It was a beautiful, bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.
Did you know that Maine is home to the "Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast?"
Acadia National Park - the first National Park east of the Mississippi River - protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats with high biodiversity, clean air and water, and a rich cultural heritage. Interlaced with picturesque communities, the park covers about 38,000 acres with another 12,500 acres of conservation easements.
Fall is one of the best times to visit Acadia National Park. The weather is crisp, the crowds are light, and the foliage is spectacular. Weather in early September is generally divine, but temperatures start dropping by the end of the month.
Venture to the rugged coast of Maine — replete with volcanic rocks and crashing waves, creating the impression of stepping back in time to the creation of Earth.
Bar Harbor, Maine is the gateway to Acadia National Park, one of America's most visited national parks, and the largest community on Mount Desert Island.
The Lobster Specialty Plate provides a way for vehicle owners to show their support for research, education and development of Maine's signature product - the lobster.
Situated along the shores of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Portland Head Light sits at the entrance of the shipping channel into Casco Bay. A popular destination for those seeking a quintessential coastal scene on their visit to Maine, the lighthouse - a commission of George Washington - is Maine’s oldest, dating to 1791.
Portland Head Light is a prized landmark for its historical significance, but also for the adjacent 90-acre park that is its home, with stunning ocean views, hiking and walking paths dotted with viewing lenses, and other historic structures. The lighthouse and Fort Williams Park itself makes an enjoyable family outing with its many opportunities for exploring.
Welcome to Red's Eats! This tiny lobster shack has been a classic fixture along Route 1 in Wiscasset, Maine since 1954. Long lines are the norm, but the wait is worth it, especially for the spot’s signature lobster rolls. The meat isn’t measured, meaning the buttery buns come piled high with a generous amount of lobster.
Red's is considered the best lobster roll in all of New England and after taking my first bite, I have to agree! There was at least a pound and a half of fresh, glorious lobster meat overflowing from my roll. I savored every bite!
Fresh Maine Seafood Since 1978
Our family owned and operated restaurant serves fresh, mouth watering Maine lobster and seafood, perfectly complimented by our great steaks.
Established in 1979, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum preserves the legacy and memory of the nation's 35th president. Experience the sense of idealism and hope that galvanized the country when you tour this amazing institution.
JFK was the sixth Presidential Library I've visited and the most inspirational. I came away highly impressed and more appreciative of the accomplishments of America during the 1960s - including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, the creation of the Peace Corps, the Space Race, and the successful end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected president in one of the closest elections in U.S. history. He was the youngest man ever elected president, the only Catholic, and the first president born in the twentieth century.
We're constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of brewing to make sure that from the ingredients to the glass, every pint of Samuel Adams beer is as good (if not better) than the last.
The Boston Brewery is where all our beers get their start, with the exception of Boston Lager, which was born in our founder Jim Koch's kitchen. It is the smallest of our three breweries, but it is the most important.
Fenway Park is the oldest MLB ballpark in use today, home to the legendary Boston Red Sox, and is considered America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. The enthusiastic and exciting atmosphere outside of Fenway before games is truly unique and cannot be found anywhere else. Yawkey Way is closed prior to every game so fans can mingle and enjoy live music, great food and the company of other Red Sox fans.
A "Boston Strong" jersey is seen hanging in Fenway Park.
Step into the world of one of America’s greatest artists...
...and discover the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. See over 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage.
During the Gilded Age (1870-1900), America’s wealthiest families flocked to the City by the Sea and its surrounding areas, making Newport, Rhode Island their summertime playground. The meticulous preservation of more than a dozen of these homes gives us intimate access to the artistry, personality, and complex culture that went into these colossal time capsules.
The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in the turn of the 20th century.
The house is built in the Italian Renaissance style and has 70 rooms. When it was completed in 1892, it was the largest and most opulent house in Newport.
Deep in the woods of Charlestown, Rhode Island, the Nordic Lodge has become world-famous for its gloriously gourmet buffet.
The Nordic, as it’s commonly known, has been drawing regulars and newbies alike since 1980, when the restaurant adopted a buffet format, offering endless everything and a picturesque setting on Pasquiset Pond.
Without question, the limitless lobster is what pulls in most customers — the Nordic steams about 5,000 a day — but it’s not just that. The high-end buffet includes steak and prime rib (all certified Angus, all the time), Alaska snow crab legs, a raw bar of local oysters and clams among other things, vegetables, baked stuffed shrimp, Haagen-Dazs ice cream, and everything in between. All served in a rambling one-story, brick-and-beam building that looks exactly like what it’s named after.
“There’s no other place in the country offering unlimited lobster,” said Steven Persson, the barrel-chested bearded man running the business. It has been in his family for three generations and boasts a towering wood-carved Viking out front, a nod to the clan’s Swedish heritage. “If there were, I’d know about it.”
Plymouth Notch, Vermont is the birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. The Village is virtually unchanged since the early 20th century. The homes of Calvin Coolidge's family and neighbors, the community church, cheese factory, one room schoolhouse, and general store have been carefully preserved, and many of the buildings have their original furnishings.
This historic house has its original furnishings, including the bed in which Calvin Coolidge was born, a complete set of “Frog City” chairs made by a Coolidge ancestor, a “nanny bench,” family silver and ceramics, and a desk brought to town by Captain John who served in the Revolutionary War.
Each room in the Coolidge Homestead has an interpretive label that explains the use of the room and notable objects.
At 2:47am on August 3, 1923, Vice President Calvin Coolidge became the 30th president of the United States when he took the oath of office in the sitting room of this modest frame and clapboard farmhouse. President Harding had died only a few hours earlier. Coolidge’s father, a notary public, administered the oath by the light of a kerosene lamp; he refused to install such modern conveniences as electricity. Located in the tiny community of Plymouth Notch in the beautiful hill country of Vermont, the house where he took the oath of office was also Calvin Coolidge’s boyhood home.