Puffin Watch

Sometimes, living in Maine, you forget that people come from all over the world to see things that are within an easy drive of your home. So occasionally you just need to be a tourist in your own backyard. We’d never seen puffins in the wild so Sue and I watched the weather for a…

Seguin Island Light Station

Seguin Island Light Station, 2 ½ miles off the Maine coast, marks the approach to the Kennebec River. The establishment of the light was approved by George Washington in 1793 or 1795 depending on the source you read. It’s distinguished as the highest light (focal plane of 180 feet) off the water in Maine. There…

Out of Commission for a while…

I haven’t posted anything for a while. Sometimes a day takes an unexpected turn. July 1st was that day for me. I headed out on my bike around 10:00 AM with the intention of riding a 30-mile loop before lunch. Somewhere just short of 10 miles I hit a section of road that had disintegrated…

Puzzle Mountain Bakery

You never know what you might run into on a drive through rural Maine. Recently, driving west from Freeport thru Newry to visit the Step Falls Preserve and Screw Auger Falls Gorge in Grafton Notch State Park, we came across the Puzzle Mountain Bakery. It’s a roadside stand along Bear River Road – Highway 26.…

White Cedar Inn – Freeport

Located on Main Street a short walk to the center of Freeport shopping, the White Cedar Inn offers guests a quiet, comfortable and friendly place to stay while exploring the rugged coast or shopping the many outlet stores. The house, once home to Arctic Explorer Donald B MacMillan who accompanied Admiral Robert Peary on his…

Step Falls Preserve

A drive west from Freeport, along winding two lane roads thru rural Maine, conveys you to rolling mountain county near Newry. Head north on Route 26 for a few miles and you’ll come to a small sign on the right marking the entrance to Step Falls Preserve parking lot. The preserve, originally set aside by…

Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate

If you love chocolate, and you’re in Freeport, be sure and stop at Wilbur’s. Two school teachers started the business as a candy store around 1983 and not long after decided to start making their own chocolate specialties with distinctive Maine twist like chocolate Moose, chocolate Lobsters, and chocolate covered blueberries. If your taste runs…