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Mount Katahdin from within Baxter State Park.

End of the Trail

Baxter State Park’s administration has threatened to reroute the end of the Appalachian Trail off Katahdin. Don’t worry — we have some ideas for the new terminus.

Salt Water Farm, Rockport Maine, Down East Magazine

Hard Opening

Last year, 170 new restaurants opened in Maine. Statistically, more than a quarter of them won’t make it through their first year. This is the story of one that did — restaurateur Annemarie Ahearn’s ambitious Salt Water Farm — and of what it took to get there: bruised egos, broken friendships, and tough lessons about what Mainers want.

Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

Passions can run high over the imaginary lines subdividing Maine into regions, as they are not only unofficial, they are also fickle, situational, and entirely open to debate.


Appalachian Trials

For a new breed of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, running is the new walking. Scott Jurek recently established a new fastest known time for an end-to-end supported hike of the AT.

Maine Summer Beers

5 Essential Maine Summer Beers

Summer is unarguably the best time of year to drink beer — at picnics and ballgames, on boats and at barbecues, at sunny, seaside beer gardens. Whatever the setting, these five brews are eminently quaffable.

Oil Gear Agitator, Genevieve Kurilec

Oil Gear Agitator

Someone told her that women-friendly fishing gear was never going to happen. She didn’t take no for an answer.