’s Association—lodging, camping. 534-7300 Northeast Guide Service—lodging, camping. 787-4437 Tomhegan Wilderness Camps—lodging. 534-7712

Beaver Cove Camps—lodging. 695-3717; 800-577-3717 Chalet Moosehead Lakefront Motel—lodging. 695-2950; 800-290-3645 Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins & Snowmobile Rentals—lodging. 695-0242 Evergreen Lodge at Moosehead—lodging. 695-3241; 888-624-3993 Leisure Life Resort—lodging, dining, camping. 695-3737; 800-726-2302

Eagle Lodge and Camps—lodging. 794-2181

SEBOOMOOK

MATTAWAMKEAG

Seboomook Wilderness Campground—lodging, camping. 280-0555

CLIFTON

Parks Pond Campground—lodging, camping. 843-7267

LAKEVILLE

Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park Campground— camping. 290-0205; 736-4881; 888-724-2465 MEDWAY

Gateway Inn—lodging. 746-3193 Katahdin Shadows Motel—lodging. 746-5162; 800-593-2267 MILFORD

Milford Motel on the River—lodging. 827-3200; 800-282-3330

SHERMAN MILLS

Katahdin Valley Motel—lodging. 365-4554; 888-500-2418 SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Tyme Bed & Breakfast—lodging. 738-2323 WILLIMANTIC

Two Falls Camps—lodging. 997-3625

Enjoy some exquisite views from the windows of your lodge. Little Lyford Pond Camps - Appalachian Mountain Club—lodging. 603-466-2727 Medawisla Wilderness Camps - Appalachian Mountain Club—lodging. 603-466-2727 Moosehead Family Campground—camping. 695-2210 Moosehead Hills Cabins—lodging. 695-2514 Mooseheadchalet.com—lodging. 508-212-8813 Northwoods Camp Rentals—lodging. 695-4300; 800-251-8042 Northwoods Outfitters—lodging. 695-3288; 866-223-1380 Penobscot Lake Lodge—lodging. 280-0280; Win: 695-3378 Pleasant Street Inn at Moosehead Lake—lodging. 695-3400 Salemi Log Cabin—lodging. 401-766-0182 Spencer Pond Camps—lodging. 843-5456

5 Lakes Lodge—lodging. 723-5045 Big Moose Inn, Cabins, Campground & Restaurant—lodging, dining, camping. 723-8391; 877-666-7346 Chewonki’s Big Eddy Campground—camping. 350-1599; 882-7323 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites—lodging. 723-4555; 877-902-4555 Hidden Springs Campground—camping. 723-6337; 888-685-4488 Katahdin Forest Cabins—lodging, camping. 723-2105; 877-622-2467 Maine-ly Photos Moose & Photo Tour—lodging. 723-5465 Nahmakanta Lake Camps—lodging. 731-8888 Nesowadnehunk Lake Wilderness Campground—lodging, camping. 254-543-9560 New England Outdoor Center - The Rice Farm Resort—lodging, dining, camping. 723-5438; 800-766-7238 Penobscot Adventures—lodging, camping. 672-4122; 877-356-9386 Pine Grove Campground & Cottages—lodging, camping. 746-5172 Three Rivers Whitewater - Millinocket—lodging, dining, camping. 723-3200; 877-UGO-RAFT (846-7238) Twin Pine Camps Cabins—lodging, camping. 723-5523; 800-766-7238 NEWPORT

Christies Campground & Cottages—lodging, camping. 368-4645; 800-688-5141 Margo’s Cottage—lodging. 474-7872; 703-538-5399 Sebasticook Lake Campground—lodging, camping. 368-5047; Resv: 800-319-9333 ORONO

Best Western Black Bear Inn & Conference Center—lodging, dining. 866-7120; 800-WESTERN University Inn Academic Suites—lodging. 866-4921; 800-321-4921

Other Businesses (Area code in Maine is 207.) All listed are supporting members of Maine Tourism Association. For detailed member info: www.mainetourism.com BANGOR

Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau—947-5205; 800-91-MOOSE Bangor Daily News—990-8212; 800-432-7964 Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce— 947-0307 Bangor Savings Bank—942-5211; 877-BANGOR1 New England School of Communications— 941-7176; 888-877-1876 The Maine Highlands—947-5205; 800-91-MOOSE Town & Country Realtors—942-6711; 800-639-4905 University of Maine/Bangor—262-7700 DOVER-FOXCROFT

Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce—564-7533; 877-243-4732 GREENVILLE

Moosehead Cedar Log Homes—695-4428; 800-571-3296 Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce—695-2702; 888-876-2778 LINCOLN

Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce— 794-8065 MILLINOCKET

Friends of Baxter State Park Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce—723-4443 NEWPORT

Maine Land Properties Real Estate—368-5789; 800-995-2209 PALMYRA

Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce— 368-4698

PALMYRA

PATTEN

Palmyra Golf & RV Resort—lodging, camping. 938-5677/4947

Knife Edge Consulting—528-2220

PATTEN

Maine’s Northwoods Sporting Journal— 732-4880 ❖

Camp Wapiti & Northbound Adventure Company—lodging. 528-2485/688-4024

The Maine Highlands

Courtesy 5 Lakes Lodge

MILLINOCKET

WEST ENFIELD

www.themainehighlands.com

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EconoLodge Inn & Suites 740 Central Street Millinocket, Maine 207.723.4555 For Reservations: 800.424.6423

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P.O. Box 606 • Medway, ME 04460

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Bangor

city. Sea captains, lumber barons

Gateway to Adventure

and entrepreneurs built grand homes, architectural gems in the Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Take a chance at Hollywood Slots, Maine’s first gaming facility. Browse the boutiques, book stores and antiques shops that spill out from downtown or the specialty and department stores of the Bangor Mall. Local restaurants run the gamut from fine dining to truck-stop fare, bagels to burgers, sushi to pad Thai. Time your visit to coincide with one of the many events that

© Alan J. LaVallee

highlight the area calendar, including the American Folk Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, the Bangor Car Show and the

Bangor is the bridge between the North Woods and the sea, equally accessible to Mount Katahdin and Mount

Downtown Sidewalk Art Festival. Nearby Orono is home to the flagship campus

Desert, Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park,

of the University of Maine, where the Hudson Museum

Moosehead Lake and Penobscot Bay. In the 19th century,

will engage both budding and veteran anthropologists,

when access to woods and water were the keys to

the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium gives multi-media

wealth, Bangor first prospered. Its location on the

presentations and laser-light shows, and nationally

Penobscot River and at the edge of the North Woods

known entertainers perform at the Maine Center for the

helped it become the world’s largest lumber port. Today,

Arts. Learn about farms and farming at the Page Farm

this thriving city is the center of a metropolitan area.

and Home Museum. The Maine Forest and Logging

First-class schools, a low cost of living, abundant recrea-

Museum, in Leonard’s Mills, located on the site of an

tional and cultural opportunities and a safe environment

18th-century logging village, is especially fun to visit

have earned Bangor a place on several lists of best places

on special-event days, with period-dressed interpreters,

to live and raise a family.

demonstrations and even traditional bean-hole bean

It’s also a wonderful place to visit, with a wealth

suppers. The Cole Land Transportation Museum has

of things to do and places to go. View works by John

more than two hundred 19th- and 20th-century vehicles

Marin, Winslow Homer, Marsdan Hartley and other

on view. Bird enthusiasts can paddle through the Sunk-

masters at the University of Maine Museum of Art. The

haze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge to see scores

Maine Discovery Museum entertains children grandly

of warblers, waterfowl and raptors.

with three floors of interactive exhibits and displays.

