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New “App” Will Explain Lake Phenomena

A new smartphone App from the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program identifies what you're seeing in Maine's lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.

Forces to Reckon With

A first-of-its kind wind and wave stimulator at the University of Maine in Orono allows designers to test how marine vessels and sea walls will respond to weather conditions.

Lunenburg

Explore the port town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Naples

The country’s last remaining hand-cranked lock connects Sebago Lake with Brandy Pond and Long Lake.

Layer Cake Lake

Jump into a Maine lake during the summer and no matter how warm the water feels on top, there is always cold water lurking below. The reason behind this is a physical phenomenon known as stratification.

Down the Allagash

A canoe trip down the Allagash River is a wonderful family adventure.

Special Delivery

The Great Pond mail route is one of the few remaining inland water routes in the country.

Going To the Spring

During the 1950s, when his family used to stay at a camp in Fryeburg, David Morine and his brother had to haul their water from a spring in the woods. And it wasn’t easy.

In the Land of Legends

The Rangeley Lakes Region is known as the Land of Fishing Legends for a reason: Its lakes and streams teem with fish, and the many camps that cater to visitors have been there for decades.

Brave Lake Love

Writer Carl Little and his family live near the shores of Mt. Desert Island’s Echo Lake, a constant source of awe and inspiration.

Round Pond

Round Pond, a small harbor on the Pemaquid peninsula, epitomizes community.

Got Wood!

Campers need bonfires, and bonfires require firewood. Every summer roadside stands appear near campgrounds up and down the coast.

Sea Shepherd

The Rev. Bobby Ives, who considers boatbuilding to be a higher calling, has spent his life helping people chart their lives.

An Engineless Sailing Adventure

A cruise from Brooklin to Pulpit Harbor doesn’t go exactly as planned, which often is the case when cruising in a sailboat with no engine.

Sailing Across the Border

The cruise across the Gulf of Maine to Nova Scotia can be gorgeous, and once there you can explore Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.