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Maine’s October Update

October 2017 — This is the month that's synonymous with foliage in Maine, and we have suggestions for checking out some of the state's best colors on a walk or a hike. But, since Maine has become synonymous with food, there are also new restaurants to try and the 10th anniversary of Harvest on the […]

Northern Maine Nearing Peak Conditions Columbus Day Weekend

October 4, 2017 — The Fall Foliage Report from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports 70 percent color for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend in northern Maine, while the remainder of the state is at 40 to 50 percent color change. A low leaf drop is also reported throughout the state. Typically, northern Maine […]

Autumn is Finally Here

September 27, 2017 — The Fall Foliage Report from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports 70 percent color for the upcoming weekend in northern Maine, while the rest of the state is at 30 to 50 percent color change with low leaf drop throughout the state. Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches […]

Fall Colors Appearing throughout Northern Maine

With autumn officially arriving on Friday, the Fall Foliage Report from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports moderate color emerging in northern Maine (30-50 percent). Forest Rangers report low color (10-30 percent) for the rest of the state.  Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches peak conditions the last week of September into […]

Maine’s Display of Fall Foliage Colors Expected to be Brilliant

September 13, 2017 — Today is the official start of Maine's fall foliage season. Maine's leaf bearing trees will show off their usual colors of yellow, orange and red in the upcoming weeks. The 2017 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports spotty color change in the forest. Northern Maine […]

Maine’s September Update

September 2017 — Fall is in the air, farm stands have the last of the summer corn and the first of the season’s pumpkins on display, and the trees have touches of red and gold. It’s a great month to enjoy a farm-to-farm-table dinner, a contemporary art exhibition or a museum show with one of […]

Maine’s “Open Lighthouse Day” Welcomes the Public

Maine's iconic coastal sentinels take center stage during Maine's 9th Annual Open Lighthouse Day to be held this year on Saturday, September 9. Twenty-five lighthouses will be open to the public throughout the state offering free entry for visitors on this one day. This popular family-friendly event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the […]

Maine’s August Update

August 2017 — This is the month when the Maine summer slowly gives way to the first indicators of fall, when the first red maple leaves appear and cooler nights occur mid-month. It’s a great month to be among the first to visit AMC’s new lodge, check out Maine’s most acclaimed painter at a world […]

Lighthouses in Maine — It Takes a Village and Volunteers Who Care for Them

Maine’s lighthouses — these iconic beacons that line the coast and shine from islands — are as ubiquitous in Maine as lobster. There are 65 lighthouses in the state and at least 60 are still operating, casting their warning lights over the sea each night, their foghorns sounding through the mist. Maine’s lighthouse history goes […]

Marsden Hartley’s Maine Comes to the Colby College Museum of Art

Lewiston native Marsden Hartley is one of America’s most renowned painters. While influenced by artists such as Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse, his true inspiration was the special place where he was born and grew up – and to which he returned permanently later in life to become, in his own words, “the painter of Maine.” […]

Museums, Events, and the Landscape Showcase Native American Culture in Maine

Thousands of years before the explorers from the Old World made their way to Maine Native Americans called it home. More importantly, some still call Maine home today. Known collectively as the Wabanaki, or “People of the Dawnland,” they are a confederacy of Nations that today consists of the four federally recognized tribes in Maine: […]

Maine’s July Update

July 2017 – It’s the heart of a Maine summer and the very best time of the year to enjoy the lakes, ocean and mountains of this amazing state. It’s a month when visitors flock to the ocean beaches and book early tee times at the state’s many golf courses. This summer, they can visit […]