The Maine Highlands

Festival, the Bangor State Fair, the The Penobscot River

Easily accessible by air or highway, Bangor is well

Catch a performance by the Penobscot Theatre Company

situated for launching explorations further afield, too.

or the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, which boasts of

Use Bangor as a gateway to your Maine adventure,

being the nation’s oldest continually performing orches-

whether it’s whitewater rafting on Maine’s big rivers,

tra. The Greek Revival-style Thomas A. Hill House, now

camping and hiking in the mountains, fishing on clear

the headquarters of the Bangor Museum and History

lakes, golfing on numerous courses, whale watching or

Center, is a Victorian showplace listed on the National

windjamming on the coast. Woods and water, mountains

Register of Historic Places. Take a walking tour of the

and lakes, rivers and sea: It’s all within reach. ❖ www.themainehighlands.com

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 5 Lakes Lodge 16 Beach Street

225 179

A A Fireside Inn & Suites - Auburn 63, 143 A Fireside Inn & Suites - Bangor 63, 227 A Morning in Maine 132 Acadia Cottages 89 Acadia Ecotours 91 Acadia Hotel 82 Acadia Inn 75 Acadia Partners for Science and Learning 91 Acadia Sunset Oceanfront Cottage Rentals 89 Acadia View B&B 91 Agency 1 Real Estate & Jordan Rentals 145 Alamoosook Lakeside Inn 72 Alden Camps 100 Almost Home Ogunquit 179 Alouette Beach Resort 197 American Folk Festival 226 Americas Best Value Inn 44 Anchorage by the Sea 201 Anchorage Inn 175 Ann’s Point Cottages 89 Aroostook County Tourism 216–217 Aroostook Partnership for Progress 216 Atlantic Birches Inn, The 196 Atlantic Eyrie Lodge 83 Atlantic Motor Inn 203 Atlantic Oakes by the Sea 75, 87 Augustus Bove House B&B 145 Aurora Inn 86 Autumn Gold Days 80 Azure Cafe 165

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B.C. Burke’s Fine Jewelry Back River Music Works Bailey Island Motel Balance Rock Inn Balmy Days Cruises Bangor Courtyard Marriott Bangor International Airport Bangor State Fair Bar Harbor Camping Resorts Bar Harbor Chamber Bar Harbor Grand Hotel Bar Harbor Hotel–Bluenose Inn Bar Harbor Inn & Spa Bar Harbor Manor Bar Harbor Motel Bar Harbor Music Festival Bar Harbor Regency Bar Harbor Villager Bar Harbor Whale Watch Bartlett Maine Estate Winery Bass Harbor Cottages & Country Inn Bass Harbor Inn, The Bassa Cocina de Tapéo Bay Chamber Concerts Bay Ferries Ltd. (The Cat) Bay Meadow Cottages Bayberry House B&B Bayview Oceanfront Hotel & Townhouses, The Beach Acres Park Beach Cove Hotel & Resort Beach House, The Beach Walk Oceanfront Inn Beachmere Inn, The Belfast Area Chamber Belle of Maine Vacation Village Bellevue by the Sea Bellmard Inn Beloin’s Oceanfront Motel & Cottages Benjamin F. Packard House Best Western Black Bear Inn & Conference Center

73 113 114 76 118 226 45 228 82 82–87 75 63, 74 75 82 84 82 85 84 82 91 89 89 88 131 77, 167 82 118 83 187 121 191 197 179 137 192 189 95 135 114 63, 227

Best Western Merry Manor Inn 63, 160 Best Western Senator Inn & Spa 63, 101 Best Western Waterville Inn 63 Best Western White House Inn 63, 227 Best Western - York 178 Bethel Area Chamber 149 Bethel Inn Resort 149 Birches Resort & Wilderness Expeditions Cover 2 Birchwood Motel 134 Black Lantern B&B 114 Black Point Inn 39 Blue Heron Seaside Inn 123 Blue Hill Farm Country Inn 72 Blue Hill Inn, The 72 Bluebird Motel 93 BlueJacket Ship Crafters 137 Bob’s Clam Hut 174 Boothbay Harbor Inn 63, 119 Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber 118–123 Boothbay Railway Village 118 Bounty Restaurant & Taverne, The 113 Bowdoin College 112 Bowdoin International Music Festival 112 Bradley Inn, The 125 Breakwater Inn & Spa, The 192 Brewster House B&B 165 Brooklin Inn, The 73 Brown’s Wharf Restaurant, Motel & Marina 121 Brunswick Downtown 112 Brunswick Inn at Park Row 114 Bud Connection, The 80 Byrnes Irish Pub 113

