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11 Welcome to Maine! 14 Southern Maine 17 Kittery & York 20 Ogunquit & Wells 22 Southern Maine Beaches 24 Kennebunk & Kennebunkport 26 Brew With A View in Taint Town, Maine 28 York County Tide Chart 29 Biddeford & Saco 32 Old Orchard Beach 34 History of the OOB Pier 36 Scarborough
40 Greater Portland 38 South Portland & Cape Elizabeth 43 Portland 48 Old Port 50 Freeport
51 Midcoast 52 Brunswick 55 Harpswell & Bailey Island 56 Bath, Phippsburg, Georgetown, Woolwich 57 Midcoast Tide Chart 59 Wiscasset 64 Boothbay Harbor 67 Maine State Aquarium 70 Damariscotta & Newcastle 71 Thomaston & Bristol-Pemaquid 72 Rockland 74 Shop Rockland 77 Camden & Rockport 82 The Schooner Appledore 84 Lincolnville 88 Belfast & Beyond
90 Bangor & Acadia 92 Bangor 94 Ellsworth 96 Mount Desert Island & Bar Harbor 99 Acadia National Park & Schoodic Peninsula 8
16 The Yorks 18 Ogunquit 26 Kennebunk 27 Kennebunkport 30 Old Orchard Beach
Local Maps 39 Greater Portland 44 Portland 47 Old Port
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Brunswick & Bath Boothbay Harbor Area Rockland Camden Area Map Belfast
92 Bangor 95 Area Map 98 MDI/Schoodic 100 Mount Desert Island 101 Bar Harbor
102 Downeast & Washington County 104 Lubec 105 Eastport
108 Western Maine lakes & Mountains Local Maps 114 Area Map
111 Sebago Lakes Region 112 Bridgton 115 Bethel 116 Farmington 117 Rangeley & Oquossoc
120 Lewiston auburn metropolitan area 122 Lewiston 124 Auburn 126 Things to Do in the LA Metro Area 130 Poland Spring
132 Kennebec & Moose River Valleys
134 Maine Highlands
135 Newport 136 Moosehead 138 Appalachian Trail & Baxter State Park
133 Area Map
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139 Aroostook 140 Activities, Attractions & Recreation 140 Maine Beer Trail 142 Maine Breweries 145 Maine Wine Trail 148 Yoga 149 Farmersâ€™ Markets 152 Whale Watching 154 Water Activities 156 Camping
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O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York JUNE 2 3SEP T E MBER 18, 2016
Also on view in 2016 Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art J A N U A R Y 2 2J U N E 5
Duncan Hewitt: Turning Strange J A N U A R Y 2 2S E P T E M B E R 4
Edward Curtis: Selections From The North American Indian F E B R U A R Y 26 M AY 2 9
Skowhegan at Seventy J U N E 3 S E P T E M B E R 11
George Braque: Surface and Space J U N E 2 3S E P T E M B E R 11
The Art Books of Henri Matisse O C T O B E R 6 D E C E M B E R 31 Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986), The White Calico Flower, 1931, oil on canvas, 30 3/16 x 36 3/16 inches, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Purchase, 32.26. Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954), Jazz, Paris: Efstratios Tériade, 1947, number 181 of 250 copies, Icare (Icarus), plate VIII of XX Pochoir plate, lithographed text on vélin d’Arches. Bank of America Collection.
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Combining the Active Outdoor Lifestyle with the Arts and Smarts of a Small College Town Nestled at the foothills of the mountains in western Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is the state’s public liberal arts college offering innovative programs in teacher education, human services and the arts and sciences — at an exceptional value. Named a “Top 100 School” by Educate to Career for improving the earnings and career outcomes of their students, UMF promotes student success through small classes, close student-faculty collaboration and hands-on learning in a residential campus setting. Located in the heart of world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting, UMF combines the perfect mix of the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts and smarts of a small college town.
The welcoming sign when you first enter Maine boldly says, “Welcome to Maine – The Way Life Should Be.” And in recent years, a sign has been added along with this one that states, “Open for Business.” These signs really sum up our invitation to visitors from near and far. If you are vacationing here, Maine offers every kind of experience you might want, whether looking for sandy beaches or mountains, for metropolitan areas or wilderness getaways, or for the historic, the festive or the unusual. And if you are looking to move your residence or business to Maine, know that the welcome mat is out and we would love to have you call Maine as your home. The southern Maine region is the most popular area for visitors coming to the state as it is only an hour’s drive from Boston, the hub of New England. For many others, it is only a two hour ride to hit our southern border. And for the remaining parts of New England, a visit to Maine can be done usually in less than a three hour drive. Our southern Maine region is a tourist’s delight with a mix of rocky coastline and some of the most inviting sandy beaches in all of the state. The towns and villages along the southern coast are filled with history and unique shopping experiences. There’s no shortage of diverse dining experiences from 14
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gourmet, award winning restaurants to casual takeout food, cozy coffee shops, lively brew pubs, or locally owned specialty cuisine. Looking to stay a few days in the area? You’ll have your choice of modern hotels and motels, country inns and B&Bs, seaside resorts and condos, as well as cottages, cabins and lodges adding a distinctive Maine flair to the overnight stays. Recreation abounds in the area with fishing, beachcombing, hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, skiing, paddle boarding, golfing and trail walking. There’s plenty of opportunity for sightseeing and touring at forts, lighthouses, picture perfect villages, historic sites, public gardens, unique businesses, museums, parks, and college campuses. And who doesn’t appreciate a bit of shopping while visiting the area? You’ll save a few dollars while shopping in over 120 factory outlets stores and you’ll find special souvenirs or gift ideas in art galleries, arts and craft stores, clothing boutiques, and at curio shops full of antiques and hidden treasures. Enjoy the Southern Maine Region experience while you are here. Know, too, that there is a lot more territory to explore as you discover “Maine - The Way Life Should Be.”
FALMOUTH INN York Microtel Inn & Suites Off US Route 1 & 95 at exit 7, York, Maine www.microtelinn.com 57 nonsmoking rooms • Free continental breakfast Free wireless high speed internet • Free local and long distance calls • Flat panels TVs in all rooms Rooms available with refrigerators, microwave, and coffee makers • Indoor heated pool & hot tub • Guest laundry and mini store • Meeting Room available 6 Market Place Drive, York, ME 207-363-0800 www.microtelinn.com
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OPEN YEAR ROUND 209 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Maine (207) 781-2120 • 1-800-499-2120 www.FalmouthInn.net
Conveniently located between Portland and Freeport Close to shopping, beaches, golf, boating and tennis Phones • WIFI available Cable TV • A/C Laundry on premises
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kittery & york KITTERY The gateway to Maine, Kittery is the oldest incorporated town in the state and is the halfway mark on Interstate 95 between Boston and Portland. It is home to the 200 year old Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and many beautiful homes and gardens that are remnants of the fishing, shipbuilding, and other marine-related industries that were once the center of the town’s economy. Kittery is home to over 120 factory outlets and boutiques lining both sides of Route 1. Here, you’ll also find the iconic Kittery Trading Post that has provided one stop shopping for visitors looking for outdoor gear since 1938. Kittery also has military forts and museums, a fine park, and historic architecture. Accommodations range from inns and motels to farmstead B&Bs. Hidden Gems: Fort McClary State Park offers visitors a chance to tour a real live fort that protected the area during the Civil War. This is a history buff’s dream location. Just a few miles from busy Route One, you can climb Mt. Agamenticus in about 30 minutes to reach its 692 foot summit. Informational signs point out areas of interest that lead you to spectacular views. Most Unusual: Take Flight Adventures challenges the body and spirit with an
extensive ropes course and scenic zip lines. This adventure requires a bit of strength and stamina to complete.
YORK “The Yorks” are really a group of villages alive with history and seaside beauty. There’s York Village, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick, each welcoming visitors with a small town coastal flair. Seaside exploring can take you near bathhouses at Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach. York Harbor Beach is sandy and sheltered and the nearby Cliff Walk takes visitors by grand 19th-century homes and ocean side views. Local Favorites: Enjoy the views of the Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, an icon on Maine’s coast. You can’t tour the lighthouse, but you can take photos galore. York’s Wild Kingdom is a well kept zoo that will entertain animal lovers of all ages. Most Unusual: Take a walk on York Harbor’s Wiggly Bridge, the smallest suspension bridge in the world, which leads to the Stedman Woods bird sanctuary and walking trails. Be careful. The bridge wiggles when crossing. You can also visit the Wiggly Bridge Distillery where Maine made whiskey, bourbon, vodka and rum is produced. There’s a tour and tasting room.
Modern Trailer Park & Campground Open Mid-May to Mid-October 725 York Street P.O. Box 40 York Harbor, ME 03911 207-363-4171 Libbysoceancamping.com 17
On the Beach
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OGUNQUIT & WELLS
OGUNQUIT Ogunquit is often considered one of the best beaches in Maine and New England. The 3.5 miles of fine white sand with natural dunes make it a picture perfect spot for your Maine visit. You can easily walk around the downtown village of Ogunquit or hop on to one of the trolleys that make stops at the beach and surrounding area. There are accommodations everywhere in sight with choices of modern inns and motels, luxury resorts, cottages, condos B&Bs and Victorian Inns. Dining choices run the gamut from fresh seafood to an array of ethnic, gourmet or family style fare. Ogunquit began to lure fine artists to the area in the late 1880’s, when they found an artist’s paradise at Perkins Cove. By the end of the 19th century, Ogunquit had become a well-established artist colony that thrives today with art galleries and studios and Ogunquit’s very own Museum of American Art. After dark, Ogunquit comes alive with dance clubs, bars, lounges and night spots with entertainment. Local Favorites: Broadway by the Sea comes alive at the Ogunquit Playhouse serving up the best of Broadway musicals in a nationally historic theater. Theater lovers must take the backstage tour to see where 20
stars have stood in the wings for decades. Most Unusual: Built in 1923, Leavitt Theatre is a movie house playing first run movies, art films and classics and live entertainment, music and events. Beer and wine served in the balcony section.
WELLS The self proclaimed “friendliest town in Maine,” Wells welcomes visitors with an assortment of shopping venues from antique shops to used book stores, as well as an area of shopping malls and factory outlets stores. Stroll the one-mile nature trail of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge to see salt marshes and estuaries that support migratory birds, water fowl and other wildlife and plants. Hidden Gem: The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve is a great place for bird watching, photo taking, hiking and cross country skiing. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of woodlands, fields, wetlands, beaches, and dunes. Local Favorite: Spiller Farm has been run by the same family since 1894. It is a great place for farm fresh produce, pick your own berries, and a chance to visit with barnyard critters.
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SOUTHERN MAINE BEACHES Kittery Seapoint Beach - Small family beach and backed by a marsh. Great for bird-watching. Small parking area, no facilities. Take Route 103, Brave Boat Harbor Road, turn at Seapoint Road. Crescent Beach - Near Seapoint Beach, also close to marsh. Limited parking, no facilities. Take Route 103, turn at Seapoint Road.
Fort Foster Park - South of Seapoint and Crescent Beaches. Take Route 103 to Fort Foster on Gerrish Island. Several swimming locations plus picnic areas, pavilion, restrooms and changing facilities. No lifeguards.
York Adult $18
Long Sands Beach - Popular for swimming, also surfing in certain locations. Parking meters by the road. Changing and restroom facilities. Lifeguards during summer. Off Route 1A, Long Beach Avenue. Short Sands Beach - Family beach north of the Cape Neddick peninsula. Bathhouse, outside shower, basketball courts, a playground, arcade, and bowling alley. Lifeguards on duty during summer. Close to Sohier Park and the scenic Nubble Lighthouse. Off Route 1A.
See Ogunquit Beach to the cliffs of York. See traps hauled and learn all about lobstering. Adult $18
Ogunquit Beach - Excellent beach separated from mainland by Ogunquit River. River side has no surf tide â€“ great for families with small children. Accessible from center of town. Limited parking for fee, trolley stop. Restrooms and changing facilities. Lifeguard during summer.
SOUTHERN MAINE BEACHES Wells Moody Beach - Formerly a public beach, now can be used only for “fishing, fowling or navigating.” Off Ocean Avenue east of Route 1. Wells Beach - Long stretch of sandy beach separated from mainland by Webhannet River. Adjacent to marshes that attract birds and waterfowl. Accessible by Mile Road of Route 1. Drakes Island Beach - Picturesque beach near sand dunes and sea grass. Restrooms, parking fee. Accessible from Drakes Island Road off Route 1. Laudholm Beach - Located in Wells Reserve and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Great for nature lovers. Accessible off Laudholm Road just south of the intersection of Routes 9 and 1.
Kennebunk Kennebunk Beach - Includes Gooch’s Beach, Middle Beach, Mother’s Beach and Parson’s Beach south of Mousam River. Stickers required for parking available at Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Police Department. Accessible from side roads off Route 9. Parson’s Beach - Also called Crescent Surf Beach, south of Mousam River. Adjacent to salt marshes, bird watching. Limited parking, no facilities.
Kennebunkport Colony Beach - Also knows as Arundel Beach, short, but picturesque at mouth of Kennebunk River. No lifeguard or facilities. Off Ocean Avenue.
Hall and Police Station. No lifeguard or facilities. Off King’s Highway from Route 9.
Biddeford Biddeford Pool Beach – Rocky section with long stretches of sandy beach. Great bird watching. No facilities. Off Route 208. Fortunes Rocks Beach – Long and sandy beach on Atlantic Ocean. Lifeguards, portable toilets. Parking stickers required, available at City Hall. Off Route 208.
Saco Camp Ellis Beach - Small beach at mouth of Saco River. Popular for fishing. Hourly parking. Off Route 9. Ferry Beach State Park - Sheltered from wind, natural sand dunes. Facilities, picnic area and nature trails. Off Route 9. Bayview Beach & Kinney Shore - Small beach in Bayview area. Public parking. Off Route 9.
Old Orchard Beach Ocean Park Beach – Southern extension of Old Orchard Beach at Ocean Park area. Family beach, Off Route 9. Old Orchard Beach - Long sandy beach with low surf, popular for swimming, sunbathing, beach games. Near summer attractions and facilities. Lifeguard. Accessible from East and West Grand Avenue, Route 9. For more information on Southern Maine Beaches please visit www.southernmainecoast.org.
Goose Rocks Beach - Quiet neighborhood beach, great for families, long walks. Parking sticker required, available at Town 23
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Begin your journey in Dock Square where you’ll find boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and restaurants. The Kennebunkport Historical Society offers guided walking tours of many historic buildings and elegant homes. And don’t miss what has become the town’s most popular attraction by visiting Walker’s Point, the summer estate of President George H.W. Bush and family. Park downtown and take a walk along Parson’s Way to get the best views of the estate and possibly a glimpse of this political family. Local Favorites: At the Seashore Trolley Museum you’ll see old time trolleys and memorabilia and even get to take a trolley ride. Federal Jack’s Brew Pub is the birthplace of Maine’s growing craft beer industry. Be sure the try out the onsite tasting room. Hidden Gem: St. Anthony’s Monastery and Shrine on Beach Road offers riverside walking paths, English-style gardens, woodlands, and outdoor chapels. Most Unusual: Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School offers intimate, hands-on 3 1/2 hour classes as well as private classes to cook such items as pasta, pizza, pies, and more. Time will be spent prepping, cooking, dining, sharing recipes, and enjoying each other’s company.
Take to the water in Kennebunk with sightseeing boat trips, deep sea fishing, sailing, kayaking, parasailing and stand up paddle boarding. There are plenty of sandy beaches for casual strolling or nearby golf courses with sand traps to challenge your game. Downtown Kennebunk has tree-lined streets with 18th and 19th century homes, many converted into elegant inns and charming B&Bs. Local Favorites: Parson’s Beach and Mother’s Beach offer the best of family beach experiences. Secluded, calm and pristine! Hidden Gems: The Brick Store Museum celebrates the human experience in the Kennebunks through the presentation of its art, history, and culture. Rotating exhibits and six galleries make this an enjoyable stop. The Secret Garden, with nearly 40 acres of pristine forest and wetland, offers visitors the experience of deep woods quiet and beauty not far from town. The 1.5 mile trail weaves through forest, extensive fern beds, and bog areas. Most Unusual: Aquaholics offers surf board rentals as well as lessons year round. (Call ahead for winter activities.) Summer time brings stand up paddleboard lessons to the scene.
Brew With A View in Taint Town, Maine
You might say that the official birthplace of Shipyard Brewery Company is in Taint Town, Maine. But don’t run to your map or GPS to look for it, it “ain’t” there. “The name describes the area between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport where we are,” said Mike Haley, the brewer at Kennebunkport Brewing Company and Federal Jack’s Brew Pub. The spot historically falls off the map where the town lines get blurred at the bridge that separates the two towns. “People used to say that the spot “taint Kennebunk” and “taint Kennebunkport” so the name stuck that we are in Taint Town,” said Haley. It may come as no surprise, then, that Ha-
ley, who has been in the beer business for 20 years, is especially fond of making the Taint Town Pale ale, a brew named in honor of the dubious location. “It is a light social beer with lower alcohol content,” said Haley. “It is very drinkable.” It was Maine entrepreneur, Fred Forsley, president of Federal Jack’s and Kennebunkport Brewing Company, who founded the brew pub in 1992 in a retail complex that was once the site of several 19th century shipyards on the water. The name Federal Jack comes from one of the most famous ships built on the site. From a modest start in “Taint Town,” Shipyard Brewing Company remains the largest brewery in Maine and a national leader in the craft brew industry. In the past two decades, Haley has learned the essential qualities of a successful brewer. “You need to like to clean,” said Haley, who often jokes that he is the janitor of the building who happens to brew beer. “Sanitation and constant cleaning is essential to good brew making.”
Brew With A View in Taint Town, Maine The next skill is an attention to detail and consistency. “Each brew has a recipe that needs to be followed. Consistency in brewing is important,” said Haley, noting that things need to go right when working with 220 gallon tanks in Kennebunk or 3000 gallons per batch at Shipyard in Portland. “Then you must do this work as a labor of love,” said Haley, admitting that it is an intricate endeavor that requires science, ingenuity, and creativity. Haley is involved in all aspects of brewing for seven year round beers and as many as ten
seasonal beers throughout the year. Annually, he creates 200 batches of brews yielding 1400 barrels. “Each barrel is 31 gallons,” explains Haley. A couple visiting the Federal Jack’s tasting room from Bellingham, Massachusetts said that all of the brews are wonderful and well priced. “You can sit in the tasting room and sample them all.”
