Travel on the Side

I had been itching to get to Acadia National Park in Maine. I decided that since I had a three-day weekend, I would make it happen! Because this was a bit...

Camden, Maine is a picture perfect postcard town on US Highway 1. Just outside of town is Camden Hills State Park. Stopped in to do some hiking at the park. There’s...

This morning I drove to cute Boothbay Harbor, a quintessential Maine seaside town. After that, I was off to Owls Head State Park to tour Owls Head Light. Both are great...

Ahh, autumn…my favorite time of year. And the place to be is New England. After a morning trip to Flume Gorge, I was off for some leaf-peeping. First stop: Indian Head...

Franconia Notch State Park near Lincoln, New Hampshire features the beautiful Flume Gorge. What I like about this is that it wasn’t discovered until 1808 by a nearly 90-year old woman...

One of my favorite spots along the southern Maine coast is Ogunquit. It’s the perfect little town with a nice beach. I arrived about an hour after sunrise (which I caught...

I set my alarm for 4:00am. I was not going to miss this sunrise. Drove from Manchester, New Hampshire to the seacoast at Hampton Beach. The usual raucous crowds were gone....

I love the good work that The Nature Conservancy does. One of those good works is the Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve in Manchester, New Hampshire. Great place to go on a...

Crossed into Maine from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. My first stop was at Kittery Point at Fort McClary State Historic Site where I enjoyed a picnic lunch and watched the boats anchored...

At 18 miles, New Hampshire has the shortest ocean coastline of any U.S. state. However, that 18 miles is beautiful and easy to explore. I started my morning in Hampton Beach,...