Marshall Point Light

GPS: 43.917456 -69.261192 PORT CLYDE Port Clyde is a picturesque fishing village on the tip of St. George Peninsula in central Maine. In the early years, it was a busy port with granite quarries, tide mills for sawing timber, shipbuilding, and fish canning businesses. By the 20th century, it was also attracting artists and writers […]

West Quoddy Head Light

GPS: 44.815156 -66.950633 LUBEC Lubec is the easternmost town in the contiguous United States. It’s located on a tranquil peninsula that overlooks an ice-free harbor and faces Cambobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. A bridge connects Lubec and Campobello Island, where the Roosevelt family kept a summer home since 1883. First settled in 1775, Lubec […]

Winter Nights in Acadia

GPS: 44.325345 -68.185792 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK If you live in the northeast, it’s likely that you’ve already visited Acadia National Park in season. The 47,000-acre recreation area lies mainly on Mount Desert Island, featuring a spectacular landscape that includes pink granite cliffs, granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, lakes, ponds, and woodlands. But have you […]

Great Head Peninsula

GPS: 44.327298 -68.175250 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK If you live in New England, you probably already know about Acadia National Park, Maine. The park celebrates it’s centennial this year (2016) as the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River. Acadia is best known for its rugged coast covered in pink granite, and a diversity that […]

Jordan Pond Winter

Stars in winter over clear ice

GPS: 44.322269 -68.254389 ACADIA Most folks from the Northeast have been to Acadia National Park at least once. Those who have not yet visited are missing out on Maine’s most prized possession. Established in 1919, it was the 1st national park east of the Mississippi and remains the 2nd most-visited Park in the east to […]

Pemaquid Point Light

Sunrise at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

GPS: 43.836753 -69.506084 PEMAQUID POINT If you’re from New England, you may already know this place because it hosts 100,000 visitors per year. If not, then you may be missing out on one of Maine’s most iconic and photogenic locations. The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is nice but this place is so much more than just […]

Old Orchard Pier

Night at Old Orchard Beach pier

GPS: 43.515097 -70.372648 OLD ORCHARD BEACH The earliest records of Old Orchard Beach date back to 1653. Its history is replete with settlers, attacking Indians, terrible fires, great storms, and the famous 5000-seat Pier Casino that once hosted big names like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Benny Goodman. I hesitated to write this blog entry […]

Hunters Beach

Hunters Beach in Seal Harbor, Maine

GPS: 44.299363 -68.217936 SEAL HARBOR Seal Harbor is located on the southeastern quadrant of Mount Desert Island. It’s not actually a separate township but rather part of the municipality of Mount Desert. The remote feel of the place, combined with the rugged beauty of the Maine coast enhance its appeal. The rich and famous have […]

Winter on Boulder Beach

Boulder Beach on a winter morning

GPS: 44.317802 -68.190828  ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Acadia was the first national park east of the Mississippi, originally called Lafayette National Park. But in 1929, it was renamed “Acadia” in tribute to observations by Florentine explorer Giovanni de Verrazono, who in 1524 compared its coastline to that of Arcadia, Greece. This place is unique among national […]

Over the Top

View from the top of South Bubble Mountain

GPS: 44.340919 -68.250236 BUBBLE ROCK Bubble Rock is located on South Bubble Mountain, inside Acadia National Park, Maine. The peculiar aspect of this huge boulder is that it sits precariously on the edge of a cliff, seemingly ready to tumble down the mountainside. To the north of Bubble Rock, you can see Eagle Lake in […]