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york COUNTY Tide Chart June
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PM tide 8:35 9:31 10:26 11:19 12:00 12:53 1:47 2:40 3:34 4:28 5:22 6:16 7:09 8:00 8:48 9:33 10:14 10:53 11:31 12:08 12:47 1:25 2:06 2:49 3:35 4:25 5:18 6:15 7:14 8:14 PM tide 10:54 11:45 12:21 1:06 1:49 2:31 3:13 3:56 4:40 5:27 6:18 7:11 8:04 8:55 9:44 10:29 11:14 11:58 12:29 1:13 1:59 2:48 3:40 4:37 5:38 6:43 7:49 8:53 9:51 10:44 11:31
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Day AM tide 1 F 8:52 2 S 9:54 3 Su 10:52 4 M 11:46 5 T 6 W 12:48 7 Th 1:37 8 F 2:26 9 S 3:15 10 Su 4:04 11 M 4:55 12 T 5:48 13 W 6:43 14 Th 7:39 15 F 8:34 16 S 9:26 17 Su 10:13 18 M 10:57 19 T 11:38 20 W 21 Th 12:23 22 F 1:05 23 S 1:50 24 Su 2:38 25 M 3:29 26 T 4:24 27 W 5:24 28 Th 6:28 29 F 7:35 30 S 8:42 31 Su 9:44
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biddeford & Saco
The cities of Biddeford and Saco are a single population center, home to over 40,000 residents, separated only by the Saco River. In fact, this is where the river meets the Atlantic and forms Saco Bay, blessing the area with its scenic river and ocean vistas. Located on Maine’s southern coast, Biddeford-Saco hosts thousands of summer visitors each year. They come to enjoy miles of beautiful, uncrowded beaches and picturesque harbors for ﬁshermen and pleasure boaters at the mouth the Saco River. Natives and visitors alike enjoy boating, sailboarding, surﬁng, surf casting, and swimming at the area’s pristine beaches. At most, both ample public parking and restroom facilities are available. In addition to Saco Bay and the Atlantic beyond, ﬁshing, boating and canoeing opportunities are also abundant on the Saco River. Public boat launches are available on the Saco River at Marblehead Boat Launch, a State-operated facility on Route 9 in Biddeford which offers quick access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Saco River. Saco has boat launches in Camp Ellis as well as the Riverfront and Diamond Riverside Parks. The English colonized the area in the early 1700s under the oversight of William Pepperell who reported to the King. In fact, Pepperellborough (as it was then known) encompassed much of what is now Biddeford and Saco, right up though the mid 1700’s. Fishing, farming, shipbuilding and lumbering were abundant in the area. Industrialization took a giant leap forward
here in 1825 when Cutts Island, linking the Twin Cities, was purchased by Saco Manufacturing Company, where the company erected the largest cotton mill in America. Today, the mill buildings of the past are generating considerable economic development for residential units, light industrial space, a home base for the creative economy, and a growing retail landscape. Local Favorites: Fortunes Rocks Beach is a large scenic beach with a lot of flat sand just prime for beach soccer, football or Frisbee. In Biddeford, the beach is two miles long, not far from downtown with very accessible parking. In Saco, you’ll find lots to do for family fun at Funtown Splashtown USA where there are two parks in one; an amusement area with rides and a water park for fast paced sliding and floating. Hidden Gems: The Saco Museum is a small, intimate museum with ever changing displays. Permanent exhibits include paintings, furnishings, and household objects with documented histories of ownership in the Saco valley in the 18th and 19th centuries. The second floor includes a room furnished to reflect a mill girl’s boarding house bedroom from the 1840s. The museum also has a display of antique natural history specimens, including birds of New England. Biddeford City Theater is an architectural opera house celebrating its 120th year in the center of the city. It hosts a year round schedule of musical and non-musical theatrical performances in a grand, but intimate setting. 29
Old orchard beach
If there is a Coney Island of Maine, it would be the summertime haven of Old Orchard Beach. It has been a family favorite vacation spot for all of New England and especially for Canadian visitors who converge there year after year. The seven miles of sandy beaches at Old Orchard Beach offer the best of swimming and surfing, walks along the ocean, or simply beach lounging to take in the sun. The centerpiece of the town is the Old Orchard Beach Pier, which currently spans 475 feet out and over the Atlantic Ocean with souvenir and novelty shops, restaurants and pubs. The original pier was built in 1898 as a concert venue, dance hall, and casino extending 1825 feet out over the ocean. Through the years, the pier has been rebuilt from ruin during severe ocean storms. Next to the Pier is Palace Playland where you’ll find amusement rides, games, arcades, coasters, waterslides and food. Admission is free; just pay for what you want to do. In OOB, you’ll find the Dunegrass Golf
Club, 18 holes that meanders over 300+ acres of wooded, back dunes. At 6,644 yards, with a par 72, the course offers a challenge for even the most serious player. With four sets of tees on each hole, every level of golfer will find the course playable. If you enjoy all things antique and vintage, plan a stop at Cottage Décor where you’ll find furniture, candles, old post cards and pictures, and everything that inspires that “cottage by the sea” feeling. Local Favorites: Pirate’s Cove is a miniature golf course and a little bit more. With two 18 hole courses, the golf experience accommodates all skill levels. For French fries like no other, try the Original Pier French Fries. They’ve been around since 1932, now made with fresh premium potatoes fried in soybean oil. Just add ketchup and salt for the ultimate treat. Hidden Gem: What could be more fun than a candy shop at the beach? Stop at Candy Shores for salt water taffy, chocolate and fudge.
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The Pier first opened to the public on July 2, 1898, offering entertainment of all types including concerts, dancing, lectures, and a casino located at the very end of the pier. The 1825 foot structure was built with three pavilions by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company for a cost of $38,000. In November of 1898, the pier and casino were partially damaged by a storm. The Casino was rebuilt in 1899 and in August of 1907, a fire destroyed the entrance. Once again, the pier was rebuilt in 1908 only to have one of the pavilions swept away by the great storm of March, 1909. This storm caused extensive damage and the pier was shortened by 1,000 feet from its original length of 1,825 feet. The middle of the century saw the heyday of the Pier Casino Ballroom, which held as many as 5,000 people. The Ballroom was noted for its moving picture shows and live entertainment, featuring acts such as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Guy Lombardo, and Benny Goodman. Over the years, a series of storms ebbed away at the pier causing the casino to be razed in 1970. Then the great blizzard of 1978 destroyed what was left of the pier. The Pier, as we know it today, was reopened in 1980, and houses many fine shops and restaurants. The Golzbein family have had a presence here since its inception and are the fourth generation owners of the Pier. The current Pier stretches 500 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. The wooden walk way is lined with souvenir shops, food vendors, restaurants and a night club at the end of the pier.
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You’ll find beaches, oceanfront villages and a busy commercial area along Route 1 in Scarborough. With its convenient location near the Portland International Jetport, the Portland Amtrak Station, area bus terminals, and the Maine Turnpike, Scarborough is an ideal destination for locals and visitors alike. Scarborough Beach Park, Ferry Beach, Western Beach and Higgins Beach offer great swimming and water sports locations. Nearby Pine Point has a fine-sand beach and protected boating facilities. Shopping is easily accessed at the nearby Maine Mall or at various retail locations along the Route 1 corridor. There are ample restaurants to choose from ranging from locally owned fare to well known food chains. Accommodations are readily available at hotels, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds and rental cottages. Local Favorites: The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Society covers 3,100 acres of tidal flats ready to explore with weekly
guided bird walks, and great trails for hiking, biking, and self-guided birding. There are canoe and kayak rentals, moonlight paddles as well as nature programs, excursions, and workshops for all ages. Bayley’s Ice Cream is considered one of the best homemade ice creams in the state. Try the Wild Maine Blueberry. Hidden Gems: It is off to the races as Scarborough Downs offers both live horse racing and simulcast races around the world. Beech Ridge Motor Speedway offers short track, stock car racing at one of Maine oldest speedways. This place is committed to low cost family oriented fun for all ages. Most Unusual: Scarborough is the home to the world’s only life-size chocolate moose. Go to Len Libby Chocolates on Route One to visit this 1700 pound chocolate sculpture named Lenny. Maine Indoor Karting puts you behind the wheel of exciting go kart races. Bring family or friends to create your own competition.
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Three of the area’s most popular lighthouses can be found in these two greater Portland towns. From the campus of Southern Maine Community College, you can access the 1000 foot granite breakwater that takes you to the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and the three mile Shoreline Walkway that leads to Willard Beach.
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The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, often called simply Bug Light Park, is among the smallest of Maine lighthouses but it makes up for any shortcomings with free parking, a charming park from which to view the lighthouse and great ocean views. Just a short drive from the “Bug,” you’ll find Cape Elizabeth, home to Fort Williams Park, a 90 acre refuge and the home of the most photographed spot in Maine, the Portland Head Light. It is the oldest lighthouse in the state and was first constructed and lit in 1791 when Maine was still part of Massachusetts. Here, families can picnic, swim at the beach, stroll along the walkways, fly a kite, or just lay back and relax taking in the beauty that this iconic lighthouse offers. Local Favorites: Retail therapy can be found at the Maine Mall, in South Portland, one of the first and largest shopping areas in Maine. Crescent Beach State Park and nearby Two Lights State Park offer plenty of space for picnicking, a barbecue, or a clambake. Most Unusual: The Maine Military Museum and Learning Center in South Portland has exhibits that focus on military service stretching from the Revolutionary War to modern day conflicts. Veterans serve as tour guides bringing our rich military history to life.
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All roadways lead to Portland, Maine’s largest city, by way of I-95, I-295, U.S. Route 1, or Route 302 from the west. It is also the hub for air travel at Portland International Jetport, a major station stop for the Amtrak Downeaster train, and a center for bus service to all parts of New England and beyond. Fine views of Portland and surrounding areas can be had from the restored 1807 Portland Observatory maritime signal tower at the top of Munjoy Hill on Congress Street. As Maine’s major port for shipping goods worldwide, Portland has a vital waterfront with commercial fishing enterprises, sightseeing boat tours, and seaside restaurants specializing in seafood delights. Don’t be surprised if you see massive cruise ships docked in the harbor. Recent years have seen more than 80 cruise line visits to the Portland Harbor. Portland’s Old Port, with its cobblestone streets, draws visitors to its array of shopping boutiques and specialty stores as well as galleries and antique stores. With Portland’s growing reputation as one of the best “foodie” stops in America, visitors to the Old Port and surrounding areas can experience fine dining, 40
international cuisine, specialty coffee shops, brew pubs, pizzerias, and, of course, fresh daily seafood. The thriving arts community features museums, historic sites, symphonies and theater, with a year round schedule of events that include many fairs and festivals in the glorious summertime weather that defines a visit to Maine. Portland hosts professional sports teams including the Portland Seadogs for baseball, the Red Claws for basketball and the Portland Pirates for hockey. You’ll find concerts and entertainment at one of Maine’s largest performance venues, the Cross Insurance Arena, located in the heart of Portland’s downtown. Casco Bay Lines, dating from 1845, is the oldest continuously operating ferry company in the U.S. that offers daily excursions to the islands off Portland’s coast. Nearby, visitors will enjoy the mall shopping experience at the Maine Mall in South Portland and will welcome a quick drive to Freeport, to the north, for factory outlets stores and the world famous L.L.Bean retail store.
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Portland is one of the most popular destinations in all of Maine. There’s fine dining, outstanding art, New England architecture, live theater, lush parks, great shopping experiences, professional sports teams, and a working waterfront. Yes, Portland has it all. Eating well is easy in Portland. Bon Appétit named Portland “America’s foodiest small town,” and the New York Times calls it “one of the best places to eat in the Northeast.” It is among the top towns in the US for most restaurants per capita. Award-winning chefs direct kitchens that turn out meals to rival any you’ll find in larger urban centers. The food industry strives for excellence with diverse food offerings and a commitment to organic and locally grown produce. You can eat casually, perhaps enjoying a lobster roll while seated on a dockside bench, or elegantly, at one of the city’s five-star restaurants offering a tasting menu of Maine grown delights such as rabbit, venison, scallops or other assortments of fish. The city’s major artery, Congress Street, will bring you to museums, art galleries, antique shops, studios and theaters. You’ll find that walking around Portland is leisurely, going from the downtown area to the lure of the
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waterfront. For the history buff, Portland is bursting with places of interest and tours of such landmarks as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s childhood home, the Maine Historical Society, and the Portland Observatory Museum, built like a coastal lighthouse on Munjoy Hill that offers views of Casco Bay, Back Cove and Mt. Washington. Must See: The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine offers youngsters lots of opportunities to engage with exhibits that have them climbing on a real fire engine, completing science projects, and doing hands on demonstrations. Hidden Gem: You will believe that you’ve gone back in time when touring the Victoria Mansion. The 19th century mansion reflects a time of opulence with frescoes and paintings on all the walls and ceilings, carvings throughout, and rooms adorned with artwork. Most Unusual: The Maine Brew Bus gives visitors a chance to visit many of the craft beer producers that have become particularly popular in Maine. Board a small tour bus, learn about the industry, and sample the brews at multiple breweries.
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Stroll along cobblestone streets with gas light fixtures, past classic Victorian style brick buildings, and you’ll think you’ve returned to an enchanted by-gone era. Today this classic architectural motif and stylish old-world surroundings provide the Old Port with its signature character and makes it one of Portland most popular attractions.
The Old Port spans about six blocks of undeniable charm and vitality. You’ll find an eclectic selection of shops and specialty retailers just waiting to be explored. It’s a place that invites you to look for one-of-kind art pieces, stylish outfits, hard to find culinary items and gifts made in Maine. Your dining experiences in the Old Port
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range from traditional lobster dinners, to exotic delicacies presented with flair and style, to a chilidog from a street side vendor. Adding to the zest of the Old Port is the city’s working waterfront harbor centered on Commercial Street. The tapestry of activity you find here includes fish markets, ferry services, fashionable condos, rustic eateries and docks where whale watching and cruise boats take you out for memorable adventures. Each summer the Old Port Festival attracts thousands of visitors for a lively parade, entertainment, food and great family fun. Must See: You can consider a ride on a Duck Boat (that travels on land and water), shove off on a sightseeing cruise into the harbor, or take in one of the Maine Foodie Tours, a walking adventure that gives you an insider’s view of the culinary wonders that abound in Portland. Hidden Gem: The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum gives visitors a look at the memorabilia and history of a railroad system that once traveled throughout the state of Maine. Learn about the railroad and take a ride on the train. Portland offers many tasty and intriguing ways to experience the Old Port. Consider one of these unique walking tours. Wine Wise Events combines strolling with tasting, touring, and vino education. Wine sailing events also available. Maine Foodie Tours will have you circulating around the Old Port while sampling delectable, Maine-inspired foods and obtaining a behind-the-scenes look at those who craft these culinary delights. Maine Cocktail Tours parades through the historic downtown with five stops along the way to sample some of Portland’s most famous cocktail creations. Learn about the history of the cocktail, the old stories of Portland’s past and how the foundations of prohibition began at City Hall. The Wicked Walking Tours last for about an hour and is great fun for all ages. Learn about Portland’s legends, history, ghosts and weird past on this one of a kind tour.
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Freeport Only a 15 minute drive from Portland is an historical coastal town and Maine shopping paradise that draws 3.5 million visitors annually. Freeport is the home to over 170 retailers, outlet stores, shops and boutiques all centered around the grandfather of all retailers, L.L. Bean. L.L. Bean started in Freeport in 1912 when Leon Leonwood Bean created the first 100 pairs of what has become known as the
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To the Maine visitor who prefers boating to beach bumming, there is no better region to explore than the Midcoast. The shoreline along this area—stretching south to north from Brunswick and Harpswell to Belfast and Bucksport—is dramatic, and reflective of Maine’s rich maritime history. Unlike the sandy seashores of Southern Maine, this region features a rougher, rockier coastline more in keeping with Hollywood’s picture of the Pine Tree State. Comprised of thousands of peninsulas, inlets, coves, harbors and islands, Midcoast is a magnet for shipping, sailing and boat building. Bath Iron Works is located here, as are hundreds of seafaring residents who make their livings from the ocean. Excursion boats, from windjammers to working lobster boats, offer passengers close encounters with whales, seals, seabirds and lighthouses. If your interests lean more toward dry land, there are plenty of other reasons to visit the Midcoast. Here you will find quaint fishing villages to explore, historic sites, museums—the Maine Maritime Museum
is especially inviting—and of course plenty of lovely shops, restaurants and wineries to investigate. And although early settlers to the Midcoast area focused primarily on building Maine’s fishing and boatbuilding industries, they also built dozens of majestic sea captains’ mansions, many of which are open for tours. Bowdoin College is another destination that draws visitors, many of whom enjoy strolling through its beautiful tree-line campus on the edge of Brunswick. The school’s Museum of Art is world-renowned, and located just a short walk from the town’s downtown where you can browse through craft shops, restaurants and galleries serving some of Maine’s best artists and crafters. You also can enjoy a concert on the town’s grassy parkway (complete with gazebo) that becomes a concert hall on Wednesday evenings during the summer. Throughout the Midcoast region, summer means strawberry, blueberry and lobster festivals and there are farmers’ markets cropping up in almost every town. 51
Rich in tradition, history, and natural beauty, Brunswick is a community of talented, innovative and involved citizens. Brunswick’s residents are fortunate to have access to beautiful recreational areas, high quality educational and medical resources, and growing employment opportunities. Bordered by the Androscoggin River and Atlantic Ocean with its 67 miles of coastline, Brunswick is a coastal community, offering residents and visitors an array of recreational opportunities.
The town, designated as a Main Street Community in 2012, offers a balanced mix of retail, professional and arts-related businesses, along with light to medium industry and traditional farming, foresting, and commercial fishing. Downtown Brunswick’s distinctive broad Maine Street combines village flavor and city flair. Dotted with specialty shops, open spaces, and restaurants to satisfy every mood and palate, Brunswick’s pedestrian-friendly downtown attracts shoppers, sightseers, and foodies alike.
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Harpswell & Bailey Island The glaciers of the Ice Age formed nearby Harpswell with one of the most distinct geographic landscapes in Maine. On the west is a single peninsula, Harpswell Neck, a thin finger of granite, pine and rolling meadows. To the east, Harpswell consists of three islands - Great, Orr’s and Bailey, each joined by bridges. With its 216 miles of coastline, you’ll find a scenic ride through coves, inlets and woodlands in Harpswell. For dramatic coastal scenery, take a walk on the Giant’s Stairs. The rock formations here are a geologist’s dream, but even a layman can appreciate the gigantic forces that shaped this coastline going back 500 million years. The Land’s End Gift Shop has been a popular shopping spot here since 1959 with a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs. Cook’s Lobster and Ale House has been feeding guests with the best of seafood and award
winning pastry since 1955. Hidden Gem: The Maine Lobster Harvesting Tour is an opportunity to go out on a lobster boat to see exactly how these creatures are brought from the ocean to the dinner table. You can do seal watching at the same time. Ten Clams is a quaint shop on Orr’s Island in Harpswell. They have a beautiful assortment of vintage and cottage type items all made my genuine Maine artisans. It is a great place to browse for home decor items, gifts, jewelry, and handbags. Most Unusual: Connecting Orr’s Island to Bailey Island is the Cribstone Bridge, with its remarkable engineering design of rock and concrete designed to withstand the toll taken by ocean waters and tides flowing freely through it. It is the only remaining granite cribstone bridge in the world.
BATH, PHIPPSBURG, GEORGETOWN & WOOLWICH
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Long known as the “City of Ships,” Bath is located on a beautiful broad stretch of the Kennebec River, where deep waters helped create and sustain a centuries-old shipbuilding tradition. Bath remains strong in its maritime roots as home to the world-class shipbuilding company, Bath Iron Works, and the nationally acclaimed Maine Maritime Museum, where you’ll learn about shipbuilding, the sea trade, lobstering and the rigors of a seafaring life. Bath has an active, tourist friendly downtown with shops, galleries, and restaurants as well as recreational activities like golf, fishing and boating and the opportunity to take a harbor cruise for a waterside view of the historic districts and area lighthouses. Live entertainment thrives at the Center for the Arts at Chocolate Church, a renovated church built in 1846 in a distinctive gothic style. Stretching down on a peninsula from Bath is the town of Phippsburg where you’ll find Popham Beach State Park. In addition to strolling the beach, visitors enjoy swimming, wading, fishing, walking, and surfing. There’s even an island that you can walk to at low tide. Traveling north from Bath, you’ll arrive at the town of Woolwich where the Woolwich Historical Society provides information about early settlers’ lives, historical artifacts, and presentations on how Native Americans helped develop this area in Maine. All this is housed in a 1910 farmhouse. Following the gentle curves of Route 127 56
you’ll come to two island communities. One is Arrowsic, with four lighthouses, hiking trails up 66 hilly peaks and acres of scenic woodland and river banks. The other island is Georgetown, bounded by the Kennebec and Sasanoa Rivers and Sheepscot Bay giving you 82 miles of shoreline to enjoy. Local Favorites: In Georgetown, Reid State Park is the place to visit salt marshes, dunes and woodlands plus sandy beaches and rocky ledges. In Phippsburg, you’ll find Popham State Park Beach, often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. If you go there during low tide, you can walk out to a little island for a wonderful panoramic view. Visitors will find sand dollars and other shells during low tide. Sunset brings the most spectacular scenery. Hidden Gems: Though a bit difficult to find, Doubling Point Lighthouse has a long wooden walkway leading to its doors. This is one of the 65 lighthouses still standing in Maine. Follow the signs in from Route 1 to find the Bath Visitors Center. Here, you’ll find great information about the area whether staying for a day or longer. While there, take a moment to stroll down the vibrant Commercial Street area. Most Unusual: A renovated church, painted the color of milk chocolate, soon became known as the Chocolate Church Arts Center, a venue that hosts year round concerts and events. Yum!