C Café Drydock & Inn 89 Calais Motor Inn 94 Camden Harbour Inn 134 Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber 134–135 Canterbury Cottage 82 Cape Arundel Inn 209 Cap’n Fish’s Waterfront Inn 122 Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch 122 Captain Cates B&B 93 Captain Sawyer’s Place B&B Inn 122 Captain’s Watch B&B & Sail Charter 114 Caribou Inn & Convention Center 217 Carriage House Motel, Cottages & Suites 187 Casco Bay Lines 162 Castine Cottages 72 Castine Sea Kayak Adventures 72 Castlemaine Inn 82 Cedar Crest Motel 130 Cellardoor Vineyard 135 Chadbourne House B&B 94 Chalet Moosehead 224 Chapman Inn B&B, The 149 Charles Inn, The 226 ChelTed Gallery Design Studio 134 Chet’s Camps 95 Chiltern Inn 82 China Hill Restaurant 80 Claremont, The 89 Clearwater Camps & Guide Service 151 Cliff House Resort & Spa, The 176 Coach Stop Inn 82 Coachman Inn 177 Coastal Cottages & Efficiencies 189 Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 122 Cobscook Bay Area Chamber 94, 95 Cod Cove Inn 122 Collier House B&B, The 83 Colonial Gables 137 Colonial Inn, The 179, 182 Colonial Mast Family Camping 145 Colonial Village Resort 179, 184 Colony Hotel, The 209 Comfort Inn - Brunswick 115 Comfort Inn Ocean’s Edge 63, 137

Comfort Inn & Suites - Farmington/Wilton 147 Commons, The 94 Concord Coach Lines 41 Contented Sole, The 125 Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland 158–165 Cook’s Lobster House 115 Cottage Connection 123 Cottages at Summer Village, The 187, 188 Country Inn, The 130 Country View Guesthouse, Townhouse Suites & Motel 174 Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins & Sled Rentals 224 Cranberry Hill Inn 89 Crest Motel 196 Cromwell Harbor Motel 83 Cross Jewelers 1 Currier’s Flying Service 224 Cutty Sark Motel 176

D Damariscotta Region Information Bureau Dancing Dogs Pottery & Art Days Inn - Brunswick Discover Portland & Beyond Cruise Consortium Dockside Guest Quarters DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism Downeast Day Downeast Spring Birding Festival Downtown Bangor Dragonflye Inn Due East Real Estate Dunes on the Waterfront, The

124 94 115 43 177 71 93 94 226 72 95 185

E Eagle’s Lodge Motel Earrings & Company East Penobscot Bay Association East Wind Inn Eastland Park Hotel, The Eastport Chamber Econo Lodge - Augusta Econo Lodge - Kennebunk Econo Lodge - Millinocket Edgewater Motel & Cottages Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge Ellsworth Area Chamber Elsa’s Inn on the Harbor Emery’s Cottages on the Shore Evergreen Lodge at Moosehead

80 165 72–73 132 160 95 101 192 225 83 73 80 91 83 224

F Fairfield Inn Marriott - Bangor 226 Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott - Augusta 61 Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott - Brunswick 114 Fairhaven Inn 114 FairPoint Communications 49 Farnsworth Art Museum 132 Fisherman’s Wharf Inn 118 Flying Mt. Artisans Gift Shop & Gallery 89 Fontenay Terrace Motel 209 Fort Fairfield Chamber 216 Fort Kent Chamber 216 Four Points by Sheraton 226 Four Seasons Inn of Soldier Pond 217 Franciscan Guest House 192 Freeport Merchants Association 5, 165 Friendship Motor Inn 197

G Galen Moses House Garnsey Bros. Rentals Garrison Suites Glen Cove Inn & Suites Golf Maine Gorges Grant Hotel Gosnold Arms

