Maine Places

Reader Photo Contest Winners

Maine Places

In between the travels and events I write about here, I have many weeks that feel more like Groundhog Day than a grand adventure (wrangle children into the car for school/camp, work, pick up children, recommence wrangling, repeat). During these times, the photos you submit of beautiful places around the state buoy me. And when […]

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Deer Isle Day Trips

Maine Places

For the last three years, I have kept a daily one-sentence journal. Every night, I write down something funny one of my kids said, or something we did, and relive memories from previous years. (There’s one page for each day of the year and each page holds five years’ worth of entries — or three […]

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The Great Outdoors

Maine Places

Here’s my camping conundrum: I want to curl up with my family like a wolf pack in a wooded, secluded spot — that is also accessible by station wagon and within a stone’s throw of running water. In the three years Mark and I have been tenting with our kids, we’ve found plenty of conveniences, […]

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Upta Camp

Maine Places

I came late to the Maine camp tradition. When I was a kid, my family would sometimes spend a summer week on Frye Island in Sebago Lake or Long Lake in Naples. We liked these areas enough to make repeat visits — heck, my brother and I never wanted to leave! — but we rarely […]

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