Look up ‘off the grid’ in the Dictionary of American Slang and you’ll find Maine referenced in the exemplary phrase, “living off the grid in Maine.” Situated on 206 acres overlooking woods, pastures, and a pond and only recently electrified, the former Whitney Farm in Appleton may have been what the authors had in mind.
Stop by our Good Things from Maine pop-up market, a small shop of Maine-made goods, located at our offices in Rockport, Maine.
Join us for some old-fashioned Maine summer fun. The first-annual Down East Lobster Roll Festival will be held Saturday, July 8, at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Get your tickets today!
Join us for a Down East inspired afternoon of food and fun June 30, July 14, July 28, and August 11. Food trucks will be open from 12 p.m.–7 p.m., with live entertainment and cash bar starting at 4 p.m. Play lawn games and peruse our shop of Maine-Made gifts all day. Free admission. Family-friendly!
Whether you’re a professional writer or write as a hobby, let the editors of Down East help you advance your craft. Learn what magazines are looking for from writers, hone your skills, and get out and enjoy Maine at the same time. September 6–9, 2017
From “Just Say Moo” by Virginia Thorndike in our July 1994 issue. It was not as easy to take these pictures as you might think.
Highland Green, A 55-and-up community in Topsham, fosters active lifestyles — and a rock-and-roll band.
A late–19th-century neighborhood chapel is transformed into an airy, eclectic home.
Orthodoxy isn’t the point when world-class performers play Mount Vernon’s Independence Day pops concert.
Just because students leave for vacation doesn’t mean Maine’s colleges and universities shut down. Here are four don’t-miss events happening in July.
Auto-race enthusiasts cheer drivers zooming toward the Old Orchard Beach pier in one of the hundreds of American Automobile Association–sanctioned events.