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Footbridge beach at sunrise, showing the footbridge, scrub over the dunes, and the beach. People walking along the shore in the distance. This is one of the many things to do in Ogunquit, Maine, during shoulder season

9 Wonderful Things to Do in Ogunquit, Maine, during Shoulder Season

Experience one of the most beautiful and charming beach towns in the US with fewer crowds and lower prices by visiting Ogunquit, Maine, during shoulder season! I took a midweek vacation to Ogunquit during shoulder season and loved it. In this post, I share the highlights of my trip and provide tips for how to make the most of your shoulder-season stay. Includes a detailed map and tips for where to eat if you don't eat shellfish.

Small-Batch Boston Brown Bread with Smoked Fish

A classic New England treat steamed in a can, Boston Brown Bread is easy to make at home. The homemade version tastes so much better! The unique serving suggestion from a dearly missed restaurant is a perfect appetizer for an autumn feast! This small-batch version makes just enough. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).

Fall Bucket List 2023: Bring On the Autumnal Splendor!

I’m so excited for all the glorious fall activities I’ve planned for autumn 2023! Here’s my Fall Bucket List for 2023! What’s on yours? Free treat for you (no trick!)! This post will update as the season progresses.
Mount Washington Cog Railway steam engine from 1908 with a blue railway car on top of mount washington

Ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway, New Hampshire

Ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the top of the highest peak in the Northeastern US! This post includes everything you need to take this breathtaking journey. This is a day trip in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that you’ll be talking about for years to come.