Things To Do In Maine



There are lots of things to see and do in Maine.

Here are some resources to help make your visit even more special.


6 Great Maine Museums To Visit

The Best Breweries & Beers In Maine

Maine’s Best Oysters & Where To Find Them

15 Colorful Things To See During Maine’s Fall Season


Places To Explore


Acadia National Park

Monhegan Island

Reid State Park

Popham Beach

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse


Places To See


Portland, Portland Museum of Art, 207-775-6148

Brunswick, Bowdoin Museum, 207-725-3275

Waterville, Colby Museum, 207-859-5600

Rockland, Center For Maine Contemporary Art, 207-701-5005

Rockland, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 207-596-0084

Rockland, Farnsworth Museum, 207-596-6457

Rockland, The Strand Theatre, 207-594-0070

Owls Head, Owls Head Transportation Museum, 207-594-4418

Camden, Bay Chamber Concerts, 888-707-2770


Places To Eat


Southwest Harbor, Red Sky, 207-244-0476

Bar Harbor, Havana, 207-288-2822

Camden, The Waterfront, 207-236-3747

Camden, Natalie’s, 207-236-7008

Camden, Long Grain, 207-236-9001

Camden, Wolf Peach, 207-230-8315

Maine Destinations To Photograph



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From the solitary summit of Katahdin, to the deeps of more than 22,000 lakes and ponds, to the 3,500 miles of tidal coastline, the wild beauty of Maine is irresistibly beautiful. Inland you’ll find sweeping mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, and farms. Along the rocky coast, you’ll find countless islands, beaches, lighthouses, and fishing villages.

This ebook collects images of Maine made in the locations that I have returned to photograph most often for more than 25 years.

Each image is accompanied by a short description of the location.

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Visiting Our Gallery & Studio




You can visit Caponigro Arts during exhibits, workshops, or by appointment.

You’ll arrive at a newly renovated farmhouse, in a rural setting, on the beautiful coast of Maine.

Upstairs, you’ll see the current exhibit in the gallery.

Downstairs, you’ll see the high-tech studio with many works in progress.

You can view many portfolios of finished works as well as boxes of studies.

Plus you can view masterworks by other famous photographers from John Paul’s personal collection.




While the gardens and woods surrounding Caponigro Arts are picturesque, the landscape along the Maine coast is stunningly beautiful all year round. Consider spending a little extra time before or after you visit to explore Maine’s beauty.



How To Get To Caponigro Arts



73 Cross Rd, Cushing, ME 04563, USA

Latitude: 44.021593 | Longitude: -69.253328





Portland and Bangor airports are both serviced by major airlines. JetBlue now offers economical flights in and out of Portland. Daily commercial air service is also available to Knox County Regional Airport, located in Owls head just outside of Rockland. Portland and Bangor feature limousine and shuttle-van service, and taxi service is available at Knox County Regional Airport. All three airports have rental cars available.


Distances to Cushing


20 minutes from Knox County Regional Airport, Owls Head (RKD) Colgan Air connects from Boston
1.5 hours from Portland (ME) International Jetport (PWM)
1.5 hours from Bangor (ME) International Airport (BGR)
2.5 hours from Manchester (MHT)
3.5 hours from Boston (BOS)


Rental Cars


We recommend that you rent a car during your stay.


Driving Directions To Thomaston, Maine


From Portland, ME
Take I-295 north to Exit 28 (Bath/Brunswick Coastal Route 1). Follow U.S. Route 1 north to Thomaston. Rockland is four miles farther north. For directions to our studio in Cushing please refer to Directions to Caponigro Arts from Thomaston.

From Bangor, ME
Take I-395 west to U.S.-202 west via Exit 2 toward Hampden. US-202 becomes Western Ave. Take to U.S.Route 1A south to Route 1 in Rockland.

From Boston, MA
Take I-95 north into Maine, to I-295, Exit 44 or 52 in Portland. Follow directions above from Portland.

From Manchester, NH
Take I-93 to Route 101 East, then I-95 north towards Portsmouth. Take I-295 at Exit 44 towards South Portland. Follow directions above from Portland


Driving Directions to Caponigro Arts from Thomaston, Maine


Take Coastal Route 1 to Thomaston.

FROM THOMASTON CENTER: Turn LEFT on Wadsworth Street (Prison Store on corner). From points South, turn RIGHT on Wadsworth Street.

Go over the GREEN BRIDGE. This is BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ROAD which turns into RIVER ROAD.

Follow RIVER ROAD for approx. 5 miles. You’ll see Broad Cove (the water) on your left, and pass FALES STORE on your right. Ahead of you the road forks: left or straight.

Go STRAIGHT up the hill (this is CROSS ROAD). You’re only 1/4 mile away now.

Pass the CUSHING SCHOOL on your left, then pass the green street sign for PRIOR LANE on the right, but don’t turn.

We’re the driveway right after that street sign, on the right. It’s a green farmhouse.

Asha our big white German Shepherd, may greet you with a bark but she is very gentle and will be pleased to meet you.


6 Great Art Museums To Visit In Maine

There’s lots of great art in Maine!

Here are six great museums presented geographically from north to south.

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Colby Museum of Art 

A collecting and teaching museum focussing on American art. It houses and displays the largest collection of John Marin and Alex Katz’ paintings as well as Richard Serra’s works on paper.


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Farnsworth Museum

There’s always something new and old on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the nation’s largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth, which is extended by the Olson House (Christina’s World) in nearby Cushing.





Center For Maine Contemporary Art

A contemporary arts institution, presenting a year-round program of changing exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists with ties to Maine.


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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Assyrian reliefs in Maine? And much more! The Bowdoin art collection includes Antiquities, European,and American collections including memorabilia from Winslow Homer’s nearby studio.


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Portland Museum of Art

Significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine, the museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming, from special events, family activities, and community conversations to PMA Films, curator talks, and tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.



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Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Celebrating its origins in Ogunquit’s art colonies it acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets American art.

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Maine Lighthouse Museum

One of the largest lighthouse museums in the United States.




Owl’s Head Transportation Museum

Its mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and operate pre-1940 aircraft, ground vehicles, engines and related technologies significant to the evolution of transportation for the purpose of education. Special events offer car rallies and air shows.



Maine Maritime Museum

It sits on a 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships”. Daily cruises visit some of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses from the water and get an up-close look at Navy vessels under construction at Bath Iron Works.