Kids Learn About Lobsters on a Lobster Boat Cruise

No trip to the Maine coast is complete without lobsters, but on a lobster boat tour out of Portland, your family can get up close and personal with them and even help haul them in from the sea. The trip with Lucky Catch Lobster Tours is great for young children (who love to squeal and […]

Great Ski Resorts for Summer Family Fun

From leisurely mountaintop brunches to squeal-inducing mountain coaster rides, ski mountains in the Northeast switched gears into summer mode. Along with the traditional off-mountain facilities like golf courses, spas and sports complexes, these mountains take advantage of their steep terrain and natural environment to offer family adventures most other resorts can’t match. Maine In the […]

New England’s Best Beach Towns

Whether your family likes the lively honky-tonk vibe of an old-fashioned beach resort or the quieter surroundings of a dune-backed shore, you’ll find it in New England. Old Orchard Beach, Maine With an amusement park sitting right on a miles-long, white-sand beach, and next to a pier filled with shops and eating places, it’s hard […]

A Couples Getaway in Portland, Maine

A happy mix of gritty working port and sophisticated dining and arts scene, Portland is an appealing getaway destination only a short train ride from Boston. It’s so close, in fact, Boston foodies think nothing of going there just to sample the latest restaurants in a city becoming known as one of the best dining […]

Summer Fun in Coastal Maine

Each summer, the small coastal town of Machias, Maine, is the setting for wonderful annual festivals ideal for family vacations. The town rests in a geographic area known as Downeast, which includes this part of Maine and areas of the Canadian Maritime provinces. Located about an hour from Bar Harbor and two hours from Bangor, […]

Outdoor Fun for Families in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park in Maine was the first national park in the East, and includes the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast, along with several other mountains, lakes, ponds and forests. Its jagged and irregular shore is lined by a succession of high cliffs, headlands, coves and beaches. Trails and cycling routes are accessible […]