Viewing: Maine

Presque Isle ME: Potatoes and ICBM’s

WHY GO: Four percent of the nations potatoes come from Maine, and of that 4%, nearly all (97%) come from the ground around Presque Isle ME. In the early 1900’s the town had 22 one-room schoolhouses so that kids could be close enough to their family farm to help with the harvest. In fact, many […] Read more

Bangor ME: Stephen King And More

WHY GO: Rabid Stephen King fans make pilgrimages to this city in the middle of Maine, but of course, there are other reasons to visit beyond catching a glimpse of The King of Horror or his Victorian manse. Come to Bangor ME and you’ll be introduced to war heroes and troop greeters, and snowplows the […] Read more

Waterville ME: Art and Fantastic Finds

WHY GO: Though the home town of Colby College might be a bit spare, its got some insidery aspects sure to please an Offbeat Getaway seeker. To whit – the largest Art Museum in Maine, a black wire-cable steel suspension pedestrian bridge just aching to be the Paris Love Bridge, and a couple of secondhand […] Read more

Augusta ME: Living History In Maine’s Capital City

WHY GO: Are you into excellent State Museums? State Houses? Old (very old, the oldest) fortifications? Then, visit Augusta ME, which has it all, plus a very charming suburb with great restaurants, bars and shops. Maine’s Capital City might not have the charm of the craggy coastline or adventurous lure of the rugged wilderness, but […] Read more

Lewiston-Auburn ME: Mills, Shoes, and Gemstones

WHY GO: Home to Bates College, Lewiston ME and it’s across-the-bridge sister, Auburn, feature attractions and restaurants to keep parents in town for a day or two after drop-off. Hunt for gems, watch buttery leather become high-end shoes, and learn about the factories that put East Coast’s L-A on the map. To top it off, […] Read more

The Kennebunks ME: Presidential Perfection

WHY GO: You won’t find cornball or bombast in the Kennebunks. It’s a pretty sincere place, and has managed to maintain a quiet presence between the more touristy Maine towns of Ogunquit and Old Orchard Beach. In the Kennebunks, you will find the Bush Family’s summer home,  the freshest New England cuisine, the light, the sea […] Read more

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