Nature and modern technology moved logs to mill in 1947.
At the Jackman commencement, I may have been the only one wearing a sport coat.
Take a guess. Add your comments to this month's "Where in Maine," a popular feature of Down East Magazine.
Believe it or not, you can survive in Maine without a car. Most of the major cities have some sort of public transportation to get you around, and rental car companies can get you behind the wheel whether you’re looking to go across town or across the state. Here are some useful numbers to keep you from having to stick your thumb out.
The beauty of Maine airports is that they’re still easy to navigate. Even in Portland you can go from baggage claim to your car in a matter of seconds (ninety, to be precise – we’ve timed it!). Here are all of the state’s commercial airports, including contact information and the airlines servicing each airstrip. Take that, Logan!
A surprising number of people think Maine is at the end of the earth. Granted, your day-to-day stresses can seem a million miles away once you cross over the big green bridge over the Piscataqua River in Kittery, but in terms of actual miles Maine’s pressed tight up against the largest population concentration in the United States. Whether you decide to fly into Portland, drive up to Katahdin in a rental car, or hop the Downeaster from Boston to Maine, you’ll need to nail down a few details to make your visit as carefree as it can be. Here’s a bunch of handy information to help you click into your Maine vacation before you even arrive in the Pine Tree State.
Mainers have long enjoyed virtually unlimited cross-country skiing both in backyards and in the backcountry. In recent years, though, many skiers have been smitten with the smooth groomed trail systems at ski centers, golf courses, and even on farms across the state. Here are a few, arranged alphabetically by town, to consider.
From big resorts like Sunday River and Sugarloaf to small-town favorites like Lost Valley and the Camden Snow Bowl, Maine's alpine ski areas offer plenty of terrain to keep you challenged even during the longest of Maine winters. Why not make it your personal mission to try them all this season?
Maine has scores of trails and peaks to conquer. Here are twenty of our favorites.
If you’ve just discovered my blog, welcome aboard. If you’ve been following along you’ll recall that at the time of my last posting I was shoving off for a road trip to Washington and Aroostook counties. The plan was to drive to my camp in Washington County on February 12th, stay overnight, drive the back way to Presque Isle the next morning, stop for an interview at WAGM in Presque Isle at 10:30 a.m. then continue ( you won’t catch me saying “continue on" — my eighth grade teacher, Mrs.