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Best Secluded Beaches in Maine | Travel + Leisure

1<p>Barred Harbor, Isle au Haut<p>The only access to the beach at Barred Harbor is via seaside Goat Trail or the island-spanning Median Ridge Trail. It’s a …

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 …

Maine

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 …

Trails

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 …

Poverty
The Nature Conservancy

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 …

Portland, ME

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 …

Maine

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 …

Fish

Maine’s Collins unafraid to oppose Trump

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

Republicans

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 …

After the blizzard - Machias.

McGlathery Island beach

Featured Destination: Penobscot River, Maine

The Penobscot River was an ancient thoroughfare for Native Americans in birch-bark canoes, a waterway romanticized by Henry David Thoreau. In the …

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Stonington Maine Flyover

A pullout on Bartlett Island circumnavigation. Porpoises, seals, sand dollars, beaches, and views of Blue Hill!

What It's Really Like To Live On A Tiny Island Off The Coast Of Maine

A friend of mine had recently taken a job on a tiny Island, 24 miles off the coast of Maine. She was the new teacher in a one-room schoolhouse on Matinicus Island. Being an early retiree, with lots of time on my hands, I was happy to accept her invitation to visit and experience the island life. In …

Maine

Consider the Lobsterman

Sam Rosen, a fisherman from Vinalhaven, Maine, discusses changes in the industry and how they affect the identity of the island community it supports.<p>The American lobster-fishing industry has had a complex trajectory over the centuries as lobsters have gone from dockside junk food to upper-class …

Fishing

Paddling the Longest Canoe Trail in the Northeast

10/5/2016<p>The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is the longest canoe trail in the Northeast. Stretching for a grand total of 740-miles, it winds from Old …

A New Blade: How I finally became a Greenland paddle convert

<b>Photos and words by Maureen G. Nowak</b><p>I was the last holdout among my family and friends, swearing for decades that my light carbon Euro-blade paddle …

Greenland

Where to Go in Maine: 11 Places You Should See in Your Lifetime

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Anthony QuintanoFrom the northern highlands to its southern coastline, Maine is one of the most popular destinations among …

Maine

Melting Arctic ice brings opportunities, risks to Maine

Melting Arctic ice is opening up marine shipping routes north of the state, but as temperatures and sea levels rise, Maine’s key enterprises could …

10 Best Hiking Trails in Maine

9/29/2016<p>With rocky peaks, deep forests, and 3,478 miles of winding, tidal coastline, Maine offers grand hiking adventures ranging from afternoon …

Acadia National Park: A Perfect Autumn Destination

9/30/2016<p>Maine’s rocky coastline, rolling mountains and dense wilderness all converge to create the serene yet vibrant area of Acadia National Park. …