Don’t know what to do this weekend? I can help! Whether you are already a fellow Mainer, or someone looking to plan out a weekend getaway to Maine, this blog will give you some ideas on things to try, activities available, or maybe remind you of a few favorites to revisit. There are so many amazing things to see and do in Maine.

My Childhood

My Childhood

Are you nostalgic? While I tend to focus on the future, sometimes it’s still fun look back on the past, which is one reason I love memory keeping. Some of my nostalgia probably has to do with growing up extremely happy in Southern Maine. So many of my fondest memories are tied deeply with my childhood experiences here in Maine.

Check out my posts that revisit childhood memories, or highlight interesting trivia and facts about Maine. It’s fun to look back.

My Twenties

My Twenties

Do you like a night out? My twenties were spent hanging out with friends, enjoying spontaneous get togethers, exploring more of Maine, and heading into Portland for a night on the town. While those days are past, I still love checking out the latest openings or circling back to a favorite place, and I’m always up for a spontaneous adventure.

Check out my posts about the amazing food and drink options in Maine or that showcase some of the many outside activities we have at our doorstep. There’s always room for a little adventure.

My Family

My Family

Are you looking for some family fun? My husband and I started our family while we were living down in Massachusetts, but my love of Maine never left, and we bought a camp on a lake close to Portland. For many years, we truly were spending our Weekends in Maine.

Check out my blog posts about family fun, cooking, and various fairs and festivals in Maine. Children let you see the world through new eyes. 

My Life Now

My Life Now

Do you want to know what life is like in Maine now? About a decade ago, we did some soul searching and realized that we wanted to be in Maine full time. We wanted to raise our family here and put down roots so we made the move back to Maine full-time.

Check out my blog posts about places we like to visit in Maine, events we enjoy, and everything else that makes life in Maine so special. It’s good to be home again.


What makes a place special?

  • The memories you make.
  • The fun activities available.
  • The ways you can connect with nature.
  • The local food and restaurant scene.
  • The overall pace that life moves.
  • The people who share your love for the place.

For me, and my passion for Maine, it is all of these things and more. It is how everything comes together to create an amazing quality of life. There is something powerful about connecting with a place. I know you will love Maine as much as I do.

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    • Weekends in Maine says:

      I am glad to hear that you’ve been to Maine and have happy memories of your visits. It really is a wonderful place. I’m looking forward to checking out other bloggers during the a-z challenge. I love crafts and creative pursuits and look forward to your a-z posts.


  1. evelyneholingue says:

    Although I was born and brought up in France I now live in the USA and LOVE Maine where my family owns a small lake cabin. So… I’m happy to see your blog and I want to thank you for visiting mine as well during this A to Z challenge.


  2. K Shubert says:

    Great job Karen! Love it! Looking forward to seeing more. You and Rich will have to check out Krista’s in Cornish and Funky Bow in Lyman. Great food and beer! Gneiss beer is a local favorite at Krista’s


  3. Martha Cooper says:

    I’m jealous that you guys can just zip up to Maine anytime! I’m in San Francisco, so it’s a little harder ; ).
    But one place I always visit on my Maine vacations is Black Dinah Chocolatiers. Their HQ is in Westbrook (near Portland, but you probably already knew that), where they have a little kiosk shop and tours with free samples. It’s just the best chocolate I’ve ever had — the fresh truffles in their Farm Market Collection are to die for. Everything they can get from local farmers they do, like raspberries, blueberries, and apples (cacao beans are a bit harder to come by Downeast).
    They also have a “Tasting Room” in Blue Hill, further up the coast, which has coffee treats and oh God, the sipping chocolate.
    Anyhow, enjoy your Maine forays; I’ll be watching your progress from way out here.

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  4. calensariel says:

    Just stopping by to return your visit. Holy cow, kid! You’re post is so organized. I’ve only been to Maine once in 2005 when we took a cruise up there from Boston to Montreal. We “parked” out in the harbor and came in on the tenders to Bar Harbor. We did a lot of hiking around town there. It was just gorgeous. Going to get back up that way some day. Fingers crossed!

    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter T

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  5. Barbed Words says:

    Hi there, I’ve nominated you for a Mystery Blogger Award as I’ve enjoyed your blog so much! Accepting the award was actually quite a lot of effort so I completely understand if you don’t want to accept it 🙂 If you do, all the (quite detailed…) instructions are on my blog. Cheers, Barb.

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