Maine

By Everett Potter There are classic Maine resorts, and then there’s Quisisana Resort, which describes itself as an “all-inclusive musical theatre resort on Kezar Lake, Maine.” That’s true, but this nutshell description doesn’t begin to do justice to the beauty, the serene mood, the spectacular surroundings, and the doting staff

By Everett Potter Every summer brings a parade of traffic along Route 1 in Maine as travelers press onwards to the goal of so many coastal vacations, Acadia National Park. The park is spectacular, but the Bar Harbor area can also become very crowded in the summer’s heat. Few visitors

By Everett Potter Coastal Maine has recently seen a spate of older hotels transformed for more sophisticated visitors. Now it’s getting yet another hipster hideaway this summer with the mid-June opening of The Wanderer in Kennebunk. Located near some of Maine’s best beaches, this 17-cottage compound has a lounge pool, a

By Everett Potter Maine has enjoyed a sizeable increase in visitors during the pandemic, as more people discover the considerable charms of its fabled rocky coastline, fishing villages and food scene. As visitors increase, so does the demand for small hotels that have a distinctive Maine flavor. Here are three 

Now is the time to begin planning a summer getaway to Maine. Hoteliers across the state are already reporting earlier bookings this year, especially for the prime months of July and August. Whether you’re into visiting the fabled coastline, exploring the Western lakes and mountains, or spending time in the

By Everett Potter A stay in a classic seaside vacation cottage has long been part of a summer trip to Maine. Now there’s a revamped version of those old time cottage colonies called Salt Cottages that dispenses with knotty pine and dark interiors and instead brings a high design and a

By Everett Potter The coast of Maine is one of the most dramatic and photographed places in the country. Thanks to a jagged and undulating coastline that has myriad inlets, coves and bays, it totals up to a staggering 3,478 miles. For photographers, that means that there are endless opportunities

By Everett Potter A few years ago, my wife and I stayed on the quiet side of Mt Desert Island in Maine. This is where you find towns like Bass Harbor, Otter Creek, and Seal Harbor, which are a lot less busy than the other side of the island, where

By Bart Beeson Sitting on the deck of a waterfront restaurant in Portland, Maine, on a warm spring afternoon, enjoying some fish tacos and a cold beer, it was hard not to sense the optimism in the air. While there were still social distancing requirements in place, there seemed to