Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Eliot Fall Foliage Arts & Crafts Show (Oct 3-4, 2009)

The Eliot, Maine Fall Foliage Arts & Crafts Show will take place on October 3-4, 2009 at the Regatta Banquet & Conference Center. It will be presented by the United Maine Craftsmen. There will be over 60 Maine artisans displaying their goods to include pottery, quilts, needlework, jewelry, wood products, fine art, birdhouses, stained glass, pressed flower art, and more. Admission is $2.00 with children free. Click here for more information on the crafts show.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guide to Acadia National Park

There are lots of guide books published for Acadia National Park, but one of the best is available free online from the National Park Service. The online document has the guidebook divided into segments (sections and chapters) that are available in Acrobat Reader (PDF) file format. Most files are under a megabyte so they are easily downloadable. There are chapters on park information, different sections of the park to visit such as Jordan Pond, Sieur de Monts, Isleford Historical Museum, and Acadia's west side. There are several appendices on wildlife, plants, land, history, and trail guides. Click here to access the Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Great Fall Foliage Season in Maine This Year

Indications are that Maine will have a wonderful fall foliage season this year. Click here to learn more about leaf peeping in Maine.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cumberland Fair in Maine Starts Today (Sep 27th)

The Cumberland Fair (Maine) will take place starting September 27th (today) and run through October 3rd. The fair has midway rides, food, music, livestock, craft shows, animals, pumpkin contests, and more. Visit

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Patrick Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston, Maine (Oct 4, 2009)

The Patrick Dempsey Challenge bike race (or walking or running) will take place in Lewiston, Maine on Sunday, October 4, 2009. The event will benefit The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Find out more info at

Friday, September 25, 2009

Map of the Maine Wine Trail

If you are interested in Maine wineries then you would like a map of the Maine Wine Trail. It is an Acrobat Reader pdf file accessible on the website of the Maine Wine Trail. Click here for a listing of other maps available for the state of Maine.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club (Brunswick, Maine)

I try to keep tabs on the different bicycle and biking clubs here in the state of Maine and include them on my "Biking in Maine" web page. But every once in a while I run across a new club (new to me; not that it is a new club) and I add it to my web page. The latest addition is the Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club located in Brunswick, Maine.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eliot Festival Days (Maine) Sep 26-27, 2009

The town of Eliot, Maine will have its weekend festival September 26-27, 2009. There is lots of food, entertainment, road race, antique car and motorcycle show, hot air baloon rides, chili festival, music, the annual parade and more. For more info click on Read a news article about the festival.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Maine Marathon (October 4, 2009)

The Maine Marathon will be held on October 4, 2009. Click on for more information. Also read "Entries running at record pace for Maine Marathon", Portland Press Herald, September 6, 2009.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wiscasset, Maine Antique Shops

If you are traveling along the coast of Maine (heading east) then you will eventually come to the lovely seaside town of Wiscasset. Wiscasset is one hour north (or east) from Portland and is a charming village. There are lots of antique shops to explore - over 22 by last count! To find out more about antique shops in Wiscasset, Maine click on

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine

The Farnsworth Art Museum located in Rockland, Maine is showing the "Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope" exhibit through October 25, 2009. The museum is located on 16 Museum Street in Rockland, Maine. You can call for more information at (207) 596-6457 or visit their website at Click here to learn more about museums in Maine.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Acadia National Park Visits Up Significantly (Maine)

The number of visitors going to Acadia National Park along the coast of Maine have increased by 3% over last year. The good weather in August made up for a rainy June and July. Read the news article entitled "Acadia Visits Up Over Last Year", Maine Public Broadcasting Network, September 15, 2009. Click here for more information on Acadia National Park.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bath, Maine Autumn Festival (Oct 10, 2009)

Downtown Bath will be host to the October 2009 AutumnFest to be held on Saturday, the 10th. There will be activities for the entire family. Activities include scarecrow making, craft show, yarn shop open house, farmer's market, BBQ, music, food and more. Click here to learn more about the city of Bath, Maine.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ghostport - Bucksport, Maine (Oct 2009)

