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(News) Maine Ranked #29 on Travel & Leisure’s list of 50 Best Places to Travel

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Maine clocks in at #29 on Travel & Leisure’s list of 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020.

“With the navy seas beyond Deer Isle as a backdrop, you can marvel at breakfast at Aragosta at Goose Cove, where chef Devin Finigan sources everything locally, from the blueberries in her pancakes right down to the salt, harvested from the briny waters outside. It was a sign of the changes afoot in Midcoast and Down East, where ambitious hoteliers and chefs are ushering in a new, sophisticated era. Finigan is among those leading the charge. She opened Aragosta at Goose Cove last June, with 11 understated, Scandi-style cottages and suites that let the landscape shine. In nearby Stonington, chef Ryan McCaskey, of Chicago’s much-lauded Acadia, recently opened Acadia House Provisions, where he serves scallops with butter-braised radishes and the plumpest mussels you’ll ever taste. Farther inland is Tops’l Farm, a glamping retreat in Waldoboro that counts 11 tents and A-frame cabins decked out with sheepskin rugs and hurricane lamps. At check-in, guests receive a guide on how to relax and unplug, plus a menu of campfire kits that come with house-made marshmallows. And the fresh-aired lodgings don’t end there: come summer, Terramor Outdoor Resort Bar Harbor will open with luxe tents and a modern, glass-walled lodge. —Madeline Bilis” (Travel & Leisure)

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