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The Loop

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  • Maine Mini Adventure: Camp under the stars & hike Cutler Coast (maybe the most beautiful place in Maine)

    I know these are fighting words, but, here it goes: Cutler is the most beautiful place in Maine — specifically the Cutler Coast Public Lands. It could almost be mistaken for the coast of Ireland with its steep, steep rocky drops into azure [albeit freezing] waters. Read on

  • Outdoor sculpture tour of the midcoast: 6 pieces you can see in a day trip

    There are many good pieces to see up and down the coast. We've picked six of our favorites that make for a nice day trip, and also suggest other stops along the way to enrich your cultural experience. Read on

  • Fine focaccias and lively atmosphere at Lil’s Cafe in Kittery

    Maine's southernmost town has become a favorite of foodies because of its vibrant and eclectic eats scene. There are a lot of interesting choices downtown, and Lil's is among them. Read on

  • Catch Sarah Blacker on Thursday and Five of The Eyes with Zach Jones on Friday

    Current Boston and soon to be Salem, Massachuetts-based singer-songwriter Sarah Blacker will be in Portland on Thursday night in support of her sensational latest record, "In Waves." Read on

  • 4 mountains you can drive up (plus other scenic spots to enjoy with minimal physical effort!)

    Some hikers shudder at the thought (summits should be hard-earned!) but here's the thing: Not everyone can hike. And not everyone wants to. Read on

  • Ebb & Flow is a dazzling Mediterranean-inspired restaurant & bar in Portland’s Old Port

    Ebb & Flow is a dazzling Mediterranean-inspired restaurant & bar in Portland's Old Port. The bar area can easily seat about 50 people, not including standing room, and the bar itself is designed with plenty of room for patrons to enjoy a full meal, or a few drinks. Read on

  • ‘Turbo Kid’ is a strange, fun ride. On a BMX bike. With a laser glove.

    "Turbo Kid" should give you just the sort of gory, post-apocalyptic comedy thrills you're looking for – especially if you're a fan of early Peter Jackson movies like "Bad Taste" or "Dead Alive." Read on

  • Meet fairies, build a fairy house to take home during “Enchanted Forests” at Maine Wildlife Park

    The park, which hosts about 30 species of wildlife from owls to mountain lions, has more fall events planned including a Rick Charette concert Sept. 19, the stars of "North Woods Law" on Sept. 26 and the nighttime Halloweenfest on Oct. 23-24 Read on

  • 5 (true) legends every Mainer should know

    Remember that time when the steam ship sank with all the wax statues? No? And you call yourself a Mainer? Also: One missing corpse, a missing red purse, a dead elephant and a few Portland brothels. Read on

  • Banish kid boredom: 20+ things to do with your kids in Maine

    So you've got kids. Whether they belong to you or you're simply entertaining for the day, Maine has countless ways to keep those young ones happy, engaged, entertained...and not driving you crazy saying, "I'm bored." Boredom doesn't belong in Maine. Ever. Read on

  • Vote now! Maine’s Greatest Happy Hour: Final Round

    Maybe it's the half-priced wine or the cocktail specials, maybe it's the free snacks, the great view, the good vibe or the awesome bartenders - whatever the reason, you nominated some great places to happy hour in Maine. Now the hard part: narrowing it down. Read on

  • Be courageous on the ropes course: Aerial Treetop Adventures at Gunstock, NH

    Tucked into the trees not far from Gunstock's base lodge, the ropes course consists of 91 different challenges - from bridges and swings to wooden barrels and cargo nets. The final course - black - is 50 feet up. Might not sound that high, but trust me, it's up there. Read on

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