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Autumn Arrives and Begins the Progression of Color

September 21, 2016 — The 2016 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports very little color change throughout Maine. Northern Maine is still reporting very low (less than 10 percent) color change.  Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches peak conditions the last week of September into the first […]

September: Maine Fall Happenings

September 2016 – Foliage season is fast arriving, with the first red and gold leaves appearing in northern Maine. It's a great month for observing wildlife and watching the annual coastal bird migration. Families love fall for apple picking and the state's many festivals. For beer lovers, the Maine beer trail has become a worthy autumn […]

Let the Maine Fall Foliage Season Begin

September 14, 2016 — Today is the official start of Maine's fall foliage season. The 2016 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports very little color change in the forest. Northern Maine is also reporting less than 5 percent color change.  Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reach […]

August: Maine Summer Happenings

  August 2016 — This is the sublime month when Maine inspires painters and poets. August is when farmers’ markets are filled with summer’s bounty, when a week of beach days is punctuated by a visit to one of the state’s extraordinary maritime heritage sites and the tally of new restaurants throughout the state seems […]

July: Maine Summer Happenings

July 2016 — During the height of this beautiful Maine summer, surfers can be seen along the state's southern beaches and art lovers will be flocking to Midcoast Maine to visit the newly opened Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Others will take a cruise that checks out Maine's homegrown oyster farms. It's a […]

June: Maine Summer Happenings

June 2016 – As summer arrives in the state, the road biking season is already in full swing, sailboats are gracing the state's lakes and and coastline, and local ice cream stands are busy. June offers a good opportunity to visit gems like The Abbe Museum or go "forest bathing." For those who want to get […]

Maine Offers Special Rates to Canadian Travelers This Spring and Summer

AUGUSTA, Maine – Summer is just around the corner and Maine’s businesses are offering great rates and deals for Canadian visitors. Dozens of Maine’s inns, B&B’s and hotels across the state have special offers and deals with rates at or near par for Canadians. Beachgoers enjoying the sun and sand in Maine where businesses are […]

May: Maine Spring

May 2016 – The first signs of summer are approaching in Maine. In fact, May is the month when golf clubs come out of the garage, family canoes are loaded onto roof racks and Mainers set out on their first hikes of the year. It’s the ideal time to plan a vacation around one of […]

April: Maine Spring Happenings

  April 2016 – This is the month when summertime plans are made. It’s the ideal time for visitors to book a spot with an ocean view at the new Schoodic Woods Campground in Acadia or to plan a driving itinerary with Inns Along the Coast. There are new kid-friendly diversions in Portland such as the […]

March Update

  March 2016 – The first glimmers of spring are apparent in Maine and the celebrations leading up to Acadia National Park’s Centennial continue all month. In Portland, Rockland, Kennebunk and other Maine cities and towns, March is synonymous with Maine Restaurant Week, a great chance to sample affordable dining in a state where the […]

February Update

February 2016 – It may be the middle of winter, but this is when many Mainers are outdoors and enjoying the season, skating on a local pond or taking the family ice fishing. Spring may seem far off, but there are a host of winter farmers’ markets that continue to offer produce and goods. Early […]

January Update

  January 2016 – January is the month when Mainers get out and celebrate the season at one of the state’s winter fairs and festivals. It’s when savvy locals and visitors bundle up and head into the Maine woods to explore the landscape on snowmobiles. For anyone looking for a little rest and relaxation, it’s […]