Tag Archives: Maine Office of Tourism

Foliage season moving along at full speed | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Foliage season moving along at full speed | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Foliage Report for Sept. 22 | Maine.gov

Foliage Report for Sept. 22 | Maine.gov

Maine foilage map for Sept. 22.

Maine foilage map for Sept. 22.

Foliage Report for Sept. 22 | Maine.gov

Impression that Maine’s summer tourist season was good, backed by revenue report | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Impression that Maine’s summer tourist season was good, backed by revenue report | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Light show: Open Lighthouse Day offers rare chance to peek inside the towers, keepers’ houses at 25 of Maine’s lighthouses | Portland Press Herald

Living in Maine and never climbing a lighthouse is kind of like living in South Dakota and never seeing Mount Rushmore, or visiting Memphis and skipping the tour of Graceland.

You know you should do it, but somehow you just never get around to actually going.

Well, here’s your chance. On Saturday, 25 ocean, river and island lighthouses throughout Maine will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Some of these lighthouses aren’t normally open to the public, so this is a rare chance to peek inside their light towers and keepers’ houses.

Even if you’ve been to Portland Head Light a million times with visiting relatives, during Open Lighthouse Day, you’ll be able to climb the tower, which is usually closed.

“At the 25 sites that are going to be open, there will be people there staffing, and many of them will have guided tours,” said Bob Trapani Jr., executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation in Rockland, which is sponsoring the day along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Maine Office of Tourism. “It’s an educational opportunity, not just a chance to climb.”

Click here for the rest of the story by Meredith Goad in the Portland Press Herald.

For more info and a complete list and map of lighthouses that will be open for Open Lighthouse Day, http://lighthousefoundation.org/ or www.lighthouseday.com.

Outdoor Recreation, Sports and Adventure

 Maine offers breathtaking walking and hiking opportunities in all seasons and for all levels of ability. Whether walking a sandy beach, discovering beautiful garden paths, hiking wooded or mountain trails Maine presents truly exhilarating ways to experience the great outdoors. Here’s a link to the Maine Office of Tourism website.

Outdoor Recreation, Sports and  Adventure.

Whales’ return could boost coastal tourism industry | Bangor Daily News

Whales’ return could boost coastal tourism industry – Bangor Daily News

To locate a whale watching business near you, visit http://www.visitmaine.com/attractions/nature/whale_watching/.