Maine has scores of trails and peaks to conquer. Here are twenty of our favorites.
Two counties make up the western lakes region — Oxford and Franklin — and they extend from Porter, a tiny agricultural town near the New Hampshire state line, up to Gorham Gore, an unorganized township on the Québec border. The lofty peaks and deep lake valleys of the region attract the most tourist dollars in Maine outside of Acadia and the south coast, but most visitors to the western mountains come in the fall to see the area’s dazzling foliage (the best in the state) and in the winter to ski at nationally known resorts like Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA.
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When the Maine Sunday Telegram asked Pat Eltman, director of the Maine Office of Tourism, how she felt about the static level of recreational business activity during this recession-plagued winter season, Eltman sounded an optimistic note.
Don’t mess with the college: Pseudonymous blogger T. Cushing Munjoy has posted the letter from Morning Sentinel executive editor Eric Conrad to reporter Joel Elliott, who was fired from the Waterville paper last month, listing the reasons for his dismissal.
On notice about notices: The Associated Press has a scary story for newspaper owners out today, claiming a Feb. 3 ruling by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court “calls into question the longstanding
The news that Dennis Bailey, founder/owner of Savvy! Inc., is merging his Portland-based company with a similar Boston-based firm owned by his twin brother, Douglas, is only a little less surprising than an announcement that it might snow tomorrow at Sugarloaf.