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Yankee Magazine Names Local Maine Establishments to 2014 “Editors’ Choice” List

Yankee Magazine Names Local Maine Establishments to 2014 “Editors’ Choice” List
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Dublin, NH (April 22, 2014)—The May/June edition of Yankee Magazine’s Special Travel Guide, on newsstands April 29, has named local establishments in Maine as “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” winners for 2014. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. This special issue also names 20 top events in Maine, and a total of 120 events across New England. For 38 years, Yankee’s Travel Guide has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference. Yankee’s May/June issue also guides readers on summertime journeys with maritime-themed articles about our region’s seafaring history from Mystic to Maine, the lure of lobster shacks, and more.

“Reading our annual special Travel Guide section, ‘Best of New England,’ is as close to sitting down with Yankee’s editors and getting us to spill our favorite places as one can get,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “New England is where we live, and we all have our own personal ‘best’ places. We’re joined by our Maine expert Hilary Nangle whose sole task is to surprise us: to tell us about restaurants and attractions and local secrets that will make this issue one to keep on hand whenever you set off to explore New England. Whether your journeys take you inland or to the sea, we hope these pages come along. As always, let us know what you find.”

This year’s Travel Guide features more than 300 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections. The listing for each establishment includes a description, address, phone number, and Web site, if available. The following “Editors’ Choice” establishments from Maine include:

Editors’ Choice
Aroostook County
Libby Camps—Best Sporting Camp, Ashland
Inn of Acadia—Best Convent Makeover, Madawaska
Maine Acadian Heritage Council—Best Acadian Cultural Tour, Madawaska

Downeast & Acadia
Dive-In Theater—Best Family Cruise, Bar Harbor
Tea House 278—Best Tea House, Bar Harbor
West Street Hotel—Best Pool View, Bar Harbor
Wild Blueberry Land—Best Blueberry Everything, Columbia Falls
Chapter Two—Best Bookstore/Gallery, Corea
Corea Wharf Gallery & Galley—Best Lobster with a Sense of the Past, Corea
Rooster Brother—Best Stop For Cooks, Ellsworth
Acadia View Bed & Breakfast—Best Acadia Views, Gouldsboro
The Keeper’s House—Best Lighthouse Lodging, Isle au Haut
Cohill’s—Best Seaside Pub, Lubec
Aragosta—Best Harborside Dining, Stonington

Greater Portland & Casco Bay
Town of Cape Elizabeth—Best Town Park, Cape Elizabeth
Recompense Shore—Best Seaside Campground, Freeport
Casco Bay Lines—Best Island Tour, Portland
Grace—Best Church Revival, Portland
Otto Pizza—Best Pizza by the Slice, Portland
Portland Museum of Art—Best Studio Tour, Portland

Maine’s Lakes and Mountains
Munroe House B&B—Best Queen Anne Restoration, Auburn
Carrabassett Valley—Best Mountain-Biking Network, Carrabassett Valley
Maine Trail Finder—Best Waterfall Hike, Farmington
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village—Best Shaker Immersion, New Gloucester
76 Pleasant Street—Best Fine Dining, Norway
Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum—Best Sporting Museum, Oquossoc

Main Street Bath—Best Victorian Downtown, Bath
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens—Best Botanical Garden, Boothbay
Bowdoin International Music Festival—Best Musical Interlude, Brunswick
Fat Boy Drive-In—Best Carhop, Brunswick
Tao Yuan—Best Asian Fusion, Brunswick
Camden Hills State Park—Best Seaside State Park, Camden
Norumbega—Best Castle by the Sea, Camden
Grey Havens—Best Classic Coastal Maine Inn, Georgetown
Farnsworth Museum of Art—Best Wyeth Viewing, Rockland
Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights—Best Walk to a Lighthouse, Rockland
Home Kitchen Café—Best Breakfast, Rockland
Maine Wind Jammer—Best Windjammer Fare, Rockland
Skula with John Drury—Best Seabird Tour, Vinalhaven
Tidewater Motel—Best Harbor Views, Vinalhaven

The Kennebec Valley
Gifford’s—Best Ice Cream Stand, Skowhegan
Colby College Museum of Art—Best Free Art Museum, Waterville

The Maine Beaches
Bufflehead Cove—Best Riverside Inn, Kennebunk
Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn—Best Ocean View, Kennebunkport
When Pigs Fly—Best Bread & Pizza, Kittery
Ogunquit Museum of American Art—Best Museum Inside & Out, Ogunquit
Hamilton House—Best Historic House & Garden, South Berwick

The Maine Highlands
SK Tours—Best Tour of Stephen Kingdom, Bangor
Currier’s Flightseeing—Best Moosehead Lake Views, Greenville Junction
5 Lakes Lodge—Best Mountainside Lodge, Millinocket
New England Outdoor Center—Best Adventure Resort, Millinocket
Stutzman’s Farm Stand—Best Farm-to-Fork, Sangerville

Top Events

Call ahead to confirm dates, times, and admission prices. The “Top 20 Events” in Maine, according to Yankee Magazine, include:

MAY 9–10: PORTLAND, Kitchen Tour. Got a penchant for granite countertops, double ovens, and new design ideas? Get your fix by peeking into six of the most intriguing kitchens in the city. Each stop on the self-guided tour features a chef or cookbook author, plus a cooking demonstration or tasting.

Heather Atwell


Heather Atwell


Communications manager Heather Atwell manages the magazine’s public relations efforts. She also writes the blog Outdoor Adventures for
Updated Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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4 Responses to Yankee Magazine Names Local Maine Establishments to 2014 “Editors’ Choice” List

  1. Candi Soll May 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    I only saw three places in central Maine. We do get forgotten we call this the other Maine.

    Check out Soll’s Antiques on Facebook.. in Canaan, Maine. We actually got a placement many years ago.

    The grainery in Skowhegan

    River Roads Gallery, Local art, jewelry, wood, knitted item etc etc.

  2. Lolly May 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    I was wondering why NOWETAH’s Indian Store & Museum was not listed in the Lakes & Mountains Region! It is a one-of-a-kind INCREDIBLE collection of Native Art you will never see anywhere else! To me, this is a unbelievable oversight! Your writers had to drive right by it to go from Carrabassett Valley to Farmington. I am guessing they never even stopped to see what was there.

  3. Beth Felipe November 30, 2014 at 10:33 am #


    I am looking for a recent article on Hallowell, ME and the music scene there. Did I dream it?



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