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Top Aerial Travel Tours: Coastal Maine (Video)

In this video we show Coastal Maine and feature the towns of Rumford, Bar Harbor, Rockport, Camden, Belfast, Lincolnville Beach, Damariscotta, Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Portland, Saco, Naples, and Kennebunkport.

Below are the places of interests we feature in this video of Maine.

RUMFORD (2:05) BAR HARBOR (3:00) Coco-Latte Cafe (3:27) 240 Main St, Bar Harbor DownEast Scenic Railroad (3:42) 8 Railroad Siding Rd, Hancock, ME (DownEastScenicRail.org) Village Green Park (4:29) 26 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor Beer Works Restaurant (4:38) 119 Main St, Bar Harbor CJ’s Big Dipper (4:47) 150 Main St, Bar Harbor Agamont Park (5:24) 1 Main St, Bar Harbor Sunrise Cafe (5:57) 1 West St, Bar Harbor Stewman’s Lobster Pound (6:08) 35 West St, Bar Harbor Olis Trolley Tours (6:16) 1 West St, Bar Harbor LuLu’s Lobster Boat (6:28) 55 West St, Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Whale Tours (6:45) 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor (BarHarborWhaleWatch.com) Acadian Boat Tours (7:18) 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor (AcadianBoatTours.com) DownEast Windjammer Cruises (7:33) 1 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor White Birches Motel (8:08) 17 Thorsen Rd, Hancock Days Inn (8:22) 120 Eden St, Bar Harbor BELFAST (9:17) Nautilus Seafood & Grill (9:52) 3 Main St, Belfast Heritage Park (10:01) 25 Front St, Belfast LINCOLNVILLE BEACH (10:09) Lobster Pound (10:13) 2521 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville CAMDEN (10:22) Camden Hills State Park (10:22) 280 Belfast Rd, Camden Megunticook River Falls (10:55) 120-1968 Camden, ME Schooner Surprise (11:27) 1 Bay View St, Camden Camden Harbor Cruises Camden Public Landing, Camden Peter Ott’s on the Water Restaurant (11:56) 16 Bayview Landing, Camden, ME Savage Oakes Vineyard 175 Barrett Hills Rd, Union, ME Sweet Grass Winery & Distillery ROCKPORT (12:19) Rockport Marine Park (12:48) 1 Main St Rockport DAMARISCOTTA (12:55) Damariscotta River Cruises (13:26) 47 Main St, Damariscotta, ME Damariscotta River Grill (13:35) 155 Main St, Damariscotta BOOTHBAY HARBOR (13:50) Robinson’s Wharf (14:11) 20 Hendricks Hill Rd, Southport, ME Balmy Days Cruises (14:55) 42 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor (BalmyDaysCruises.com) WISCASSET (15:30) Sprague’s Lobster (15:47) 22 Main St, Wiscasset, ME A Taste of Maine Restaurant (16:17) 161 Main St, Woolwich, ME BATH (16:40) Linwood E Temple Waterfront Park (17:13) 61 Commercial St, Bath, ME PORTLAND (17:51) Maine Narrow Guage Railroad (18:12) 49 Thames St, Portland, ME (MaineNarrowGuage.org) Sail Maine Community Sailing (18:25) 58 Fore St, Portland, ME Casco Bay Ferries (18:39) 56 Commercial St, Portland, ME (www.CascoBayLines.com) Portland Head Light (19:25) 12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth Cape Elizabeth Light (20:20) 15 Two Lights Ter, Cape Elizabeth SACO (20:55) KENNEBUNKPORT (21:31) Seashore Trolley Museum (21:31) 195 Log Cabin Rd, Kennebunkport, ME First Chance Whale Watch Cruises (21:49) 4 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME (FirstChanceWhaleWatch.com) New England Eco Adventure Tours (23:03) 8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME (NewEnglandAdventures.com) Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike (23:13) 8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME Federal Jacks Restaurant (23:25) 8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME

Travel Videos: ‘Monhegan Island, Maine Getaway’

Filmed and Edited by: Bob Krist

A two-day anniversary getaway with my wife to Monhegan Island.

Monhegan is a plantation in Lincoln County, Maine, United States, about 12 nautical miles off the mainland. The population was 69 at the 2010 census. The plantation comprises its namesake island and the uninhabited neighboring island of Manana.

New Travel Videos: ‘A Night In Maine’ (2020)

Director: Jamie Walter

Pamola Creative worked extensively during the summer of 2019 to create a film, capture timelapses, and produce still images that did justice to the vast amount of night sky viewing opportunities that the state of Maine has to offer. Visit Maine incorporated this project into their major 2020 Bicentennial Campaign.

Destinations: ‘Maine – The Perfect Roadtrip For Fall’

By Dyan Machan, September 30, 2020

Lobsters, treasure hunts and really low Covid-19 numbers. This 3-day getaway up the coast of southern Maine is the ideal antidote to cabin fever.

DAY 1

Wells/Kennebunkport

From wherever you start, plan to arrive in the beach town of Wells by lunchtime. Billowy fried clams and luscious lobster rolls await at Fisherman’s Catch, via exit 19. You’ll also be greeted by wooden smiling lobsters suspended from the ceiling with rolls of paper towels dangling beneath (134 Harbor Road, fishermanscatchwells.com).

DAY 2

Kennebunkport/Wells to Camden, 108 miles

Check out of your hotel and backtrack slightly on Route 1 to Wells. Among its crucial charms is Congdon’s Doughnuts, which opens at 6 a.m. Even if you’re not the type to devour doughnuts at sunrise, you’ll want to be there early or risk missing out on the fiendishly popular maple bacon fritters (1090 Post Rd., Wells, congdons.com).