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Grand Beach Inn Grand Lake Stream Chamber Grant’s Kennebago Camps Gray Homestead Oceanfront Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Greater Houlton Chamber Greater Limestone Chamber Greater Van Buren Chamber Greater York Region Chamber Green Dolphin Motel Greenland Point Center Greenville Inn at Moosehead Lake Grissini Restaurant Gritty McDuff’s

196 95 143 122 226–228 216 216 216 174–178 194 94 224 191 164

H Hadley’s Point Campground Hallowell Area Board of Trade Hampton Inn - Presque Isle Hampton Inn & Suites - Thomaston Hampton Inn & Suites - Wells Harbor Fish Market Harborage Inn, The Harborside Hotel-Spa-Marina Harbour Towne Inn Hardy Boat Cruises Harpswell Inn Harraseeket Inn Hazelwood’s Cottages Heathside Builders Helen’s Restaurant Highland Green Hilton Garden Inn - Freeport Hilton Garden Inn - Portland Jetport Hiram Blake Camp Historic Inns of Rockland Historic New England Historic Pittston Farm Recreational Outpost Holbrook House Holiday Guest House B&B Holiday Inn - Augusta Holiday Inn - Bangor Holiday Inn - Bar Harbor Holiday Inn - Bath Holiday Inn - Ellsworth Holiday Inn - Portland By the Bay Holiday Inn - Portland West Holiday Inn - Waterville Holiday Inn Express - Freeport Holiday Inn Express - Saco Holiday Inn Express - South Portland Holland Inn Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway Hospice Regatta of Maine Hunter Cove Husson University

83 100 216 133 193 164 122 85 121 125, 133 114 165 95 93 93 115 165 162 72 129 115 224 86 179 41 41 41 41, 113 79, 80 41, 159 41, 164 41 41 196 41, 158 83 227 80 151 62

I ImagesofMaine.com Indian Hill Motel Indian Rock Camps Inn at Bath Inn at Camden Place, The Inn at Ferry Landing, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, The Inn at St. John, The Inn by the Sea Inn on the Harbor InnSeason Resorts Falls at Ogunquit International Motel Island Grocery Island Inn Isle au Haut Boat Services Isleview Motel and Cottages Ivy Manor

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K Katahdin Area Chamber 225 Katahdin Shadows Campground & Cabins 225 Kennebec Inn 114 Kennebec Tavern & Marina 113 Kennebec Valley Tourism Council 103 Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Chamber 191–193 Kennebunker Cottages 39 Kimball Shop & Boutique, The 88 Kimball Terrace Inn and Main Sail Restaurant 88 Kismet Inn 114 Kittery Outlets 178 Kittery Trading Post 39 Knights Inn 115 Kokatosi Campground 145 Krainin Real Estate 145

L L.L. Bean Cover 3 L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools 169 Lafayette Hotels 63 Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort 63, 190 Lakeside Country Inn and Cabins, The 94, 95 Ledgelawn Inn, The 84 Leisure Life Resort 224 Len Libby Handmade Candies 9 Libby Camps 216 Lighthouse Depot 177 Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Lobster Roll 131, 164 Linekin Bay Resort 123 Lisa-Marie’s 113 Little Island Motel 114 Lodge at Kennebunk, The 207 Long Beach Motor Inn 182 Loon Cove Cottage 226 Lord Camden Inn 135 Lubec Rental Properties 94 Lulu Lobster Boat Ride 83 Lupine Lodge, The 94 Luxury Vacation Rental 149

M Machias Bay Area Chamber 93 Machias Motor Inn 93 Machias Wild Blueberry Festival 93 Magic Falls Rafting Company 100 Main Stay Cottages 91 Main Street Bath 112 Maine Beaches Association 173–197 Maine Coast Memorial Hospital 80 Maine Dept. of Agriculture 55 Maine Dept. of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands 55 Maine Dept. of Transportation 47 Maine Discovery Museum 226 Maine Eastern Railroad 113 Maine Farm Vacation B&B Association 65 Maine Harness Racing Promotion Board 59 Maine Historical Society - Longfellow House 159 Maine Innkeepers Association 65 Maine Lobster Festival 132 Maine Made Furniture Co. 149 Maine Maritime Museum 112 Maine Office of Tourism 40, 44 Maine Public Utilities Commission 61 Maine State Music Theatre 112 Maine State Sea Kayak 89 Maine Tourism Association 38 Maine Windjammer Association 131 Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Tourism Council 147 Mainely Photos 225 MaineSeaSalt.com 93 Maison Suisse and Peregrine Lodge 88 Manor House Inn 83 Manor Inn, Castine, The 72

