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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 […]

Maine Makes Fodor’s Travel Go List of Best Destinations to Visit in 2016

The Maine Office of Tourism recently announced that Maine was chosen as one of 26 destinations on Fodor’s Travel 2016 Go List. The annual Go List highlights 26 can’t-miss destinations around the world that every traveler should have on their radar when planning trips in the coming year. Acadia National Park “Maine has an allure […]

December: Maine Winter Happenings

December 14, 2015 – Mainers are eager to get their snowshoes and cross country skis out of the garage and head out on the trails to enjoy winter. It’s a time when locals and visitors encounter each other at one of Maine’s fabled diners over a long breakfast. It’s when people learn a new skill […]

November: Maine Winter Happenings

November 19, 2015 – November is when Maine really gets ready for winter. From holiday festivals to ski resorts preparing trails and well-curated exhibitions opening at the state’s lauded small art museums, it’s a time of celebration, outdoor fun and contemplation. For writers, editors and bloggers looking for short-lead news, there are details under Happening […]

Maine Happenings in Late Fall & Winter

October 26, 2015 – October in Maine is an energetic month, thanks to the state’s booming dining scene, a groundbreaking biennial and the start of the holiday shopping season. For writers, editors and bloggers looking for short-lead news, there are details under Happening Now. Those is search of longer lead news – such as coastal […]

Fall Colors Still Present in Maine

For Immediate Release October 21, 2015 Contact: Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & orestry 207-287-5153 or gale.ross@maine.gov Augusta, MAINE –  Peak and past-peak conditions are taking place throughout the state with moderate to high leaf drop (50 percent to 70 percent), according to the final fall foliage report from the […]

Foliage Color Peaking Throughout Maine

Augusta, MAINE – Peak leaf color is spreading throughout the state, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Forest Rangers in all tracking zones are reporting 70 percent to 100 percent color and moderate leaf drop of 50 percent. “Now is the time to grab your cameras and get outdoors. Maine is […]

Northern Maine Moves to Peak Foliage for Columbus Day Weekend

Augusta, MAINE – The leaves in northern Maine will be moving towards peak conditions this upcoming Columbus Day weekend according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.  “Peak color (85 percent) is spreading throughout the northern region (zones 6 and 7) with low leaf drop, but forest rangers are still reporting low to […]

Upcoming Weather May Speed Along Foliage

Augusta, MAINE – Maine’s fall foliage is turning, but the best is still yet to come during the next three weeks, according to Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. “Pockets of color are emerging throughout all seven zones, but overall the state is just about 10 percent to 30 percent toward peak. With the upcoming […]