Experiences

Q&A: Why Acadia is the Best Climbing Destination

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Acadia National Park may be an overlooked rock-climbing destination. But, according to Eli Simon of Bar Harbor’s Atlantic Climbing School, that’s also precisely what makes it so special.

Which Oktoberfest is Best for You?

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Oktoberfest may have originated in Bavaria, but the tradition is alive and well here in the States. Dust off your lederhosen for these five best Oktoberfests near Opal destinations.

Cuba, Curated: Day Trips to Havana from Sunset Key Cottages

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Take a quick trip to Cuba with Sunset Key Cottages’s turnkey, completely curated tour that brings travelers through the heart of Havana and has them home in time for dinner.

6 Last Chances for Summer

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Summer is winding down. Here, we list six quintessential experiences to squeeze into your summer bucket list before the season slips away.

Celebrating the Skies at the Adirondack Balloon Festival

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The timeless appeal behind ballooning, an experience Adirondack Balloon Company

Capturing the Night Sky in Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park is known as the East Coast’s premier

Day On, Day Off: The Samoset Resort

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When it comes to things to do in Rockport, Maine, we have the perfect ways to spend two days – the first occupied with the offerings at The Samoset Resort; the second, a full day in town.

Creative Ways to Beat the Heat in Opal Destinations

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As summer wears on, you may want to mix up your days beyond the pool and beach. We highlight alternative ways to keep cool in destinations near Opal Collection hotels.

Maine on Mars? The Red Planet Borrows These Popular Mount Desert Island Landmarks’ Names

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Yes, there’s a Bar Harbor on Mars. There’s also an Acadia, a Mount Desert Island, even a Cadillac Mountain – all thanks to a NASA geologist who, when naming these sites, drew from her favorite Maine attractions.

Top Summer Events & What to Have in Tow

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Looking to live it up during these remaining months of summer? You’ll appreciate this piece on what to pack (albeit, some being more tongue-in-cheek) for these can’t-miss events near Opal destinations.