How do you know that you live in a hidden harbor of the “Vacationland State?”
When you visit the state’s tourism site and beginning sifting through the calendar of events. (This week my task is to create a good list of events within a two hour radius of Searsport Shores). If you just look at the official website www.visitmaine.com, you’re lead to believe that nothing happens between Camden and Bar Harbor…but us locals would beg to differ.
I suppose it’s our own fault…we could be submitting our events to the big websites; Not that I remember anyone asking. More likely, I’d guess that our invisibility reflects the general attitude I hear at the post office: sure we want visitors to come…but if they can’t work at it a bit, what’s the point? O.K., I’m paraphrasing a bit but you get the idea.
So rest assured, I’ll be tracking down events that are both a bit out of the way and those that are close to home…and I’m going to be starting a series of posts that share things to do without spending many vacation dollars…Steven and I are good at that ;)…
I’ll be back when I have more to report. In the meantime, if you want to avoid the crowds, remember not to rely only on the advice of the state’s tourism office…or those glossy publications.