Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

We're the Magazine of Maine.

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August 2015

The August issue is now on newsstands and in our store! Your favorite Maine state parks, the definitive guide to the Maine accent(s), the Kennebunks’ identity crisis, Spose talks, and blueberry pancakes.

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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.

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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.