Meadow Rue Merrill

Meadow Rue Merrill

Meadow Rue Merrill is a Down East contributing editor.

Ports of Italy, Boothbay Harbor, Maine - 1

Ports of Italy

Ports of Italy 47 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor 207-633-1011, By Meadow Rue Merrill Photographed by Erin Little o experience authentic porchetta, that succulent…


Emerald Oasis

Waterfalls, ponds, and a playful collection of statues turn a Cumberland backyard into an enchanting hidden retreat.


The Dock House

Once a liquor-smugglers’ den, one of Freeport’s oldest buildings is now a stunning harborside home.


A Day in Owls Head

A peninsula on a peninsula, Owls Head is often overlooked. But with a little planning, it’s the perfect daylong excursion.



You don’t need to fly to France to enjoy the best of French cuisine. Simply head to the recently opened Ocean restaurant at the Cape Arundel Inn.