Down East Magazine


Your 10 Favorite Maine State Parks

We asked Down East readers to pick one favorite from among Maine’s more than 50 stunning state parks and historic sites. Hundreds of you answered the call. See if your favorites made the list — then pack a picnic, grab your backpack, and go outside to play.

Down East Magazine, Lobster Shack at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Our Favorite Letter

In 1969, his grandfather took him here for the first time. In the very near future, he will bring his two grandchildren here to eat their very first whoopie pies.


Reader Submitted Recipes

Share your favorite Maine-inspired recipe and it may be featured on our website! It’s easy. Enter your recipe info and pictures, and tell us a little bit about yourself. Then, let the Down East community see your delicious creations.

July 1985

[I]n July 1985, we listened to the wild call of the loon, talked with “Portland’s First Family of Ice Cream,” took a look at a landmark showdown over ownership of Moody Beach, explored the “Fantasy Tower Overlooking Gouldsboro Bay, and viewed some of acclaimed painter Neil Welliver’s work.


Aurora Borealis – Acadia

The aurora borealis over Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. The northern lights activity occurred around 11 p.m. on Friday, July 10. Photographed by…


Your Maine – July 2015

Each month we ask readers to share a piece of “Your Maine” with us, a reflection on the place we all love. This month we asked, “What’s your best memory of a Maine lake?” Read on to see some of our favorite responses.