Sixty-seven years ago, a guy named Winter cut the first ski trail on Maine’s second-highest mountain. Today, 162 ski runs stripe the massive cone, seen here from a freshly broken snowshoe trail. Do you recognize this snow-streaked peak?
Maine high-schoolers tackle the publishing biz — with Down East as their model.
Cold days and long nights wearing on you? To bust through those mid-winter doldrums, we have four heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping races for you to check out (or try out) this year.
When I was in kindergarten, the school bus dropped me off at a construction site. My parents were building their dream home on Cousins Island in Yarmouth and I’d spend my afternoons watching from a rock in the muddy yard as my dad worked alongside a carpenter.
From “Trekking on Rawhide,” by Robert Deis, in our January 1980 issue.
The features, photos, and projects we were most proud of this year — plus a few non–Down East pieces that had us tipping our hats.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from the November photo of Deering Oaks park in Portland.
The day was misty and wild. Clouds swirled over the ridge, hiding then revealing the endless jagged rock and trecherous cliffs that surrounded us….
In far northern Maine, four things in life are certain: death, taxes, hard winters, and the persistence of francophone culture.
Its cozy notes of bourbon, chocolate, and toffee warm our bellies on cold, windy evenings.
In this darkest month of the year, we offer a visual tribute to all things luminous.