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Marden’s Surplus & Salvage 53 Mariner Resort, The 39, 179 Marriott Portland at Sable Oaks 158 Meadowbrook Camping Area 116 Meadowmere Resort, The 183 Mermaid’s Purse Farm B&B & Gallery 91 Mid-Coast Chamber Council 111 Midcoast Maine’s Bed & Breakfasts 114 Midway Motel 188 Migis Lodge 163 Milestone, The 181 Mingo Springs Golf 151 Mira Monte Inn & Suites 83 Misty Harbor Resort 203 Monhegan Boat Line 133 Monica’s Chocolates 94 Mooring B&B 114 Moorings Inn 89 Moosehead Family Campground 224 Moosehead Lake Region Chamber 224 Morning Dove B&B 179 Morton & Furbish Real Estate 151 Morton Real Estate 116 Mount Battie Inn 135 Mount Desert Chamber 88 Mountain View Cottages & Guide Service 151 Moxie Outdoor Adventures 224

N Nahmakanta Lake Wilderness Camps Naturetrails Cabins Navigator Motor Inn Nellie Littlefield House Neptune Inn On the Beach Ne’r Beach Motel New England Outdoor Center Newagen Seaside Inn Nonantum Resort, The Normandie Motor Inn & Apts. Norseman Resorts Northeast Harbor Area Northern Door Inn Northern Outdoors Northern Tides Art and Gifts Gallery Northwoods Outfitters

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O Ocean Dunes Ocean Gate Resort Ocean House, The Ocean Point Inn Oceanside Meadows Inn Ogunquit Chamber Ogunquit Playhouse Ogunquit Resort Motel Ogunquit River Plantation Old Orchard Beach Chamber Old Orchard Beach Inn Old Quarry Ocean Adventures Open Hearth Inn Orland House B&B Owen House, a Country Inn Owls Head Transportation Museum

189 121 194 120 91 179–186 185 201 63, 186 194–197 196 73 81 72 95 133

P Parsons Post House Inn/Gallery 179, 180 Pat’s Place Summer Rental Cottage 95 Peacock House B&B 95 Peapod Jewelry 125 Pemaquid Area Association 125 Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber 129–133 Penobscot Marine Museum 137 Penobscot Narrows Observatory & Fort Knox State Historic Site 47 Pentagöet Inn 72 Pilgrim’s Inn 72 Pinederosa Campground 179 Pink Blossoms Resorts 185 Pleasant Street Inn 224 Point East 189 Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center 136 Point Sebago Resort 143

Port O’ Call Porter Point Camps Portland Airport Courtyard Marriott Portland Harbor Hotel Portland International Jetport Portland Magazine Portland Museum of Art Portland Regency Hotel & Spa Portland’s Downtown District Presque Isle Area Chamber Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center Pride Motel & Cottages Puffin Inn B&B Puffin Pines Country Gift Store

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Q Quality Inn - Bar Harbor Quimby House Inn

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R R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers 165 Rackliffe Pottery 72 Raft Maine 51 Rangeley Lakes Chamber 151 Raye’s Mustard 95 Rhumb Line Resort, The 207 Rivers by the Sea 177 Riverside Motel 179, 180 Robert’s Maine Grill and Market 177 Robinhood Free Meetinghouse, The 116 Rock Gardens Inn 124 Rockmere Lodge 179, 182 Rocktide Inn 117 Roosevelt Campobello International Park 95 Rostay, The 149 Russell’s Motel 216

