Posts By: Aimsel Ponti
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    Face the Music

    Josh Ritter releases “Gathering,” tour comes to Portland

    The singer-songwriter plays Portland on Saturday. Read on

    Posted: October 20, 2017
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    Go Candlepin Bowling

    Candlepin bowling is a charming New England oddity. We like our balls small, and although Maine has plenty of big-ball alleys, there's something very retro about Candlepin bowling. One spot where you can let the small balls roll is at Big 20 Bowling Center in Scarborough.
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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    Go to Funtown Splashtown USA

    Look, sometimes you just need to take your kids - and your own inner child - to an amusement park to ride the rides, eat the not-so-healthy foods and have a spectacular time. That's what places like Funtown Splashtown USA are all about. And if it's too crowded there's also Aquaboggan just a bit down the road. Go. Have fun!
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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    Go Apple Picking

    There's no shortage of apples in Maine in many varieties for your pies, cider, crisps and just plain chomping. September is the sweet spot for apples, and Maine has more than 50 orchards waiting for you to roam through. Try Spiller Farm in Wells, Cayford Orchards in Skowhegan, Rollins Orchard in Garland and Hope Orchards in Camden, to name just a few.
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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    Have a cocktail at The Top of the East

    You'll feel like you're in another city as you sip your libation at the Top of The East lounge on the top floor of Portland's in-town Westin Hotel. Panoramic views have been enjoyed there since 1963. The lighting is perfect, the seating is comfortable and this is a sweet spot to end a first date or just tuck into on an idle weeknight.
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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    See a concert at Thompson’s Point

    You'll drink local brews, eat local tastiness from food trucks and most importantly, see nationally known acts perform. And this all happens outside, right by the water. Thompson's Point has become a destination music venue and every summer the magic grows stronger.
    Photo by Joshua Frances

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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    See a concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

    There's no music quite like live music and Darling's Waterfront Pavilion has the massive stage to prove it. They bring in huge, national acts every summer and people come in droves to rock out, freak out, chill out and take in the tunes outdoors in the heart of Bangor.
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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    Cross-Country Skiing at Pineland Farms

    Find a pair of used skis on the cheap and then you're off! Cross-country skiing in Maine is widely available whether it's in your own secret spot or on groomed trails at places like Pineland Farms, and it gets you outside without as much fanfare – or expense – as downhill skiing. It's also a terrific way to burn some of those extra "seasonal" calories. However, you're likely to put those calories right back into your body with an apres-ski visit to the Pineland market and its to-die-for bakery.
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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    Explore the Desert of Maine

    Wait, what? A desert? In Maine? It's entirely true, and you can see it for yourself in Freeport. The Desert of Maine is a glacial desert that was once fertile farmland back in the 1700s. But after years of clear-cutting, sheep grazing and not rotating the crops, sand started to reveal itself. And voila: a desert! If you're into geology, tram rides and marvelling at how it's possible to have a desert in Maine, this is your spot.
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    Posted: October 17, 2017
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    Visit a Maine diner

    Few foods are comforting in quite the same way as diner food. From homemade pie to giant breakfast platters, a diner visit always hits the spot. The good news is that Maine's got several good ones including the iconic Moody's Diner in Waldoboro and the A1 in Gardiner. Chow down!
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    Posted: October 17, 2017