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Maine Stories

Maine Chocolate

Tour and Taste Maine's Chocolate Makers

Take the guesswork out of choosing the right box of chocolates for a Valentine's Day gift by taking your valentine to see and sample the sweets at one of Maine's chocolate or candy makers.

Cross Counrty

Winter Fun on Public Trails

Trails blazed by snowmobiles and alpine skiers are fun to follow during winter in Maine, but public recreation trails that are popular during warmer months are also great for exploring when there is snow on the ground.


Meet Maine's Artisans and Craftspeople at Winter Shows

An easy way to meet the maker of traditional Maine crafts is by attending arts and craft shows that happen throughout December and during community winter festivals and events.


Maine Holiday Festivals and Snowmobiling

If you've never attended a holiday craft fair, a public supper or a parade of lighted fishing boats, you can do all three at holiday festivals in Maine. Here's a sampling of fun and festive events.


Historic Sites Turn Festive for the Holidays

Portland's Victoria Mansion holds an annual Christmas celebration from late November through early January. The brownstone mansion is one of America's most important and best preserved historic homes of the 19th century.


Arts and Craft Shows Abound in Maine During November

One-stop shopping for great Maine-made products for an entire month? That's what you will find at arts and craft shows during the month of November.


Maine Fall Harvest Festivals and Hiking Trails

Maine's fall harvest festivals celebrate the signature crops of the season with baking competitions, hay rides, and fun events like pumpkin bowling or a howling contest.


Sip and Stomp Maine's Newest October Crop

Maine has surprisingly fertile ground for growing cold hardy and hybrid grapes.


Maine Scenic Byway Attractions Made by Mother Nature

Maine's 12 national and state scenic byways cover more than 500 miles of roadway through beautiful coastal and inland landscapes. Each byway has natural attractions providing detours from a short walk to recreation opportunities that could fill a weekend.


Explore Maine's Historic Forts During Fall

Maine is home to some of the northeast's best preserved military fortifications. Explore wooden, granite and earthen forts dating to the mid-1700s with lookouts, underground passageways and weaponry on display.