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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.

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.


A visit to the country’s easternmost city.

Great, Orrs, and Bailey Islands

Travel along a bridge-linked chain of islands in Harpswell


Pemaquid: If This Land Could Talk


Brooklin, Maine, is chock-a-block with boatyards.

Expand Your Cruising Horizons

After completing the Downeast Loop, a cruising couple offers some how-to advice.


A trip to a town along the Kennebec River


Thomaston features eclectic shopping and plenty of history.


York is filled with historic as well as natural treasures.


A trip to a gem on the downeast coast.


This riverfront downtown is once again bustling.

Carvers Harbor

A busy island harbor and welcoming community.


A trip to Ogunquit on Maine’s southern coast.