Downeast

By Tim Ensworth | favorite maine places and activities

Maine gleaners gather excess ‘bounty of our local farms’

READFIELD — Stephen Knight picked up almost 600 pounds of Macintosh apples from the Kents Hill Orchard Wednesday morning, and on Friday, he’ll be …

Portland, ME

Cruise ships elicit fear of paradise lost in Bar Harbor

BAR HARBOR, Maine — For more than a century, the view from the top of Cadillac Mountain has drawn travelers to this remote and rocky, glacier-carved …

How Portland, Maine Keeps Getting Cooler

There's a lot more than lobster rolls and L.L. Bean totes.<p>In the last few years, as the city's various industrial no man’s lands have given way to breweries, speakeasies, concert venues, and upscale boutiques, Portland, Maine has become New England at its prime: innovation without the altered …

England

Tiny unmanned sailboat from Maine ends up in Scotland

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — A small sailboat built by high school students in Kennebunk has traveled across the Atlantic, washing ashore on a remote …

Sailboats

‘Spiteful and petty’: Maine governor bans signs to Obama-designated monument

As Trump administration reviews 27 national monuments, conservationists fear a federally mandated effort to strip public lands of environmental protections<p>A decision by the Republican governor of Maine, Paul LePage, to ban signs to Katahdin Woods and Waters, a national monument designated by Barack …

Environment

26 of Maine's most beautiful places (to see before you die)

Quoddy Head State Park<p>www.maine.gov | Google map<br>Home to red-and-white striped West Quoddy Head Light, Quoddy Head State Park stretches over 541 acres …

Sargent Mountain Pond

Anglers can hook big fish Down East

Exciting spring fishing opportunities abound for anglers in the Down East region. Many lakes and ponds will be ice-free later in April with immediate …

Fishing Opportunities in the Downeast/Acadia Region

<b>More useful resources in this area:</b> Sporting Camps, Campgrounds/Lodging, and Guide Services.<p>Landlocked Salmon Fishing<p><b>West Grand Lake, Grand Lake</b> …

9 amazing things to do in Maine that you won’t find in a guidebook

The best wildlife safari<p>The moose-crossing signs on I-95 always crack me up. I’m convinced they are only there to get some oohs and ahhs out of …

Hiking Doubletop Mountain, Maine: Baxter State Park's Best

<b>Doubletop Mountain is a gorgeous peak located just west of the more well known peaks of Katahdin. Although its not even close to being the tallest</b> …

Hiking Traveler Mountain: Baxter State Park's Best

<b>Baxter State Park is, without a doubt, the crown jewel of Maine's protected lands. It is larger than many national parks and vast as any. Baxter SP</b> …

Things I wish I knew before vacationing in Baxter State Park: 8 tips for planning your next trip to the North Maine Woods

I recently spent 10 days in Baxter State Park, and while I found a lot of articles on the various ways to hike Katahdin, there was little about other …

Land trust acquires 2,100-acre forest parcel in Surry

SURRY, Maine — Blue Hill Heritage Trust has acquired 2,114 acres of forested land that it plans to conserve while maintaining it for traditional use, …

Maine's Brook Trout Revival

Special regulations begun in 1993 have helped Maine regain its status as one of country’s best native brook-trout fisheries. Heavenly sunsets and …

‘Definitely worth saving’: Maine farmer helps give old apple trees new life

NEW SWEDEN, Maine — Maine’s rural landscape is dotted with the remains of old farms and homesteads, many identifiable only by the fruit trees and …

Charter Destinations: Maine

Time was that mapmakers would append the designation “Here be dragons” to those portions of the globe still unknown to them. But the terrors of the …

Sailing

Best Secluded Beaches in Maine

During the colder seasons (and on your chillier summer days), it can sometimes be hard to believe that Maine’s beaches (and north Atlantic waters) …

Beaches

Most People Don't Know These 11 Hidden Gems In Maine Even Exist

In Downeast Maine, Cutler Coast Public Lands is a gorgeous place to visit with very few tourists. This 12,334-acre area has a variety of ecosystems …

Lesser-known Maine hikes (that are awesome!)

Earlier this month, I did a presentation called “Lesser-known Maine hikes (that are awesome!)” at the Cabin Fever Reliever in Brewer and again at the …

In Maine, Portland Tries a New Tactic With Panhandlers: Hiring Them

The complaints poured into City Hall in Portland, the scenic city in Maine with cobblestone streets and waterfront parks. Panhandlers were taking over sidewalks, clogging busy intersections and scaring off tourists.<p>City officials responded in the same manner as their counterparts across the country …

Cities

Trump's proposed cuts to NOAA alarm Maine's marine community

A Trump administration proposal to slash funding for the federal government’s principal marine agency and eliminate the national Sea Grant program is …

Best Places to Live in Maine

Once again this year, our editors seeded an online tournament bracket with 16 of our favorite Maine towns, broken up into four conferences by …

One of many fairy houses to be found along the Cathedral Woods trail on Monhegan Island.

‘I don’t think Maine scallops are better, I know Maine scallops are better.’

Togue BraWN is on a mission to get you hooked on Maine scallops. “I don’t think Maine scallops are better, I know Maine scallops are better. Not that …

Maine’s Collins unafraid to oppose Trump

WASHINGTON — After breaking her ankle, Senator Susan Collins was forced to navigate the halls of Congress with a motorized wheelchair. One …

Acadia National Park: 15 Top Hikes & Sights, Camping, and Where to Stay Nearby

The first national park in the East, Acadia National Park in Maine began in the early 20th century, when wealthy property owners on Mount Desert …