Places I Remember with Lea Lane

Maine: Lighthouses, Lobsters -- And Down East Pleasures

August 03, 2021 Hilary Nangle, lives, works and writes about Maine. She tells all! Season 1 Episode 27
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
Maine: Lighthouses, Lobsters -- And Down East Pleasures
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Hilary Nangle is a Maine maven --  born there, lives there and writes guidebooks about her beloved most-eastern New England state. She takes us on a trip up the coast, from the sandy south beaches to the rocky Down East peninsulas, and inland, to oudoor pleasures, sharing stories and fun facts along the way.

---  What makes Maine so special? Hilary suggests the best times to visit, and the best places to experience-- from the casual beachy towns of the southern Maine coast, to the artsy, foody city of Portland, to pretty mid-coast places and peninsulas like Camden and Blue Hill,  Bar Harbor, and Mt. Desert island.

-- She adds the northern, Down East towns near the Canadian border, and also takes us inland for outdoor pleasures,  lakes and springs. And along the way she mentions history and favorite lobster shacks.

-- Hilary ends with a special memory of a Maine trip with her dad.
Maine-based travel writer Hilary Nangle shares her love for her home state in three, regularly updated, guidebooks — Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National Park; in articles for regional, national, and international print and online publications; on her Maine Travel Maven Facebook and Instagram pages; and on
Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.comPlease follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!

What makes Maine so special?
Best time to travel there
Southern Maine Coast, Portland to Booth Bay Harbor --islands,art, great food
Monhegan art colony
Rockland and The Farnsworth Museum
Peninsulas and lobster boats
Pretty Camden
Blue Hill
Stonington to Acadia
Bar Harbor
Claremont in SW Harbor
Downeast-- what it means, what it is
Lubec, Eastport, Islands, puffins
Inland, outdoors, springs, lakes
Prout's Neck- artist Winslow Homer's house/museum houseLea's favorite
Hilary's special memory of Maine