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Bass Harbor Lighthouse | Tremont, Maine’s Striking Landmark

Perched upon a cliff on the rocky coastline of Maine’s Mount Desert Island, with towering evergreen trees forming its striking backdrop, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse may be one of the Pine Tree State’s most dramatic landmarks. Built in 1858 as a means to guide mariners into Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay, the lighthouse now [...] Read More

Scenes of New England

Featured Photographer: Matt Rosenberg

Featured Photographer: Matt Rosenberg

Matt Rosenberg has been the Nubble Lighthouse Keeper since 2012. Located on Cape Neddick Nubble Island off the...  Read more

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New England Food


B&M Brown Bread in a Can | Classic New England Brands

In New England, one of the most popular varieties of brown bread is made by B&M in Portland,...  Read more

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Weather Disasters


  • Mark Twain Rented Cats | Footnote to History

    Mark Twain Rented Cats | Footnote to History

    Although she was only 13 when she wrote a biography of her famous father, Mark Twain’s daughter Susy was as perceptive about the author as any of his subsequent biographers. “The difference between papa and mama,” she wrote, “is that...

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Art & Culture

Jud's Journal

  • The Tale of the Whaling Ship Essex | Still An Incredible Story

    Welcome to the August 2014 edition of “Jud’s New England Journal,” the rather curious monthly musings of Judson Hale, the Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, published since 1935 in Dublin, NH. Still An Incredible Story We all know the ship Essex was sunk by a whale. It was a bizarre enough event for...Read more

Monthly Travel Specials


Air & Sea Maine Windjammer Package

Non-stop, 1-hour flight from Boston to Rockland via Cape Air. Three-night cruises start at $475 per person, plus Air.  

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The Omni Mount Washington Resort

The Omni Mount Washington Resort

Stay 2 or more consecutive nights now through September 1, 2014 and receive up to a $75 nightly discount! Some restrictions apply.  

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Woodstock Inn

Woodstock Inn & Resort

Join us on our Sensationally Summer Escape Offer with Breakfast for Two & a $25 resort credit — Rates starting at $249!  

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Best of New England Travel App

Best of New England Travel App

Download now from the iTunes App Store. Find the places our editors deem the cream of the crop.  

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