Maine

By Melissa Coleman It may be a well-known secret that September is one of Maine’s best months. Even still, it remains less crowded than summer, as vacationing families return home for school and work. And the light takes on a golden hue that says, “The warm days are almost over,

By Everett Potter For decades, I’ve spent at least a part of my summers on a lake in Western Maine. It’s an environment that I’ve come to love and cherish, from the early morning cries of a loon to the warm swimming waters and the smell of pine trees. So

By Everett Potter At a time when phrases like “organic,” “farm-to-table” and “free-range” have never been more popular, the traditional American farm has never been more in fashion. That’s why Maine’s Open Farm Day should prove to be a very special day in the state.  As a lifelong summer resident

By Everett Potter If you’re heading to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine this summer, it’s likely that you’re staying in lively Bar Harbor, with its many hotels, motels, ice cream parlors, and restaurants. It’s the major gateway for Acadia, with easy access from downtown. Acadia, of

  By Everett Potter A case can be made that Monhegan Island is the most romantic spot on the rocky coast of Maine. Shaped like a whale, this tidy little island of granite and evergreens lies 12 miles off the coast. It has stony beaches and dramatic 160-foot cliffs, where

By Everett Potter On a misty morning a few years ago while exploring the coast of Maine, I had a chance to visit the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Now forget whatever the word “crafts” brings to mind. Founded in 1950, this school on the shores of rugged Deer Isle

By Everett Potter The hottest restaurant reservation in America isn’t for some chic Manhattan eatery, a clubby Chicago brasserie or a hip dining room in LA or Miami. Instead, it’s for a small, seasonal restaurant located in a former grist mill in rural Maine. The restaurant is called The Lost Kitchen and

By Steve Jermanok On the first morning after breakfast at Gorman Chairback, we met up with our guide, Katie. Katie leads day trips for the AMC’s guests at the three lodges in Maine’s North Woods, Gorman Chairback, Little Lyford, and the recently reopened Medawisla. Not only is she an AMC guide,

By Everett Potter Castine is one of my favorite towns on the Maine coast. It’s a stage set of white clapboard Greek Revival houses from the turn of the 19th century, thriving perennial gardens and a mere handful of shops and restaurants. It seems (and has always seemed) just a little

By Everett Potter The ship is called Ladona, a tall-masted vessel, a windjammer, that spends its days sailing past fir-covered islands off the rocky Maine coastline. The only sounds are of the wind filling the canvas sails, the creaking of the ship’s timbers, and the squawk of gulls darting overhead. It’s