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Day AM tide 1 W 7:53 2 Th 8:55 3 F 9:54 4 S 10:50 5 Su 11:44 6 M 7 T 12:51 8 W 1:43 9 Th 2:36 10 F 3:30 11 S 4:26 12 Su 5:22 13 M 6:19 14 T 7:16 15 W 8:11 16 Th 9:02 17 F 9:49 18 S 10:33 19 Su 11:14 20 M 11:53 21 T 22 W 12:35 23 Th 1:15 24 F 1:58 25 S 2:44 26 Su 3:34 27 M 4:28 28 T 5:27 29 W 6:30 30 Th 7:35 Day AM tide 1 M 10:25 2 T 11:16 3 W 4 Th 12:19 5 F 1:04 6 S 1:48 7 Su 2:31 8 M 3:16 9 T 4:02 10 W 4:51 11 Th 5:43 12 F 6:39 13 S 7:35 14 Su 8:29 15 M 9:19 16 T 10:05 17 W 10:49 18 Th 11:31 19 F 20 S 12:31 21 Su 1:17 22 M 2:07 23 T 3:00 24 W 3:57 25 Th 4:58 26 F 6:04 27 S 7:11 28 Su 8:17 29 M 9:17 30 T 10:11 31 W 11:00
PM tide 8:22 9:19 10:14 11:07 11:59 12:37 1:30 2:23 3:16 4:10 5:04 5:58 6:52 7:43 8:32 9:18 10:01 10:41 11:20 11:57 12:31 1:09 1:50 2:33 3:20 4:10 5:04 6:01 7:01 8:02
AM tide PM tide 1:41 2:03 2:42 3:01 3:40 3:57 4:36 4:51 5:30 5:45 6:22 6:37 7:14 7:30 8:06 8:24 8:59 9:19 9:51 10:15 10:45 11:13 11:39 12:10 12:32 1:07 1:25 2:01 2:15 2:52 3:03 3:39 3:48 4:23 4:30 5:03 5:10 5:42 5:48 6:20 6:26 6:57 7:05 7:37 7:47 8:18 8:33 9:03 9:23 9:52 10:17 10:44 11:16 11:41 12:19 12:40 1:23 1:41
PM tide AM tide PM tide 10:41 4:11 4:26 11:31 5:03 5:18 12:04 5:51 6:06 12:50 6:37 6:52 1:33 7:20 7:37 2:15 8:02 8:22 2:58 8:44 9:07 3:41 9:27 9:53 4:26 10:11 10:42 5:14 10:58 11:34 6:05 11:48 6:59 12:29 12:42 7:52 1:24 1:36 8:44 2:18 2:29 9:32 3:08 3:18 10:18 3:55 4:05 11:02 4:38 4:49 11:46 5:20 5:33 12:14 6:02 6:18 12:58 6:46 7:05 1:45 7:31 7:54 2:34 8:18 8:47 3:27 9:10 9:43 4:24 10:05 10:44 5:25 11:05 11:49 6:30 12:10 7:36 12:56 1:16 8:39 2:01 2:21 9:36 3:02 3:21 10:29 3:57 4:15 11:16 4:47 5:04
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PM tide 9:01 9:58 10:53 11:45 12:22 1:11 2:00 2:48 3:36 4:24 5:13 6:04 6:55 7:46 8:36 9:23 10:07 10:49 11:30 12:02 12:43 1:25 2:09 2:57 3:48 4:43 5:42 6:44 7:47 8:49 9:47
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The welcome sign leading into Wiscasset says, “Welcome to the Prettiest Village in Maine.” While others might stake the same claim, this tiny coastal town is bold enough to do it and with good reason. Wiscasset takes pride in much of the charm that represents Maine and New England. It has the old lovely churches, the elegant homes of a bygone era, wonderful shops and antique stores, and a town center that overlooks the nearby Sheepscot River. The brick sidewalks and historical landmarks complete the picture of a quiet paced life in this coastal hamlet. You’ll find lots of maritime history in Wiscasset which was once one of the busiest ports in North America. Check out the homes of prosperous sea merchants, built in the classic Federal style, that now stand as museums at the Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell Houses, both built in 1807. Local Favorites: If you don’t mind waiting in line to place your order, Red’s Eats
has one of the best lobster rolls in Maine. Many say the wait is worth it. Wiscasset Speedway provides the thrill of motor racing on a short track. A great place for friends and families to gather for low cost fun from April through October. Hidden Gems: Monkey C Monkey Do offers family fun with a series of rope courses and zip lines. Designed with safety in mind and challenges for varying levels of abilities. Glidden Point Oyster Company is a farm stand that sells oysters and other seafood. Just about as fresh as you can get it. Most Unusual: Built in 1808, Fort Edgecomb was designed to protect the town harbor. It is an octagon shaped two story blockhouse crafted with hand-hewn beams. Lots of signs with historical references on how and why the structure was built. Avalon Antiques Market offers three floors of antiques, curios, collectibles and treasures. Be prepared to browse to find your own treasure. 59
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2016 BOOTHBAY HARBOR REGION EVENTS Windjammer Days June 26–July 2
Harbor Fest September 2–11
Early Bird Sale November 19
Fireworks Over the Harbor July 4
5th Annual Claw Down: Chef’s Lobster Bite Competition September 15
Gardens Aglow November–December
Rails, Tails & Ales: Midcoast Craft Beer Festival July 16
Fall Foliage Festival October 8–9
31st Annual Harbor Lights Festival December 3
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Nothing says “vacation” like exploring the great outdoors, and the Boothbay Harbor Region offers countless ways to do just that. Discover Maine’s rocky coastline by sail, power, or paddle. There are miles of hiking trails just waiting to be discovered that offer everything from relaxed strolls to challenging hikes. Spend a peaceful afternoon amid stunning gardens or at a tranquil park, or explore the seaside village and all its charm with a stroll through Boothbay Harbor. English fishermen originally discovered this area of Maine, back in the 17th century. Fishing, ice cutting, shipbuilding, and lumber were the local industries in the 18th and 19th century. By the 1800’s visitors started coming to the area to experience its natural beauty in a seaside location. Boothbay is the largest boating harbor north of Boston and is sometimes called the boating capital of New England. With over 200 artists in this area, you will discover studios and galleries featuring oil paintings, watercolors and other diverse media. Artisans, craftsmen, and merchants offer handmade arts and crafts suitable for gift giving or for collectibles. You will soon see why Boothbay Harbor is often considered one of the “Top Small Town Art Places” in America. Take a tour of one of the lighthouses or sign up for an excursion on one of the sightseeing tours in the area. Particular favorites 64
are the dolphin and whale watching excursions or the puffin cruises, that seek out the unusual looking birds with predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. If a hands-on experience is what you are looking for, consider a fishing charter boat to take you into the deep waters. A favorite trip for many visitors takes them to Cabbage Island to experience off shore living and, possibly, to have one of its famous clambakes. The Boothbay Railway Village offers rides on an authentic steam locomotive that winds its way around a recreated Maine coastal village. You’ll learn about the technology of steam engines and automobiles and you might even score a ride in one of the Railway’s Ford Model Ts. Must See: At the Maine Botanical Gardens, the landscape is spectacular with many varied gardens to view. The gardens change with the season so multiple visits bring new floral experiences each time. They even host a winter display of Christmas lights called Garden Aglow from the end of November through New Year’s Eve. Local Favorite: Windjammer Days is a weeklong festival in June dedicated to the area’s maritime history. A windjammer is a type of large sailing ship built to carry cargo during the 19th century. Windjammers were the grandest of merchant sailing ships, with between three and five large masts and square
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Damariscotta & Newcastle The Main Street Bridge over the Damariscotta River separates the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. Known as the “Twin Villages” both towns will entice you with their rich history, exquisite examples of architecture and natural beauty. Down the peninsula you’ll arrive at the communities of Bristol, Round Pond, New Harbor and Pemaquid among others. These are great places for swimming, hiking, golfing, tennis, riding and camping during the summer season. Surrounded by water, you have your choice of fresh and salt water sailing, boating and canoeing, deep sea fishing or taking one of the popular scenic cruises. For a creative experience, visit the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts to explore and experiment in the ceramic arts. Dodge Point Public Reserved Land is the place to take a two mile hike through a charming
wooded area on a wide farm road. It is easy to find off Route 1 in Damariscotta, with ample parking. This is a great hike for older folks or family with youngsters. Local Favorites: The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park and Fisherman’s Museum bring visitors back to a time when lighthouses were first built as beacons to seafaring travelers off the Maine coast. Hidden Gems: Built in 1807, St. Patrick’s in Newcastle is the oldest Catholic Church in New England. Stop by to reflect or enjoy the beauty of this historic church. Most Unusual: A military boat converted into a river tour boat with all the amenities is what you’ll find at Damariscotta River Cruises. Throw in live music and a bar with snacks for ultimate fun.
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With its tree-lined streets and beautiful village green, Thomaston overlooks the head of the St. George River Estuary. World-class yachts are built along the shore, and stately sea captains’ homes grace nearly every block in the community. Recently, the 175-year-old Maine State Prison has been razed, and the result is a fantastic view of the St. George below. The town is also the site of Montpelier, the replica of the home of George Washington’s Secretary of War—General Henry Knox—now a living museum. Hidden Gem: A favorite shopping spot is the Maine State Prison Store that features hand crafted wood products, furniture, clocks, lamps, jewelry and other gift itesm all created by inmates at the Maine State Prison. Prices are reasonable and the craftsmanship is exceptional.
Each village in Bristol — Bristol Mills, Pemaquid Harbor, Pemaquid Point, Pemaquid Beach, Pemaquid Falls, New Harbor, Chamberlain, and Round Pond — has its own center, most with restaurants and small businesses. Visitors are drawn to Pemaquid Point’s iconic lighthouse, Fishermen’s Museum, and art gallery. Colonial Pemaquid, a state park, includes a replica of the fort built there in 1692 Pemaquid is home to one of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses. In fact, the Pemaquid Light is on the Maine quarter, the first U.S. coin to feature a lighthouse. Built in 1835, it marks the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns Bay. This beautiful light and lighthouse keeper’s home and museum are preserved in a spectacular coastal park, perfect for picnic grounds on the smooth rocks that border the ocean with views out to Monhegan Island..
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Rockland is a picturesque coastal town founded in 1854 that prospered from shipbuilding and lime quarries alongside a robust fishing industry. Wander the downtown area and you’ll still see signs of the vibrant fishing industry alive today. Today, Rockland is a tourist destination with unique shops, boutiques, fine dining and art galleries all nestled in a historic downtown. There are nearly a dozen boat tour operators that offer sailing adventures and excursions in the area while the Maine Ferry Service offers regularly scheduled trips to nearby coastal islands, Vinalhaven and New Haven where visitors can view the joys of island living. Rockland is often referred to as the “Lobster Capital of the World” as it hosts the annual Maine Lobster Festival, a celebration honoring the town’s primary export. At the five day festival each August, over 25,000 pounds of the crustacean is consumed. Attendees also enjoy road races, a huge parade, arts and crafts, entertainment and the Maine Sea Goddess Coronation. A tall ship fleet gathers each July for an exciting race from Islesboro to Rockland in 72
the Great Schooner Race. The event has the largest gathering of tall ships in all of North America. The North Atlantic Blues Festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland overlooking the harbor. The two-day blues music festival is considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. Local Favorites: An engineering marvel that protects Rockland Harbor and helps secure its fishing industry is the 4,300-foot granite breakwater that extends into Penobscot Bay. It provides a great place to fish, watch sea vessels, or stroll to the Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light. Must See: The Farnsworth Art Museum is a world famous art gallery featuring three generations of Wyeth family paintings and works by well known New England Artists. An intimate, quirky setting adds to the charm of this popular spot. Most Unusual: The Maine Lighthouse Museum offers a fascinating look at the history and memorabilia surrounding Maine lighthouses and the people who built and kept them operating. Entertaining and educational for all ages.
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camden & Rockport
Camden and Rockport are right next to each other and offer visitors a two for one treat. Both towns exude that midcoast Maine, small town charm filled with ocean front views, unique shopping experiences and popular eateries specializing in Maine seafood. Camden’s slogan is “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea,” paying tribute to its location between rolling hills and the Atlantic Ocean. In the late 19th century, wealthy people from all over the country started acquiring properties and building summer houses in Camden. These families planted roots in the town and showed their generosity by contributing to such cultural gems as the Camden Opera House, Camden Amphitheater, and the Camden Public Library. Today, you’ll see many sprawling estates and mansions, many of which have been converted into bed and breakfast inns. Rockport is known for being a cultural and artistic town with a large community of local artists as well as a destination resort for creative professionals from around the world. The Rockport Opera House, constructed in 1891, can seat up to 400 and offers music,
dance, plays, and other activities year round. The Opera House is also home of the renown Bay Chamber Concerts. Rockport Marine Park is a popular spot with harbor views, picnic areas, and short paths for walking. It has a replica of a locomotive used in transporting the prosperous lime production back in the town’s early history. The park is also home to a marble statue honoring Andre the Seal, a real harbor seal who was adopted when abandoned as a pup, and became a permanent resident of the Rockport harbor. Local Favorites: The Camden International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in New England taking place each year in September. Hidden Gems: Maine Media Workshops + College bring together filmmakers, photographers, writers, artists and other creative types for intensive study sessions in their craft year round. Most Unusual: State of Maine Cheese Company in Rockport is a small business that has been handcrafting fine cheeses since 1983. You’ll find a nice selection of cheese and other Made in Maine products. 77
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In the summer season of sailing, you can hear the conch shell ring through the air marking the Appledore setting out of the harbor and into the sea. This beautiful 86-foot schooner was built in Maine in 1978 using centuries-old techniques to create a traditional vessel. It is Mid-Coast Maine’s largest daysailer. From the massive spars to the glossy grain of varnished wood, the moment you step foot onto its classic wooden deck, the sailing experience begins. John McKean –called “the Commodore” by his crew and passengers alike, has operated this family venture for three decades. Her maiden voyage, a circumnavigation of the world covered more than 30,000 miles and visited 62 ports of call. Since the Commodore has been operating the Appledore, its home lies between two ports: Camden, Maine during the summer months and Key West, Florida in the winter. The Appledore crew makes the sailing experience exciting and interesting with nautical knowledge and storytelling that they share with passengers. The schooner has three below-deck cabins that include 26 bunks, a galley, and two heads (bathrooms). Living aboard the boat, the crew calls the Appledore home. John McKean takes pride in offering 82
his crew a unique and exciting vocation with a chance to preserve historic tradition. The schooner offers four two-hour trips daily. The comfortable broad deck ensures that passengers fully enjoy the big-boat experience. In addition to the experience of being on a traditional tall ship, the passengers will have the chance to get involved by hauling sails, taking a turn at the wheel, or simply relaxing and taking in all the scenery. Passengers see breathtaking views, sail past Curtis Island Lighthouse, and will see wildlife that includes osprey, eagles, seals and porpoises. Sunset cruises are truly breathtaking. Children and pets are always welcome! Some special events include full-moon and fireworks sails. The Appledore is also a fully licensed bar, and the crew is always happy to serve its passengers from the selection of beer, wine, cocktails, or soft drinks. The ship is known from Camden to Key West for its famous Bloody Mary. It is recommended to take a look at the weather before booking a sail. Call for reservations directly to get the best prices. For reservations: Call 207.236.8353 or stop by the Appledore table on Bayview Landing in Camden Harbor. You can also search online at www.appledore2.com.
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Lincolnville Lincolnville is a lovely Maine coastal town populated by barely two thousand year-round residents, some of whom boast a proud lineage tracing back to the 1700s. According to the community’s website, the town was settled by Nathan Knight and his family, “Knight descendants have been active in Town affairs for decades,” and some of those descendants still live in Lincolnville to this day. History buffs can learn more about this fascinating early American community by visiting the School House Museum, located on the second floor of the 1892 building known as the Beach School. Visitors to Lincolnville also can enjoy some of the best of what the natural Maine environment has to offer—a beautiful sandy beach on Penobscot Bay, mountains
and trails to traverse, pristine lakes and ponds where one can swim or boat. Shoppers will have plenty to see at Lincolnville’s crafts and art galleries, boutiques, and food markets, and they might even take an afternoon to watch the expert craftsmen at Windsor Chair, where furniture artisans have been turning out fine products since 1987. Opportunities for great food and drink abound in Lincolnville too, starting with the Cellardoor Winery, known as the place to go for free tastings of grape and blueberry wines. Warmed for a great meal, visiting diners will want to consider dropping by the Lincolnville Lobster Pound, the Youngtown Inn & Restaurant or treating themselves to the fine cuisine of Chez Michel’s.
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BELFAST & BEYOND The East Penobscot Bay Region reach- a collection of over 250,000 printed music es from Belfast in the west to Ellsworth in titles that is available for borrowing around the east, with hundreds of peninsulas and the globe. islands. Seasonal activities go from sailing and kayaking, to hiking and snowshoeing Castine You’ll find the quiet harbor town of and everything in between. Castine, on the west coast of the peninsula. Castine is the home of the Maine Maritime Belfast Belfast offers an unmatched view of the Academy and several historic sites and open sea. This stunning seascape along with parks.. the remarkable collection of Federal, Victorian, Greek revival and Italian style homes Deer Island You can reach Deer Island by a short built by sea merchants has lured artists, drive across the bridge from the Blue Hill writers and crafts people to live in the area. Boasting a quaint downtown with shop- Peninsula. Fishing communities dot this lined streets, Belfast is an ideal place to find picturesque island which artists have disantiques, souvenirs, collectibles, Maine- covered and captured with their paintings. made crafts and much more.
This town is the home of the Belfast Curl- Stonington & ing Club, one of only two dozen such facili- Stockton Springs Stonington, at the southernmost tip of ties in New England dedicated to the sport of curling. Spectators are welcomed to watch Deer Isle, remains an active harbor town curling leagues in action. that draws visitors for touring. West of
Belfast and Searsport you’ll find Stockton Springs, home to Fort Point State Park Searsport got its name from David Sears and Fort Point Light. who made a fortune in the sea business and the China trade. You can see many of the Penobscot artifacts brought back from these travels in Narrows Bridge the Penobscot Marine Museum. If you Traveling up Rt. 1 toward Bucksport prelike antiques and flea markets you’ll be in pare yourself for a spectacular scenic view heaven walking the brick sidewalks in the - thanks to the new Penobscot Narrows historic downtown. Bridge and Observatory. Spanning the Penobscot River, this engineering marvel has a Bucksport & Blue Hill 42-story tower as one of its support structures The towns of Bucksport and Blue Hill making it America’s only observatory bridge. are on the east side of the peninsula. To- Looking out from the observation tower you day, these communities are known for their have a breath-taking 360-degree panoramic arts, crafts, and pottery among other cre- view that stretches to the Camden Hills to the ative ventures. Blue Hill is also home to the south, Mount Desert Island to the east and Bagaduce Music Lending Library, with Mount Katahdin to the northwest.
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BANGOr & acadia
The Greater Bangor region offers a pleasant mix of cosmopolitan experiences and old world traditions. The unique spirit of the 21 towns and cities in the area is evident in its charming shops, delicious dining and recreational opportunities. Bangor, with a population of 30,000, enjoys a thriving arts and cultural community with many fine arts and historical museums. The Bangor International Airport makes the region easily accessible by air and its proximity to major roadways makes traveling by motor coach or car simple. Bangor is centrally located in the state and is within a 90-minute drive of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Baxter State Park and the Moosehead Lake Region. Experience the agricultural side of life with a visit to the farms at the University of Maine in Orono or plan on attending the Bangor
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State Fair, an annual event held in late July/ early August complete with carnival rides, food, and farm animal exhibits. Every fan of author, Stephen King, knows that Bangor, Maine is the inspiration for the fictional town of Derry, which provides the backdrop for several of King’s novels and short stories. You can drive past his home on West Broadway and visit many landmarks that appear in his vast collection of writings. Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park are often linked because of their overlapping geography. More than 4 million vacationers each year have been charmed by the island’s mountain, ocean and woodland vistas. Towns on the island that share their popularity with vacationers include Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Tremont among others. Each has a rich history, personality, and a host of attractions you’ll enjoy.
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Our restaurant is nestled off the beaten path on the Penobscot River, overlooking the boats at Hamlin’s Marina. A local favorite to relax, re-charge and celebrate. We offer the freshest seafood, creative nightly specials, enticing cocktails, lovely wines and Maine craft beers. Relax around our riverfront custom firepit and enjoy entertainment throughout the week, weather permitting. Open 7 days a week beginning with the first signs of Spring! 11:30 A.M., reservations accepted. Take out, picnic style dining, & childrens menu available. Come by car or come by boat! The restaurant & location offer a very special venue for celebrations, weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, and anniversaries. Intimate or large gatherings we will customize your special occasion. Opening 2016 the new Admirals Deck… upper deck dining with beautiful views of the Penboscot River.
