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WHY GO: This Getaway, to Lubec and Eastport ME, and FDR’s summer cottage on Campobello Island, brings you to the easternmost land in the United States, with a short foray into Canada. Yes, it’s all the way up here. Or Down Here – to coin a “Downeast” phrase: a good ten hours from New York [...]

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Peacock House B&B: Lubec ME

The Peacock House B&B, a 1860’s Captain’s House, sits atop a hill in the tiny town of Lubec Maine. Surrounded by flowers in the spring, with birds chirping and coffee brewing in the morning – it’s a quiet, tranquil, and beautifully decorated haven. When all 7 rooms are full, mornings become a happy, social, “small world” [...]

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Schoodic Peninsula ME: Acadia National Park’s Quieter Side

WHY GO: Do you want to “do” Acadia National Park, but don’t want to deal with the multitudes that converge on Bar Harbor each summer? Then stay on US 1 North about 20 miles from where the crowds veer off, and hook a right onto Route 186 to the next peninsula, Schoodic. Infinitely more more secluded, [...]

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Castine and the Blue Hill Peninsula, Maine

WHY GO: Far off the well-trod Route 1, visiting Castine ME and the Blue Hill Peninsula is another great escape from the hordes. Just an hour from booming Bar Harbor, time seems suspended here, especially around Castine's Town Green– a whitewashed series of buildings that include the Unitarian Church, Town Hall, and Historical Society - [...]

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Pentagoet Inn, Castine Maine

The Pentagoet Inn is the queen on the hill, a lovely Queen Anne overlooking Penobscot Bay - that oasis of tranquility on the crowded Maine Coast. On the Select Registry, this lovely Castine ME inn caters to the quirky foodie traveler who really wants to escape from the world and unplug. In 2015, Yankee Magazine declared the [...]

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Searsport and Islesboro ME: Sea Captains and Islanders

WHY GO: In Searsport ME and on the island of Islesboro, it’s all about ship’s Captains and Islanders – a Mid-Coast Maine that’s far from the maddening crowds. From Searsport, it’s about 20 miles (South) to Lincolnville, where you’ll catch the ferry to lost-in-time Islesboro.  In Searsport, explore great exhibits in the absorbing Penobscot Marine Museum complex, [...]

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Rockland ME: Art Lives Here

WHY GO: The Farnsworth, the brand new (June ’16) Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 24 independent art galleries – Rockland ME is a bona fide Mid-Coast Maine art haven, and a draw for explorers looking for something new to put on their walls. Walking down Main St., you’ll almost forget that you’re in a waterfront [...]

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250 Main, A Boutique Hotel: Rockland ME

Ever since it opened in May 2016, 250 Main has won raves from guests, and it’s no wonder. Like any great boutique hotel, design elements are not only pleasing to the eye, but to the body and heart as well. The hotel’s owners, Cabot and Heidi Lyman, who also own Lyman Morse Boatbuilding, employed workers [...]

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Boothbay, Maine: Yep, It’s the Harbor, Too

WHY GO: Boothbay Harbor ME was the first “off-Route-1 town” that became popular with tourists on the Maine Coast, and, centered in “Mid Coast Maine” is quicker to get to than Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park to the northeast. Yes, tourists converge here in the summertime, but plan a trip in June, and you’ll [...]

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Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor Maine

The Spruce Point Inn was never a totally laid-back, feet in the dirt, flip-flop kind of casual Maine Family Resort. A favorite of the Kennedy’s and Ernest Hemmingway, Spruce Point was perennially spruced up for down-staters in search of a certain kind of rustic comfort. Though rooms differ, most sport traditional Maine Shore from another era [...]

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