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January: The Heart of a Maine Winter

January 2017 — January is when visitors and locals alike embrace the cold weather in Maine and get outside — or find a good excuse to stay indoors. There are Registered Maine Guides to lead visitors into the backwoods on skis and dogsleds. An international snowmobiling festival later this month is an invitation to explore […]

Warmer Temperatures Encourage Outdoor Winter Fun

January 11, 2017 — The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA), reports plenty of snow in much of the state providing an opportunity for people to get outside and enjoy winter recreation.     Snowmaking at Sunday River. Click on the image above or the link […]

Maine Has Plenty of Snow to Kick Off 2017

January 4, 2017 — Today is the official start of the Maine Office of Tourism's weekly snow reports, sent in collaboration with Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA). With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) snow depth map showing more than two feet of snow in much of Maine, there is plenty […]

New in Maine for 2017

There’s a lot to look forward to in Maine in 2017. Adding to the list of the tried and true that make Maine such a special place are a plethora of new places to dine, stay, play and explore. FOOD & DRINK Maine’s first organic distillery opened in 2016 and that fall, Split Rock Distillery opened […]

Weekly Maine Snow Reports to be Released Starting in January

AUGUSTA, Maine — Today, the Maine Office of Tourism (MOT) announced a collaboration with the Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA) to provide weekly snow reports beginning in January 2017. Distributed each Wednesday to regional media and posted online, the reports will feature the best places each week to enjoy winter fun in […]

December: Maine Winter Happenings

December 2016 — Winter is here, the holidays are weeks away, and Maine has a lot to offer those who love to explore. There's expanded service on Amtrak and a groundbreaking art exhibition in a new museum. For outdoor lovers, there is a growing system of lodges and trails that are ideal for snowshoers. A Maine […]

November: Maine Fall Happenings

November 2016 — November is an ideal month to delve into the arts in Maine, the subject of this month's colorful Maine Thing Quarterly digital magazine. For holiday shoppers, it's the time to work out a strategy for a Black Friday visit to Freeport. This is a month when stalwart waterside dining spots and cozy […]

Maine’s 2016 Foliage Season is One for the Record Books!

October 19, 2016 — The final 2016 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports past peak conditions throughout Maine. "Without a doubt, 2016 will go down in the record books as being one of the most colorful fall foliage seasons seen in the past seven years. It was apparent that […]

October: Maine Fall Happenings

October 2016 – The red and gold splendor of foliage season is gradually moving north to south in Maine, but there's still time to come see the leaves go through their magical transformation. This month, read about the Katahdin Woods and Waters area and two Maine restaurants that were recently singled out in the national press. […]

Blankets of Color Spreading Across Maine This Weekend

October 12, 2016 — The 2016 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports peak conditions throughout Maine this upcoming weekend.  "Those leaf peepers who prefer a less hectic weekend for a fall foliage drive, now that the busy Columbus Day weekend has passed, will find that we're still awash […]

Beautiful Tapestry of Color Throughout Maine Columbus Day Weekend

October 5, 2016 — The 2016 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports moderate to high color spreading throughout Maine. Northern Maine and the western mountains are reaching peak (75 percent) conditions with low leaf drop this weekend.  "As if on cue, this Columbus Day weekend is a great opportunity […]

Fall Colors are Spreading Throughout Northern Maine

September 28, 2016 — The 2016 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports spreading color throughout Maine. Northern Maine is reporting low (10-30 percent) color change. Northern portions of zones 3, 4 and 5 are also showing low color change. Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches peak […]