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How We Winter At SummerMaine

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If you’re anything like us, you love Maine in every one of its distinct seasons. Summer is glorious, to be sure, but spring, fall, and winter have their own special kind of magic. Winter in Maine is quiet, with melancholy days where sunlight streaks gray skies with mellow sunshine. Other winter mornings are so bright with sparkling snow and the scent of pine in the crisp, cold air. At night

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Scenic Flights Near Vacation Rentals in Maine. Midcoast Maine takes the breath away with the exquisite beauty of its land/sea margin, which we’d hold against any in the world. That beauty is fully on display when you’re hiking, beachcombing, cycling, or driving, and when you’re sailing, powerboating, or perhaps stand-up paddle boa.

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We’re In For An “Epic” Mud Season!

9 days ago . 40 people watched

We Mainers just got over one of the harshest winters in recent memory. It’s only fitting that mud season will be just as incredible. We were reading in a Portland Press Herald article recently that Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote, “Life is made up of marble and mud.” We don’t think he could have described early spring in Maine better than that.

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How To Pack For A Maine Summer Vacation

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The weather in Maine is changeable. You can always expect the unexpected here. Which is part of the charm and the fun. A hot summer day can turn chilly at night and require a sweatshirt and cozy socks. A rainy, damp, and chilly morning can crack wide open by afternoon, revealing a bright sky and causing you to peel off layers to bask in the sun. We want you to feel comfortable here, to be

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Port Clyde Fresh Catch – So What’s The Catch

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For over 200 years, Port Clyde has boasted a vibrant fishing industry. As tradition goes, when the fish were running, the church bells in the area were ringing. These are seemingly unrelated events to most of us, but to a fishing village it’s always good news; it means the fisherman can expect a good haul. Ringing the church bell indicates to local fisherman when the fish are “running

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What To Pack For Your Maine Vacation (And What To Leave At

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What To Bring Clothing for all types of weather. Maine’s weather isn’t always consistent, so come prepared. If you visit during the summer, bring sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts and pants for chilly evenings. We also recommend raincoats in case a surprise shower happens during your vacation. Sunscreen. Summer in Maine is a beautiful time of the year, and we’re guessing you will want to

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How Acadia National Park Got Its Name

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Maine’s most popular vacation destination, Acadia National Park, is steeped in history and preserves most of Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, parts of Baker Island, and a portion of Schoodic Peninsula. Though its original inhabitants were Wabanaki Native American hunters, fishers, and gatherers, artists began traveling up to Mount Desert Island to draw inspiration from the natural beauty

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For Fresh, Local Produce, Visit Beth’s Farm Market This

8 days ago . 58 people watched

You’ve been to the beach, visited a lighthouse or maybe a museum, hiked one of Maine’s many mountains, shopped Main Street and eaten a lobster (or two). You’ve indulged in all of the pleasure’s Maine has to offer its summer visitors—or so you thought. Surprising to many visitors is the fact that Maine, while famous for its seafood industry, also has a lively agricultural sector.

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History Of The Rockland Breakwater Light

9 days ago . 40 people watched

The breakwater was finished in 1899. Since the structure posed a hazard to navigation, a beacon was stationed on the end of the breakwater until the current lighthouse structure could be completed. By 1902, the Rockland Breakwater Light was fully functional. From 1973 to 1989, the Samoset Resort, which is located on Jameson Point, maintained

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8 Family-Friendly Activities To Try In Midcoast Maine

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Tour Penobscot Bay by boat. Schooner tours begin in May and run through September in Midcoast Maine. Or, if you’re interested in learning about the life of a lobsterman, consider booking a tour with Captain Jack’s Lobster Boat Tours and learn how to haul traps. If a more active adventure is something you and your family are interested in, Port Clyde Kayaks offers kayak and stand-up

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Vacation Rentals In Maine Near Apple Picking SummerMaine

3 days ago . 57 people watched

We may be on the biased side of things, but we don’t think there’s a better place to be in the fall than Maine. (If you pressed us, we’d also say the same about spring, summer, and winter, but there you have it.)

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Learning About Maine: What Do Buoy Colors Mean

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Learning about Maine: What do buoy colors mean? Looking out on the various coves and harbors along the coast of Maine, you will most likely see colorful buoys bobbing out on the water. The buoys themselves likely blend in with the picture you painted in your mind about your trip to Maine; they are the items often associated with Maine’s image.

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New Maine Vacation Homes In 2015

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SummerMaine Vacation Rentals offers luxurious vacation rental homes on Maine’s beautiful coastline. From lakefront homes to oceanfront homes, we are happy to offer properties that will fit your precise needs. For 2015, our team is pleased to announce that we have started managing three new vacation homes, and they’re ready to stay in this summer.

