Snowy Morning in Freeport

Charlie Lopresti, our local meteorologist on WGME in Portland, told us this was going to happen but heck, we don’t always believe him. But Monday morning arrived with a load of wet snow and a reminder that winter still has a way to go. I went out and grabbed some photos suspecting this might change…

Gardens Aglow

Sometimes you get a good heads up from someone. I’d never heard of the Gardens Aglow display at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens near Boothbay, but a friend said it was worth the trip and boy was she right. Started in 2015 to create more interest in the gardens during the off season the display…

Portland Lighthouse Lover’s Cruise

  After 5 summers, we decided it was time to take a lighthouse cruise out of Portland, Maine. After all, when folks come to visit we want to be able to recommend something memorable from first hand experience so we booked the Lighthouse Lover’s cruise with Portland Discovery. While the cruise certainly produces the promised…

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…

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…