Tag: Maine

Best Hike of 2012 – Mount Battie

North of Portland, along U.S. Route 1, is a slice of Maine often overlooked by vacationers on their way to Acadia National Park. Known as the Midcoast region, it is made up of four counties, of which we visited the youngest, Knox. Like the rest of the Frontier State, this 1,500 miles long stretch of rugged coastline has more than its fair share of serene … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Breakfast Nook with a View

Happy National Lighthouse Day!

Clockwise from top left: Portland Head Light, Marshall Point Lighthouse, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and The Nubble Light.

Eating Out in Camden, Maine

On the last day of our trip to midcoast Maine, my husband and I picked up our dinner from Camden’s famed Cappy’s Chowder House to have at leisure, later in our hotel room. After putting our 9-month-old to sleep, we tip-toed around the room to pull up chairs and set the table. I have realized that you need to have the skills of a cat … Read the rest

The Reading Corner

While I have nothing against technology and have read many books on my iPad, I yearn for books as they were. Fat, thin, short, tall, musty, moldy and the highly coveted, fresh-off-the-press. Nowadays, all books look the same. They are skinny, shiny, and they come in one size – tablet. Sigh. While I have all but given in to the convenience and economy of e-books, … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day Four

Day four of our whirlwind trip (as a friend put it) saw us getting up early, picking up our coffee and heading to Rockland Breakwater Light. It is an inviting old building, at the end of a 7/8-mile-long breakwater, with plenty of windows, housing a tiny gift shop and offering a rewarding view from the top. Although I did spot a couple of dudes in … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day Three

At first, I wasn’t very sure I wanted to spend a sunny July afternoon inside a museum, but boy was I wrong. First of all, this isn’t your typical museum, confined within walls, this opens out into a field where aircrafts are flown and Ford Model T rides are raced, well, not exactly raced but you get the idea.

Just three miles from the scenic … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day Two

There are two ways of getting to the summit of Mount Battie in Camden State Park, the easy way and the hard way. If you, like us, want to take the path less traveled, then trudge through the Nature Trail (1.2 miles), cross the auto road (the easy way), and then hike the remaining 0.5 miles. Once at the top, you will find a stern-looking … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day One

While I have fallen behind in my chronicling of this year’s Spring adventures, I will have you know that we are already dusting off our hiking boots and unpacking our recently acquired luggage paraphernalia (read baby travel gear) at a lakeside lodge in midcoast Maine.

We plan to have many lobster dinners, albeit cold ones. Hot dinners are a luxury when you are traveling with … Read the rest

Goodbye 2011

As the year draws to an end, we are flooded with lists of bests and worsts, and the must-have top ten lists. It is also a time for recaps and new beginnings. For me, it’s been a good year. Of all the trips we took, the one up north to Maine was memorable. Four days. Four lighthouses. Plates of fresh seafood and dollops of local … Read the rest