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BANGOR In the mid-1800s, Bangor was considered the leading lumber port in the world due to the harvested trees that flowed down the Penobscot River. It was nicknamed the “Queen City of the East” because of its location on the river, its magnificent residences and its standing among cities of Eastern Maine. Whether you enjoy dining, the arts, the great outdoors, history, architecture, shopping or sports, you’re sure to find something to do and lots to love here. The Bangor region has been designated by the State as one of Maine’s gateway communities. Bangor’s central location allows you to stay in a central location and see everything Maine has to offer - scenic coastline and beaches, camping, hiking, canoeing, charming downtowns and shopping, theater and the arts, and so much more. Your vacation begins here. You’ll find miles of trails for jogging, biking, cross country hiking, sailing, fishing and winter sports as well as scenic paths along the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream. The downtown area hosts many art studios and galleries mixed in among small specialty shops and a wide array of restaurants to satisfy the “foodie” in you. Concerts seem to happen everywhere in Bangor possibly because the Bangor Symphony Orchestra has charmed audiences since 1896 and the Bangor Band is one of the oldest, continuous community bands in the United States founded in 1859. Bangor is also home to the American Folk Festival, the Collins Center for the Arts and Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, an open air amphitheater that hosts some of the biggest names in entertainment. The Maine Discovery Museum is the home for family friendly fun that guarantees to educate and entertain kids of all ages. Local Favorites: The University of Maine in nearby Orono is a hub for educational, cultural and sporting events year round. There’s always something happening on this popular campus. At the Hollywood Casino and Raceway you’ll experience the fun and excitement offered by action packed table games, hundreds of slot machines and racing programs that will 92
BANGOR keep you on the edge of your seat. Housed in the historic Bangor Opera House, the Penobscot Theater Company offers the best in local talent in a year round schedule of theatrical productions. Each season has a great mix of upbeat musicals, fun comedies, and shows that really make you think. Hidden Gems: The Cole Land Transportation Museum has every form of transportation you can imagine. The items range from doll and baby carriages, to dump trucks and fire trucks, to a Bangor & Aroostook engine, boxcar, and caboose. Expect the unexpected with these transportation modes with a Maine connection. Most Unusual: Paul Bunyan, the mythical lumberman, was born in Bangor, Maine, according to the locals. And while other parts of the country claim him as their native son, Bangor is the only place with a 31 foot, 3700 pound fiberglass statue built in his honor. Be sure to stop here for your memorable photo with the statue.
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ELLSWORTH In the last U.S. Census, Ellsworth was the fastest growing city in Maine. It comes as no surprise to those who know that Ellsworth is the gateway to the splendor and beauty of Acadia National Park. All roads to Acadia and surrounding areas travel through Ellsworth. Whether exploring by land or by water, Ellsworth offers the convenience of smallcity life with all of the qualities of Maine’s spectacular coastal amenities including hiking and boating. A thriving Main Street offers an abundance of restaurants, shops, an art-deco theatre, professional offices, galleries, a museum, coffee houses, pubs and historic buildings. Shopping centers, hotels, inns and restaurants are scattered minutes from the historic district. A waterfront park offers a boat launch, free summer concerts, and picnic areas for the family.
Dining in Ellsworth can range from the simple outdoor take-out spot offering locally caught seafood on a picnic table to an elegant meal served with a water view. Our chefs pride themselves on local, fresh, seafood and farm products, served up in cuisine that varies from casual to sophisticated and everything in between. Don’t miss trying a local cheese, wine, brewed ale or the world famous Maine lobster as part of your taste of Maine. Local Favorites: Birdsacre - Stanwood Homestead Museum is a non-profit nature preserve that has miles of native Maine trails, a bird rehabilitation facility, and an educational nature center. Delightful staff will have you learning about birds and plants in the area. Free admission with donations accepted. Hidden Gems: The Big Chicken Barn is a wayside giant book and antique store. The first floor has antiques and collectibles and the second floor offers row upon row of books. This is a huge building; allow plenty of time for browsing. Rooster Brother Coffee Roasters is a great stop for outstanding coffee and lots of culinary utensils and delights. Most Unusual: Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show is an amusing hour and fifteen minutes of axe throwing, log rolling, underhand chopping, crosscut sawing and pole climbing in an extravaganza that proves the skill and dexterity needed to be a Maine lumberjack.
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Called “Eden” when founded in 1796 and renamed in 1921 for the sand bar which had accumulated in the bay, Bar Harbor is the best known and largest town in the northeast section of the island and leads to one of the entrances to Acadia National Park. The Great Fire of 1947 changed the face of Bar Harbor forever. It destroyed 67 mansions, 5 historic grand hotels, 170 private homes and 10,000 acres of Acadia National Park. Favorable winds spared the downtown section of Bar Harbor from the fire, where several homes in the historic district operate as inns. For a great view of the area, take Shore Path, which starts near the town pier and continues along the eastern shore. Bar Island, which you can walk to at low tide, gives you a spectacular view when you look back toward Bar Harbor with the towering mountain in the background. Bar Harbor is home to College of the Atlantic where you can visit the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History that investigates, interprets, and displays the natural world of Maine. All exhibits are designed and produced by students at College. Mount Desert Island is the third largest island in the continental U.S. encompassing 108 square miles. Its dramatic beauty comes in large part from the seventeen mountains that rise from the sea and the shores of four lakes. There are countless smaller ponds and scenic spots and more than 120 miles of hiking trails and roads that meander throughout the island for touring by car, biking, hiking and skiing. As home to Acadia National Park, Mount 96
Desert Island is a vacationer’s destination. From Cadillac Mountain, to the Park Loop Roads/Carriage Roads, to Jordan Pond, MDI plays host to one of the most scenic and popular National Parks in the United States. Somes Sound divides Mount Desert Island. By coincidence this division identifies both the geography and pace of the island visit. The area west of Somes Sound, including Southwest Harbor and Tremont, offers a more sedate and secluded atmosphere. In contrast, the eastern side around Bar Harbor has more tourist attractions. Must See: Many folks consider the Abbe Museum as the best visitor destination in downtown Bar Harbor. Representing the native peoples of the region - The Wabanaki Confederation also known as the People of the Dawn, the museum beautifully shares the history of the Passamaquoddy, Micmac, Penobscot and Maliseet natives through informative exhibits and interesting artifacts. Hidden Gem: You’ll laugh until you cry as ImprovAcadia brings improvisational comedy to the region. Using only audience suggestions, the improv performers make up outrageously funny scenes that will entertain all audiences. Early evening shows are family friendly, while adult rated shows take place later in the evening. Most Unusual: Some of the world’s major breakthroughs in fighting disease were a result of research done at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. Only in the summer are there opportunities to tour a section of the building and to meet a real life researcher.
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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK & SCHOODIC PENINSULA Four million visitors are inspired by a visit to Acadia National Park in Maine every year. The Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine, comprises 49,000+ acres of rock-bound coast on Mount Desert Island, a portion of the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland, and offshore islands. Much of Acadia National Park’s outstanding scenery is the result of glaciers carving through an eastwest ridge of granite, leaving mountains separated by valleys; cliffs side by side with sand and cobblestone beaches. The geologic sculpting of the island did not end with the glaciers, but continues today along the shoreline where the ocean constantly shapes and reshapes the rocky coast of Down East Maine. The Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park covers approximately 2,366 acres and is the only part of the park that is located on the mainland. It has very similar geological features as Mount Desert Island but is more secluded and has less commercial development in the sur-
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rounding villages. Acadia remains home to meadows and marshes and dense evergreen forests placed throughout the geological landscape. The natural beauty is stunning and everywhere the ocean makes its presence felt, whether by sight, sound, or smell. Human history in Acadia National Park extends at least 5,000 years ago where Native American Indians first made encampments. Explorer Samuel Champlain made the first European contribution to the area’s recorded history when he landed on Mount Desert Island in 1604. It is he who named it “Isle des Monts Deserts,” literally, island of barren mountains. The first visitors, artists of the Hudson River School of Art, arrived in the mid-1800s. Their depictions of the island lured others to experience Please respond its beauty. As word of the island’s appeal spread, Please respon Mount Desert evolved into a favorite summer retreat for the wealthy Americans who transformed
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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK & SCHOODIC PENINSULA the landscape with elegant estates – called “cottages,” many of which still stand today. Must See: A trip up Cadillac Mountain is a treasured spot to view sunrise or sunset over the park. You can hike up the mountain, but many enjoy the convenience of a short ride by vehicle to the summit of the 1,529 foot peak. The series of Carriage Roads through Acadia, that are off limits to vehicles, offer a haven for hiking, biking, horseback riding and even horse drawn carriages. Hidden Gem: The Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a tiny education center dedicated to promoting a greater understanding
for nature through opportunities in Acadia National Park. History buffs will be amazed how the Schoodic area was once used by the military for code interception. Most Unusual: Nothing symbolizes the power of Acadia National Park as much as Thunder Hole. When the right size wave rolls into the naturally formed rock inlet, a deep thunderous sound emanates with water splashing as high as 40 feet with a roar. Experienced visitors suggest arriving two hours before high tide for the best “thunder” experience. Or take a 2 1/2 hour, fully narrated tour offered by Oli’s Trolley.
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Downeast & Washington County Washington County is one of the last places in the busy, over-crowded Eastern seaboard where you can get away by yourself on a forest trail or walk for miles on the salt-sprayed shoreline and see no one. Visitors to the Washington County / Down East part of Maine are often in search of the last frontier of peace and unspoiled beauty, of quietness, and clear, clean air. It is often called the “Sunrise County,” because many believe that the sun first rises here on the forty-eight contiguous states. It’s a big county as New England counties go. It takes almost four hours to drive from one end to the other. With its two cities, 44 towns and population of 32,000, Washington County is larger in area than the states of Dela-
ware and Rhode Island combined. During that drive the topography changes, reflecting the glacial scouring of 10,000 years ago. Left behind were rock formations, lakes and streams, and wide open expanses to rival the plains. And in that landscape, you’ll find independent Mainers who live, work, and raise their families in this vast part of the state. The county consists of 1.68 million acres, that’s about 3,258 square miles of land and water. The population is 32, 856 which works out to about 13 people per square mile. A total of 1.47 million acres are forested and there are 133,000 acres of lakes and ponds. Ten rivers travel a total of 412 miles from their source to the sea.
Downeast & Washington County Looking at it another way, Washington County is 85 percent woodland; eight percent lakes, four percent bogs and swamps and three percent cropland and pasture. You have your choice of two highways that run through the Down East area, each one giving you a different look at the area. The Down East Sunrise Trail runs an inland route that will have you enjoying the forested countryside. The Bold Coast Scenic Byway will take you along the coastal route giving you glimpses of the seaside beauty that defines the area. By its very nature, the nation’s easternmost county is a paradise for people who derive inner pleasure from beachcombing, fishing, hiking, hunting, boating and swimming. Art-
ists, photographers, antique collectors, rock hounds, and amateur botanists are among the many visitors who will enjoy this special region in Maine. Bet you didn’t know that nearly 85% of the world’s supply of wild blueberries comes from Washington County in Maine. The lobstering industry also continues to thrive here. Washington County is a lot of things. It has the deepest cargo port, the longest coastline including the Bold Coast, the highest tides, and produces the most lobster and clam landings in the state. But don’t look for a shopping mall. It is not here.
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Lubec Lubec boasts year-round attractions in a rural coastal setting, with rugged, natural beauty. With nearly 100 miles of coastline, this is an ideal travel destination for adventures near the sea. The quaint waterfront village offers lodging accommodations ranging from charming inns to motels and private home rentals. Like many Maine villages, Lubec hosts summertime concerts, festivals, and special events in the downtown areas and nearby parks. Lubec hosts Summer Keys, an adult music camp that features weekly evening concerts, and The Easternmost Institute for the Arts, which presents a variety of summer workshops for adults and children. You can also find Jazz in Lubec, a week of jazz performances in August, and Summer Brushes, a painting workshop program. Be sure to bring your passport so that you can visit Campobello Island, an historic 2,800 acre International Park with a visitor center, gardens and tours of the 34 room summer cottage of U.S. President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Must See: The West Quoddy Headlight is one of America’s most photographed lighthouses with its uncharacteristic red and white stripes in Lubec. Quoddy Head sits at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, where you can experience up to 28’ of tidal variation. Be sure to check out the Visitor Center with a museum, gift shop, and gallery. Hidden Gem: The Tarquin Whale Watch boat is a tourist favorite that seats 26 with inside
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Bring your passport for a three-nation vacation based in Eastport. Start in the U.S. and enjoy everything that Eastport has to offer: galleries of work by local artists and artisans, eclectic restaurants with authentic cuisine from Mexico, Greece and Downeast, the freshest seafood anywhere, historic homes and businesses, abundant cultural events, outdoor recreation and several lighthouses. Next, visit the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and explore the Waponahki Museum to learn of their 12,000-year history in the area. Finally, go to nearby New Bruns-
wick, Canada by car-ferry or road to experience their history and culture. At the Port of Eastport you can see the fishermen bring in their catch of lobsters, scallops, clams, mussels, crabs, mackerel and halibut to the Breakwater pier, where visitors can fish without a license. Keep an eye open for whale-spotting from shore, or take a halfday whale-watch trip on the schooner Ada C. Lore during the summer season. The walkable downtown is a National Historic District, with 29 restored buildings. It’s a very satisfying walk, up one side of WaJoin us for a 2 1/2 hr. on our New 47’ Lobster Boat. Watch for whales, seals, eagles & porpoise as we pass by Old Sow Whirlpool and East Quoddy Light House. The captain will pull traps and add starfish, lobster and much more to our ON BOARD TOUCH TANK! Fun and educational for the whole family! Leaves 1:30 Daily Fishing Trips: 3 hrs, we provided the gear, call for more information and reservation 207-853-2500 • eastportwindjammers.com 104 Water Street, Eastport, ME 04631
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eastport ter Street and down the other, with views over the Bay and plenty of opportunities to stop for a cup of coffee and a meal. Whether you arrive in Eastport by car, boat or plane, you’ll find a variety of accommodations in the area, from motels and B & Bs to campgrounds. Cultural events include films, live classical, country or folk music concerts, plays by the community theater group, art gallery openings, lectures, poetry readings and so much more. The background for all of this is the timeless rhythm of the massive tidal flow through the Bay. Must See: Mustard in Maine? Yup. Stop at Raye’s Mustard in Eastport to sample over 25 different varieties of mustard at the tasting table. Originally started as a factory to create mustard to put in sardine tins in the early 1900s, the product is still ground and liquefied onsite with original assembly tools. Hidden Gem: The Commons Eastport is
a seaside store with amazingly cool arts and crafts. This is not your usual souvenir shop. You’ll find hand crafted pieces made in Maine by our very own artisans and craftspeople. Get great gifts while supporting local artists. Most Unusual: The Eastport Pirate Festival takes place each September when the town celebrates everything about pirates. Competitions, food, and special events will have you sipping the ale and talking like a pirate. Eastport hosts the annual New Year’s Eve Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop in the downtown area. From the third story of the Tides Institute and Museum of Art, a giant red maple leaf is lowered to commemorate the Canadian new year at midnight, (Atlantic time) while an eight foot sardine takes the same plunge at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Don’t forget to kiss the sardine for good luck in the year ahead.
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Western Maine lakes & Mountains
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Geographically, this region of Maine borders New Hampshire to the west, and Canadaâ€™s Province of Quebec on the north. Vast in size (larger than New Hampshire and Vermont combined), it has literally dozens of lakes, rivers and ponds that provide opportunities for water sports such as boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing and whitewater rafting. If fishing is your passion, you can find some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the country in Western Maine. In addition to Sebago, popular lakes in the region include Rangeley, Flagstaff and, the fun to pronounce, Mooselookmeguntic Lake. The area is also home to some of the best hunting in all of New England. Here, you will find some of the most picturesque mountains in the state with such names as Sugarloaf, Bigelow, Saddleback, Sunday River, Pleasant Mountain and Shawnee Peak. Check out each location for a variety of recreational adventures that can include hiking, mountain biking, zip lines, disk golf, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, all terrain vehicle trails and more. Interested in camping? Youâ€™ll find loads of opportunities with rustic tenting sites as well as accommodations and amenities for campers and recreational vehicles. 108
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail that begins in Springer Mountain, Georgia and ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine passes through this region. The areaâ€™s Mahoosuc Notch is often considered by hikers to be the most difficult mile of the entire 2168 mile trail. Nestled among the lakes and mountains are towns and villages with unique dining options, an array of lodging and accommodations, and downtowns that have a unique New England charm catering to locals and visitors alike. Fairs and festivals dot the western Maine countryside in honor of the Maine blueberry, the logging traditions of the wooded countryside, the music and cultural experiences native to the state, and the long standing agricultural expositions that bridge the farming traditions of the past with a modern day generation. For history lovers, Western Maine has a diverse selection of museums, historical societies, and libraries, each with unique character and design. Be sure to watch for flea markets and antique stores where you might discover some discarded treasures. If you want the joys and experiences of suburban settings, the serene waters of lakes and streams, and the majestic nature found only in a mountain setting, then you are sure to love everything that western Maine has to offer.
SEBAGO LAKES REGION With over 60 lakes and ponds in 20 towns that dot the area, the Sebago Lakes Region is where visitors can enjoy an abundance of natural resources -- the unspoiled beauty of lakes and streams, the peace and tranquility of forests and mountaintops, and the charm of historic villages and one-of-a-kind landmarks. The area is anchored by Sebago Lake, Maine’s second largest waterway at 54 square miles, located less than an hour’s drive from Portland. Part of this gigantic lake is Sebago Lake State Park, sprawled on 1400 acres, that is a prime destination for hiking, camping, swimming, boating and casual summer time fun. The area is bisected by the bustling Route 302 corridor that brings travelers through towns and villages with a wonderful assortment of accommodations, restaurants, retail shops, historic sites, country fairs, farmers’ markets, and specialty shops. Route 302 eventually leads travelers to our neighboring state of New Hampshire. On the northwest shore of Sebago Lake, you’ll find the town of Naples that connects to Long Lake which stretches north for 11 miles. With the Songo Lock connecting these two lakes, it gives access to over 40 miles for boating. The “Causeway” in Naples has a robust atmosphere with shops, restaurants, many water sport rentals, mini-golf, galleries and a great view of the lake. Local Favorites: The Songo River Queen
is a replica of a Mississippi paddle boat that travels the shores of Long Lake in daytime and evening excursions. The ride is a leisurely cruise that passes by lake front properties and nature settings where loons and eagles are often spotted. One and two hour cruises are available. Hidden Gems: Naples Seaplane Adventures offers a combination of air and water travel in a five passenger seaplane. Fifteen minute and thirty minute flights are available soaring over lakes or mountain foothill tours. Most Unusual: The Songo Lock on Songo River is the place to see a hand operated “lock” designed to raise a boat so it can pass upriver or lower a boat for going downriver. The elevation change is about four feet. The lock is one of thirty built around 1830 that connected Long Lake with the Atlantic Ocean to transport goods from the inland Lakes Region to a seaport for distribution. Songo Lock is the only lock remaining.
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bridgton Bridgton is surrounded by lakes and rolling hills and is a haven for outdoor recreation. Long Lake, Highland Lake and Moose Pond are well known stops for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and other water sports. You’ll find plenty of public beaches and public access to these Maine treasures. If hiking is your interest, take a jaunt to the top of Pleasant Mountain where you’ll get a choice view of the natural beauty of the surrounding area. You’ll enjoy a stroll downtown where you’ll find gift shops, antique and craft stores, restaurants and specialty shops. Walk through Pondicherry Park, a 66 acre nature preserve in the center of town. The wood chipped pathway leads you deep into the park where there are signs of beaver, deer, mink, woodpeckers, and spotted salamanders.
Local Favorites: Art lovers will want to stop at Gallery302 featuring the works of 50+ artists. If you thought drive-ins were a thing of the past, you’ll be delighted to find Bridgton Twin Drive-In. Two screens (one PG and one R) with first run movies and a Retro Tuesday night for old favorites. Relive the 1950s! The Magic Lantern movie theater offers first run and oldie favorite flicks. Dine at the adjacent restaurant then take your seat in the upper level theater balcony where beer, wine and mixed drinks are served to adults 21+. Hidden Gem: Deertrees Theater and Cultural Center opened in 1936 and is constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack Style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics. Today it thrives as a 300 seat theater featuring plays, concerts, Broadway shows and one of a kind performances.
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Situated in the Androscoggin River valley surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Maine, Bethel was first settled in 1768. Now a quiet resort town, it is full of quaint shops and tranquil streets where visitors can enjoy a casual stroll to experience its New England village charm. Year round recreation abounds with the likes of hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and golf in the spring and summer. Winter comes alive with some of the best alpine skiing in the east at Sunday River Ski Resort, only a short drive from Bethel. Of course, there is plenty of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing with lots of stops for après ski merriment. The fall foliage in the area is among the best in Maine. The Bethel area offers many choices for accommodations and eateries. You’ll find many B&B Inns that offer an intimate, home like setting and there are plenty of choices from among the locally run restaurants, lounges and pubs. The Sunday River complex offers hotels and lodges with accommodations such as health and fitness centers, saunas, swimming pools and spa services. Camps, cottages, vacation rentals and campgrounds round out the available places to stay.
