Visitor's Guide 2015

District and the Old Port to visit a myriad of local boutiques offering sophisticated modern designs and fun lifestyle products. Much of what you’ll find in Maine is locally-made: from pottery to jewelry to clever T-shirts displaying that famous Maine sense of humor. Finally, no visit to Portland would be complete without a day spent outdoors. Hop a ferry from the Old Port for the short ride to Peaks Island, or just stroll

along the breathtaking Eastern Promenade with summer views straight out of a Seurat painting. The authentic working waterfront is worth a visit; grab a seat at one of the many outdoor restaurants and watch as boats arrive and depart or wend you way down the wharfs to see fishermen unloading their catch. A truly bike-friendly city, cyclists will find that trails stretch all the way from downtown up onto the mainland and feature sweeping views of the harbor. Or if you would rather take

it slow, grab a coffee from one of our ex- pert roasters (Portlanders love their local coffee) and join the locals at the Saturday morning farmers’ market in Deering Oaks Park, where the people-watching is excellent and the fountains truly lovely. Island life. It’s a phrase that holds an almost mystical amount of power. Who among us hasn’t wished for our own private island? While you may not be able to buy a plot of aquatic land, you can find your own paradise on Maine’s beautiful, serene, and pristine islands. Scattered throughout the Atlantic Ocean is a seemingly limitless number of islands, running all the way from southern Maine to the northernmost tip. While devoted sailors can spend years exploring our islands, many tourists prefer the lovely archipelago in Casco Bay for its accessibility and natural beauty. Serviced by the Casco Bay Ferry Lines, it’s easy to visit the C ALENDAR I SLANDS , as this smattering of sea-surrounded lands is • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

The Endless Summer & the Perfect Wave Necklace You can have it all. This is the gathering, the sweep, the curl, the crest, and the moment the wave speaks. It’s all here in this perfect wave of blue sapphires and white gold. It’s your endless Maine summer to be with you always. A sweeping progression of fourteen sapphires from light blue to rich deep sea blue. Set in 14K white gold, 18" chain. Shown actual size. Your Endless Summer & the Perfect Wave Necklace X2820.......... $835.00 Matching Earrings (not shown) .....X3139..... $885.00 Cross Jewelers 570 Congress St. Portland, ME 1-800-433-2988 Open Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm and now the first Saturday of each month.


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