Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
It is important to make reservations for the campgrounds as they fill up quickly. Reservations can be made at the link below:
Click here for a listing of museums in Maine.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Click here for a listing of camp areas in Maine.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"The Symposium allows participants of all ages to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of North American canoeing heritage and to develop canoeing and related skills through educational workshops, presentations, and hands-on instruction." See http://www.mainecanoesymposium.org/ for more details.
Read a previous post on black flies from 2008 on Maine Vacation and Travel Info. http://travel-maine.blogspot.com/2008/06/black-flies-in-maine.html
Monday, May 25, 2009
"Miles of improvements for bicyclists in Maine", by Maine Outdoor Journal, Portland Press Herald, May 21, 2009.
Click here to learn more info biking in Maine.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Are you heading to Maine for a vacation? Taking bikes for you and the kids to ride on? Then you will want to buy this book to ensure a rewarding Maine biking experience. The book presents short, safe, and scenic family rides along the picturesque coastline of Maine. This collection of bike rides is perfect for the whole family. To order the book click on the link below:Bicycling With Kids in Downeast Maine: Discover Short, Safe, and Scenic Family Rides Along the Most Picturesque Coastline in the East
Click here to learn more about bike rides in Maine.
"In celebration of 30 years of Maine’s Percent for Art program, the Maine Arts Commission announces a series of free public art events that feature world renowned artists. This series, highlighting successful and innovative public art, will take place at venues throughout the state beginning May 29 in Portland and ending at the Juice Conference on the creative economy in Camden, November 13."Read more in "World Renowned Artists Help Celebrate 30 Years of Maine's Public Art", Maine Business - MaineToday.com, May 21, 2009.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
May 21 - Campground opens
June 7 - Harb Cottage Weekly Rental Begins
June 20 - Family Fun Day and Close to the Coast Run
June 22-28 - Free Camping Week for Freeport Residents
July & August - Thursday Evening Concert Series, 6:30 pm
September 19 - Lobsterman Triathlon
October 12 - Campground Closes
Click here for more information about Winslow Park & Campground in Freeport, Maine.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
" The illustrated map and guide to all Maine's lighthouses, completely revised with new design, cartography and more illustrations. All standing and "lost" lighthouses in Maine and nearby New Hampshire and New Brunswick are
located on a detailed coastal map. History and description of each lighthouse. Directions to each light or best viewing spots. 37 original watercolor illustrations. Directory of lighthouse cruises and island ferries. Lighthouse and maritime museums listed and located on map. True tales of Maine lighthouses."
"The mission of Camp CaPella is to provide quality of life experiences for people with disabilities, and their families by providing year round accessible recreational and educational learning experiences."The camp has been affiliated with the United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Maine. The camps summer season runs from June 22nd though August 14th. For more information about Camp CaPella call (207) 843-5104 or click on http://www.campcapella.org/. Details in this blog posting were taken from "Camp CaPella gears up for season", Bangor Daily News, May 19, 2009 and the camps' website. Click here for more information about summer camps in Maine.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Fort St. George: Archaeological Investigation of the 1607-1608 Popham Colony
Monday, May 18, 2009
Learn about the many old trails, retired rail lines, and multi-use recreational trails available to bike enthusiasts here in Maine. This book covers the bike trails of Maine from the highest mountains to the coast. The 75 best bike rides that Maine has to offer are presented in this biking guide book. Trail maps, trail info, tail conditions, local trail policies, hazards, elevation changes and more are presented. The book is 408 pages long and was published in 1998. To order the book click on the link below:Mountain Bike! Maine
Click here to learn more about biking trails in Maine.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
If you are looking to visit the coast of Maine then you should prepare yourself for the trip with a guidebook about the coast of Maine. Click on the image above to learn how to buy Fodor's Maine Coast or click on the following link:Fodor's Maine Coast, 2nd Edition: With Acadia National Park (Fodor's Gold Guides)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Click here for more information http://www.tasteofbrunswick.com/. Click here for more information about Brunswick, Maine.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
My daughter has gone to Bangor to be among the troop greeters and it was a powerful experience for her. As a member of the Army National Guard, I have returned to the states from deployments from both Iraq and Afghanistan, deplaned for a few hours at Bangor, and have experienced first-hand Maine folks welcoming me home. It truly is a unique experience. Mainers should be very proud of the "troop greeters".
A documentary film, entitled "The Way We Get By", has now been made about these "troop greeters" and you can learn more by visiting the website:
To learn more about the troop greeters visit:
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Recreation. There is lots of recreation available in the Bar Harbor, Maine area. Hiking, scenic rides, and other activities found in Acadia National Park is easily accessible. There are a number of golf courses, island cruises and museums.
Lodging. Inns, hotels, motels, and bed & breakfast arrangements in Bar Harbor, Maine are found in abundance.
Dining. There are a number of dining establishments in Bar Harbor. Some of the popular ones include Rapununi Restaurant, The Quarterdeck, Geddy's Pub and the Poor Boy's Gourmet Restaurant.
Click here for information about the weather in Bar Harbor or for a listing of maps for Bar Harbor.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The Maine Office of Tourism has a web page entitled "Sightseeing & Tours Lighthouses". The http://www.travel-maine.info/ web site has a page on lighthouses in Maine.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Falmouth - Wednesday
Yarmouth - Thursday
Freeport - Friday
Cumberland - Saturday
For more information visit the Cumberland Farmers Market Association website at http://www.cumberlandfarmersmarket.org/.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Read more about the Maine Island Trail and Kayaking in Maine at:
"Maine Island Trail Makes National Geographic List of Top American Adventures", Maine Business.com, May 1, 2009
Maine Island Trail Association
Kayaking Trips in Maine
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
In addition, the www.Travel-Maine.Info website has a number of online map resources for Maine.
"Take a walk on the seedy side", Bangor Daily News, January 23, 2009.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Start your trip by traveling along the coast of Maine. Visit Portland, Freeport, Camden, Stonington, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island. Stay overnight in Portland, then choose between Freeport, Boothbay Harbor, or Camden for your next night stay. Stonington is also a possibility for an overnight stay followed by Mount Desert Island. After visiting the coast head west and inland to Moosehead Lake. Then south back to home.
Read more about planning a vacation in Maine.