S Saddleback Inn 151 Saddleback Maine 151 St. Croix Camps 94 St. Croix Valley Chamber 95 Samoset Resort 129 Sandpiper Beachfront Motel 197 Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery 126 Scenic Biplane & Glider Rides Over Bar Harbor 81 Schoodic Area Chamber 91 Schoodic Arts for All 91 Scotch Hill Inn 179 SEA 174 Sea Breeze Motel 84 Sea Chambers 180 Sea Cliff House Motel, The 197 Sea Escape Cottages 114 Sea Latch Motel, Efficiencies, Apartments, Cottages 199 Sea Mist Resort Motel 203 Sea View Inn 63 Sea View Motel 180 Seabreeze Motel, The 196 Seacastles Resort Inn & Suites 63, 186 Seagate Motel 121 Seal Cove Auto Museum 89 Seascape Motel & Cottages 137 Seashore Trolley Museum 193 Seaside Inn & Cottages 207 Seaside Vacation Rentals 178, 179, 187 Sebago Lake Cottages 145 Sebago Lake Lodge & Cottages 145 Sebago-Long Lake Region 145 Sebasco Harbor Resort Cover 4 Shaker Museum 147 Sheepscot Harbour Village & Resort 120 Ship Ahoy Motel 118 Shore Path Cottage 84 Shorelands Guest Resort & Condominiums 207 Shoreline Camps 94 Shoreline Explorer 184 Ski Maine Association 37 Sleepytown Motel & Cottages 188 Smuggler’s Cove Inn 124

Smuggler's Den Campground 89 Snow Squall B&B 114 Solo Bistro 113 Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber 112–116 Southmeadow Cottages 94 Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber 89 Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort, The 184 Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa 120 Squire Tarbox Inn & Restaurant, The 116 Stage Neck Inn 174 Station 98 93 Sudbury Inn, The 149 Sugarloaf 232 Sun and Surf 175 Sunday River 149, 232 Sunnyside Village on Long Lake 145 Sunrise Motel - York Harbor 199 Sunrise Motel, The - Trenton 81 Sunset Cottages 89

T Tarry-A-While Resort 147 Terrace by the Sea 179, 185 The Maine Highlands 224–228 Thompson Cottages 125 Three Rivers Whitewater 105 Tides Institute & Museum of Art 95 Tidewater Motel, The 131 Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show 81 Towne Motel 134 Trade Winds Motor Inn 130 Travelers Inn 115 Trenton Chamber 81 Tugboat Inn 63, 119 Two Countries/One Bay Studio Art Tour 95

U U.S. Bells Union Bluff Grill & Pub University of Maine at Machias

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V Vacationland Village Inn & Suites Victoria Mansion Victoria, The Victorian Terrace Village by the Sea Village Candle Factory Store Village Cove Inn

228 158 149 158 205 115 205

W Warren’s Lobster House 177 Washington Academy 93 Water Crest Cottages & Motel 187 Waves Oceanfront Resort 63, 195 Weatherby’s Fisherman’s Resort 94 Wells Beach Resort 187 Wells Chamber 187–190 Wells Ogunquit Resort Motel & Cottages 179 Wharf, The 95 When Pigs Fly 176 White Barn Inn, The 193 Whole Life Natural Market 93 Wild Iris Inn 164 Wilsons on Moosehead Lake 224 Winter Harbor Lobster Festival 91 Winters Gone Farm and Alpaca Store 116 Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway Museum 123 Wonder View Inn 63 Woodland Park Cottages 84 Woodlawn Museum 80 Woods to Goods 174 Wyndham 162

Y Yachtsman Lodge, The Yardarm Village Inn York Beach Camper Park York Harbor Inn York Harbor Motel & Cottages

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Welcome to Sugarloaf Above the forests, lakes and foothills of western Maine stands a mountain that has inspired generations to come be in its midst. A place where friends and families gather to celebrate, play hard, laugh long and create memories.

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Pure Maine! Discover a secret place where beauty and tradition abound. Tucked away on Maineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and plenty of activities for the whole family on 550 acres. Visit our new full-service Fairwinds Spa and unwind in a comfortable Spa Suite, our romantic Lighthouse or a lovely Maine Cottage. Experience pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. Less than three hours from Boston, less than one hour from Portland.

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