Places to Explore

purple lilac

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Homey Things to Do This Season

Places to Explore

Peruse vintage goods and crafts, breathe in the scent of more than 200 lilacs, and more!

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things to do in Maine

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Homey Things to Do in Maine this Spring

Places to Explore

Shop for antiques, stroll gardens filled with native plants, chat with local contractors, landscapers, and other pros, and more!

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Victoria Mansion Christmas

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Victorian, Times Three

Places to Explore

These very different house museums recreate Christmas as their owners might have celebrated it.

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Freeport, Maine

Photograph by Benjamin Williamson

Little Big Town

Roadtrips

With diverse shops, woodsy retreats, and community warmth aplenty, Freeport just might be the perfect holiday getaway

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homey things to do in Maine

Photograph by Benjamin Williamson

Homey Things to Do This Season

Places to Explore

Maine’s largest light show, holiday high tea, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more.

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The Summer Rush

Maine Places

Whoever coined the phrase “lazy summer days” must not have lived in a place where bona fide warm weather lasts a mere three months. Far from remaining idle, most Mainers I know view this fleeting window as a call to action — like summer is a massive melting ice cream cone and we must race […]

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Stonington on My Mind

Maine Places

You know that moment when you arrive in a beautiful Maine town and start plotting how you might move there? This phenomenon is not limited to those who live out of state. We locals experience it all the time. I have mentally relocated to coastal villages and mountain towns all over Maine, but the place […]

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On the Road

Maine Places

I have seen many spectacular stretches of highway in my travels around Maine, but my heart belongs to Route 3. And, no, I’m not talking about the much-lauded loop around Mount Desert Island, which serves up natural beauty in staggering proportions. “My” Route 3 is the western leg that starts in Augusta and intersects with […]

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