Local Favorites: Grafton Notch State Parks offer wonderful opportunities to commune with nature. Nearby and convenient access will bring you to areas around the Appalachian Trail for hikes and bird watching. Zipline Tours at Sunday River features a series of six lines ranging from 100 to 300 feet in length with a final “zip” down the resort’s 750-foot Twin Zip. Its wooded location takes you through the trees and over a ravine and stream bed, at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. Hidden Gems: Literally, you can find gems! There are places that offer mining excursions in search of mica, beryl, quartz, and tourmaline which are plentiful in the area. At 99 Main Street, you’ll find the Maine Mineral and Gem Store and Museum. While the museum is still under construction, the store offers a display of Maine mineral treasures for viewing and for purchase. Most Unusual: There are three wooden Covered Bridges in the Bethel area. The Sunday River Bridge or Artist’s Covered Bridge is the oldest, built in 1872 and spans 87′ long. The Bethel Recreational Pathway Bridge was built in 2001 and spans 50′ long and the Big Adventure Bridge was built in 1999 also 50’ long.
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farmington Farmington offers a quaint downtown with a wide choice of restaurants, gift shops, bookstores and a vibrant local Historical Society. Nearby is the 85-acre Historic District housing with more than 100 Federal and Colonial Revival buildings that illustrate the growth of the community from the 1800s through the mid-20th century. The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) occupies much of the downtown area and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges 18 times since
1998. The Arts Institute of Western Maine and The Emery Community Arts Center, on the UMF campus, offer a year round schedule of arts and entertainment performances. A focal point for recreation in Farmington is the Whistle Stop Rail-Trail, a former railroad route, developed for shared usage by snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, hikers, and mountain bikers. The terrain is flat as it spans for 14 miles through small community centers, residential areas and wilderness habitats. Local Favorites: The Farmington Fair has been around since 1840 with its barnyard animals and exhibition showcases honoring the traditions of Maine’s agricultural history. It runs for seven days during the third week in September. Hidden Gems: The Nordica Homestead Museum is a modest farmhouse full of memorabilia about Lillian Nordica, the first American opera singer with an international reputation. Some of Madame Nordica’s incredibly ornate stage jewelry is on display, along with a few costumes and other gowns. There’s a wealth of musical history on the incredible life and tragic death of this superstar of the early 1900s. Most Unusual: There’s an eight sided home called The Octagon House, on High Street built in 1858 by a local brick yard owner and currently on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of only 19 octagon houses left in Maine and one of only 400 in the U.S. This architectural style was popular from 1850-1860’s as the angles allowed increased square footage for the same building price and better heating and cooling with the central cupola.
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This resort area consists of 99 percent forest and water which provides ideal vacations for all four seasons of the year. With more than 110 clear lakes, ponds, and streams and thousands of acres of untamed timberland filled with wildlife and plant life, you’ll always find an adventure waiting in this special part of Maine. With the arrival of spring comes the start of open water fishing and the pursuit of land locked salmon, trout, bass, and perch. For bird watching, don’t miss the Audubon Society’s 100 acre bird sanctuary on Hunter Cover. A trip to Rangeley-Oquossoc needs to include a visit to Height of Land, Mooselook-
maguntic Lake, and Small Falls. Height of Land is part of the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway along Route 17. While there are many places to see the spectacular scenery, this one is among the best with a bigger parking area than just a pull off along the road and a few signs with information that are nice. Mooselookmaguntic is a massive lake that dominates the region. There is more than enough room for boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming excursions. Enjoy one of the most scene lakes in Maine. Small Falls is a beautiful place to explore, have a picnic, or take a swim on the natural
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rangeley & Oquossoc slides created by the falls themselves. It is also perfect for a photographer that loves a beautiful natural setting. (Angel Falls is another spectacular spot to visit but a bit harder to find and more challenging to get there than Small Falls.) Expect the foliage season to peak from late September to mid-October in this region. Thousands of acres of woodland provide you will rolling hills filled with breathtaking colors and beauty. Winter brings lots of snowmobiling with more than 150 miles of groomed trails. These trails are part of the Interstate Trail System that connects Maine with New Hampshire and Canada. Local Favorites: Mingo Springs Golf Course offers spectacular views on an 18 hole golf course that is enjoyable for a beginner or seasoned pro. Specialty and gift shops line the small town where unique gifts or souvenirs can be found. Hidden Gems: The Rangeley Outdoor
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LEWISTON AUBURN METRO AREA Lewiston Auburn, an area with a rich history, has experienced a major renaissance. Whether you’re enjoying fine dining in refurbished mill space, taking in a performance in an old catholic church, or taking a stroll along our Riverwalk, you’ll see and feel the vibrant revitalization of our cities. Stay with us and enjoy our local dining, entertainment and accommodations while also enjoying Maine’s beautiful lakes, mountains and coastline just a short drive away!
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In recent decades, Lewiston has had a cultural and downtown area revitalization bringing with it new pockets of vibrant activity to Maine’s second largest metropolitan area. The Gendron Franco Center, formerly a Catholic church, now stands as a world class performing arts venue hosting year round presentations of music, dance, concerts and performing arts in a 428 seat auditorium and a multipurpose function hall. Museum L-A showcases the rich manufacturing history of the area that brought determined immigrants, primarily from Canada, to the area to build lives working in the local shoe factories and woolen mills. You’ll still find historic tributes to the Franco American culture that has dominated the city for decades. The downtown dining experience has gained national attention with the arrival of Fuel Lewiston, consistently ranked among the top French cuisine restaurants in all of New England. You’ll find nearby options for special dining experiences at places such as Fishbones, in an historic renovated mill and Rails, which once served as the railroad station that brought thousands of Franco-Americans to the area. The mighty Androscoggin River that extends for 178 miles from NH through Maine and to the ocean runs through Lewiston and the neighboring city of Auburn. There are plenty of locations to launch kayaks or canoes or to simply enjoy the riverbank walking trails that dot the area. Some try out urban bass fishing for the ultimate “catch and release” fishing experience. 122
Lewiston is the birthplace of TV star, Patrick Dempsey (Known as Dr. McDreamy on the hit show, “Grey’s Anatomy”) who founded the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, a vibrant testament to the area’s commitment to health and wellness. Each year, the Dempsey Challenge hosts thousands of visitors to walk, run or bike in a fundraiser to support free cancer care to area residents. Local Favorites: Enjoy a “red snapper” hot dog at Simones’ Hot Dog stand in the downtown area. Ranked as one of the top 21 hot dog joints in America, Simone’s has been serving a variety of frankfurter treats since 1908. The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is an iconic structure that dominates the Lewiston skyline. This is the second largest church in New England and the only Basilica in New England outside of the state of Massachusetts. It is an enduring monument to the Franco-Americans who brought their Catholic faith from Canada to build a new life in the LA Metro area. Hidden Gems: Lewiston is home to Bates College, one of the nation’s finest liberal arts schools. Each summer, the college hosts the Bates Dance Festival where artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through workshops, jams, discussions, informal showings and performances. Located in Lewiston, Baxter Brewing Co. is one of the many craft brewers that thrive in Maine with an onsite brewery and tasting room. Conveniently located near many of the downtown dining locations and hotels.
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In Auburn, you’ll find a thriving arts scene with Community Little Theater, one of the nation’s oldest community theater troupes that offers a year round schedule of mainstage performances. Festival Plaza, at the heart of the downtown area, hosts the Auburn Community Concert Band for a summer season of outdoor concerts as well as an area of Concerts in the Park. You never know what surprises you’ll find on the plaza. The University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American collection is one of the largest repositories of Franco-American archival material in the State of Maine. The Collection’s holdings cover local history, government, religion, language, education, industry, sports and the arts. The Collection focuses on Lewiston-Auburn and other areas of Maine, with additional regional materials providing a link to the wider contexts of French North America. For the advanced golfer, you can hit the links at Fox Ridge Golf Club and Martindale Country Club. And for a family friendly golfing experience, go to Tabers Golf that has a driving range and an 18 hole miniature golf course located next to a family favorite restaurant and ice cream shop. Auburn’s Center Street is a pathway to 124
many shopping experiences from chain stores and restaurants, to an urban mall and smaller retailers. Visitors will find many casual dining experiences as well as pubs, bistros and sandwich shops. Lost Valley is a popular skiing spot where World Cup racer and Olympian, Julie Parisien, started her career. If ice skating is your preference, you’ll find the Norway Savings Bank arena, Maine’s only dual surface ice arena. Auburn is home to the Auburn-Lewiston airport sprawled on 547 acres. The airport caters to the varied needs of corporate, charter, cargo and recreational aviation activities. Hidden Gem: Orphan Annie’s is a quaint shop offering antiques, curios and collectibles. Everything is organized beautifully with lots of jewelry, glassware, china, figurines, clothes and lamps -- and all sorted so that you can really see what’s before you. Visitors say that the lamps, alone, are worth a trip. Local Favorite: You can take a quick hiking excursion on Mount Apatite, an extensive network of forested trails that link abandoned quarries, gleaming slag piles, steep ledges, and giant boulders. While only 900’ in elevation, this is a favorite spot for gem collectors in search of tourmaline, quartz and apatite.
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things to do in the LA Metro area The Emerge Film Festival (April 28 – May 1, 2016) has gathered national attention for its commitment to showcasing a diverse selection of Maine-made, national and international films here in Maine in the categories of documentary, short, and feature length films. Emerge helps promote the motion picture arts to local and regional audiences, offers networking opportunities at the Festival’s various events and attracts visitors to the LA Metro community and the State of Maine. The four day film festival is held in multiple locations in the downtown areas of Lewiston and Auburn. www.emergefilmfestival.org The Moxie Festival (July 8-10, 2016) in Lisbon, Maine comes round every July as a celebration of the quintessential soda concoction called Moxie. Moxie bills itself as “Distinctively Different,” and most people could not agree more. The oddly bittersweet soda was first invented in Maine as a medical tincture with a secret ingredient, gentian root, that gives the soda the most unique of flavors. While Moxie lovers and Moxie haters square off on their pleasure or disapproval of the soda, everyone agrees that the three day festival filled with block parties, entertainment, road races, car shows and the Moxie recipe contest provide a great excuse for midsummer fun. www.moxiefestival.com The Great Falls Balloon Festival (August 19-21, 2016) holds court every August with one of New England’s premiere hot air balloon experiences. From Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, visitors can enjoy the sight of dozens of hot air balloons as they take to the skies over the Androscoggin River and the rocky Great Falls. Admission to the festival is free, though some activities may require a fee. Balloon launches are scheduled for 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Friday–Sunday, weather permitting. Sit back and watch the launch spectacle or call, in advance, to arrange your own special flight. www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org 126
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In the fall, the area hosts the Dempsey Challenge, (October 1-2, 2016) the state’s largest walk, run or bicycle fundraiser that draws nearly 4000 participants raising $1.2 million in support of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The Hollywood star namesake started the center to offer free cancer care services for patients and families battling the disease. The event has become a two day family friendly extravaganza dedicated to health and wellness, with food, entertainment, activities, and fun, all hosted by the well known star from the TV show, “Grey’s Anatomy.” www.dempseychallenge.org The Oxford Casino, southern Maine’s only casino, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week offering guests the excitement of playing slot machines and table games in a comfortable rural setting only a short drive from LA Metro. With an onsite restaurant and bar facilities, a visit to the Oxford Casino will become a memorable event to share with family and friends. A hotel is currently under construction across the street from the casino complex and you’ll find accommodations in nearby Poland Spring, Lewiston-Auburn,and the Oxford Hills region. You must be 21 years of age to enter the casino, or its venues. www.oxfordcasino.com
things to do in the LA Metro area Auburn. Tabers host “Class Nights”, where local high school classes gather to socialize and see old friends. They also host a flashback Sock Hop on the first Saturday of August when they roll back prices and groove to the tunes of the 50s and 60s. The ice cream stand offers 23 flavors of hard serve ice cream including Maine blueberry, Fenway Fudge, Cotton Candy, and Cherry Vanilla among others. www.tabersgolf.com Top Gun, located on Route 26 in Poland Spring, is Maine’s Premiere Indoor Shooting Range and Gun Shop. Catering to gun enthusiasts, Top Gun offers a one stop shopping spot for a wide array of firearms and accessories. Onsite shooting range available seven days a week for qualified shooters only. If you don’t meet qualifications, a mentor will be provided. www.topgunofmaine.com The Stanton Bird Club has been actively engaged in conservation work in the Andro-
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When the Franco-Americans first settled in Lewiston-Auburn, they brought with them their love of the national winter sport of Canada- Ice Hockey. The Androscoggin Bank Colisee hosts the L/A Fighting Spirit Junior “A” hockey team developing the skills and character of future stars of the sport. www. fightingspirithockey.com The Colisee also hosts special events and concerts year round. It is also the site of one of the most controversial heavyweight boxing matches in sports history when, in 1965, Muhammad Ali knocked out challenger, Sonny Liston in under three minutes in what has become known as “The Phantom Punch.” Tabers on the Lake was founded in 1941 as a small vegetable stand on the shores of Lake Auburn. Since then it has blossomed into a restaurant, miniature golf course, driving range, and ice cream stand that is the social gathering spot during the summer months in
things to do in the LA Metro area scoggin County area for over 80 years. Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary in Lewiston, a 372 acre wildlife preserve, has been the primary focus of that activity. At an elevation of 510 feet, the highest point in the city, this sanctuary sits as a green capstone, a forested oasis surrounded on three sides by urban and suburban development. Thorncrag is a haven for birdwatching, picnicking, hiking, walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, and nature photography. Choose from a full schedule of meetings, field trips and bird walks. www.stantonbirdclub.org The Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston is a former Catholic Church that now serves as a world class performing arts center. The mission of the Franco Center is to celebrate and preserve Franco-American heritage while welcoming the cultures of many diverse neighbors. The Center hosts dozens of performances every year ranging from classical
music to comedy to modern dance and much more, including performances by the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra. www.francocenter.org The Community Little Theater (CLT) in Auburn recently celebrated its 75th anniversary of providing the best of community theater to the greater Androscoggin County area. It has provided entertainment, participated in community activities, provided education, and been the stepping stone for many young people who have gone on to work in various parts of the entertainment field. Some of these people have worked on Broadway and other professional theaters, television, community theaters and in education. Today, CLT continues with a five show season of musicals and non â€“ musicals and a summer youth program that highlights future talent in the area. www.laclt.org.
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POLAND SPRING - A TREASURED HISTORY In the late eighteenth century, Jabez Ricker and his family were the first to live on the grounds at Poland Spring. As the family settled in the area, travelers started to stop at their doorstep looking for lodging. Seeing a business opportunity, the Ricker family opened the Wentworth Ricker House in 1797 and began welcoming guests to the property in a tradition that has continued for over two centuries. In 1844, Jabaz Ricker’s grandson, Hiram, after suffering from dyspepsia for many years, began to drink only the water from the spring on the edge of the property. After consuming the water for ten days, he became cured of his illness. In 1845, the Rickers began sharing the water and by 1859 made their first commercial sale of the water under the Poland Spring Water brand. In 1876, the Ricker family opened the Poland Spring House which soon became a popular attraction for the country’s social and political elite. The hotel, eventually comprised of over 350 guest rooms, served guests in the elegant style of a grand hotel with pool room, music hall, bowling alley and expansive dining facilities. Guests came for the refreshing country air and the famed spring water. On July 3, 1975, tragedy struck as the grand Poland Spring House was consumed by a raging fire. The building was never rebuilt. Today, the property includes the Poland Spring Inn with 86 rooms, the Presidential Inn with 66 rooms, the Lodge with 33 rooms, and ten country 130
cottages of various sizes. Visitors to the area are always impressed with the Poland Spring Golf course built in 1896, the oldest golf course at a resort in the United States. The course, originally nine holes, was designed by Arthur Fenn, who is regarded as the first American born golf professional. In 1915, the golf course was enlarged to 18-holes by legendary course designer Donald Ross. The course is open to the public. The Poland Spring Preservation Society, maintains two historic buildings on the grounds. There’s the Maine State Building, an impressive structure built with materials sent from Maine to Chicago and constructed as part of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. After the fair ended, the Ricker family purchased the building and had it returned to Maine, in pieces, by train and ox cart to its current location. The Preservation Society also maintains the All Souls Chapel, a church built for staff and guests that opened in 1912. Dozens of weddings are held in the chapel each year from May to October. The original Spring & Bottling Houses at Poland Spring have become a museum for visitors of all ages. Inside the historic Bottling House, there are science displays, bottling memorabilia, and a virtual tour of today’s modern bottling plant.
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The Kennebec Valley region is the widest north-south stretch of any Maine region, stretching for 5000 square miles from the Maine state capital of Augusta to the border of the Canadian province of Quebec. And the towns in between are diverse with culture, history, and scenery in Bingham, Madison, Jackman, Skowhegan and Waterville. The countryside is rich with waterways, mountains, and rustic settings as well as more urban areas with colleges, museums, and performing art centers for enrichment and entertainment. The Belgrade Lakes are particularly inviting for swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, hiking, camping and canoeing. You’ll find many serene areas for casual strolls and pure relaxation. If whitewater rafting is more your style, you’ll find rapids like no other place in the state. Maine’s Dead River, which flows from Flagstaff Lake, offers the longest continuous stretch of Class III to V whitewater in the East. The sixteen-mile trip begins below Grand Falls, culminating at the famous Big Poplar Falls where it meets with the Kennebec River in The Forks. The fall season brings forth some of the finest foliage the state has to offer. Driving along Route 201, the Old Canada Road Scenic Byway, will bring you face to face with spectacular colors and possibly an eagle sight132
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ing along the way. Winter brings a cold, white landscape for sledding, snowshoeing, and skiing as well as ample trails for snowmobiling. ATV tours, mountain bike treks, rock climbing, and moose safaris are other recreational diversions in this treasured part of Maine. Local Favorites: The Maine State Museum is a must see spot especially for Mainers who first visited here on elementary school outings. The exhibits are remarkable: a huge display of a water mill that spans several stories; excellent mock-ups of shipbuilding and the lumber industry, and the famous “moose antlers” are favorites. $2 individual tickets and maximum family admission at $6. Hidden Gems: The Colby College Museum of Art leaves visitors surprised with its world class museum quality graced by works of Rockwell, Renoir, Rembrandt and Whistler. The price is right as the museum is free to the public. The Children’s Discovery Museum in Augusta is more like an indoor play land than a museum. Ideal for the younger set up to preteens. Most Unusual: Sonny’s Museum and Rock Shop, located in downtown Augusta, is a rock shop with character provided by owner, Sonny Chavarie. In a down home friendly style, he’ll pour on the charm talking about gems, jewelry, and more.
If you want to get away from it all; and really get away, consider a trip to the Maine Highlands. About a five hour drive from Portland, you’ll find yourself in the ultimate wilderness where woodlands outnumber houses and distances can be traveled without seeing a soul. Maine Highlands is the home to four wilderness adventures. At 5,267 feet, there’s Mt. Katahdin, the northern finish line to the Appalachian Trail. Spectacular views and challenging trails draw hikers to its summit every year to make a pilgrimage to the highest point in Maine. There’s Baxter State Park, with almost 210,000 acres of wilderness, complete with unspoiled lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, and waterfalls. The Park has year round campsites available with areas for lean-tos and tents as well as bunkhouses and cabins. Availability is limited so check ahead for information. www. baxterstateparkauthority.com Snowmobiling and boating round out the other seasons in the park. You’ll love a visit to Moosehead Lake. Set at an elevation of 1,023 feet, this gigantic lake is approximately 40 miles long and 10 miles wide with over 400 miles of shoreline. Its average depth is 55’ and it serves as home to 80 islands. While the region has a large moose population, ironically, the name of the lake comes from the remarkable similarity that a map of the massive lake looks like an antlered moose. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway was established by the Maine Legislature in 1966 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natu134
ral beauty, character, and habitat of a unique area. It is a magnificent, 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams winding through the heart of northern Maine’s vast commercial forests. For more than a century “The Allagash” has been praised and enjoyed as a sportsman’s paradise. Many famous people, including Henry David Thoreau, have enjoyed its beauty and come away filled with determination to protect it for future generations. The people of Maine have made this dream possible. The State of Maine, through the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, seeks to ensure that this area will be maintained forever as a place of solace and refuge. Guided excursions are available in the Maine Highlands for whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking deep into the wilderness, fresh water fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing or hunting. Planning an extended stay in the region? Then you might consider staying at one of the region’s many charming and comfortable resorts, lodges, B&Bs, cottages, hotels, motels or campsites. You can find eco-friendly accommodations or a lakeside guesthouse that will have you enjoying every moment of your wilderness adventure. Need to replenish your supplies “in town?” Visit Lincoln, Greenville or Millinocket to shop or to connect with the local town experience. Area residents have been welcoming visitors for ages and they know how to make you feel at home.
NEWPORT Newport has long been considered the hub and heart of the Sebasticook Valley region. Located at the intersections of all the regionâ€™s major highways (Routes 2, 7, 11 100 and Interstate 95), the geographic and strategic site has made Newport a regional manufacturing and commercial center and gateway to the Moosehead Region via the Moosehead Trail. The town is only one hour from the coast of Maine, as well as the Moosehead Lake area, and Sugarloaf ski area. Newport is the home of Sebasticook Lake, 4,288 acres of lake included within the bounds of the town. In 1992, an 1,800 yearold fish weir was discovered in the shallows of the lake, confirming the region as a gathering place for pre-historic travelers traveling between the Penobscot and Kennebec River Valleys.
