Freeport Lodging Specials – Fall Freedom!

October 2nd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Freeport Lodging SpecialsThere’s no better way to celebrate fall and the freedom we enjoy here in the US than with a Maine coast vacation made all the easier with Brewster House Bed & Breakfast’s Freeport lodging specials!

There’s no more denying it: summer is long gone and soon we’ll be into the holiday season, then – ulk! – 2016! Before we fly off the handle into next year, however, there’s still time to squeeze some fun out of what’s left of 2015 – and that’s plenty!

Autumn is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the Maine coast and we here at Brewster House Bed & Breakfast like to facilitate that with a couple of seasonal Freeport lodging specials.

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Harvest On The Harbor 2015

September 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Harvest On The Harbor 2015Harvest on the Harbor is Maine’s premiere, annual food and wine festival, offering you the opportunity to eat and drink exceptional food, beer, wine, and spirits along with award-winning chefs, presentations, and live entertainment – all on Portland’s waterfront: October 21st through the 25th, 2015!

A Portland fall tradition, the 8th annual Harvest On The Harbor is a five-day event that brings local chefs and vineyards from around the US to Portland to showcase their talents and products – not to mention all the gastronomes, gourmands, and epicures like yourself who come to sip, sup, and sigh over all the offerings.

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Attend the Freeport Fall Festival 2015!

September 4th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Freeport Fall Festival

More evidence that autumn in all it’s multi-hued glory is just around the corner: Freeport, ME is busy gearing up for the 17th Annual Freeport Fall Festival, scheduled for the weekend of October 3rd and 4th, 2015.

The Freeport Fall Festival has become a regional tradition that attracts thousands of people to Freeport for a weekend of art, music, food, drink, and – natch – fun!

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Sample Suds on a Portland Craft Brewery Tour!

August 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Take a Portland Craft Brewery Tour!Craft beers are taking the nation by storm and Maine is a haven for microbrewers. What better way to get the inside scoop on this exciting industry (not to mention some fresh samples!) than with a Portland Craft Brewery Tour!

Whether you’re a craft brewer yourself, a fan of microbrews, or just curious about the beer brewing process, a Portland craft brewery tour is just what the doctor ordered for a fun, fascinating, and potentially delicious day-trip!

The Portland, Maine area has long been home to a number of fine breweries, wineries, and distilleries. The craft brewing movement has seen scores of new breweries and craft beer venues springing up all over the region, with award-winning, hand-crafted beer featuring local flavors and ingredients as their focus.

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Plan Your Maine Fall Foliage Getaway

August 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Plan Your Maine Fall Foliage GetawaySummer is cruising by with alarming speed but that only means autumn is on the way and with it an opportunity to take in one of the most beautiful sights around: the annual, natural fireworks display that is Maine fall foliage!

There’s nothing quite as spectacular as the spectrum of warm and bright, earthy hues that slowly takes over summer’s greens to dress the landscape in an eye-pleasing crazy-quilt of oranges and reds, yellows, tans, and browns. Nowhere in the US – perhaps the world! – is this transformation more evident and stunning than in New England. Of all the New England states, though we may be a bit biased, Maine fall foliage, with its 57 species of broadleaved trees, is the most resplendent, the most worthy of your attention.

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Take a Maine Maritime Museum Lighthouse Cruise!

July 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy a Maine Maritime Museum Lighthouse Cruise

See Doubling Point Lighthouse – among others!
on a Maine Maritime Museum Lighthouse Cruise

There’s something inherently evocative – even romantic – about the sight of a lighthouse and the Maine is know as “The Lighthouse State” for good reason, with over 60 lighthouses along its coastline. One of the best ways to see them – and other coastline attractions – is from the water with a lighthouse cruise from the Maine Maritime Museum!

The Maine Maritime Museum’s 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, focuses its attention on Maine’s maritime heritage and culture – a culture so rich with things to learn, see, and do that admission to the museum is good for two days so you can have a chance to see the majority of it!

The Maine Maritime Museum offers interactive exhibits and demonstrations but then goes above and beyond your average museum with “exhibits” like the a Victorian-era shipyard owner’s home; the country’s only surviving historic, wooden-boat shipyard; a full-size replica of the Wyoming – the largest wooden schooner ever built and, consequently, New England’s largest sculpture; and daily lighthouse cruises and trolley tours!

Maine Maritime Museum’s regularly scheduled cruises along the Kennebec River and her connecting waterways provide a number of different cruises that focus on river nature, lighthouses in the area, and Bath Iron Works.

Take the popular, two-hour, Six Lighthouse Cruise for an opportunity to see and photograph six of Maine’s most beautiful and unique lighthouses.

Extend that cruise time by one hour for the Seven Lighthouse Cruise. This Maine Maritime Museum tour will take you by Bath Iron Works, through Hells Gates on the Sasanoa River, then along the historic Sheepscot River to the Kennebec for close-up views of seven of Maine’s picturesque lighthouses.

Really love those lighthouses? Then the Maine Maritime Museum’s four-hour Lighthouse Lovers Cruise is for you with a chance to see ten (10!) of Maine’s gorgeous lighthouses from the water. Wow!

The Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise, will wow you with stunning views of Bath Iron Works, two lighthouses, and area wildlife. Only an hour long, this cruise is a perfect complement to the museum’s exclusive “The Bath Iron Works Story” Trolley Tour.

