The Maine Island Trail

I’ve hiked trails in New York’s Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, in the Wharton and Lebanon State Forests in my native New Jersey, and even sections of the famed Maine to Georgia Appalachian Trail. So, imagine my surprise when I listened to Jordi St. John, business engagement manager for the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA), describe Read More

Top 10 New England Sailing Regattas

What do a media mogul, movie maker and American President have in common? Taking part in yacht racing, one of our nation’s oldest sports, and New England, the cradle of this sport in America. Ted Turner won the 1977 America’s Cup in Newport. Roy Disney sailed from Newport to Bermuda with record-breaking speed in 2002. Read More

New England’s Best Beaches

FROM THE CRAGGY CLIFFS OF MAINE’S rugged shoreline to the tranquil beaches of Connecticut, visitors can explore more than 1,000 miles of wandering salt marshes, rolling sand dunes and clusters of wind-battered cedar cottages. The New England coast has grainier sand and chillier temps than its southern neighbors, but you can’t beat its legendary postcard Read More

Best Marina Contest 2021 Winners

Among all of Marinalife’s contests and celebrations through the year, one of our most highly anticipated competitions is the Best Marina Contest. Each year, participants cast thousands of votes for top-notch marinas that provide exceptional customer service and hospitality to guests. The winners are chosen by a five-month survey of boaters in the United States Read More

The Best Holiday Boat Parades

If Santa lived in a warmer climate, he’d trade in his sleigh for a boat before you could say “ho, ho, ho” – sorry Rudolph! It’s just that everything is better on the water, and that includes holiday parades. November and December are magical months for boaters, and landlubbers alike, as holiday boat parades light Read More

New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pregame Warmup Patriots In 1960 when the NFL awarded Boston a franchise team, an illustrator at the Boston Globe named Phil Bissell was asked to create the Boston Patriots’ logo. He only spent 45 minutes drawing Pat the Patriot, a Revolutionary War soldier who embodied the region’s patriotism, courage and readiness for battle against tyranny Read More

The Hudson River Valley

My family and I completed the Great Loop in October 2017. After returning to our land home, we all missed the water terribly, as well as the life it afforded us. So, we knew we had big decisions to make. After my husband Ben reinvented his career to focus on marine electronics, we moved back Read More

Summer Boating Camps for Kids

These days, children spend much of their time with eyes glued to a screen or heads buried in electronic devices rather than enjoying childhood through real-life adventures. Even before the pandemic, this 21st century way of life presented uncertainties for a future where society lacks environmental education and appreciation. Luckily for families who live on the water, Read More

Boothbay Harbor, ME

Boothbay Harbor is a classic seaside Maine town, a must-visit for boaters and landlubbers alike. Bar Harbor and Acadia receive much of the Maine accolades, while Camden and Kennebunkport swell with well-to-do summer crowds. Oft overlooked Boothbay is a “wicked cool” coastal harbor (that’s Maine-speak), a bit more humble, with its compact cluster of local Read More

What’s New with Marinalife

Marina Updates Oasis Marinas Announces New East Coast Properties Oasis welcomes Port Clinton Marina, located at the mouth of the Hammonasset River in Clinton, CT. With easy access to Long Island Sound, this 140-slip facility boasts spectacular views of Clinton Harbor and Cedar Island alongside parks, beaches and a beautiful wildlife refuge. Back at the Read More