The lake offers four seasons of recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, swimming and winter pursuits of snowmobiling and sled dog racing. The wetlands around the Sebasticook and its tributaries also are recognized as a prime area for bird and waterfowl sightings. Newport has a vibrant downtown community of unique shops and services, business offices and the townâ€™s Cultural Center, a combination of community library and historical museum. Most Unusual: Newport is the home of an annual North Country Inter Tribal PowWow, a three day gathering in early September that celebrates the Native American heritage and culture in Maine with drums, dance, storytelling, food, traders and entertainment.
Moosehead Located at the doorstep of Maine’s great north woods, the Moosehead Lake region is steeped in history. Henry David Thoreau explored the region with Indian guides in the mid1800s. A century ago, fashionable visitors arrived by train and summered at the grand hotels on the shores of Moosehead Lake’s clear blue waters to escape the heat, noise and crowds of city life. The mid-1900’s brought the flourishing logging industry, when the rivers were jammed with logs being driven downstream, and steamships towed huge booms laden with logs down the length of Moosehead Lake. Today, Moosehead Lake is quietly becoming the destination for eco-tourists, nature lovers, and those seeking a refuge from the bustle and stress of their busy lives. Experience the wonders of the Moosehead Lake Region by kayak or canoe; go fly fishing; relax on a scenic cruise on the historic steamship Katahdin; or feel the adrenaline rush of shooting the rapids on
our world class white water rafting rivers. Must See: You can take a cruise on a National Historic Site when you board the steamboat, Katahdin, on Moosehead Lake. Built in 1914, this beautiful vessel takes visitors for sightseeing tours on Maine’s largest lake where you will enjoy the views while learning about the area’s unique history. Hidden Gems: With moose outnumbering people by 3 to 1 in the area, there’s a great chance of seeing a moose in the wild. Just ask for information on “moose safaris,” from anyone in the area and you’ll find guided excursions to see these mighty creatures. Most Unusual: Find your way to the Kamp Kamp Moosehead Lake Indian Store for a one of a kind shopping experience. Part general store and souvenir shop mixed in with Maine wildlife taxidermy and Maine woods décor and collectibles, this is a wonderful place to shop or browse.
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APPALACHIAN TRAIL & Baxter State Park Hiking the 281 mile section of the Appalachian Trail that winds through Maine will challenge even the most experienced of hikers. Many call it the most difficult portion of the entire 14 state, 2,180 mile trail that runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia ending at Maine’s Mount Katahdin with a summit of 5,267 feet located in the southeastern corner of Baxter State Park. One of the most challenging sections of the trail in Maine is called the 100 Mile Wilderness and for good reason. It is often considered the wildest and most remote portion of the entire Appalachian Trail due to the fact that hikers cannot access supplies north of Monson, Maine until they reach a campground at Abol Bridge, 100 miles away. There’s also the issue of Baxter State Park where campsite accommodations are rustic and reservations for them are hard to come by. Planning ahead is essential. The Katahdin Mountain area and Baxter State
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Park remains almost as pristine as when it was originally established by Maine State Governor, Percival P. Baxter who donated the land to the state with the requirement that it be kept in its natural state. There is very little access by vehicle and most areas of the park are reachable only on foot. Day hikers are encouraged to carry appropriate supplies including water (at least two quarts per person), a flashlight, high calorie – high energy foods, warm clothing, a first aid kit, a current map or guidebook, a compass, matches, a foil emergency blanket, a whistle, a knife and a pack repair kit. Hikers are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear and have appropriate clothing to make the trek on the trails in and around Mount Katahdin. GPS devices, cell phones, or electronic devices might be of little help on a hiking trek since Internet service or phone coverage areas might not be available. Always be prepared for the unexpected even when planning a simple day trip. The wilderness can be unkind for those who don’t prepare for changing weather conditions or unexpected illness or injury along the hiking trails. Never underestimate the challenge of climbing Mt. Katahdin. Check weather conditions at trailheads before starting your hike. Severe storms can happen at any time of the year. The combination of severe winds, cold and precipitation can exhaust even the strongest hiker and never continue upwards in deteriorating weather, as it gets worse at higher elevations. Please note that it is a strenuous climb for those who are not in good shape. The average hiking time for hikers is anywhere from 8-12 hours round trip. The elevation gain can be anywhere from 3,778 feet to 4,188, significant for those not used to strenuous exercise. All of the trails on Mt. Katahdin are classified as very strenuous; the highest classification the Park Authority gives, except for Saddle (strenuous), Hamlin Ridge trail (moderate), and Chimney Pond (moderate). For information on climbing in the Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin area, go to www.baxterstateparkauthority.com
Whether you call it the “Crown of Maine” or just “The County,” Aroostook County in Maine is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. While there are vast, open spaces for year round recreation, The County is also home to over 3.5 million acres of undeveloped wilderness waiting to be explored. There are also over 2,000 lakes, streams, and ponds dotting the region. Winter time opens up over 2000 miles of snowmobile trails while summer offers ATV trails and hiking excursions galore. If you want to spend time paddling on the water, there are over 92 miles of ponds and rivers which make up the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. While in “The County,” you won’t want to miss Maine’s “Million Dollar View,” an eight mile stretch of road on Route One between Danforth and Orient, with a view of chains of lakes on one side and the stunning Mount Katahdin, Peekaboo Mountain and the landscapes of New Brunswick, Canada on the other. Well known as one of the largest potato producers in the nation, Aroostook County has agrarian roots typified by its early settlers of French-Canadian and Swedish descent. There’s a rich history of these diverse cultures that still flourish today with traditional foods
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and festivals and a respect for a long standing and treasured heritage. While it takes time to visit this remote region of Maine, visitors believe it is well spent with rewarding experiences not found in any other part of the Northeast Region. Local Favorites: The Maine Potato Blossom Festival (July) in Fort Fairfield is a nine day tribute to Maine’s most popular home grown vegetable. With farmer Olympics, road races and mashed potato wrestling, you’ll soon realize that potatoes can be both yummy and fun. Hidden Gems: The Acadian Village in Van Buren is a series of 17 buildings overlooking the St. John River designed to retain the cultural heritage of the Acadians who settled here during the mid-eighteenth century. The settlement reflects the Acadian skills for fishing, lumbering and ship building. Most Unusual: The Maine Solar System Model runs on a 40 mile stretch of road between Presque Isle and Houlton with roadside scale models of the nine planets and sun depicting their relative size and distance in the galaxy. Jupiter is the most fun stop along the way. Check out America’s First Mile in Fort Kent. It is a monument to the first mile of US Route 1 that ends in Key West, Florida.
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Since 1994, the Maine Brewers’ Guild has been the guiding force in promoting the craft beer industry in Maine. As the official nonprofit for Maine’s craft beer industry, the Guild is at the forefront of introducing the state’s array of brewed products to locals and tourists alike. On the Guild’s website, mainebrewersguild.org, there’s a list of 53 brewers from throughout the state and there’s a description of 20 brewpub locations where the ales can be tasted. In 2009, the Guild created the Maine Beer Trail, a self guided map of brewery and pub locations that spotlight the high quality and creative diversity of fresh, hand-crafted Maine made beer. “The purpose of the Trail is to give visitors a unique way to enjoy the vibrant micro and craft brewing industry found throughout the state,” said Sean Sullivan, Executive Director of the Maine Brewers’ Guild. “But the Maine Beer Trail isn’t just a list, it’s an adventure. We’re inviting you to visit our breweries all across Maine — in city pubs and river lodges, revitalized mills and old barns, along downtown storefronts and hidden dirt road hideaways all around Maine. This is your trail map.” The Guild notes that Maine has seen a growth rate much faster than other parts of the country for craft beers. The Maine Beer Trail is a way to get an up close view of many of these production facilities. The current Maine Beer Trail includes 59 breweries that welcome the public to visit. From the Guild website, guests can download www.gotravelmaine.com
the Maine Beer Trail Passport that includes a map of Maine’s breweries by region, with info on whether they offer tours, a tasting room, snacks or full dining. Guests need to take the passport with them and have a staff person at each location initial and date when the guest visited the brewery. After visiting 10 breweries, visitors qualify to receive a free Maine Brewers’ Guild Trucker Hat and after visiting 20 breweries, they qualify to win a free Maine Brewers’ Guild T-shirt. If someone visits all the breweries, they receive a special Maine Brewers’ Guild prize pack. “We get hundreds of beer trails sent in every year, and generally about 15-20 people qualify for the prize pack,” reports Sullivan. The Maine Brewers’ Guild also hosts beer festivals that bring guests together in one location to sample many offerings. The Guild is also leading the way to create unique, small group experiences that offer a glimpse into the brewhouse with the creation of the Beer School of Maine, a series of events that is part educational and part fun. The goal of our Beer School is not to train people how to brew beer or work in the industry, but rather it serves to give beer enthusiasts one-of-a-kind experiences with head brewers and owners to learn what’s behind the beer, and get an insiders’ perspective on what happens in and around the state’s breweries. The profits from Beer School events help further the Maine Brewers’ Guild’s mission to promote and protect Maine’s craft beer industry.
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YOGA For yoga enthusiasts, a vacation isn’t really a vacation without some yoga. With a few modifications, you can still find time to move, to sweat, to detox, and to release tension so you can really relax and enjoy your time away from work and worry. There may be some obstacles, but none too big to overcome. No room in the suitcase for your mat? No need. See what different sensations you feel when you alter your typical practice and go mat and props-free. Discover the joy of improvising. People have found some interesting, and often beautiful spaces to practice while on vacation. With a little creativity, you can too. If you’re in a hotel, re-arrange the furniture to create a little yoga nook. You can download onto your phone a few of your favorite calming tunes to really create the ambiance. Find yourself in tight quarters with a sleeping family? Go outside or on the porch. Vacationing at the beach? There’s no better place to practice than on the sand. You’ll never look at
sun salutations quite the same way after performing some with the sun rising (or setting) over the ocean. If the weather isn’t the best for outdoor yoga, try it anyway. Bundling up will keep you comfortable and many a traveler in Maine has even experienced meditation on top of picnic bench on a camping trip adventure. If you are committed to your practice, you will find a way to incorporate it into the vacation schedule. Perhaps the best advice is to become a yoga tourist. Discover what types of yoga classes the area has to offer. You may be able to take a class in a new style or one not available at home. If you see a studio where you are visiting, stop by and see if you can participate in a class or use the facility. Yogafinder.com is a great resource for finding a studio or retreat center while traveling anywhere in the country or visit one of the studios listed below.
Bliss Yoga & Healing Arts 51 South Union Rd., Union (207)619-3581 blissyogaandhealingarts.com
Maine Hatha Yoga 49 Dartmouth St., Portland (207)874-9642 mainehathayoga.com
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Practice Yoga 140 Beach St., Ogunquit (207)200-8646 practiceyoga.com
Ebb & Flow Yoga 149 Front St., Bath (207)389-4868 ebbandflowyoga.com
ShivaShakti School of Yoga & Healing Arts See website for course/retreat locations throughout Maine (207)790-3280 ShivaShaktiYogaSchool.com
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Maine residents and visitors have more than 140 farmers’ markets to explore across the state. From the big towns to the tiny hamlets, the wide array of markets is a reflection of Maine’s many diversified farms and its rich crafting heritage. Markets are on every day of the week, at various times of day. If you’re vacationing, be sure to ask the locals or check www.mainefarmersmarkets.org. You’ll probably find a nearby market that suits your travel schedule perfectly. Most farmers’ markets in Maine are independently managed by the farmers, so each one has a different character. Some offer an array of prepared foods, and perhaps even seating areas where you can enjoy a relaxed meal. Others cater more to shoppers heading home from work, and offer a convenient spot to pick up local foods and chat with neighbors. Often you’ll find live music and other activities, such as cooking demonstrations, face painting, food May - October Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Bates Mill 5 - Corner of Lincoln & Main Streets, Lewiston 207-513-3848
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Maine residents and visitors have more than 140 farmers’ markets to explore across the state. From the big towns to the tiny hamlets, the wide array of markets is a reflection of Maine’s many diversified farms and its rich crafting heritage. Markets are on every day of the week, at various times of day. If you’re vacationing, be sure to ask the locals or check www.mainefarmersmarkets.org. You’ll probably find a nearby market that suits your travel schedule perfectly. Most farmers’ markets in Maine are independently managed by the farmers, so each
one has a different character. Some offer an array of prepared foods, and perhaps even seating areas where you can enjoy a relaxed meal. Others cater more to shoppers heading home from work, and offer a convenient spot to pick up local foods and chat with neighbors. Often you’ll find live music and other activities, such as cooking demonstrations, face painting, food sampling, and special programs for children, making farmers’ markets great family destinations. (Most allow leashed dogs to attend as well, but be sure to check in advance.) Maine is one of the few states that has a
Maine’s Resource For Finding: Farmers Markets Agritourism Special Events Food / Farm / Forest Producers
Bath Farmers’ Market Commercial Street, Bath Year-round, Sat., 9-Noon bathfarmersmarket.com Find us on Facebook
Kittery Community Market 10 Shapleigh Rd., Kittery Jun 5-Oct 2: Sundays 10-2 (207)805-2025 KitteryCommunityMarket.com
Boothbay Farmers’ Market 1 Common Dr., Boothbay May-Oct: Thursday 9am - Noon (207)882-6374 boothbayfarmersmarket.com
Lewiston Farmers’ Market Corner of Main & Lincoln St., Lewiston May-Oct: Sunday 10am-1pm (207)513-3848 Find us on Facebook
Brunswick Farmers’ Market Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street May - Nov: Tues. & Fri. 8am - 2pm brunswickfarmersmarket.com Find us on Facebook
Waldoboro Farmers’ Market Cider Hill Farm, 777 Main St, Waldoboro Wednesdays, June 15 - Sept 21, 3pm - 6pm (207)832-0633 waldoborofarmersmarket.com
Bucksport Bay Farmers’ Market Next to Bucksport Post Office May-Oct: Thursday 2pm-5pm (207)469-6818 bucksportbaychamber.com/farmers-market
York Gateway Farmers’ Market Summer: 1 Stonewall Ln., York June 4-Oct 8, Sat., 9am-1pm; July 7-Aug 25, Thurs., 9am-1pm; Winter: Fellowship Hall at the First Parish Church, 180 York St, York. Nov-Mar, Every Other Sat.,9am-1pm (207)363-4422 gatewayfarmersmarket.com
Damariscotta Farmers’ Market Jun-Sept: Rising Tide Parking Lot Mon. 3pm-6pm May-Oct: Round Top Farm Friday 9am - Noon (207)350-9371 damariscottafarmersmarket.org
Belfast Co-op 123 High St., Belfast (207)338-2532 belfast.coop
Portland Food Co-op 290 Congress St., Portland (207)805-1599 portlandfood.coop
Gardiner Food Co-op & Cafe 269 Water St., Gardiner, ME (207)629-FOOD (3663) gardinerfood.coop
Rising Tide Community Market 323 Main St., Damariscotta, ME (207)563-5556 risingtide.coop
Good Tern Co-op Natural Foods & Cafe 750 Main St., Rockland, ME (207)594-8822 goodtern.coop
Royal River Natural Foods 443 US Rte. 1, Freeport, ME (207)865-0046 rrnf.com
whale watching Whale watching in Maine is a once in a lifetime experience. The world’s largest living mammals can be found feeding just 20 miles or less off the Maine coast. Many a visitor will have the chance to see the mammoth creatures spout water, nurse their young, or spectacularly jump out of the water as they breach the ocean’s surface. The best time for Maine whale watching begins in mid-April when they arrive to feast in local waters rich in fish and plankton. By fall, they leave Maine and head to warmer waters. Maine sightings will introduce you to different types of whales. Depending on maine WhaleWatching Deep sea Fishing nature/Bird Watching private Boat Charters
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the area, you might see pilot whales, minke whales, humpback whales and even the largest of all, finback whales. On occasion, you might even seen sperm whales, right whales and orcas. To get the best view of whales in Maine, consider one of the many whale watching cruises that sprinkle the coastline. The cruises offer great information about the types of whales you’ll be seeing and lots of little known facts about these creatures. Based on years of experience in offering whale watching adventures, these cruise ships providers know where the whales gather and, in fact, many of them offer guaranteed whale sightings or your money back. Arrive early to get the best seats on whale watching tours. These tours are often crowded and you’ll want to get a great seat for viewing and comfort. If there is a top deck, go there or in the front of the boat. Sides don’t matter as the captain turns the boat around so people on both sides get good views of the whales. Be sure to dress warm. Even in the middle of summer with high temperatures and
humidity on shore, when you get many miles out to sea, temperatures can dip to late fall or winter conditions. Add to that a chilly wind, a fast moving boat, and spray from the ocean, and you’ll be glad that you brought hats, gloves, jackets or several layers of sweatshirts and windbreakers. Don’t forget your camera, binoculars and video camera. Not only will you want to capture whales on video, you may also see porpoises, puffins, seals, lighthouses and other marine life. While there are whale cruises in almost
Eastport Windjammers 104 Water St. Eastport (207)853-2500 eastportwindjammers.com
every coastal area of Maine, some of the more spectacular sightings are often found in Boothbay Harbor, Bar Harbor or the southern coastal region. Some visitors have even sighted whales from viewing spots at many of Maine’s treasured lighthouses. If you are boating near a whale, avoid excessive speed or sudden changes in speed or direction. Do not intentionally approach within 100 feet of whales. Active whales require ample space to maneuver. Diving in the vicinity of whales is not advised because of their active and unpredictable behavior.
Odyssey Whale Watch 170 Commercial St. Portland (207)775-0727 odysseywhalewatch.com
With the ocean running along 3,748 miles of coastline and with over 4,537 square miles of water in the inland areas, Maine is a prime location for water sport experiences of all kinds. Whether your interests include surfing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, water rafting, or leisure cruising on the mighty Atlantic, Maine is calling you to its aquatic joys and pleasures. If you don’t have your own equipment for these adventures, there are many shops and marinas that rent equipment and give lessons on how to pursue these water sports activities. You might start with surfing where Maine’s ocean waters are accessible from many of its sandy beaches. Southern Maine is a haven for surfing where the enthusiasts ride the waves in all kinds of weather. Popular locations can be found along the York County coastal area as well as locations extending from greater Portland to the mid-coast area. Consider trying the newest of water sportsstand up paddle boarding. Experts say that the sport is easy to learn as the board is bigger, thicker and wider than traditional surfboards making them more buoyant and easier to manage. As in any water sport, always use appropriate safety equipment and don’t attempt it if weather conditions aren’t favorable. Even the iconic LLBean retailer says that www.gotravelmaine.com
Crab Apple Whitewater 3 Lake Moxie Rd, The Forks 800-553-RAFT(7238) crabapplewhitewater.com Rafting
Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service 155 Greenville Rd., Shirley, ME at Moosehead Lake
(207)695-0151 northeastwhitewater.com Rafting, Kayaking & Fishing
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground 216 West Main St., Searsport (207)548-6059 campocean.com Rentals: Kayaks
Seaspray Kayaking & Paddleboarding West Bath, Sebasco & Brunswick (207)443-3646 seaspraykayaking.com Tours/Rentals: Kayaks, Canoes & Paddleboards
Tidal Transit Kayak 18 Granary Way & Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor (207)633-7140 kayakboothbay.com Tours/Rentals: Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards & Bicycles
paddleboarding is “easy to learn, it keeps you fit, and it’s one of the easiest ways to get out on the water.” Paddleboarders note that it gives an excellent workout, targeting your core muscle groups and providing an overall feeling of balanced strength. Many say that it allows you to enjoy the ocean (or lake/river) in less than optimal conditions when there are no waves or the water temperature is extremely cold. Others say that it improves balance, coordination, and strength which translate to improved traditional surfing skills. The sport is extremely fun and addictive and can be enjoyed by any age group with or without any previous experience. Kayaking, whether on inland waters or on the ocean, offers the invigorating experience of propelling yourself through Maine’s waters. Coming in various shapes and sizes, you can find a kayak that best fits your paddling style and comfort. Canoes also offer the same type of experience on the water, though many find them a bit harder to navigate. White water rafting offers a more adventurous experience as you float down the rapids in one of Maine’s swift flowing rivers. You’ll find many rafting companies that offer the total experience of providing equipment, lessons, food and transportation to and from your starting location. With experienced guides and appropriate safety equipment, this can be one of the more challenging experiences on the water. Maine has numerous local guides and outfitters to provide you with an adventurous
whitewater rafting trip that fits your needs -- whether it’s a two-hour whitewater rafting trip, overnight rafting or a multiple-day rafting excursion. Test your rafting skills on Kennebec River’s scenic and historic big waves. The Kennebec River Gorge is divided into two main parts: the Upper Gorge and the Lower Gorge. Choose the Upper Gorge for a more thrilling and challenging run with a class IV mark, or opt for a more relaxing whitewater ride with the Lower Kennebec Gorge’s class II rapids. Rafting season in Maine runs from April through October. There are plenty of opportunities for leisurely boating on Maine’s lakes and ponds. Whether you have a basic rowboat, a motorized boat, a two person paddle boat, or a pontoon boat, you’ll find places to launch your craft. Always be sure to follow Maine State boating laws and regulations to insure the safety of your passengers. If you are looking for even more options for water sports, consider adventures with wakeboards, wake surfers, wake skates, tubes, paddleboards, trampolines, kneeboards, pontoon boats and water skis. You’ll find equipment rental locations throughout the state and scheduled classes to master the skills needed to embark on these water activities. And for a leisurely workout or relaxing moment, consider the joys of swimming in calm seas, rolling rivers, picturesque ponds, and serene swimming holes.
