Category Archives: Maine

Plants are an Amazing Part of the Park

Acadia National Park has the distinction of being the first national park east of the Mississippi River. The Wabanaki Tribes have called this area home for more than 12,000. years. This National Park is also known for its wide variety of plant life. In facts authors, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney,

Christmas Tree Farms in Augusta me

Christmas decor just is not complete without a Christmas tree. Although artificial trees may be easier and less messy than real trees, Christmas tree farms allow patrons to pick out the perfect tree and enjoy the fresh scent and lovely sight of a real tree for the season without the hassle of obtaining a permit

Cookiescakes and Pies oh my

There is nothing quite a delicious as a loaf of crusty bread or a delectable pastry. While you can find some big box grocers that offer acceptable baked goods, a local bakery offers something different. You can be pulled into their shop by the tantalizing smells wafting onto the street. Portland, Maine may not be

History of Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park in Maine is located on Mount Desert Island (MDI).  MDI is the 6th largest island in the contiguous United States and the largest island off the coat of Maine at 108 square miles.  It is one of the more popular tourist attractions in the Downeast area, with over 2 million tourists visiting

A Locals Guide to Calais Maine

Located in eastern Washington County situated on the Canadian border and the St. Croix River, sits the beautiful town of Calais in the intriguing State of Maine Calais was and continues to be a city of commerce and is recognized as the primary shopping center of eastern Washington County and Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Calais

A guide to Portland Maine’s West Bayside neighborhood

The West Bayside neighborhood in Portland is bordered by Cumberland Avenue to the South, Forest Avenue to the West and the Franklin Street Arterial (or just Franklin Street, if you prefer) to the West.  To the north, it is penned in by 295, running just alongside Marginal Way.  It is an amalgamation of cobblestone alleyways,

Portland me Climate

Portland, Maine has a humid continental climate. Since the city lies on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline, much of the climate is influenced by the ocean breezes. That means the surrounding areas may be a bit cooler during the winter and a tad warmer in the summer. Nevertheless, Portland still has cold, brutal winters, followed by

What to see at Acadia National Park

Early 20th Century visionaries who were awed by the beauty of the area donated the land for Acadia National Park in Maine.  It was the first National Park East of the Mississippi River Home – Acadia National Park.  Jump ahead to 2012 and there are now more than 2 million visitors every year.  What does