Such is beauty ever — neither here nor there, now nor then, neither in Rome nor in Athens, but wherever there is a soul to admire. If I seek her elsewhere because I do not find her at home, my search will prove a fruitless one. – Henry David Thoreau – Thoreau’s Journals
People come from all over to visit Maine and New England. For those of us who live here year round some things small, like a favorite café or a local park that’s a home to nesting pair of Ospreys, we tend to take for granted but might escape a visitor’s eye. Others like Acadia National Park or the 8,000 islands off the Maine Coast become travel destinations for folks from away but living here we sometimes we just don’t make the trip.
We’ve decided for a while to visit and share things nearby. This site will grow outward from our home in Freeport and we’ll share some of our favorite places in and around Maine and New England. Maybe it will give you some ideas as you pass through on your travels.