The Ice & Smelt Festival will be held Feb. 3-4 at Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham.

A Festival of Smelt, Ice, and Fun in Bowdoinham

2/1/2012 - Anyone who has lived through a Maine winter knows that you need to find your fun outdoors or you'll go stir crazy waiting for spring and, eventually, summer. Luckily there are a bunch of great festivals that actually celebrate freezing your butt off outside, and surely one of the quirkiest… SEE MORE
Oysters at the annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival, held on the last sunday in September.

Maine Oyster Country: Newcastle and Damariscotta

1/30/2012 - Oyster cultivation on the coast of Maine is on the increase, thanks to our clean, cold, salty, water. This water is full of nutrients, and it's part of what gives our oysters their delightfully distinctive taste. Maine oysters have their moment in the sun, literally, on the last Sunday in… SEE MORE
A fishing pier in Milbridge, home to clammers and lobstermen alike.

Pulling a Living from the Mud in Milbridge

1/19/2012 - His name is Richard Stanwood, his profession is clamming, and his home is Milbridge. A stout fifty-four-year-old who has been raking the local mudflats since he was 7, Stanwood wouldn’t have it any other way. “I was born right here in this town, over there on my kitchen table,” he… SEE MORE
Keeper's House and Light Tower at Matinicus Rock

Historic Island Structures Receive Needed Maintenance

1/10/2012 - The Maine Coastal Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is responsible for maintaining five lighthouses and their accompanying structures. Four of these are on the National Register of Historic Places and must be maintained to historic preservation standards. Major maintenance was recently completed on the three of the four. At Matinicus… SEE MORE
The view from Widow Island across to Calderwood Island, just off the eastern shore of North Haven.

The Perfect Summer Cruise Around Penobscot Bay

1/5/2012 - Last summer I experienced what all parties involved have deemed the "perfect cruise." Every once in while, everything comes together — the weather, the company, and the boat. The rest, well, the rest was history! Pulling out of Rockport Harbor in my friend Mark Abb's sturdy 21-foot center console powerboat,… SEE MORE
Sand Beach, on Mount Desert Island, is one of the more popular destinations in Acadia National Park.

A Dozen Great Maine Beaches to Explore This Winter

1/3/2012 - While the eastern Maine coast is famous for its rocky shoreline and rugged terrain, there are many beautiful examples of small pocket beaches that can be found if one looks hard enough. Some of the beaches are sandy, and some are covered with smooth stones. Some are rather large, while… SEE MORE