The Loop

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  • Ski sales in Maine: Find your winter gear – cheap

    Maybe you're thinking "too soon! It's not even Halloween yet." News flash: You've already missed a couple ski swaps in Maine this year and Bangor's big'un is this weekend. Here's where to find deals this year Read on

  • Hiking, skiing & mountain biking: On top of the world at Stratton Brook Hut

    Now is great time to visit Stratton Brook Hut or any of the other three huts in the Maine Huts & Trails system. It's "self-service" at the huts until Dec 19, meaning you can enjoy an overnight stay at deeply discounted rates. Read on

  • Ski in Maine for less this winter: 9 ski deals to act on right now

    Yes, it's only October, but you know what they say: The early bird saves up to 61 percent. But act soon, some of these deals end at the end of the month. Read on

  • A close-to-shore island adventure in Harpswell

    The colors of fall or quick to come and fast to change. Get outdoors in the next few days before winds blow the beautiful leaves off the trees. This island adventure is in your backyard. Read on

  • Hiking: Caribou Mountain a top pick for Maine’s best mountain day hike

    Caribou Mountain has all the elements of a perfect day hike: two clear and cold streams, a waterfall, extensive open edges and incredible summit views, all reached via a loop hike of moderate mileage. Read on

  • 29 stunning photos of fall foliage in Maine (and some perfect spots to leaf peep)

    Dang, those leaves sure do look purty this time of year. And while locals might give the influx of "leaf peepers" a hard time, there's truly no shame in staring. Read on

  • Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine

    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. Read on

  • Maine’s hidden secrets #001: Squirrel Point Light

    This new series will explore Maine's best, yet slightly lesser-known destinations - all in your back yard! Bringing photos, hikes and hot spots to your desktop! Read on

  • Top 5 afterwork adventures close to Portland

    Find the top five destinations within a few minutes of Portland. Escape after work for serene views that'll make you appreciate the state in which you live. Read on

  • 10 easy Maine hikes anyone can do: Great views for the casual hiker

    All these hikes are less than 2 miles. They're not difficult, but they are super gratifying. 6 of them are within an hour's drive of Portland. If you're not a hardcore hiker, but want a mountaintop view, here's our picks for you: Read on

  • 7 of Maine’s most beautiful lakes

    You have GOT to see these amazing photos. We hand-picked the prettiest lakes in Maine, so you'll know where to go for a swim, paddle or just to gaze at the view. Read on

  • Schoodic Point: The premier destination in Acadia National Park

    If you want to find the most scenic and beloved spot inside Maine's famous Acadia National Park, you've come to the right place. Read on

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