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Maine Spotlight | Summer

Favorite Yankee Stories about Maine’s Iconic Experiences


Trap Day on Monhegan | Maine Lobstering Tradition
No one goes till everyone goes. That’s the way it’s always been on Trap Day on Monhegan, when the island’s lobstermen first set their traps off the darkened shoreline of one of Maine’s most storied offshore communities.
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Moose Safari | Spotting Maine’s Majestic Wildlife
We’re rounding a gentle meander on Socatean Stream, a remote and narrow tributary that empties into the wild northwest corner of Moosehead Lake.
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Rockport & Camden | Two Miles of Coastal Beauty
Maine has one of the world’s most dramatic coastlines, especially when the wind is high and towering waves thunder against the craggy shore. But it’s a quieter stretch of coast that offers—in many eyes—the prettiest walk in New England.
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Best Lobster Rolls in Maine
A lobster roll is a simple thing: basically, cold lobster meat stuffed into a warm bun. It’s the street food of the rocky Maine coast—a vernacular masterpiece served high and low, at lobster pounds, cookhouses, and seafood shacks, at supermarkets and gas stations, at fast-food chains and in home kitchens.
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Journey to Thoreau’s Maine
In mid-May 2014, they came together on Indian Island, the heart of the Penobscot Nation. They were Thoreau scholars, Maine Guides, advocates of North Woods tourism, members of the Penobscot Nation, whose ancestors had guided Henry David Thoreau into the wilderness.
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Nubble Light
Barely 200 feet from the shallows of long sands beach, Cape Neddick Light perches so handsomely on its bony 2.8-acre nest of Nubble Island that we call it simply “Nubble Light.” Maine boasts more than 60 standing lighthouses. Nubble Light, Maine’s southernmost light, may well be the one we love most.
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