Media & Publications

Dock Square as it appeared in the 1800's
Dan Boisvert

Whether you live in southern Maine year-round, spend part of the year here in your seasonal home, vacation in the region regularly or are about to make your first visit, the Tourist News is an indispensable guide to places to visit and things to do.

The coastal communities of Kittery, York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise, Goose Rocks, Biddeford Pool, Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach are covered in this lively arts and entertainment newspaper, as are the inland towns that comprise rural York County.

The Tourist News is distributed free at more than 450 locations in from to Old Orchard Beach. Drop off points include motels, inns, hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, galleries, retail shops, convenience stores and supermarkets, chambers of commerce, visitor centers and Maine Publicity Bureau information centers.

The Tourist News is widely read by area residents as well as visitors throughout Maine's south coastal region.  Summer circulation is 17,000 weekly. Spring and fall circulation is 10,000 to 12,000. A printing of 20,000 copies of the Holiday Issue is distributed from mid-November through December.

Each issue of the Tourist News features stories about local people, points of interest, events, galleries and businesses. Our coming Events page is a tidy compendium of things to do and places to go. In April of 2009, the Tourist News launched its Web site, with content that covers the south coast, as well as the state of Maine at large.