Marshall Point Light

GPS: 43.917456 -69.261192 PORT CLYDE Port Clyde is a picturesque fishing village on the tip of St. George Peninsula in central Maine. In the early years, it was a busy port with granite quarries, tide mills for sawing timber, shipbuilding, and fish canning businesses. By the 20th century, it was also attracting artists and writers […]

West Quoddy Head Light

GPS: 44.815156 -66.950633 LUBEC Lubec is the easternmost town in the contiguous United States. It’s located on a tranquil peninsula that overlooks an ice-free harbor and faces Cambobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. A bridge connects Lubec and Campobello Island, where the Roosevelt family kept a summer home since 1883. First settled in 1775, Lubec […]

Winter Nights in Acadia

GPS: 44.325345 -68.185792 ACADIA NATIONAL PARK If you live in the northeast, it’s likely that you’ve already visited Acadia National Park in season. The 47,000-acre recreation area lies mainly on Mount Desert Island, featuring a spectacular landscape that includes pink granite cliffs, granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, lakes, ponds, and woodlands. But have you […]

Jordan Pond Winter

Stars in winter over clear ice

GPS: 44.322269 -68.254389 ACADIA Most folks from the Northeast have been to Acadia National Park at least once. Those who have not yet visited are missing out on Maine’s most prized possession. Established in 1919, it was the 1st national park east of the Mississippi and remains the 2nd most-visited Park in the east to […]

Pemaquid Point Light

Sunrise at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

GPS: 43.836753 -69.506084 PEMAQUID POINT If you’re from New England, you may already know this place because it hosts 100,000 visitors per year. If not, then you may be missing out on one of Maine’s most iconic and photogenic locations. The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is nice but this place is so much more than just […]

Old Orchard Pier

Night at Old Orchard Beach pier

GPS: 43.515097 -70.372648 OLD ORCHARD BEACH The earliest records of Old Orchard Beach date back to 1653. Its history is replete with settlers, attacking Indians, terrible fires, great storms, and the famous 5000-seat Pier Casino that once hosted big names like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Benny Goodman. I hesitated to write this blog entry […]

Winter on Boulder Beach

Boulder Beach on a winter morning

GPS: 44.317802 -68.190828  ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Acadia was the first national park east of the Mississippi, originally called Lafayette National Park. But in 1929, it was renamed “Acadia” in tribute to observations by Florentine explorer Giovanni de Verrazono, who in 1524 compared its coastline to that of Arcadia, Greece. This place is unique among national […]

North Lighthouse

Milky Way over North Lighthouse

GPS: 41.227581 -71.575852 BLOCK ISLAND Block Island lies 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, an easy ferry ride across the Block Island Sound. The place is a popular summer destination, best known for its 17 miles of free beaches. Folks mainly come here to swim, sail, hike, and bike. New Shoreham is the […]

Pointer to the Sun

GPS: 43.046665 -70.716567 Many people associate New Hampshire with the White Mountains up north, and casually dismiss its eighteen miles of coastline to the east. While it is undeniably short, there are still good photos to be made along the coast of New Hampshire. Odiorne Point State Park (named for original settler, John Odiorne) is […]

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