Travelin’ Maine(rs)

A regular travel blog, written by George and Linda Smith, focused entirely on instate travel.

Stone Mountain is the best place to listen to music in Maine

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Brownfield
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 George

            Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield is the best place to listen to music in Maine. A gorgeously remodeled barn, originally built in 1886, has seating for just 200 guests and offers an intimate opportunity for musicians to mingle with the audience, plus fantastic acoustics.

Black and Tan is a great new pub in Augusta

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Augusta
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 George

            From the beautiful and historic booths, salvaged from a southern Maine church, to the wonderful Irish food, Augusta’s Black and Tan has fast become a very popular place since opening last June. Located just above Water Street, Stacey and Chris Shaw’s restaurant was recommended to us by our friends Rocko and Robin Graziano, who accompanied us to dinner there.

You need to get-a-way to this wonderful place!

City or Town: 
Poland
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 George

            Reading through the guest book in our suite at Wolf Cove Inn, a wonderful Maine Bed & Breakfast, I find visitors from Texas to Tennessee, California to Colorado to Connecticut, Nevada to North Carolina, and even England, plus folks from our state. Yes, lots of people are finding their way to this very special place in Poland.

Calzolaio is our favorite restaurant

City or Town: 
Wilton
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 George

 

            Our favorite table at Wilton’s wonderful Calzolaio restaurant is in the far corner of the interior room, with stone walls on two sides of us. We’ve celebrated anniversaries and other special events at this table enjoying our favorite dishes.

Let's Do Lunch! In Portland, Bangor, Camden, and Belfast

City or Town: 
Portland
Camden
Belfast
Bangor
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 Linda – Chase’s Daily

 

One of Maine's best restaurants is in Norway.

City or Town: 
Norway
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 George

            We are very lucky that Amy and Bret Baker chose Maine as the place to open their own restaurant, after an impressive career managing and cooking in restaurants in other states. They were flying to Vermont when a nearby passenger heard of their plans and urged them to visit Maine.

            They did, and ended up purchasing an historic home built in 1896 in Norway, a vibrant Maine community, creating one of our state’s best restaurants. And that is no exaggeration. Since opening six years ago, their business has grown every year.

The Samoset is a great winter get-a-way

City or Town: 
Rockland
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George

            Lots of families with kids were enjoying the Samoset Resort with us on a cold January weekend. And it’s easy to understand why, from the indoor playground and swimming pool to the ice rink to the comfortable rooms.

            We scheduled our visit to coincide with Sunday afternoon’s Pies on Parade fundraiser for the local food bank. With savory and sweet pies in 25 locations around Rockland, well, I don’t have to tell you why I love this event! This year I couldn’t get beyond 11 places before I just could not eat another bite.

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