DAY 3

Camden to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park, 77 Miles

Rent mountain bikes from Maine Sport Outfitters (mainesport.com) and drive 3.6 miles to the Camden Snow Bowl Trail head at 20 Barnestown Road for easy-to-challenging trails. During October Sundays and some Saturdays, the ski lift operates 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for prime autumn leaf-viewing. 

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Top New Travel Videos: “Maine & Acadia” (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Lennon Mapes

Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.

Top Travel Guide Videos: “Acadia National Park”

Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.

New Timelapse Videos: “Lumina” – A Study Of Light & Shadows In Nature

Filmed and Edited by: Aaron Keigher

I wanted to share with you this short timelapse film, “Lumina”, which focuses on the light and shadows in nature.

During this difficult and troubling time, always remember the light that is out there and awaits us all.

Locations Include:

Acadia National Park, ME
Alabama Hills, CA
Arches National Park, UT
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Coal Mine Canyon, AZ
Colorado Canyon National Monument, CO
Dillon Reservoir, CO
Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA
Factory Butte, UT
Fantasy Canyon, UT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Monument Valley Tribal Park, AZ
Mystery Valley, AZ
Trona Pinnacles, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA

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Website: aaronkeigherphotography.com

Artist Profiles: 66-Year Old American Painter Dan Graziano – “Beauty In A Vanishing America”

Artist Dan Graziano
Artist Dan Graziano

“In my paintings, I try to capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life.  I continue to be intrigued by the urban landscapes of inner cities – their active streets, time worn buildings and multiple layers of decay, renewal and adaptation – that proudly display the effects of age and use, which I see as testaments to strength, character and authenticity in contrast with modern society’s demand for newness, imitation, disposability and easy duplication.  

Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life.  Incorporating dramatic light, shadow, color and perspective, his compositions feature a diversity of subjects – from a simple still life to rugged coastlines, active urban life, lively cafes and bars, small rural towns and forgotten roadside relics.  His work has been featured in numerous publications and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors throughout the world.

Dan Graziano Street Paintings - Website

His artistic vision began taking shape in the 60’s, during America’s explosive political, cultural and artistic awakening.  His first formal training focused on advertising and illustration, but a career opportunity in architecture and urban planning altered his original direction.

When he returned to painting, he was drawn to the rich complexity of the urban landscape – inspired by Edward Hopper and other urbanist painters. As an accomplished blues guitarist (his other great passion), he found the city streets, time worn buildings and multiple layers of decay and repair a visual parallel to the spirit and culture of the music.

“My work is influenced by the American realists such as Sargent, Hopper and the three generations of Wyeths along with California painters Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn.”

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Art Books: “At First Light – Two Centuries Of Maine Artists, Their Homes And Studios” (Rizzoli, Mar 2020)

At First Light Two Centuries of Maine Artists Rizzoli March 2020At First Light chronicles twenty-six extraordinary artists of the last two hundred years who have lived and worked in Maine. Published to coincide with the state’s bicentennial in 2020, the volume considers the significant contributions artists have made to a deeper and more profound understanding of Maine’s history, its land and its peoples. Maine’s unique and breathtaking landscape–from its rugged coastline, quaint harbors, majestic mountains, and verdant forests–continues to have a powerful effect on the artists who are drawn to its shores.

Written and expertly researched by some of the foremost scholars and curators in the field, each chapter focuses on a different artist, featuring the artists’ artworks and anchored by breathtaking contemporary photography of their homes, studios, and surroundings. From picturesque bungalows to grander structures with beautiful vistas, the houses and studios featured are as diverse as the artists who have inhabited them. The artists featured include fan favorites to lesser known yet important figures from the eighteenth century to the present day, working in a range of media from painting to photography to sculpture, including: Jonathan Fisher, Winslow Homer, Frank Weston Benson, Charles Herbert Woodbury, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Marguerite and William Zorach, Rockwell Kent, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Eliot Porter, Fairfield Porter, Rudy Burckhardt, Yvonne Jacquette, Ashley Bryan, Lois Dodd, Alex Katz, Bernard Langlais, Robert Indiana, David C. Driskell, Molly Neptune Parker, Richard Tuttle, and William Wegman.

About The Author

Anne Collins Goodyear is codirector of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Frank H. Goodyear III is codirector of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Michael K. Komanecky is chief curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine. Stuart Kestenbaum is the Poet Laureate of Maine. Walter Smalling is a photographer based in Washington, D.C.

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Top Camping Sites: Sandy Pines Campground In Kennebunkport, Maine Added “Unique Retreats”

From an Inhabitat.com online review:

Sandy Pines Campground Kennebunkport, Maine sitesTo kick off the 2019 season, Sandy Pines installed some new glamping units that offer the best in luxurious camping. For guests looking for a trip back in time, there is a decked-out Airstream or two beautiful Conestoga wagons. Additionally, there are a few tiny cabins on site, including a minimalist A-frame with a fully opened facade. For stargazers, the transparent Oasis Dome or the Glass House would make for great stays. Most of the sites are for two people, with the exception of the family cottages, which can accommodate two adults and two children.

Located in the idyllic coastal region of Kennebunkport, the campground is surrounded by pristine forest on one side and salt marsh on the other. Designed to be a relaxing retreat, the site offers a variety of interesting accommodations.

Each glamping unit is tucked into a site overlooking the marsh, just steps away from the beach. All of the lodgings come with bed linens, bath towels and beach towels as well as private seating areas and fire pits.

To read more: https://inhabitat.com/kennebunkport-campground-offers-tiny-cabins-airstreams-and-more/