Exploring Beech Hill Preserve

While visiting Rockport earlier this month, we discovered the stunning Beech Hill Preserve. The 295-acre preserve offers family-friendly trails alongside protected fields of organic blueberries and wildflowers. Beech Hill is one of those magical, Maine places where visiting feels like a privilege. We arrived at the Beech Hill Road trailhead and decided to take the short 3/4-mile hike to a …

Farmers Fare

Note: Farmers Fare closed in June 2011. Belfast-based designer, Patricia Shea, who writes the fun dessert lover’s blog, Pattern Patisserie, sent a glowing email about Farmer’s Fare in Rockport—a market/eatery featuring locally grown produce, Maine cheeses, coffees, spices and specialty food items. Not long ago, MP decided to stop in for a much needed caffeine fix and a treat for …

Rockport Marine Park

Last weekend, the team traveled to Camden/Rockport for a friend’s wedding. The rehearsal dinner took place at Rockport Marine Park and we can’t imagine a lovelier setting for a family celebration. CP#1’s and #2’s Uncle Neil, who was visiting from San Francisco, took one look at the picturesque harbor and said, “I want to move here.” We’re fairly certain most …