Planners in Bucksport, Maine have coordinated an event called Ghostport that will take place during the Halloween season this year. A full range of Halloween activities will take place during October 23 and 24, 2009. The Ghostport event will be linked with the Fright at the Fort event held nearby at Fort Knox. To learn more about these two Halloween events see "Something wicked for October", Village Soup, September 14, 2009.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"The Maine Dog" - Maine Specialty Shop

"The Maine Dog" is a specialty shop selling T-shirts, sweatshirts, dog toys, books, and much more. Most products have a Maine theme. There are two stores - one in Camden and the other in Freeport. Plus you can buy stuff online at If you are looking for gifts with a Maine theme then try "The Maine Dog".

Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club (KVBC) Blog (Maine Bikers)

The Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club (KVBC) has a weblog called "Posted Roads". They, judging by their blog, appear to be a very active bicycle club. Click here to visit the "Posted Roads" blog. Click here to learn more about bicycling in Maine.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Acadia Night Sky Festival (Sep 17-21, 2009)

The Acadia Night Sky Festival will take place this coming weekend on Mount Desert Island. Read more on this event in "Acadia Night Sky Festival", Bangor Daily News, September 12, 2009.
To draw attention to and to celebrate the visibility of stars in eastern and northern Maine, officials with the park and on MDI have organized the Acadia Night Sky Festival, which is set to get under way in the park and in Bar Harbor next week. The festival begins Thursday, Sept. 17, and runs through Monday, Sept. 21.

Peter Lord, director of the Island Astronomy Institute on MDI, said Friday that festival organizers expect to be busy during the event, which they plan to do annually. Individual festival programs, some of which cost money and require advance registration, include telescope-aided stargazing events in the park, art shows, panel discussions, planetarium presentations, and owl-related exhibits, to name a few.

Maine Oyster Guide by DownEast Magazine

Ever wonder how many different types of oysters can be found along Maine's coast? Here is the answer. has published an online guide to Maine oysters. If you are interested in Maine seafood then this is a good read.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Foliage in Maine

The fall foliage is not here yet; but it is coming. Now is the time to make some hotel reservations, plan your routes, and schedule a trip on the calendar for a visit to Maine to view the upcoming fall foliage. The link below will bring you to a web page with lots of useful resources for planning your upcoming fall foliage trip to Maine. It provides info on how to get maps, fall foliage reports, driving tours and routes, bike trips, hiking trips, blogs and forums on leaf peeping, and more.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Maine Illustrated (Trivia Map of Maine)

There are lots of maps about maine. Hiking, camping, ATV trails, cross-country trails, road and highway, and more. A new map to hit the stores is the "Maine Illustrated" map by Beth Lambert of Mariaville, Maine. This map is " . . . filled with hundreds of cartoons about Maine oddities, factoids, and trivia". Read about the map in "Maine Illustrated (and now revisited)", Bangor Daily News, September 5, 2009. You can view the map online or purchase it by visiting the website located at Click here to learn more about maps on Maine.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Today is Maine Lighthouse Day (September 12, 2009)

Today, September 12, 2009, is "Maine Lighthouse Day". For more information about lighthouses in Maine. Read all about "Open Lighthouse Day" by the Maine Office of Tourism.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Portland, Maine: Cruise Ship Destination

A recent blog with the title "I Love Portland" has posted a blurb about cruise ships visiting Portland, Maine on September 6, 2009. Read "Cruise Ship Destination - Portland, Maine". Click here for more information about Portland, Maine.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Colby College Museum of Art

The Colby College Museum of Art is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Attendance has grown in the past two years despite the economic downturn. Perhaps the bad economy is an impetus to the growth of attendance as admission to the museum is free. Read more about this museum in "In hard times, museum gets creative", Morning Sentinel, September 7, 2009. For a list of museums in Maine click here.

Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine 04901
Phone: (207) 859-5600

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Peary-MacMillan Artic Museum in Brunswick, Maine

Bowdoin College is host of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum in Brunswick, Maine. Robert Peary and Donald MacMillan were graduates of Bowdoin College and they made the trip to the North Pole about 100 years ago. The museum is located in Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College.

Click here for a listing of museums found in Maine.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pequawket Trail in Maine: A Scenic Drive

The Pequawket Trail is a section of a Maine highway from Stanish to Fryeburg. There is much to see in this country drive. An online posting by the Maine Outdoor Journal of provides information on the sights and the routes. See "Hikes, waterways, attactions along Pequawket Trail byway" by Carey Kish. Click here for more information about hiking in Maine.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Open Lighthouse Day in Maine (Sat, Sep 12th, 2009)

September 12, 2009 (Saturday) is "Open Lighthouse Day" in Maine. The event is designed to provide access to the public to all participating lighthouses on this one day. The intent is to increase awareness of Maine's maritime heritage and the rich history of its lighthouses and lighthouse keepers. For information on water tours and which lighthouses will be open visit "Open Lighthouse Day". Click here for information about lighthouses in Maine.

List of Autumn Hiking Trails in Maine

If you are looking for a list of hiking trails in Maine (along with some descriptions) then consider clicking on the following link. has published an online posting of some great autumn hiking trails in Maine. See "Take a Hike!" Click here for more info on hiking trails in Maine.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sebago to Sea Trail (Maine Hiking Trail)

Efforts are underway to establish a walking and hiking trail from Sebago Lake to the coast of Maine. The group heading the effort is called the Sebago to the Sea Coalition. Some of the trail is already established - such as the 6-mile long Mountain Division Trail from Standish to Windham. The total trail will be 28.5 miles long when completed; 10 miles remain to be identified. The trail will be a connection between two of Maine's' biggest bodies of water - Sebago Lake and Casco Bay. The trail would start at Sebago Lake and end in Falmouth. Read an online news report on this trail in "Group trying to complete trail from Sebago Lake to Casco Bay",, September 3, 2009.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Camden International Film Fest (Oct 1-4, 2009) to be Held in Camden, Maine

The Camden International Film Festival will be held on October 1-4, 2009 in Camden, Maine. Read a news article on this event in "Camden International Film Fest Lineup", The Village Soup, September 4, 2009.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Camden, Maine Windjammer Festival (Labor Day Weekend)

The Camden, Maine Windjammer Festival starts today (Friday, September 3, 2009). It will be held throughout Labor Day Weekend. Read more about it in "Camden Windjammer Festival Starts Friday", WABI TV 5, September 3, 2009. To learn more about the festival and Camden, Maine click on and Camden, Maine.

Paul Bunyan Bluegrass Festival - Maine - Sep 11, 2009

The Fifth Annual Paul Bunyan Bluegrass Music Festival will take place at the Paul Bunyan Campground next Friday, September 11, 2009. The location is on Route 222. Learn more at

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Woman's Outdoor Workshop in Caribou, Maine Sep 18-20, 2009

"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) is sponsored by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. The program is aimed primarily at women 18 years and older who are interested in learning or improving their skills in hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation in a safe and comfortable environment. Some of the topics covered in the camp include ATVs, forest ecology, firearms and range safety, archery, canoeing, self-defense, talking turkey, outdoor skills, survival, GPS, geocaching, campfire cuisine, kayaking, fly casting, map & compass, skeet shooting, first aid, bow hunting and bird watching. Click on for more information.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lobsterman Triathlon - Freeport, Maine Sep 19

The Lobsterman Triathlon will be held at Winslow Park & Campground in Freeport, Maine on Saturday, September 19, 2009.

Click here for more information about Winslow Park & Campground in Freeport, Maine.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bangor Labor Day 5-Miler Race

The Bangor, Maine Labor Day 5-Miler Race will take place at 9:00 am on September 7, 2009. Contact the Bangor Parks and Recreation at (207) 992-4490.