Maine: A Foodie Vacation Paradise!

Oysters on iceThese days, with the rise of gastro-tourism, people are experiencing culinary journeys to places far and near. With it, foodie vacations are on the rise. That bodes well for Maine. The ‘Pine Tree State’ has long been known as “Vacationland’ for its natural beauty. Glacier-carved lakes, rolling mountains, deep forests, and a majestic, rugged coastline have drawn visitors for generations. Now you can add to that list what Mainers already know. People everywhere are fast discovering the state as a culinary destination—a veritable foodie vacation paradise. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie vacationer or a vacationer in search of foodie experiences, here are five culinary destinations to help in planning an itinerary as you weave your way down east. Bon appétit, and enjoy your culinary adventure! (more…)

5 Maine Restaurants with Stunning Views

Diners eating on Natalie's porchEveryone wants a meal with a view, and many Maine restaurants offer one. From its mountains, lakes, and rolling farmlands, to its rugged coastline, the Pine Tree State has long been renowned for its natural beauty. Today, as its food scene continues to gain national and international prominence and recognition, the art of fine dining has become a destination of and in itself. With that in mind, here is a short list of 5 of the top restaurants with stunning views. (more…)

Winter Food Tour: Mid-Coast Maine Edition

People at wine tastingMaine in the off-season. Winter’s winding down and mud season is fast approaching. The question is, what to do? It may seem as though there is not much to do this time of year down east in Maine … except eat and drink! There’s nothing wrong with that. Come plan a long weekend in Camden, Maine, destination the Camden Harbour Inn. Some of the best Maine restaurants, breweries, and or wineries are located in Midcoast Maine. Here, we offer a short list for your visit, but there’s plenty more for the adventure-minded to discover. (more…)

The Ideal Winter Weekend in Camden, Maine

winter in camden maineAs a destination, Camden is unique in many ways. It’s where the mountains meet the sea, the views are breathtaking, and the area is always ripe for exploration. Come winter, the crowds have thinned. Camden and Mid Coast Maine has been transformed into a surreal landscape of mountains and ridgelines heavy with snow, windswept ivory-colored fields, frozen lakes and ponds border snowcapped boulders near the shore of a vast, glistening ocean. And the trees everywhere list under the weight of snow. (more…)

Sweater Weather: Warm Up with a Signature Cocktail (or Two!)

Seasonal Cocktail at the Camden Harbour Inn

The leaves of autumn are long gone, the holiday bustle is over and all we are left with is the bitter cold of a Maine winter; well, at least for a few more months. When the weather becomes almost a little too unbearable, there is only so much we can do: turn our collar to the wind, find a friendly place to settle in, and enjoy a cocktail.  Whether you are a lone ranger, or a romantic looking for Valentine’s Day specials, we think we have just the place for you. (more…)