Author Archives: nearawayplaces

In the Heart of Harpswell

Up hill and down dale, by meadows and stands of forests, Rt 123 meanders down the Harpswell peninsula.  Leave Brunswick on Rt 123, the Harpswell Neck Road, and almost immediately you are in a rural area.   There are no fast … Continue reading

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The Wild Roses of June

  June is the month when wild roses bloom on roadways and country lanes and their sweet fragrance wafts through the air.  Their robust pink color bursts forth as the longest days of the year arrive.  Wild roses seem to … Continue reading

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Tarry – A – While By the Pineland Pond

TARRY-A-WHILE BY THE PINELAND POND Spring at last! After being held hostage by snow and cold during the grueling winter, we craved warm sunshine. So on a recent 60+ degree day, we headed out to Pineland Farm in New Gloucester … Continue reading

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Remember Those Who Served

  Snow, snow everywhere, with nary a sprig of green to be found.   What to do?  We were feeling buried in a snow cave and wanted some diversion.  On a recent afternoon we decided to visit the Maine Military Museum … Continue reading

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Mile By Mile

  Travel in colonial times was extremely uncomfortable and unpredictable. Many roads were little more than dirt tracks filled with ruts that became virtually impassable during rainy and snowy weather. Depending on road conditions, travelers could become lost as there … Continue reading

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A Saltwater Farm in Freeport

  Saltwater farms have always held a special place in American lore. The romantic ideal of a farm by the sea was considered the ultimate pastoral dream for bucolic life.  A saltwater farm was the best of both worlds; to … Continue reading

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The Ships of Liberty

THE SHIPS OF LIBERTY  Set in the midst of a pine grove on the shores of scenic Casco Bay is a memorial to the Liberty Ships built on this site during World War II. Facing out to sea, there is … Continue reading

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