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History Of Rockport’s Beech Hill

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The stone building on Beech Hill, “Beech Nut,” was designed by Hans O. Heistad. Heistad was a Norwegian-born landscape designer and gardener who later immigrated to the United States in 1905. After being previously commissioned in 1913 by John Gribbel, who owned property in Rockport, Heistad was instructed by Gribbel to design and build a

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4 Reasons To Book Your Maine Vacation Rental In January

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It may not seem like it, but summer isn’t that far away. If you plan to take a vacation, we highly recommend you start thinking about your trip now. Have you considered coastal Maine? You’ll love the beautiful scenery, the various local attractions, and the peaceful tranquility of spending time in an oceanfront or lakefront home. Here are some reasons you should get your Maine vacation

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A Must See Marshall Point Lighthouse In Port Clyde

9 days ago . 51 people watched

If the Marshall Point Lighthouse is not on your list of places to visit during your trip to Maine, add it now. Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde, Maine offers breathtaking views of the open ocean, a lighthouse with a beautiful, raised, wooden walkway, and many different areas of rocky shore to walk along. The lighthouse grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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10 Things To Do In Midcoast Maine This Summer

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If you’re visiting the coast of Maine this summer, there are a number of fun things to do during your stay. Whether you’re an outdoorsy adventurer, a major foodie, an art enthusiast, or if you just love to have fun, Midcoast Maine has plenty to offer. Take a kayaking tour. Port Clyde Kayaks offers porpoise tours, sunset tours, and full moon tours. We hear so many positive things about

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Top 5 Things To Know About Booking A Vacation Rental

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If you’ve never booked a vacation rental before, having relied on travel agents and hospitality liaisons, you might be surprised at how easy it has become to settle into the right property. However, there are a few key questions to keep in mind in order to ensure the experience you have is the one you’ve imagined. We’ve put together a quick summary, based on client inquiries and best

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Benefits Of Eating Maine Lobster

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Dreaming of the glorious lobster bake you’ll have during your Maine vacation? We don’t blame you… Maine lobster is delicious! Aside from being tasty, there are a number of other things we love about eating Maine lobster: Sustainability. According to the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, harvesters know that by using eco-friendly practices, they will protect the lobster industry in

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Local Summer Camps And Programs

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Your kids are going to love spending their summer in the MidCoast. We are so lucky to be where natural beauty and creative culture collides. Because of the lovely light, how picturesque the lobster boats are bobbing on the water, how tranquil and idyllic are the piney islands in the middle distance, this part of Maine has long attracted painters, sculptors, and other visual artists.

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Things To Do On A Rainy Day In Maine

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We don’t want to rain on your parade, but it’s possible that you may have a bit of wet weather while you’re vacationing in Maine. Don’t despair! The MidCoast of Maine is so charming, so filled with quirky spots and interesting adventures for a person flying solo, for a couple, or a family of any shape and size, you will not miss one moment of fun, even if you are “stuck” inside.

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World’s Largest Lobster Trap Christmas Tree

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As self-proclaimed “Lobster Capital of the World,” Rockland, Maine is home to the Maine Lobster Festival, lobstermen, fishermen, and working waterfronts. It is, therefore, fitting that the World’s Largest Lobster Trap Christmas Tree can also be found in Rockland during the holidays. Since 2003, Rockland’s lobster trap tree has gained national recognition, having been featured in Condé

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Cottage Rentals For Halloween In Maine Summer Maine

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Here are a few of the All Hallow’s Eve-flavored happenings going on in our neck of the (beautifully fall-colored) woods. Book your October getaway with SummerMaine today so you’re all set for Halloween, Midcoast-style! Bring the kids over to the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, October 30th from 5 to 6 PM for the annual Halloween Spooktacular!

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Farm-To-Table Food In Rockland: Primo Restaurant

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While Rockland, Maine, is best-known for its delicious lobster, it is also a destination for food lovers. Named one of New England’s 25 Best Food Towns by GoLocal, Rockland and the surrounding towns are home to restaurants, food trucks, lobster shacks, and wineries that have gained national attention. Primo is one restaurant that has played a large part in putting Rockland on the …

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Scenic Flights Near Vacation Rentals In Maine SummerMaine

4 days ago . 58 people watched

Midcoast Maine takes the breath away with the exquisite beauty of its land/sea margin, which we’d hold against any in the world. That beauty is fully on display when you’re hiking, beachcombing, cycling, or driving, and when you’re sailing, powerboating, or perhaps stand-up paddle boarding the magnificently convoluted inshore waters.

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Happening Next Month: Camden’s U.S. National Toboggan

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A bitterly cold day riding a toboggan down Ragged Mountain in Camden, Maine, sounds like the perfect plan for many visitors in February. The U.S. National Toboggan Championships is the only organized wooden toboggan race in the country. Hosted by Camden’s community-owned ski and recreation area, the Camden Snow Bowl, participants from near and far come to the Snow Bowl …

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Hiking & Biking Near Midcoast Maine Cottage Rentals

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With accommodations at a Summer Maine vacation rental, you’ve got an absolute wealth of hiking and biking opportunities ready to hand: This is Midcoast Maine, after all, one of the great centers for outdoor recreation in New England.

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Rockland Maine History Archives

5 days ago . 31 people watched

Native Mainers and visitors alike enjoy a relaxing stroll out to the lighthouse at the end of the Rockland Breakwater. During your walk, you’ll find photographers capturing the beauty of Midcoast Maine, fisherman casting their lines out to see what Penobscot Bay has to offer them, and

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Maine Summer Camps Archives

1 days ago . 27 people watched

Your kids are going to love spending their summer in the MidCoast. We are so lucky to be where natural beauty and creative culture collides. Because of the lovely light, how picturesque the lobster boats are bobbing on the water, how tranquil and idyllic are the piney islands in the m

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Oceanfront Summer Rentals in Maine. Here at SummerMaine, we rent a great variety of vacation properties, from in-town homes and apartments to secluded cottages and manors in the Midcoast countryside. Today at the SummerMaine blog we thought we’d put the spotlight on three of our most spectacularly situated locations enjoying all-around

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