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  1. How to Tackle a Long-Distance Hike in Winter

    You don't have to pack up your hiking shoes when the snow starts to fall. Here, insider tips on tackling a long-distance hike in winter.

  2. Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway in Maine's Lakes & Mountains

    For one perfect weekend in the Lakes and Mountains, these are our top picks for what to eat, drink, and explore.

  3. The 12 Best Swimming Holes & Waterfalls in Maine's Lakes and Mountains

    The vast western region called the Lakes and Mountains claims a fair share of these waterways, with endless falls and swimming holes that invite lazy afternoons by the river. Here are 12 of our favorites for swimming, hiking, and riverside picnics.

  4. 10 Best Bike Tours in the U.S.

    From the beer mecca of Portland, Oregon to lobster rolls of Portland, Maine, these two-wheeled treks showcase the best of the country. Here, 10 of the best bike tours in the U.S.

  5. Introducing the Beautiful, Barely Inhabited Island Off the Coast of Maine That You Need to Have on Your Travel Radar

    Get ready to fall in love with Monhegan Island’s New England charm and rugged good looks.

  6. 8 Amazing Places to See Between Portland and Acadia National Park

    Veer off the beaten path and head right up the Maine Coast, take U.S. Route 1 between Portland and Bar Harbor.

  7. The 7 Best Trail-to-Pub Pairings in Maine's Midcoast and Islands

    From a tiny farmhouse brewery in the woods to a rowdy bar with an oyster shell floor, there’s a Maine ale-and-trail experience for every kind of adventurer.

  8. 10 Reasons Maine's Midcoast and Islands Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List This Year

    With a maritime history dating back hundreds of years, postcard-ready villages tucked away along the coastline, and endless back roads to get off the beaten path, Midcoast Maine is a haven for independent explorers.

  9. Insider’s Guide to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

    Tucked in a remote corner of Maine’s deep north woods, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument defines the ruggedness of the northeast, offering visitors 87,000 acres of steep, densely-wooded mountains.

  10. 10 Best Hiking Trails in Maine

    Explore Maine's best wilderness hiking, from the mile-high summit of Mount Katahdin to secret coastal blueberry fields.

  11. SUP Summer Escape Portland, Maine

    The best places to learn and enjoy SUP, or stand-up paddleboarding, in and around Portland, Maine.

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