Crab rolls at Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound
This is a super fun spot to grab a crab or lobster roll near Acadia National Park.
Devouring very berry pancakes at Jeannie's Great Maine Breakfast
Jeannie's is a great spot in Bar Harbor to grab breakfast while exploring Acadia National Park.
Enjoying fresh lobster at the Wharf Gallery and Grill on the Schoodic Peninsula
Enjoying lobster rolls on the wharf on the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine.
Second round of payments are being sent to Massachusetts residents this week
Gov. Charlie Baker's administration said that it would begin mailing the second, larger round of $500 automatic, direct payments to low-income workers beginning this week. Half a million low-income workers received the first round of payments in March, based on their 2020 tax returns. For this second round, eligibility criteria are similar but determined by 2021 state tax returns.
Maine man catches 100-year-old giant lobster, claims It probably met his ancestors
Jacob Knowles, a fisherman in Maine recently caught a lobster, which he claims is 100 years old, and probably captured by his great grandfathers too. The lobster was later released as required by Maine law.
Bunker Brewing Bock Beer
While summer, fall and winter each have beer styles that are strongly associated with the season and it's corresponding weather, spring is a little more challenging. Some of that it the drastic changes in weather, especially in New England where a typical spring feels like it shifts between freak blizzards and ninety degrees in a matter of days. One of my favorite beer styles for the spring are bock lagers, which is kind of a cheat, since it covers a number of sub-styles that are quite different. A heavy and malt-forward dopplebock could keep you warm during that freak blizzard, a paler and hoppier Maibock will quench your thirst on a summer-like afternoon, while the "standard" bock finds a nice middle ground. Bock beers typically have some roasted malt character without being a typical "dark" beer, and remain clean and easy-drinking from the extended cold fermentation. While I love these styles I guess I am in the minority, from what I've heard they don't sell very well and thus relatively few brewers tackle these styles. I try to do my part and regularly buy Bock sub-styles when I see them, including a recent purchase of Bunker Brewing Bock Beer.
Weekend of June 11-12th events in Maine
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, whether you live in Maine or are just visiting for the weekend, then I have you covered with some events you might want to check out.
June 4-5th, 2022 events around Maine
There is always plenty to do around Maine and this weekend June 4-5th, 2022 is no exception. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is sponsoring a free fishing weekend this weekend across Maine. No fishing license is required to fish this weekend June 4th and 5th in Maine unless you have a suspended or revoked driver's license. This free fishing event is offered twice a year and the last time it was offered was in February so if you missed out now is your chance to try your luck catching your dinner.
The town of Prospect, Maine is great for a visit to Fort Knox, which is one of the best-preserved military fortifications on the coast of New England. Fort Knox is Maine's largest historic fort, and it is also located on the western bank of the Penobscot River.
3 Classic Small Towns in Maine
Maine is best known for its long coastline, but the state also has a number of small towns that deserve a visit. Maine's smaller locales provide a unique insight into the state's history and culture, and they are typically less crowded than the more popular tourist destinations.
Views of Borestone Mountain from Sebec LakeThe Maine Writer. Another destination you should check out when you are in Maine is Sebec Lake, located in Piscataquis County. Maine has many lakes, and this is just one of our many beautiful lakes that offer camping and is a perfect spot for a summer vacation. Sebec Lake is about eleven miles long, covers 6,800 acres, and is located in the towns of Sebec, Dover-Foxcroft, Bowerbank, and Willimantic.
Acadia National Park
Just one of the many beautiful views from Acadia National ParkThe Maine Writer. Acadia National Park is a favorite spot for visitors to Maine. Acadia had four million visitors in 2021 and is one of the top ten most visited national parks. Once you have visited the park it is easy to see why it receives so many visitors. Acadia is 47,000 acres and has beautiful scenery along with plenty of wildlife that calls Acadia home. Acadia is open all four seasons and each one is just as scenic although my personal favorite is fall with all of the colorful fall foliage on display. I prefer to visit when it's less crowded, and you should make sure you bring your patience because the park can be crowded especially in the summer months.
Stutzman's farm stand and bakery
There is a hidden gem you absolutely must try. Stutzman's farm stand and bakery on Douty Hill road in Sangerville, Maine is a place you must check out. I highly recommend Stutzman's for their delicious brick oven pizza and also for the farm-fresh vegetables and other items that they carry.
A Guide to 4 Fabulous Places to Visit in Maine
Maine is best known for its rugged coastline, which is dotted with lighthouses and crystal-clear beaches. However, there is much more to this US state than meets the eye. For example, Maine is home to Acadia National Park, which covers almost 50,000 acres of land. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking, biking, and camping in scenic surroundings.
Visiting Moosehead Lake in Maine
If you are planning a visit to Maine, one place you should definitely plan on visiting is Moosehead Lake in Greenville. Coming from Portland, Maine, it is only a three-hour drive, and it is definitely worth the drive. The lake is Maine's largest lake and the second largest lake in New England, with nearly 75,000 acres. Moosehead is a natural lake almost forty miles long that was formed over 12,000 years ago when glaciers retreated from Maine.
Up To $850 In Stimulus Checks for Maine
The rollout of Federal checks is over. But state stimulus checks are available for Maine residents and ten other states. During the pandemic, the federal government made trillions available to Americans. This money got released as stimulus payments to businesses and individuals. The payout helped many buy necessities while their economic situation remained uncertain. But these checks have dried up. And families face new challenges such as record-high inflation and stagnant low wages. (source)
Five Seafood restaurants in Maine that are considered the best places to eat in the entire state
Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from OpenTable and is for 2022. It is for educational purposes. The state of Maine is known for its beauty and wonderful seafood. If you're in the mood for some of the best seafood in the world, you might want to consider stopping by one of the following restaurants.
“Dirty” language is one step closer to being removed in Maine
Do you have a vanity license plate in Maine that may have questionable or offensive language? Well, &%$&, it’s one step closer to being removed from the roads. Maine's Secretary of State released draft rules on Thursday that would eliminate references to genitalia, profanity, and sex acts on vanity license plates after the state loosened restrictions in 2015. The rough language on these vehicles led to numerous complaints from citizens and was too much even for, as AP News reports, “a secretary of state who previously served as director of American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, which has fought for First Amendment rights to freedom of expression.”
Allagash Swiftly IPA
I drink beers in a whole range of styles, but my favorite style by-far is IPA. I'm a hop-head, haze bro, and every other term you can find for a lover of hop-forward beers. With that being the case, some may find it interesting that one of my all time favorite breweries is Allagash Brewing in Portland, ME. While Allagash is highly respected amongst brewers, beer geeks and many casual drinkers, the are well known for their creative ales that showcase traditional Belgian brewing techniques, with a focus on flavors imparted by expressive yeast strains balanced by malts, adjunct additions, and hops. It is not often that you would label any Allagash beers to be hop-forward. Needless to say I was intrigued when Allagash launched Swiftly, their new IPA. Allagash Swiftly IPA is brewed with Cascade, Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops and is available now on draft and and in 16 oz cans.
Acadia National Park Bar Island Sandbar
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