Maine Spotlight

Favorite Yankee Stories about Maine’s Iconic Experiences


Maine Foliage Drive

Maine Foliage Drive | Directions

The Midcoast town of Wis­casset is the perfect place to detour off the busy road and onto what your dad used to call “the scenic route.” This back-road drive along the Sheepscot River to North Whitefield and back takes roughly an hour without stops.
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Chebeague Island Inn

Chebeague Island Inn | Late Fall Maine Getaway

During the summer, the population of Chebeague Island off the coast of Maine swells to close to 2,000 people. By late autumn it drops to around 350, making it the perfect time to plan a late-season visit to the Chebeague Island Inn.
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Castine, Maine | A Historic Midcoast Maine Town

Considered one of the oldest towns in New England, Castine is a charming midcoast Maine spot offering cozy inns, scenic views, tasty food, and plenty of history.
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Best Lobster Rolls in Maine

A lobster roll is a simple thing: basically, cold lobster meat stuffed into a warm bun. It’s the street food of the rocky Maine coast–a vernacular masterpiece served high and low, at lobster pounds, cookhouses, and seafood shacks, at supermarkets and gas stations, at fast-food chains and in home kitchens.
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Puffins at East Egg Rock, Maine

Steve Kress worked diligently to establish a breeding colony of puffins at East Egg Rock. First the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the seagull population, then Kress and helpers imported puffin chicks from Newfoundland.
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Rockport & Camden | Two Miles of Coastal Beauty

Maine has one of the world’s most dramatic coastlines, especially when the wind is high and towering waves thunder against the craggy shore. But it’s a quieter stretch of coast that offers—in many eyes—the prettiest walk in New England.
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