Route 2 follows the Androscoggin River northeast from Bethel, a mix of woods and farm fields. You see farm stands selling pumpkins and other falls crops, plus lawn displays, which, with their jumble of peeling shutters, wooden chairs, wheelbarrows, and birdbaths, fall somewhere between an antiques shop and a junkyard.
I love watching people at the beach because they exude pure joy, a release. I can tell they are behaving differently at the edge of the shore than they do in their lives back home -- in their busy lives of work and stresses and shoulds.
The arrival of crisp air means cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. Crackling fires and changing leaves too, and the choice way to enjoy those are with a weekend getaway to the country. Herein, 10 boutique retreats across North America ideal for autumn weather.
The cars race east and west on Routes 25 and 302 in western Maine, their drivers hell-bent on getting to the coast or New Hampshire's Presidential Range. Not you. You're taking the Pequawket Trail Scenic Byway into the foothills of the White Mountains.
I disappointed myself in a way by cancelling a summer trip (too demanding physically), but no small compensation came this month with a getaway to Mas...
Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?
It takes a pretty remarkable town to thrive on the tractor pulls and pig races at the yearly country fair and at the same time play host to internationally renowned chamber music concerts.
The mighty Great North Music and Arts Festival in Norridgewock, Maine, was rich in colorful characters, eye-tickling art and of course, brain-jiggling music.
Lobster's place in America has evolved throughout its existence, and along the way, we've put plenty of new spins on the dish.
By: Nicole Rupersburg Credit: Shutterstock What do you think about when you...
I take this summer moment and bank it away for later... just like I've done over our life together. I always want to sneak back to this very moment, never forgetting and always appreciating.
A cleaver is a small green plant that grows delicate white flowers. If you break a leaf off and place it on your sleeve it adheres. When we meet someone we begin the process of cleaving. All you can do is think about that person.
Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.
The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.
It is not always easy to know the signs of your own success even if they are overflowing with abundance like the gift of too much zucchini in August. Your own thinking can be the worst critic at times like this.
Give Amy Allen a capital "A" for effort while the singer-songwriter also makes an upper case for herself in the Ambition Department. Backed by the group she started forming in February 2014, Allen is revving up for a promising music career with Amy & the Engine.