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207-695-0151 • www.northeastwhitewater.com 155 Greenville Rd, Shirley, ME at Moosehead Lake
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camping Maine has just about every camping experience a visitor might want. For those looking for the rustic experience, you’ll find small clearings in wooded areas near lakes and streams just big enough for you and a place to pitch a tent. Quiet, solitude, and star lit skies will cap off the experience of camping in Maine’s remotest areas. For some, the camping experience can be found in assorted commercial campgrounds that offer everything from basic tent sites to far more elaborate sites with water and electricity hook-ups for pull behind trailers or recreational vehicles. The campgrounds often have amenities such as swimming pools, areas for sports and games, convenience stores, dumping stations, drinking water, picnic tables, boat launches, firewood for sale and bathing facilities. Some even offer onsite shopping experiences, dining, and elaborate entertainment and activities. There are over 200 licensed campgrounds in Maine according to the Maine Campground Owners Association. And for others, there is the experience of camping in a cabin or lodge on the grounds of many campgrounds. These range from quaint log built cabins that can accommodate a small family to grand rustic lodges that can accommodate many more guests. From the 3 1/2 miles to Boothbay Harbor
CAMPGROUND & RV PARK Shuttle Service to Boothbay Harbor 150 Open & Shaded Sites Full Hook-ups • 30 & 50 amp No Rig Too Big • Pull-Thru Sites Store & Gift Shop • Cable TV
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basic to the elaborate, Maine has it all. Camping in Maine state parks is one way to connect with nature. There are the 12 state park campgrounds that give you a full range of camping options throughout some of the most beautiful parts of the state. And of course there’s Acadia National Park, which beholds some of the most picturesque camping to be had in the entire world. For many of these locations, you need reservations for the sites often made many months in advance. Check with the Bureau of Parks and Lands at www.maine.gov. Some tips for better camping experiences: • Please call ahead to be sure the campground you choose has a pet policy that works for you. • If you intend to fish or hunt while in Maine, please make sure you have the appropriate licenses. • Be sure the camping experience matches your lifestyle. You can choose from rustic wilderness to campsites with accommodations. Choose the one that best suits your needs. • Be respectful to your fellow campers. Keep noise to a minimum and keep your site clean. • Be prepared with appropriate supplies that match your camping experience. Especially for wilderness experiences, know that access to stores and supplies is limited. Plan and prepare accordingly. • Don’t haul firewood from home that could have harmful invasive insects. Protect our forests by leaving your firewood at home and buying it where you burn it.
Libby’s Oceanside Camp 725 York St., York Harbor (207)363-4171 libbysoceancamping.com
Skowhegan Kennebec Valley KOA 18 Cabin Rd., RT 2, Canaan (207)474-2858 skowkoa.com
Old Orchard Beach Campground 27 Ocean Park Rd., Old Orchard Beach (207)934-4477 gocamping.com
Timberland Acres RV Park 57 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton (207)667-3600 timberlandacresrvpark.com
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground 216 West Main St., Searsport (207)548-6059 campocean.com
Wassamki Springs Campground 26 Saco St., Scarborough (207)839-4276 wassamkisprings.com
Shore Hills Campground & RV Park 553 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay (207)633-4782 shorehills.com
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The first Registered Maine Guide was a woman, Cornilia Thurza Crosby, or “Fly Rod”, as she was popularly known. In addition to being the first licensed guide in 1897, she promoted Maine’s outdoor sports at shows in metropolitan areas, and wrote a popular column that appeared in many newspapers around the country. Her efforts helped to attract thousands of would-be outdoorsmen - and women - to the woods and streams of Maine. Today, visitors to the state can hire Maine Guides to enhance their outdoor experience. With nearly 5000 registered guides in the state, visitors can find guides who specialize in white water rafting, hunting, fishing, sea kayaking, tide water fishing, and recreational outings including boating, snowmobiling and camping. Guides are licensed and specially trained in their areas of expertise with a firm knowledge of the state’s laws pertaining to the spewww.gotravelmaine.com
cific activity as well as safety and first aid that might be needed in the field. Registered Maine Guides have a long and colorful history along with being recognized around the world as the gold standard in outdoor skills and knowledge. The Maine Professional Guides Association is made up of Registered Maine Guides who strive to enhance the standards of guiding. They are professionals dedicated to quality, ethical outdoor experiences. At maineguides.org, you can find a guide by searching the state by location and specialty. Some guidelines from the Maine Professional Guides Association will be helpful as you start to create your Maine Guide adventure. What exactly will my guided trip involve? How many others will be in camp? How many others will be with your guide? Is there an alternative trip or refund plan if things don’t go as planned?
What is the price? Exactly what is includ ed in that price? Are there any other costs? Are tips or gratuity included or added on? Are meals and transportation included? Discuss with your prospective guide every aspect that will be included in the package price for his services. Make sure that you are both clear on every included detail and are in firm agreement on the price and services offered and expected. Secure a list of past client references. References can be an invaluable source for gaining an understanding of the guide’s demeanor and skills, as well as investigating hunting or fishing successes and results. Be sure to contact a number of references in order to get the “big picture”. Be wary of prospective guides who do not offer a list of references. Verify that your guide is fully licensed within the state and in the category of activity you plan on doing. Many guides are licensed in one area specifically, such as fishing, hunting or recreation. Also, be sure to verify that your prospective guide has the proper federal licenses if required, and insurance. Have a few conversations with a prospective guide to see whether your personalities
Jeremy Hargreaves Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service 155 Greenville Rd., Shirley at Moosehead Lake (207)695-0151 northeastwhitewater.com Activities: Whitewater Rafting, Sightseeing/ Wildlife and Recreation, Fishing, Hunting Don Kleiner Maine Outdoors 69 Beote Rd., Union (207)785-4496 maineoutdoors.biz Activities: Fishing, Recreation
mesh. If possible, meet with the prospective guide in person prior to booking the hunting or fishing trip. If you clash with your guide, your hunting trip can go from fun to sour in short order. Be sure you will enjoy sharing multiple days with the guide you hire. Keep in mind that a guided trip is a personal experience; take some time getting to know your guide and determine if you are a good match. Be realistic and have obtainable goals. Realize that many factors can affect hunting or fishing trips including things, such as inclement weather, that are beyond the control of the guide. Be sure that you are not asking your prospective guide for something unreasonable, unobtainable, or unsafe.
Scott Shea Sea Spray Kayaking & Paddleboarding West Bath, Sebasco & Brunswick (207)443-3646 seaspraykayaking.com Activities: Sea Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Canoeing Scott Snell Wilson’s on Moosehead Lake Rte 15 Rockwood Rd., Greenville Jct. (207)695-2549 wilsonsonmooseheadlake.com Activities: Fishing & Recreation
No other visual image, except perhaps the red lobster, symbolizes Maine better than that of the lonely lighthouse, standing sentinel along the rocky coast. The Maine Office of Tourism reports that only about a dozen of these former saviors of the seacoast are located on the mainland. Another 50 were built on islands, reefs, ledges or breakwaters, and four have foundations completely submerged in the Atlantic Ocean.
In this age of radar, the cell phone and the GPS the work of Maine’s coastal guardians has been largely usurped, but not their allure. For a first-class tour, travel south to north to visit these must-see lighthouses.
“Lighthouses are something that’s only on the coast,” says Gabriel Susen of the Maine Office of Tourism, to explain why they draw so many visitors. “Plus you see them a lot in movies.” His office doesn’t have statistics on which lighthouses are most popular, but Susen does note that “the one at Cape Neddick is supposed to be the ‘most photographed.’”
Portland Head Light: Cape Elizabeth
The following lighthouses have museums or displays inside at least one building: Pemaquid Point: Bristol Monhegan Island Lighthouse & Museum: Monhegan Island Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum: Port Clyde Rockland Breakwater Light: Rockland Spring Point Ledge Light: Rockland
maine lighthouses Lighthouses are majestic beacons, silent sentinels that guard time and mariners alike. 8 Monhegan Island Light
(passenger ferry from Port Clyde, ferry or mail boat from Boothbay Harbor or New Harbor), 1824, (museum).
9 Rockland Breakwater Light
1902, Rockland, Waldo Avenue off Route 1 (in good weather only walk out to light at the end of the mile-long breakwater.
10 Owls Head Light
Owls Head, Lighthouse Road Route 73, 1826.
11 Brown’s Head Light
1832, Vinalhaven (auto ferry from Rockland).
12 Grindle Point Light 1 Cape Neddick Light Station
(Nubble Light), 1879, York, end of Nubble Road off Route 1A. On a nearby island, see from road.
2 Spring Point Ledge Light
South Portland, off Route 77, 1897.
3 Portland Breakwater (Bug Light)
Portland Harbor, from Route 77 to Broadway to Pickett Street to parking area for South Portland Public Landing, 1855-1870’s.
4 Portland Head Light,
Fort William, from Route 1 on 1A, 77 and Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine’s first lighthouse, built between 1787-1909, (museum).
5 Cape Elizabeth (Two Lights) Cape Elizabeth, off Route 77, 1827-1874.
6 Pemaquid Point Light
Bristol, Light-house Park end of Route 130, 1927 (museum).
7 Marshall Point Light
Port Clyde, access from Route 131, 1832, rebuilt 1857 (museum).
Islesboro (auto ferry from Lincolnville), museum, 1851, rebuilt 1874.
13 Fort Point Light
Stockton Springs, Fort Point Road off Route 1, 1836.
14 Eagle Island Light
(mail boat from Sunset on Deer Isle), 1839.
15 Bass Harbor Head Light
Southwest Harbor Route 102A, 1858.
16 Burnt Coat Harbor Light
Swan’s Island (ferry from Bass Harbor), 1872.
17 Bear Island Light
(ferry/mail boat from Northeast Harbor), 1853-1889.
18 West Quoddy Head Light
Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, South Lubec Rd. off Route 189, 1807, rebuilt 1858.
19 Ladies’ Delight
Manchester, (Pond Road, inland).
MOOSE WATCHING Maine is lucky enough to be one of only a few states in the U.S. that has a sizable moose population. While estimates on the moose population in Maine are hotly debated, an extensive study released in 2013 estimates it at 76,000, the largest concentration of moose in the country next to Alaska. Moose can be seen throughout the state, but their population is greatest in the Western Lakes and Mountains, the Kennebec Valley, the Maine Highlands, and Aroostook County. The best times to spot them are at dusk and dawn from mid-May through July and again in the fall during their breeding time, called the â€œrutting season.â€? Always view moose with caution. Stay away from females (cows) with calves and from males (bulls) during mating time. Remember that moose are huge animals standing as high as 7 feet at the shoulder, as much as 10 feet in length, and weighing anywhere from 1000 to 1500 pounds. Because of their size, moose find it easier to move about in open areas like logging roads, wet bogs, open fields, or hiking and snowmobile 162
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trails. Many a traveler has also seen them on the roadways in Maine with a collision averted by paying close attention in areas they are known to wander. To increase your chances of seeing a moose in Maine, contact one of the outfitters that specialize in moose watching tours or moose safaris. Youâ€™ll have the opportunity to safely and comfortably view these creatures with knowledgeable guides giving you information about their habits and life in the Maine woods. While moose are usually tame animals, never approach them too closely. They have been known to charge people when they feel threatened. And if you spot them on the road you are traveling, always give them the right of way to pass. Remember that they are capable of running 35 miles per hour on land and 6 miles per hour in the water. For A Guaranteed Sighting: The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray usually has a few moose in residence as well as many other creatures native to Maine.
State of maine chambers of commerce For more information about your visit to Maine, please refer to our Chambers of Commerce that stand ready to help you.
Bangor Region Chamber bangorregion.com Bar Harbor Chamber barharborinfo.com Belfast Area Chamber belfastmaine.org Bethel Area Chamber bethelmaine.com Biddeford-Saco Chamber biddefordsacochamber.org Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber bluehillpeninsula.org Boothbay Chamber boothbayharbor.com Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber boothbayharbor.com Bucksport Bay Area Chamber bucksportbaychamber.com Caribou Chamber cariboumaine.net Central Aroostook Chamber centralaroostookchamber.com Cobscook Bay Area Chamber cobscookbay.com Damariscotta Region Chamber damariscottaregion.com Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber deerisle.com Eastport Area Chamber eastport.net Ellsworth Area Chamber ellsworthchamber.org Flagstaff Area Business Association eustismaine.com Fort Fairfield Chamber fortfairfield.org Franklin County Chamber franklincountymaine.org
Forks Area Chamber forksarea.com Freeport Merchants Association freeportusa.com Grand Lake Stream Chamber grandlakestream.org Greater Bangor CVB visitbangormaine.com Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber mainelakeschamber.com Greater East Grand Lake Area Chamber eastgrandlake.net Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce freeportmainechamber.com Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber fortkentchamber.com Greater Houlton Chamber greaterhoulton.com Greater Limestone Chamber limestonemaine.org Greater Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber lincolnmechamber.org Greater Madawaska Chamber townofmadawaska.comcc.html Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau visitportland.com Greater Van Buren Chamber vanburenmaine.com Greater Yorks Region Chamber yorkme.org Jackman Region Chamber jackmanmaine.org Jay, Livermore, Falls Chamber jay-livermore-lf.org Katahdin Area Chamber katahdinmaine.com 163
State of maine chambers of commerce Kennebec Valley Chamber (Augusta) augustamaine.com Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber visitthekennebunks.com Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce lametrochamber.com Machias Bay Area Chamber machiaschamber.org Maine State Chamber of Commerce mainechamber.org Mid-Maine Chamber midmainechamber.com Moosehead Lake Region Chamber mooseheadlake.org Mount Desert Chamber mountdesertchamber.org Ogunquit Chamber ogunquit.org Old Orchard Beach Chamber oldorchardbeachmaine.com Oxford Hills Chamber oxfordhillsmaine.com Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber mainedreamvacation.com Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce piscataquischamber.com Portland Regional Chamber portlandregion.com Presque Isle Area Chamber pichamber.com Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber rangeleymaine.com River Valley Chamber rivervalleychamber.com 164
Sanford-Springvale Chamber sanfordchamber.org Schoodic Peninsula Chamber acadia-schoodic.org Sebago Lakes Region Chamber sebagolakeschamber.com Sebasticook Valley Chamber ourchamber.org Skowhegan Area Chamber skowheganchamber.com Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber midcoastmaine.com Southern Piscataquis County Chamber spccc.org Southwest Harbor-Tremont Chamber acadiachamber.com St. Croix Valley Chamber visitcalais.com Trenton Chamber of Commerce trentonmaine.com Union Area Chamber unionareachamber.org Upper Kennebec Valley Chamber upperkennebecvalleychamber.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce uschamber.com Vinalhaven Chamber of Commerce vinalhaven.org Wells Chamber wellschamber.org Winthrop Area Chamber winthropchamber.org Wiscasset Area Chamber wiscassetchamber.com Yarmouth Chamber yarmouthmaine.org
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HURRICANE RESTAURANT 29 Dock Square, Kennebunkport | 967-9111 hurricanerestaurant.com
KEN'S PLACE 207 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough | 883-6611
LORD’S CLAM BOX 1465 Main St., Sanford | 324-4700 | lordsclambox.com
MAINE DINER 2265 Post Rd., Wells | 646-4441 | mainediner.com
PAT’S PIZZA US Rt. 1, Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough | 883-8441 patspizzascarborough.com
THE RUN OF THE MILL 100 Main St., Saco | 571-9648 | therunofthemill.net
WARREN’S LOBSTER HOUSE 11 Water St., Kittery | 439-1630 | lobsterhouse.com
DIMILLO'S 25 Long Wharf, Portland | 772-2216 | dimillos.com
GREAT LOST BEAR 540 Forest Ave., Portland | 772-0300 | greatlostbear.com
HARRASEEKET LUNCH & LOBSTER 36 Main St., So. Freeport | 865-4888 harraseeketlunchandlobster.com
PORTHOLE RESTAURANT 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland | 773-4653 portholemaine.com
BARNACLE BILLY’S 50-70 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit | 646-5575 barnbilly.com
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THE TAVERN AT BRUNSWICK STATION 4 Noble St., Brunswick | 837-6565 innatbrunswickstation.com
THE NARROWS TAVERN 15 Friendship St., Waldoboro | 832-2210
EASTPORT CHOWDER HOUSE 167 Water St., Eastport | 853-4700 facebook.com/pages/eastport-chowder-house
SHAW’S FISH AND LOBSTER WHARF RESTAURANT Route 32, New Harbor | 677-2200
ROCK HARBOR PUB & BREWERY 416 Main St, Rockland | 593-7488 rockharbor.me
DYSART’S 530 Cold Brook Rd., Bangor | 942-4878 | dysarts.com
ROBINSON’S WHARF 20 Hendricks Hill Rd, Southport | 633-3830 robinsons-wharf.com
COOK’S LOBSTER & ALE HOUSE 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island | 833-2818 cookslobster.com
CROCKER HOUSE 967 Point Rd., Hancock | 422-6806 | crockerhouse.com
COAST BAR & BISTRO AT THE DANIEL 10 Water St., Brunswick | 373-1824 | thedanielhotel.com
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MCLAUGHLIN’S AT THE MARINA 100 Marina Rd., Hampden | 990-1111 mclaughlinsatthemarina.com
MCLAUGHLIN’S SEAFOOD MARKET 728 Main St., Bangor | 942-7811 mclaughlinseafood.com
MONICA’S CHOCOLATES 100 County Rd., Lubec | 733-4500 monicaschocolates.com
NEW FRIENDLY RESTAURANT 1014 US Rte. 1, Perry | 853-6610 facebook.com/pages/The-New-Friendly-Restaurant
COUNTRY CLUB INN 56 Country Club Rd., Rangeley | 864-3831 countryclubinnrangeley.com
CYNDI’S DOCKSIDE 723 Maine St., Poland Springs | 996-5008 dockside.me
FISH BONES 70 Lincoln St, Lewiston | 333-3663 | fishbonesag.com
OXFORD GRILL & RESTAURANT AT OXFORD CASINO 777 Casino Way, Oxford | 539-6700 | oxfordcasino.com
OXFORD HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT 548 Main St., Fryeburg | 935-3442 | oxfordhouseinn.com
RAILS 103 Lincoln St, Lewiston | 333-3070 | railsmaine.com
THE LIBERAL CUP 115 Water St., Hallowell | 623-2739 | theliberalcup.com
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CALENDAR 2016 Southern Maine June 20-21 Kennebunkport
George H W Bush Celebrity Golf Classic, annual June golf tournament brings together past presidents, pros and celebrities for a golf game – followed by an evening gala at Kennebunkport’s Colony Hotel in a fundraiser for Gary’s House. The Celebrity Golf Classic is held at Cape Arundel Golf Club, River Road, Kennebunkport.
