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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 […]

Maine’s June Update

June 2017 — Summer is fast approaching, so it’s the perfect time for a walking tour of Bar Harbor or a stay at Libby Camps, one of Maine’s classic sporting camps. It’s the season to stop in Portland to taste the James Beard Award-winning food at Eventide Oyster Co. as you head up the coast. […]

Maine’s May Update

May 2017 — At long last, May is here. Summer resorts are getting spruced up and ready to reopen, spring fishing season is in full swing and lobster pounds are preparing for the influx of people “from away.” May is migration month, when Deer Isle holds the Wings, Waves and Woods festival for those who […]

Marsden Hartley’s Maine

Marsden Hartley was one of Maine's best-loved painters and a new show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Breuer galleries in New York City, Marsden Hartley's Maine, celebrates this artist's work. Marsden Hartley's Maine, which runs from March 15 – June 18, 2017, will feature approximately 90 paintings and drawings that illuminate the painter's extraordinarily expressive range, […]

Maine’s April Update

APRIL 2017 — Spring is here, but due to an incredibly snowy Maine winter, it’s arriving a little bit slower this year.  That’s great news for fans of whitewater rafting, who can expect some off-the-charts thrills this season. For art lovers, there are five exhibitions in 2017 to mark the centennial of the birth of […]

Snowpack Creating Ultimate Conditions for Spring Skiing & Snowmobiling

March 29, 2017 — The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA), reports the snowpack continues to be ideal for skiing and snowmobiling throughout much of the state. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) snow depth map shows approximately three-quarters of the state, including […]

Start of Spring Upholds Great Winter Recreation Conditions

March 22, 2017 — The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA), reports that despite the official start of spring on Monday, winter snow conditions continue to satisfy winter recreation. Off to a great spring skiing season at Sugarloaf. Click on the image above or the […]

Storm Stella Sends Last Week of Winter Out With a Bang

March 15, 2017 — The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA), reports the recent snowfall will ensure winter activities continue through at least March, with more snow expected to fall this weekend. Snowmobiles with Mount Kineo in the background. Click on the image above […]

Maine’s March Update

March 2017 — The first glimmers of spring are here, with longer days, stronger sunlight and a sense that summer isn't all that far away. This month marks the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the works of Maine painter Marsden Hartley at The Met Breuer in New York City, showcasing 90 works that celebrate […]