Maine Travel Articles

 
Maine, New England – November 2000
Maine, New England – November 2000 Sponsored by Soon the Snow Will Fly Up here in Maine it is time to begin preparing for the winter and, for me, that includes making plans for winter travel. Maine offers many diverse winter activities, the traditional and the not so traditional. Ever been ice fishing? How about skijoring? In this column, and over […]
Maine, New England – Lighthouse Bicycle Tour
Lighthouse Bicycle Tour Lobsters, lakes and lighthouses – Maine offers a profuse collection of all three. Now that spring has finally arrived, more or less, here in Northern New England, dig out that bike, or rent one and tour three wonderful lighthouses and their neighboring attractions, including historic forts and relaxing beaches. Portland is the […]
Maine, New England – Bookstores and Brewpubs
Maine, New England – Bookstores and Brewpubs Sponsored by Bookstores and Brewpubs I recently had a birthday, and my plan was to spend the day snowshoeing. However, the weather forecast was vague, meaning that I might experience anything from warm winter sun, through moderate snow, to a major ice storm. This suggested that I should consider planning an indoor activity. Bookstores here […]
Maine, New England – General Info
Maine, New England – General Info Sponsored by “He who rides and keeps the beaten track studies the fences chiefly.“    – Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods, 1853 Welcome to my Guide to Maine, very much a four seasons state. Although Henry David’s three visits to Maine were to inland Maine, the mountain and lakes regions, the majority of visitors these […]
Maine, New England – January 2001
Maine, New England – January 2001 Sponsored by Winter in the Western Mountains Rangeley, located in the western mountains of Maine, is halfway between the equator and the North Pole. However, even in the summer, the equatorial aspect of this region is absent. While the temperature does not match the extremes of the North Pole, the amount of snow that falls […]
Maine, New England – October 2000
Leaf Looking It is now that time of year in New England, the time when the leaves become the big attraction. Not the lobster, nor the bass, nor the ocean, the canoe, the sailboat, but the colorful leaf. Before I moved to Maine, I found the whole “leaf-peeper” thing to be a little strange. In […]
Maine, New England – September 2000
Visiting History in Central Maine There are many Maines, as people are fond of saying, and I think that one of the things they mean is that each region of Maine speaks to a different part of the visitor’s expectations. What Central Maine speaks to, at least for me, is history, since so many of […]
General Info – Maine, USA
Maine, New England – General Info Sponsored by “He who rides and keeps the beaten track studies the fences chiefly.“    – Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods, 1853 Welcome to my Guide to Maine, very much a four seasons state. Although Henry David’s three visits to Maine were to inland Maine, the mountain and lakes […]
Maine, New England – August 2000
Rockland: the Lobster Capital of the World Rockland, right in the middle of mid-coast Maine, is a study in contrasts. It is a busy port, out of which scores of lobster boats work. Alongside of these working craft, a variety of pleasure craft have their places in the harbor, including Maine Windjammers, private sail and […]