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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.

Small Adventures: Kittery Foreside

While many people think of Kittery as outlet heaven, Maine’s southernmost town has a more charming historic side, with lovely old homes and a bustling downtown, centered around Wallingford Square.

Southwest Harbor

Far from Bar Harbor’s summer bustle, Southwest Harbor is known as Mt. Desert Island’s quiet side.

Biddeford Pool

Writer Mimi Steadman visits Biddeford Pool, a community of shingle-style cottages in Saco Bay. Named Winter Harbor by the Europeans who settled there in the 1600s, it should have been called Summer Harbor, because summer is when the town buzzes with activity.


Waiting to Be Discovered

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Seguin Island

Seguin Island: Well worth the effort

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Northern Islesboro

Enjoy a look at the fine summer homes while cruising the coast of Islesboro

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Northeast Harbor

Inner Northeast Harbor is naturally snug and well-protected

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Little Cranberry Island

Docking, dining, and hiking—plus views of Mount Desert Island.

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Robinhood, Riggs Cove

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Robinhood, Riggs Cove