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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.

Dresden

A trip to a town along the Kennebec River

Thomaston

Thomaston features eclectic shopping and plenty of history.

York

York is filled with historic as well as natural treasures.

Gouldsboro

A trip to a gem on the downeast coast.

Bucksport

This riverfront downtown is once again bustling.

Carvers Harbor

A busy island harbor and welcoming community.

Ogunquit

A trip to Ogunquit on Maine’s southern coast.

Kezar Lake

Kezar Lake has long been a destination for summertime rusticators.

South Portland

Once home to busy shipbuilders, South Portland now bustles with new activity, from the arts to food and breweries.

Georgetown Island: Hidden Gem

Georgetown Island, a midcoast gem, has an expansive sandy beach and plenty of places to enjoy local flavors.

Wiscasset

Don’t fume at the traffic jam; get out of your car and explore Wiscasset, where there’s lots to slow down for.

Not to miss in Newfoundland

The must-do list for a trip to Newfoundland.

Searsport

Learn about the state’s maritime past at Penobscot Marine Museum, and then go antiquing in Searsport.

Peaks Island

Peaks Island once was home to an amusement park. The Ferris wheel is gone, but the island remains a popular destination.

Wayne: What a Find

Perched on an isthmus between two lakes, Wayne makes an appealing day-trip destination.