Shopping, And So Much More in Freeport!

Shopping, and so much more in Freeport!  Yes, Freeport is known for its outlet and retail shopping.  However, this town offers plenty more to do in and around the area.  Withing ten minutes of downtown, we have two beautiful state parks.  Enjoy a hike or kayaking, perhaps bird watching.  Great bicycle routes start just around the… Read more »

Amtrak Downeaster Schedule To Include Freeport

The Amtrak Downeaster will begin daily runs from Boston to Freeport in November, 2012.  Beginning in November, you will be able to pick up the Amtrak Downeaster at North Station and take it directly to the Freeport Amtrak terminal.  The schedule has yet to be set however, at least two runs per day are anticipated. … Read more »

Yarmouth Clam Festival Almost Here

One local event clearly says summer; the Yarmouth Clam Festival.  This summer event has something for everyone, young and old alike.  The festival opens on Friday, July 20th, and features cooking demonstrations, live music, carnival rides, and of course, clams.  Saturday brings a clam shucking contest, live children’s theater, horse carriage rides, and so much… Read more »

Strawberry Season is Here

Strawberries have arrived!  For the past week, we have been enjoying lots of fresh strawberries at breakfast; strawberry and yogurt parfaits; buttermilk waffles heaped with fresh strawberries and cream; strawberry muffins; and plain ol’ bowls of fresh berries!  Nothing quite says summer like berries picked fresh out of the fields, warmed by the summer sun…. Read more »

Summer Solstice

Summer solstice is upon us, as is summer in Maine.  Today was a great example of things to come; the air was blowing an on-shore breeze, making it delightful to breathe in the salt air.  The sun was shining and one could just imagine the lobster rolls, fried clams…and beaches, all waiting to be enjoyed… Read more »

Top 10 Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Maine

Needless to say, we have had our fair share of rain the past month.  It is a beautiful day today however, and due to be a beautiful weekend.  Nonetheless, it is always good to have a plan for that next rainy day in Maine.  Here are the things we, and our guests, recommend to fully enjoy… Read more »

Some of the Best Antiquing in Maine

Guests are often interested in visiting antique stores when they visit us in Maine.  As those who like to shop antiques know, antiquing can be hit or miss.  Some of the best antiquing however, lies relatively close to Freeport.  A favortie place I like to visit is Great Stuff! Consignments ( right here in Freeport on… Read more »

LL Bean Paddle Sports Weekend

With Memorial Day comes the official start of summer.  There are so many ways to get out and enjoy it in Maine and one of the best is paddle boarding.  This is the latest sport to take hold and LL Bean is hosting a weekend-long event June 1-3, 2012 to introduce this sport, and others, to… Read more »

Excursions: Whale Watching; Puffins; Peary’s Eagle Island

Your Maine vacation would not be complete without a boating tour that allows you to get out on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.  There are a number of ways to accomplish this. We are often asked about the best time of the year for whale watching.  Peak whale watching season starts off the Maine coast in about… Read more »

LL Bean 100 Year Anniversary

There are not many companies around today that can boast being 100 years old.  L.L. Bean is one of the best and celebrates their 100-year anniversary this year, 2012 and we are pleased, and proud, to call the same town “home.” LL Bean is just one of the many stores here in Freeport and one… Read more »