July 9-10 Wells
Summer Solstice Craft Show. Seventy crafters and artists will gather in the seacoast community of Wells Maine to exhibit and sell there wares to include jewelry, pottery, stained glass, herbs, photography and much more. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free Parking & Admission. 207-646-5172 wellschamber.org
July 24 York
24th Annual Christmas in July celebration. Summer residents and vacationers will have a chance to see the Nubble Light as it appears each year during the Christmas season. A spectacular view from Sohier Park features the keeper’s house and tower entirely outlined in white lights. 207363-4422
September 10 Old Orchard Beach
Bikefest on the Pier. Music, pig roast, vendors. 207-934-3595 oobpier.com
September 10-11 Wells
Summer Solstice Craft Show. Seventy crafters and artists will gather in the seacoast community of Wells Maine to exhibit and sell there wares to include jewelry, pottery, stained glass, herbs, photography and much more. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free Parking & Admission. 207-646-5172 wellschamber.org
September 24 Wells
14th Annual Punkinfiddle and National Estuaries Day Celebration. Family festival featuring fun and learning for the entire family. 207-646-4521 wellsreserve.org
October 21-23 Ogunquit
Ogunquitfest. Scarecrow contest, outdoor film festival, Autumn bazaar, antique & classic car show and more. visitogunquit.org
November 5-6 Wells
Sixty crafters and artists to exhibit and sell their wares to include ceramics, jewelry, specialty foods, photography, pottery, herbs, graphics, clothing and much more. 10:00am - 4:00pm FREE Parking and Admission. 207-646-5172 wellschamber.org 168
November 26 York
Lighting of the Nubble Location: Cape Neddick Lighthouse, York Beach. Cookies, hot chocolate, music, and Santa Claus, Countdown to the lighting at Cape Neddick Lighthouse for the holiday season. Shuttle service from Ellis Park at Short Sands Beach. 207-363-1040
Greater Portland June 12 Portland
43rd Annual Old Port Festival, Maine’s largest one day festival, featuring multiple stages of music, Maine-made arts and crafts, great food, shopping, and fun!
June 21 Portland
Make Music Portland. A free, day-long music event, featuring dozens of local artists playing all around public places in Portland. A part of international Make Music Day, Portland joins hundreds of cities around the world in ringing in the longest day of the year. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., in parks and other venues around the city. Free to attend and perform.
June 22-25 New Gloucester
11th Anniversary - Maine Festival of American Music at Shaker Village. (207) 926-4597
June 26 Portland
“Happiest 5k on the Planet”. The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. thecolorrun.com
July 24 New Gloucester
Open Farm Day at Shaker Village. Noon to 4pm. 207-926-4597
August 27 New Gloucester
8th Annual Maine Native American Summer Market & Demonstration 10-3 at Shaker Village. Featuring artists from Maine’s four Native American tribes. 207-926-4597
October 1-2 Freeport
18th Annual Freeport Fall Festival. 11am – 4pm. Discovery Park on the L.L. Bean campus. freeportfallfestival.com
December 2-4 Freeport
Sparkle Weekend. Three full days of holiday fun, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Photos with Santa, free horse drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers. Tuba Christmas concert at the Freeport Performing Arts Center. sparklecelebration.com
CALENDAR 2016 midcoast May 1-Nov 6 Rockland
First Friday Art Walks. 5-8pm, FMI: artsinrockland. org
June 5th Camden
Annual Camden Foreign Car Show. 12:00 – 3:00pm. Chestnut St. between the post office and the village green. See upwards of 50 British & European sports cars, saloons and touring cars, all at least 25 years old.
June 18 Rockland
Come celebrate the 18th Annual Summer Solstice & Street Party on Rockland’s Main Street, 4-8 PM. Downtown restaurants, food specialty shops along with retail shops will be participating on Main Street with food, sidewalk sales, entertainment and activities. rocklandmainstreet.com
June 26-July 2 Boothbay
54th Windjammer Days Festival. windjammerdays.org
June 29-August 31 Brunswick
Wednesday evenings during the summer. A variety of musical shows at the Mall in Downtown Brunswick. 6-8pm.
July 8 Rockland
40th anniversary of the Great Schooner Race. Maine’s tall ship fleet gathers for an exciting race from Islesboro to Rockland, followed by a festive Awards Ceremony/Party with live music. sailmainecoast.com
July 15 Rockland
Maine Windjammer Parade. 2pm – 4pm Rockland Breakwater. The entire windjammer fleet participates in a Parade of Sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater. sailmainecoast.com
July 15-17 Belfast
Maine Celtic Celebration. Belfast Common/ Steamboat Landing. Fun for all with continuous music, workshops, Celtic dog show, 5k road race, Highland Heavy Games, the New World Cheese Roll, food and craft vendors, etc. 207-338-2692 mainecelticcelebration.com
Saturday evening Main Street is closed off for the famous Pub Crawl. northatlanticbluesfestival.com
July 16-17 Boothbay
52nd Antique Auto Days. Over restored and running antique autos. Sunday parade through Boothbay Harbor. Awards, raffles and prizes railwayvillage.org 207-633-4727
July 30 Waldoboro
Cider Hill’s Locavore Music Festival in Waldoboro Village. Gates open 1pm, music starts at 2pm. Muddy Ruckus to headline! Local craft and food vendors on site. 18 hole disc golf course. locavorefestival.com
August 3-7 Rockland
Maine Lobster Festival, Tens of thousands of pounds of steamed Maine Lobster, waterfront activities, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more! mainelobsterfestival.com
August 5-7 Union
The 35th Maine Antique Show is Maine’s largest antique festival. Over 350 dealers present everything from early-period formal to 1950’s furniture. 207-221-3108 maineantiquefest.com
August 9-20 Damariscotta
Salt Bay Chamberfest Concert. Darrows Barn at Round Top. saltbaychamberfest.org 207-5223749
August 12-14 Rockland
13th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show. Maine’s only in-water boat and home show and the light-hearted Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials (Sunday at 10:30). maineboats.com
August 20 Brunswick
Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival featuring local and regional artists, displaying their works in a juried art exhibit. Children’s activities, local the-
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July 16 Prospect
Pirate Festival. Fort Knox. Sword fights, cannon fire and ship attack, pirate parade, treasure hunt and more. 207-469-6553
July 16-17 Rockland
23rd Annual North Atlantic Blues Festival. 11am – 7pm Public Landing. Touring artists from the US and abroad will perform on the main stage.
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September 2-4 Camden
Windjammer Festival. Family activities, builda-boat contest, lobster crate races, maritime heritage fair, Sea Dog show, pirates, boat open houses, schooner crew talent show and fireworks. camdenwindjammerfestival.org
September 2-11 Boothbay
5th Annual Boothbay Region Harbor Fest. A 10 day celebration of our community featuring food, music, art, fashion, local wares & wellness events. FMI: boothbayharborfest.com
September 10 Prospect
15th Annual Medieval Tournament at Fort Knox. 207-469-6553
September 15-18 Camden
Camden International Film Festival. One of the top 25 documentary film festivals in the U.S. camdenfilmfest.org
October 7-10 Damariscotta
Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Various “start up” activities occur throughout the week, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin boat building. Main events include the pumpkin hurl/catapult, pumpkin derby, kids activities, parades and the pumpkin boat regatta. damariscottapumpkinfest.com
October 8-9 Boothbay
48th Fall Foliage Festival – Boothbay Railway Village railwayvillage.org 207-633-4727
October 14-15 Belfast
12th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival. Featuring a showcase of poetry combined with visual arts, performance arts and in combinations never before imagined. belfastpoetry.com
October 15, 21-22 & 28-29 Prospect
Fright at the Fort. Fort Knox. Visitors are led through the Fort where indescribable things lurk in the shadows. 5:30pm – 9pm. 207-469-6553
November 25-27 Rockland
Festival of Lights, Downtown Rockland. Events including the arrival of Santa via US Coast Guard boat, the lighting of the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Santa’s Workshop, Parade of Lights and Pancake Breakfast. 207-593-6093 rocklandmainstreet.com
November – December Boothbay
Dates TBA. Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The gardens will be decorated with thousands of different colored lights, some of which even interact with music. 170
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December 1-4 Camden
Christmas by the Sea. A weekend celebration including a parade, tree lighting, musical entertainment, holiday sales, and Santa. FMI: camdenmaineexperience.com
December 3 Boothbay
July 22-24 Bucksport
The 19th Annual Bucksport Bay Festival A tradition of fun and family oriented events that have become a hallmark of this festival. 207469-6818 bucksportbayfestival.com
July 30-31 Grand Lake Stream
21st Annual Folk Festival. 207-796-8199
31st Annual Harbor Light Festival. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat! Holiday craft show, town tree lighting, caroling, live nativity and horse drawn carriage rides! All day event. boothbayharbor.com 207-633-2353
August 12-14 Bar Harbor
February 10-12, 2017 Camden
American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. Music, dancing and lots of family fun. americanfolkfestival.com
U.S. National Toboggan Championships. Camden Snow Bowl. 400 teams, chili and chowder challenge, music, tailgate parties, costume contest, children’s activities. 207-236-3438 camdensnowbowl.com
bangor/downeast June 3-Oct 7 Bar Harbor
1st Friday Art Walks. The perfect time to stroll Downtown Bar Harbor, mark your calendars and join us! A brief description of this seasons walks can be found on Venues page: artwalkbarharbor. com.
June 11 Machias
12th Annual Margaretta Days Festival celebrating the first naval battle of the American Revolution. Historical re-enactments and demonstrations as well as crafters and artists. Held at University of Maine in Machias.
June 18-19 Bar Harbor
66th Annual Art in the Park. Over 30 artists. Village Green. 207-288-5103 barharborinfo.com.
July 3-31 Bar Harbor
50th Bar Harbor Music Festival. barharbormusicfestival.org
July 9 Bar Harbor
23rd Native American Festival and Basket Makers Market. Hosted on the campus of the College of the Atlantic. The festival offers visitors, collectors, and gallery owners the opportunity to buy directly from the artists - quality and authenticity is the hallmark for this Indian Market. 207-2883519 abbemuseum.org
July 15-18 Southwest Harbor
Quietside Flamingo Festival, the Annual Quietside Festival includes kid’s carnival, craft fair, and a grand flamingo parade on Saturday morning. 207-244-3713 harborhousemdi.org
Annual Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will be held in downtown Bar Harbor on the grounds of the magnificent Bar Harbor Inn. 207-266-5162
August 26-28 Bangor
September 9-11 Eastport
11th AnnualPirate Festival. Arts, crafts, food vendors, fireworks, live entertainment, pirate ball, bed races, kids games and more. Eastportpiratefestival.com
September 22-25 Bar Harbor
8th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. Highlights include ranger-led talks, a special boat cruise, stargazing, kids’ activities, photographic workshops and solar viewing. acadianightskyfestival. com
October 22 Bucksport
8th Annual Ghostport festival in downtown Bucksport. Halloween themed event offers something for all ages.
December 3-4 Eastport
7th Annual Eastport Homes Christmas Tour. 207-853-0800
Western Maine June 17-19 Bethel
Trek Across Maine. Sunday River to the Sea. A 3-day, 180 Mile bicycle tour to benefit the American Lung Association. 800-LUNG-USA lungusa.org.
June 17-19 Naples
Maine Blues Festival, Kick off the summer season in the Lakes Region with blues musicians and great Maine food! mainebluesfestival.com
June 25 Kingfield
Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts. kingfieldpops.com
July 2 Bethel
27th Annual Bethel Art Fair. Enjoy the work of local artists and artisans, music and more. On the Bethel Common. 207-824-2282 bethelartfair.com 171
CALENDAR 2016 July 16-17 Bethel
July 8-17 Waterville
July 23 Bethel
July 29-31 Augusta
July 29-30 Rangeley
Mollyocket Days. Arts & crafts fair, parade, contests, entertainment, food fireworks and lots more. Sun. Classic Road Races. 207-824-2282 mollyockettdays.com 6th Annual Tough Mountain Challenge. Ultimate event for thrill seeking athletes. 800-543-2754 sundayriver.com Rangeley Logging Museum Festival Days. maineforestrymuseum.org
August 4 Rangeley
Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents Art in August, art show and sale. 10am – 4pm in Oquossoc Park. rangeleyarts.org
Lewiston Auburn Metro Area June 25 Lewiston
Great Falls Brew Fest - 30 + breweries from Maine, near, and far are represented in this one day celebration. greatfallsbrewfest.com/
July 4 Lewiston
Liberty Festival - A full scale tribute for Independence Day with food, music, and entertainment topped off with a spectacular fireworks display.
July 8 - 10 Lisbon Falls
Moxie Festival - The Annual Moxie Festival includes a river race, 5K road race, parade, car show, Moxie raffle and more! moxiefestival.com
August 19-21 Lewiston Auburn
Great Falls Balloon Festival - Hot air balloons dot the sky. You can watch the balloons or take your own flight. Greatfallsballoonfestival.org
October 1 & 2 Lewiston Auburn
The Dempsey Challenge - Walk, run, or bike to raise funds for cancer care. Actor, Patrick Dempsey, hosts the event in his hometown.
Kennebec & Moose River Valley June 15-July 4 Gardiner
Gardiner, Augusta, Winthrop and surrounding communities come together during the Whatever Family Festival with many exciting events in Capitol Park. Musical presentations, dancing, balloons, hands-on activities and much more. 207-623-4559 augustamaine.com
19th Annual Maine International Film Festival is a 10 day celebration of film, featuring the very best of American independent, international and Maine made movies. miff.org 39th Annual Maine Quilts. 600+ Quilts – antique to contemporary. Held at the Augusta Civic Center. 207-415-4417 mainequilts.org
July 13-16 Greenville
Thoreau-Wabanaki Festival. Celebrates the history of the Wabanaki people and poet, philosopher, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau’s three trips into the Maine Woods. mooseheadlake.org
July 30 Greenville
Moosehead Tri-Athalon. Paddle, Bike, Run. FMI: 207-280-0299
August 12-13 Greenville
Forest Heritage Days. Celebrate this vibrant industry with two days of forestry fun. Events include Colby Woodsmen demonstrations, working forest bus tours, special guest performances and presentations, a craft fair, raffles, horse and carriage rides, children’s activities, forestry exhibits and the signature Game of Logging competition. forestheritagedays.org
September 8-11 Greenville
International Seaplane Fly-In. Float plane competitions, educational exhibits, craft fair, food and more. seaplanefly-in.org
Aroostook August 12-15 Madawaska
Annual Acadian Festival and Cyr Family Reunion is Maine’s largest cultural festival. Events include The Great Acadian Bed Race and Party du Main Street. acadianfestival.com
August 25-28 Presque Isle
Crown of Maine Balloon Fest, Northern Maine Fairgrounds. 207-764-6561
FOOD FESTIVALS 2016 May
May 14, Old Orchard Beach
July 8-10, Saco
8th Annual Chowderfest on the Pier. FMI: 207934-3595 or oobpier.com
May 19-22, Bar Harbor
Greek Heritage Festival, Traditional Greek dishes at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. FMI: 207-284-5651
A Taste of Bar Harbor. A food festival featuring our local restaurants, cafés, and others who offer the epicurean delights that locals and visitors enjoy in Bar Harbor. 207-288-5103 barharborinfo.com
July 9-17, Fort Fairfield
May 21, Old Orchard Beach
July 11-16, Pittsfield
July 14, Oquossoc
18th Annual Beerfest. All day event with live music on the pier. FMI: 207-934-3595 or oobpier. com
June 4, Old Orchard Beach
Scottish Festival, Veterans Memorial Park Pipes, Highland Dancing, Traditional Scottish Foods, Scottish Entertainment, Scottish Bazaar, Artisans, Artists, Heavy Athletics. OOB365.com
June 6-11, Kennebunkport
Kennebunkport Festival. Great food, fine wines and inspired art. kennebunkportfestival.com
June 17, Bangor
Wine on the Waterfront. FMI: visitbangormaine. com
June 18, Bangor
Bangor’s Beer Festival - Tap Into Summer. On the Bangor Waterfront. FMI: visitbangormaine.com
June 23-25, Portland
Greek Food Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church FMI: 207-774-0281
June 25, Lincolnville
Smackdown 2016 at Cellardoor Winery. An over the top afternoon of food and wine pairings, cooking competitions and entertainment. Reservations required. mainewine.com
June 25, Brunswick
Community BBQ. Tribute to Brunswick’s Fire & Police Departments. brunswickdowntown.org
June 25, Dover-Foxcroft
Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. Food, Music, Fun. FMI: mainewhoopiepiefestival.com
June 25, South Berwick
Strawberry Festival, A yearly event filled with entertainment, food, artisans, and strawberry shortcake. FMI: southberwickstrawberryfestival.com
Potato Blossom Festival. Farmer Olympics, road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, mashed potato wrestling, Maine Potato Blossom Queen Pageant and much more. FMI: fortfairfield.org Pittsfield Egg Festival. Music, art show, Egglympics, Kiwanis Karnival, fireworks and more. FMI: pittsfield.org Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association Strawberry Festival in Oquossoc Park features crafts, yard sale and food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 15-17, Yarmouth
Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival, Featuring cooking demonstrations, fried clams, clam cakes, clams on the half shell, clam fritters, lobsters, clam-shucking contests, and lots more! FMI: 207-846-3984
July 23, Lincolnville
Live in the Vines at Cellardoor Winery. Enjoy an afternoon full of live music, local foods, local brews, and Cellardoor wines in our vineyard. A casual, relaxed day meant to be spent with friends, enjoying the legendary music of Billy Ocean and the picturesque view. mainewine.com
July 30, Skowhegan
Artisan Bread Fair. Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Delicious breads and pastries, handmade pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, the best books and equipment for baking at home, live music, antique baking tools, tips from King Arthur Flour, demos and superb Maine made foods. FMI: kneadingconference.com
August August 3, Waterville
Taste of Greater Waterville. Street-side dining will feature various Waterville area restaurants’ delicious cuisines. Throughout the day there will be an array of children’s activities, food vendors and live music. A beer garden (21+) will be held from 5pm - 11pm with live entertainment.
FOOD FESTIVALS 2016 August 3-7, Rockland
Maine Lobster Festival, Tens of thousands of pounds of steamed Maine Lobster, waterfront activities, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more! FMI: 207-596-0376 or mainelobsterfestival.com
August 5-6, Wilton
34th Annual Blueberry Festival, Blueberry pies and other delicious food, crafts, games, family events, and a free concert. FMI: wiltonbbf.com
8th Annual Chilifest on the Pier. FMI: 207-9343595 or oobpier.com
September 17, Bethel
Bethel Harvest Fest, Chowder cook-off, apple pie contest, harvest food, hiking, biking, canoeing, crafts, and more. FMI: 207-824-2282
September 24, Casco
August 18, Rangeley
Blueberry Festival, FMI: rangeleymaine.com
Lakes Region Brewer’s Festival, Maine’s best beers and wines, includes foods, wines, and entertainment. FMI: 207-647-3472 or mainelakesbrewfest.com
August 19-21, Machias
September 24, Livermore Falls
41st Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. FMI: 255-6665
August 27, Wells
Annual Chilifest, chili and salsa competitions, crafts, music and entertainment. FMI: 207-6462451
August 27 Lincolnville
Red, Red, Wine in the Vines at Cellardoor Winery. An upscale cocktail party & chef stations from our favorite culinary friends. Dance the night away to the legendary UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey. mainewine.com
September September 2-4, Boothbay
Harbor Fest Local Food & Live Music Showcase. Various times & locations. boothbayharborfest. com
September 3, Camden
West Bay Rotary Chowder Challenge. Camden Public Landing 11am-2pm. 207-236-7997 westbayrotaryofmaine.org
September 4, Eastport
Maine Salmon Festival, Featuring a salmon BBQ, seafood chowders, crab rolls, wine tent, a motorcycle rally, boat races, and more! FMI: 207-853-4644
Apple Pumpkin Festival. Vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical items, seasonal decorations and plenty of food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
September 25, Damariscotta
Pemaquid Oyster Festival. A great line-up of entertainment, food, educational exhibits and thousands of oysters fresh from the Damariscotta River. FMI: pemaquidoysterfestival.com
October October 7-8, Southwest Harbor
Acadia’s Oktoberfest and Food Festival, 20+ Maine brewers, specialty-food producers and other artisans at Smugglers Den Campground. FMI: 207-244-9264
October 16, Unity
Great Maine Apple Day, Cider-pressing, apple cookery, apple history, and traditions. FMI: 207568-4142
October 19-23, Portland
Harvest on the Harbor, Experience Maine’s finest culinary fare, featuring food, wine tastings, seminars, demonstrations and more with Maine’s top chefs. FMI: harvestontheharbor.com
September 9-11, Southwest Harbor
November TBA, Portland
September 15, Boothbay
Mt. Desert Island Garlic Festival at Smuggler’s Den Campground, Enjoy and all-you-can-eat meal of slow roasted pig and celebrate garlic. FMI: 207-288-0269 or nostrano.com
Claw Down - 5th Annual Chef’s “Lobster Bite” Competition. Ocean Point Marina, 6pm - 9pm. boothbayharbor.com 207-633-2353
September 17, Old Orchard Beach
23rd Maine Brewer’s Festival, Over 15 Maine brewers and a five-course meal with beer pairings. FMI: mainebrew.com
January 29, 2017, Rockland
Pies on Parade, Pie tasting at several inns and venues in the Rockland area. FMI: 877-762-4667 or historicinnsofrockland.com
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Hannaford Statewide Maine Dept. of Agriculture Conservation & Forestry Statewide Maine Spirits Statewide Maine Turnpike/EZ Pass Statewide
113 112 109 110
4 150,170 179 6
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