Spring is finally here and with this welcome new season comes a statewide celebration of all things maple. To help you decide where to go with your family, we scoured 81 listings to find some of the most unique places to visit.
Posted in Events, Farms, Food, tagged artisan maple syrup, bed and breakfasts for families, Belgian horses, blueberry fields bed and breakfast, chase farms, cutepotato.com, deb and cyd zeigler, dresden, dunham farm velvet hollow sugar works, gluten-free bakery maine, gluten-free on Maine Maple Sunday, goranson farm, holden, horse drawn carriage rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, jan goranson, Livermore, maine, Maine ice houses, maine maple sunday, maple candy, maple creemees, maple treats, rob johanson, Sarah's House, spring break maple and honey, spring in maine, tap your own trees, unique maine farms, unique maine sugarhouses, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, wells on March 20, 2017| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Farms, Food, tagged Alewive's Brook Farm, bangor, bath freight shed, berwick, biddeford, blue hill, boynton's greenhouse, bridgton, Brownie's Barkery, brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, cutepotato.com, enchanted kitchen, european market bangor, farm house organic coffee roasters, farmington grange hall, fort andross mill, gracie's garden, lewiston, maine family adventures, maine family farms, maine winter markets, maine winter weekend markets, moonscape garden shop, old hamlin school, pepperell center, Pork Beach Sauce Co., Portland, portland maine, saco river market, sea dog brewing co., skowhegan, South Portland, Standish, swallowtail cafe, sweet and savory bakehouse, sweet relief farm, york, zu bakery on January 19, 2017| 3 Comments »
When there is not much snow on the ground during winter weekends, our family finds ourselves hunting for accessible adventures. We found a road trip to a new-to-us weekend farmers’ market is always a highlight. There’s a thrill to discovering local farms and artisans. All of us enjoy chatting with vendors, sampling new foods, and of course, shopping for all nature of good things. For MP and DP, a visit to a local market is also a welcome respite from our weekly grocery store visits.
From Berwick to Orono, here are some weekend markets that are worth the trip:
Posted in Food, Sponsors, tagged chorizo meatloaf, comfort food, cute potato sponsors, cutepotato.com, family dinners, family meals, family takeout in maine, farm fresh takeout, gather at home, gather restaurant, maine, Restaurants, yarmouth maine on November 9, 2016| Leave a Comment »
MP doesn’t know about you, but today, she could use a little extra TLC. When she feels this way, she doesn’t feel much like doing anything, especially cooking. Thanks to our newest sponsor, Gather in Yarmouth, bringing home a wholesome, family meal is easy. The restaurant recently introduced Gather at Home—freshly prepared meals, sides, and desserts to go. Our family of four tried the hearty chorizo meatloaf, homemade biscuits, and roasted Brussels sprouts. The experience felt just like enjoying a home-cooked meal, but without all the work.
Restaurant owner Matt Chappell chatted with MP recently about this exciting, new takeout option and what families can expect when they visit.
Posted in Food, Recipes, tagged cute potato family recipes, cutepotato.com, easy family recipes, fall recipes, family recipes, farmhouse pumpkin bread, pumpkin, pumpkin bread, quick breads on November 3, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Now that the first half of fall is over, and all of the family commitments that come with it, MP finds herself wanting to slow down. She knew the minute she pulled out this beloved pumpkin bread recipe that it was time to take a brief hiatus from weekend travel, houseguests, and get-togethers before the holidays. This super moist pumpkin bread is her simple solution to slowing down. Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, it is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or warm cider. MP can’t think of a better way to take a self-imposed time out.
Posted in Restaurants, Travel, tagged Adventure, cabins, cutepotato.com, Family, family travel, lakes, lodge, maine, maine summers, Millinocket, Millinocket lake, New England Outdoor Center, outdoors, River Driver's Restaurant, summer, Travel on July 15, 2016| Leave a Comment »
For the kids’ first trip to the Katahdin region, MP planned an overnight stay at New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) in Millinocket. The family-friendly, lakeside resort offers a variety of fun adventures, including moose tours, rafting, canoeing and hiking. For accommodations, guests can choose from rustic cabins to modern lodges.
Posted in Events, Parks, Restaurants, Road Trips, Trails, Travel, tagged acadia national park, Acadia National Park 100th birthday, asticou azalea garden, biddeford pool, cutepotato.com, evening lantern stroll, Family-friendly hikes, Kingfield Maine, lighthouse visit, maine summer adventures for families, maine trail finder, Maine Waterfalls, Moxie Falls, places to go with kids in maine, Rococo Artisan Ice Cream, seal harbor, The Forks, Wood Island Lighthouse on May 27, 2016| 1 Comment »
School is out in less than a month, and our summer is going to be busier than ever. MP has a special project she is working on, the kids are going to day camps, and we have family visiting from California for a few weeks. Still, there is always room for a few new adventures! Here’s what is on our list:
Maine Huts & Trails
We’ve heard so many good things about Maine Huts & Trails, a nonprofit organization in Kingfield that provides lodging and outdoor activities for all ages and levels of expertise. When a local Mom suggested CP #2’s third grade class take a year-end trip to Maine Huts & Trails, we were all in! Our plan is to take a short hike in with the kids to our hut, explore the grounds and enjoy a big, family-style meal together. We can’t think of a better way to kick off summer!
Posted in Food, Restaurants, tagged blackberry coconut fruit fizz, chocolate cream soda, craft sodas, cutepotato.com, family adventures in maine, family-friendly maine, Johanna Corman, lemonades, mixology shop, natural sodas, naturally sweetened soda, portland maine, portland maine and kids, raspberry lime rickey, Soda Bar, Steve Corman, Vena's Fizz House, vintage barware on May 18, 2016| Leave a Comment »
For CP#1’s 10th birthday, our family decided to venture into Portland for the afternoon and treat ourselves to homemade sodas at Vena’s Fizz House. The cozy corner soda bar, which is located on Fore Street, is open to all ages. And while Vena’s specializes in mocktails and cocktails (served only from 7-11 p.m.), the menu has craft sodas and lemonades for the younger set.
When we arrived, a group of tourists and friends were enjoying drinks, and a young couple at a high hat table sat beside us. MP and the kids scanned the menu and decided on a Blackberry Coconut Fruit Fizz, a Raspberry Lime Rickey made with fresh-squeezed lime juice, and a chocolate cream soda naturally sweetened with honey. (more…)