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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.

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.


This historic town is just off Route 1


An up and coming working harbor

Wells: A Day in Maine’s Low Country

A haven for antiques hounds, Wells also offers access to beaches and a preserved salt marsh.


Take a tour of Southport Island

Grand Lake Stream

The small town of Grand Lake Stream has a worldwide reputation for its lodges, fishing, and hunting.