Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

We're the Magazine of Maine.

Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead Contest

Is December the best month to enjoy a Pumpkinhead? Vote for your favorite Pumpkinhead “season” and you could win a Shipyard Brewing Company prize pack.

Joy to the Mouth

Looking for the perfect cocktail to serve your holiday guests? We asked bartenders at two of our favorite watering holes to match the spirit of the season with recipes for quaffs that are warm, bright, and cheery.

L.L. Bean

L.L.Bean’s Northern Lights

No Maine town celebrates the holidays quite like Freeport, where Discovery Park at the L.L.Bean Flagship Store transforms each year into the epicenter of cheer. Visit this year’s Northern Lights Celebration to share in your family’s favorite holiday traditions — and maybe start a few new ones.

View From the Top

View From the Top

Some two miles from the mainland, with nothing between it and savage squalls, the old sentinel has been battered frequently. Civil War-era keepers, according to one account, were afraid for their lives during bad weather because the tower would sway nauseatingly.

Where in Maine

Where in Maine?

Maine’s number-one visitor attraction lies just a few miles from this rugged fishing village, but it’s so quiet, you’d never know it — certainly not in December. Can you name this village?