Collected by Olivier POLLONI
Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The Eastern Prom, a recreation area on the waterfront not far from the Old Port, includes paved trails that run three kilometers (two miles) along a waterfront bluff and down along the shore. The views across Casco Bay and the islands are enough...
72 Commercial St #5, Portland, ME 04101, USA
I'm always looking for a spot to eat on the water when I'm in a coastal town. How great to discover the reliable Flatbread Pizza, with a menu pleasing to both kids and adults. With outside picnic tables overlooking the harbor and ferries, it's a...
Spent a day on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island, Maine this summer en route to a friend's wedding. The jaunt included a mild hike around the Ship Harbor Nature Trail, part of Acadia National Park. I saw this schooner behind the trees...
South Portland, ME, USA
After having just visited the Portland Head Lighthouse, I was on a mission to find a good lobster roll. I think I must have sifted through pages of reviews on yelp, but I finally settled on a small truck in the Fort Williams Park. What can I say,...
Schooner Head, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Every travel guide you read suggests you take in a sunrise on top of Cadillac during a trip to Acadia, and while it is beautiful, there are other, less crowded places to get a wonderful morning view. Drive down Schooner Head Road and hike down the...
15 Peabody Dr, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662, USA
Skip the crowds at the Jordan Pond House and opt for tea and popovers at the Asticou Inn instead. Say "Asticou," and most people think of the lovely, 2.3-acre, Japanese-style pocket garden famous for its 70 varieties of azaleas, rhododendrons, and...
Sargeant Point Rd, Mt Desert, ME 04660, USA
Finding a spot to get a great sunset on MDI can be challenging, but this little park at the end of Sargeant Point Road overlooking Sommes Sound is the perfect spot (which is why the locals never let it sneak into the travel guides). With one...
Mt Katahdin, Northeast Piscataquis, ME 04462, USA
There is little to say about Katahdin. It is far from easy to get to the top (about a 5 mile hike each way with an elevation change in excess of 4,000 feet), but the views are stunning. It's the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail for a...
Goose Rocks Beach, Maine 04046, USA
A great find in Southern Maine, a beautiful five mile beach with spectacular views and long stretches of white sand. No place can compare to the beauty that this beach embraces that families have come to summer for many generations. A perfect day...
A certain amount of dedication is required to see the sunrise. You have to commit to getting up early, then fight the urge to hit snooze when "go time" comes around. You drag yourself out of bed and to the prime sunrise watching spot - in this...
Appalachian Trail, Monson, ME 04464, USA
Last summer I was lucky enough to spend several weeks on the Appalachian Trail, a 2,175 mile footpath running along the eastern seaboard of the United States. The trail crosses 14 states, six national parks and eight national forests. The group of...
West Bayside, Portland, ME 04101, USA
12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
Chances are that when you think of a lighthouse, the image that pops into your head is the iconic Portland Head Light. The tapered white tower on the end of a rocky cape buffeted by crashing waves? Yup, that’s the one. The adjacent...
193 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The calming interior of Akari Spa sets the tone for the rejuvenating treatment you are about to receive. Dark wood accents and mood lighting complement the clean lines of the tranquil interior. Polish, buff, bronze, or massage your way back to...
56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
There certainly are other ways to while away a summer day in Greater Portland, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better experience than island-hopping aboard a Casco Bay Lines ferry. Sure, you can simply ride out to an island for a...
354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
Hidden Pond re-creates Maine cottage living, infused with its own quirky, Instagram-worthy take on luxury. The enclave of 14 colorful one-bedroom and two-bedroom clapboard cottages is spread over 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, a...
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