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Small Adventures

The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors guide to cruising on the Maine coast by boat or by car. Choose from the articles below to travel with Mimi Bigelow Steadman, or with Ben Ellison on his boat, Gizmo.

Blue Hill: Where the Past is Present

Just off Mt. Desert, Blue Hill comes alive for summer with music, art, food, trails, and shops

Cobbosseecontee Lake: Storied Shores

Long a Central Maine summer retreat, Cobbosseecontee Lake has a growing year-round community.

Port Clyde: Ever Strong

A resilient peninsula with a connection to the Wyeths.

Diamond Cove: Echoes of the Past

A unique island in Casco Bay.

Somesville: Timeless Village

A snug village on Somes Sound

North Haven: Beguiling Isle

A beloved island in Penobscot Bay


A historic little suburb of Maine’s largest metropolis


A trip to Moosehead Lake and the steamer Katahdin


A midcoast town with a big heart

Lubec: Land of the Rising Sun

Exploring way downeast


Monhegan Island features glorious scenery and great art

Westport Island

When driving Route 1 between Bath and Wiscasset, consider stopping at Westport Island

Islesboro: A Quiet Island Interlude

Exploring a 14-mile long island in Penobscot Bay.

Rangeley: Mountain Magic

Western Maine's mountains, lakes and ponds

Gardiner: River Town Revival

A historic community on the Kennebec River has been undergoing a revival in recent years.