light pink flowers

Photograph by Mark Fleming

(Socially Distant!) Homey Things to Do This Summer


Explore some of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ 250-plus wetlands from a safe social distance as part of its 2020 Wicked Wetland Wonders theme. Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 207-633-8000.


Visit 18th- and 19th-century homes, schoolhouses, and more from your laptop via the Castine Virtual History Tour.


Take a virtual tour of the Olson House, made famous in Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, while it’s closed for renovations this season. 207-596-6457.


Enjoy cuisine from every Maine county with the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook, featuring more than 200 recipes from acclaimed chefs, home cooks, and others.


Discover more than 100 local makers, and purchase their beautiful wares, through the Maine Crafts Association’s Source + Buy program.


Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County’s Fourth Friday Plant Clinic Zoom call for help diagnosing a diseased tree, identifying pests, and more. July 24 & Aug. 28, 10 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


Bid on rare antiques from your living room during Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ August Auction Weekend. Aug. 28–30. 207-354-8141.