Sunday April 20th 2014

Seasonal guides

St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2014
March 12, 2014

Celebrate Ireland, Irish food, Irish drink, and Irish-Americans this St. Patrick’s Day. There’s plenty of Irish music and revelry at Irish Pubs around southern Maine, as well as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Plunge, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Shamrock Shuffle bar crawl and scavenger hunt, Blarney Days, and plenty more.

Own the snow: Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing lessons, rentals & trails

Own the snow: Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing lessons, rentals & trails
January 14, 2014

Imagine it: Just you, the trees, and an expanse of snow. Cross-country skiing is a fine winter way to get outside and get one with the white stuff. Many of the XC spots on our roundup also offer rentals, so first-timers can give the sport a try even if they don’t already own equipment.

Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine

Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine
October 18, 2013

They seem easy, but corn mazes can confound even the most capable problem solvers. Test your sense of direction (and maybe bring a cell phone, just in case) in one of Maine’s corn mazes.

Maine Fall Fairs & Festivals

Maine Fall Fairs & Festivals
October 06, 2013

Fall is festival season in Maine. It’s also the season of pumpkin-launching, pumpkin-eating and giant pumpkin boat races. And other stuff that doesn’t involve pumpkins.

Winter Fairs & Festivals

Winter Fairs & Festivals
January 03, 2013

Fairs and festivals don’t hibernate in winter. There’s too much to celebrate, like the snow and ice and…well, it’s mostly the snow and ice. Check out our roundup of winter fairs and festivals to look forward to!

Slip sliding away: Snow tubing parks in Maine

Slip sliding away: Snow tubing parks in Maine
December 31, 2012

Winter brings with it plenty of ice and snow. Maybe you’ve noticed. We can either curse it (and how it makes us fall down and slide into ditches) or we can embrace it, preferably with a giant tube. Find a place to slide this winter with our roundup of snow tubing parks.

Ice Skating

Ice Skating
December 26, 2012

Swimming isn’t as enticing this time of year, when ice cover makes the breaststroke more painful than necessary. So lace up some skates instead, and glide across those ponds without the need of a swimsuit.

Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farms
December 03, 2012

The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of a home’s holiday decorations. It says, “Christmas, you’re welcome here anytime. But mostly in December. And sometimes into mid-January, depending on how much we procrastinate.” Here’s a roundup of farms where you can cut your own or grab one and go.