Ever wonder about the construction of the world’s most advanced ships and how Bath Iron Works earned the “Bath Built is Best Built” reputation? “The Bath Iron Works Story” Trolley Tour will give you the inside story with a current or former employee of Bath Iron Works as guide on a trolley that rolls through Bath and past the BIW yard. Fascinating!

Finally, if your focus is less lighthouses, more wildlife, the Maine Maritime Museum offers a Extraordinary Wildlife of Merrymeeting Bay Cruise. This incredible, three-hour cruise will introduce you to the unique ecosystem of Merrymeeting Bay. An area teaming with wildlife like bald eagles, osprey, Atlantic sturgeon, harbor seals, and more. Nature lovers will be in heaven.

Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street, Bath, Maine
For more information on the museum and times and ticket prices for cruises and tours, be sure to visit:

Maine Maritime Museum Lodging
The Maine Maritime Museum is less than half an hour from Brewster House Bed & Breakfast in lovely Freeport, Maine. Brewster House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect base from which to explore the Maine coast and all it has to offer. Don’t settle for some stale, cookie-cutter hotel or motel when you can get better service and comfort for your money from a locally owned and operated Maine inn.

Don’t Miss Bowdoin International Music Festival 2015

July 6th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Bowdoin International Music FestivBowdoin International Music Festival 2015alThe 2015 Bowdoin International Music Festival is in full swing already – running from June 27th through August 8th – but there are still plenty of great concerts left to see!

Every summer, Bowdoin College in Brunswick heats up the Maine coast with the Bowdoin International Music Festival, bringing renowned musicians and instructors from around the world six weeks of performance, collaboration, and learning to Bowdoin College – not to mention world-class entertainment to audiences in the form of more than 100 concerts, seminars, and related events.

This year’s Bowdoin International Music Festival theme is “Music: The Art of Friendship” with concerts designed to illuminate the relationships between performing musicians, music students and their instructors, and between composers and musicians.

A full schedule of concerts and other events can be found here but highlights of the Bowdoin International Music Festival are set to include include Brahms String Sextets, Mendelssohn’s Octet, and performances by Steven Doane, Ilya Kaler, Paul Katz, Jennifer Koh, Mikhail Kopelman, Peter Serkin, and the Dover, Miró, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets.

Bowdoin International Music Festival has various programs organized throughout the week and length of the festival, such as:

Monday Showcase, with four different string quartets performing works for quartets alone and in collaboration with other musicians. This series is scheduled to include the Dover Quartet, Miró Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, and Ying Quartets.

Wednesday Upbeat! is a mid-week series offering a mixture of both classic and contemporary compositions from Festival artists in a casual setting.

Festival Fridays is the festival’s premiere showcase of traditional chamber music and orchestral repertoire performed by master musicians from all over the globe.

The Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, July 30th through August 2nd, presents the works of 20th century and contemporary American composers, including the Festival’s composers-in-residence, guest composers, and top participants. If you enjoy contemporary classical, you’ll not want to miss this series!

Bowdoin International Music Festival

June 27th through August 8th, 2015
Bowdoin College – 255 Maine St, Brunswick, ME
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Bowdoin International Music Festival Lodging
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast is only a 15 minute drive from the Bowdoin College campus and Bowdoin International Music Festival. That’s the advantage of having your Maine Coast home base in Freeport – it’s convenient location has you just minutes from all the best attractions and events in the area, yet is quiet enough to allow you to get what you really want: real relaxation! Let Brewster House Bed & Breakfast help make your Maine getaway the best it can be!

Enjoy a Scenic Casco Bay Cruise!

June 19th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Casco Bay CruiseCasco Bay, Maine is home to many small and large islands, lighthouses, history, and wildlife. A Casco Bay cruise is a great way to see all this and more!

Casco Bay has seven lighthouses and so many islands they are often referred to as the Calendar Islands, as in: “you can visit a different island for every day of the year.” A touch of hyperbole, certainly, but there are a lot of islands in Casco Bay and exploring them with a Casco Bay cruise is a very popular thing to do.

Casco Bay Island Transit District, also known as Casco Bay Lines, is the ferry system providing passenger, freight, postal and vehicle ferry service to the islands of Casco Bay from Portland, Maine. They’re also your passport to a Casco Bay cruise!

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Get Ready for Portland’s 42nd Annual Old Port Festival Weekend!

June 3rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Port Festival Weekend 2015

Kick off your summer the best way possible with Portland, Maine’s 42nd Annual Old Port Festival Weekend – June 11th through the 14th, 2015!

Portland’s Old Port Festival Weekend – an amalgam of the Old Port Weekend and Old Port Festival – is multiple stages of music, an unbelievable selection of Maine-made arts, crafts, and artisans, delectable food from Portland’s enviable selection of restaurants, amazing sidewalk-sales from local businesses, tons of kid’s activities, and much more – all in downtown Portland, Maine!

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Attend the 34th Annual L.L.Bean PaddleSports Festival Weekend!

May 29th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

L.L. Bean PaddleSports Festival Weekend 2015The 34th annual L.L.Bean PaddleSports Festival Weekend, also known as PaddleFest, is almost upon us: June 5th through the 7th, 2015. Will you be there?

Held across the US, wherever you find an L.L. Bean store, the annual PaddleSports Festival Weekend is a particularly huge deal here in Freeport, Maine, because Freeport was the home of Leon Leonwood Bean and remains home to the flagship store of the wildly successful business he started back in 1912 that bears his name to this day: L.L. Bean.

The annual L.L.Bean PaddleSports Festival Weekend is a celebration of the great outdoors, getting out into them, and doing so on the water in a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard: PaddleFest 2015!

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