Features

Go Deep

Go Deep

A few hard-charging ski heroes want to take Maine’s nascent backcountry ski scene to the next level. You ready to gear up?

Gift Guide

Fifty Under $50

This year, our love for Maine makers and artisans met our ingrained Yankee frugality. The result? Dozens of brilliant and stylish
Maine-made gifts for your sweetheart, your kids, your friends, your coworkers, even your dog — and none of them will break the bank.

Gary Allen

Marathon Man

Who wants to run 26.2 miles through the Maine North Woods in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a lick of difference for a mill town on the ropes? This guy does.

Wreck Chaser

The Wreck Chaser

Hundreds of military planes crashed in Maine during World War II, including 48 that resulted in fatalities. Wreckage is still scattered in the North Woods, on mountain slopes and lake bottoms, and off the coast. Aviation archaeologist Peter Noddin is on a mission to document the site of each crash — and to honor those who died.

where to eat

Where to Eat Now

We’re not asking you to dine out at every amazing restaurant in Maine. Just these 20. Plus one entire town. Hope you’re hungry.

Maine Ideas

8 Crazy Maine Ideas

We asked our contributors to throw skepticism out the window and float a few moonshot proposals that’d impact Maine for the better.

Kittery

Where-to-Eat Town: Kittery

In 180 paces (we counted), you can traverse the nucleus of Kittery’s snug Foreside district, passing eight restaurants, a whole-animal butcher, an import market of Euro delicacies, a dim craft-cocktail bar, and a coffee shop with the best vibe (and crullers) for 50 miles in any direction.

Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Like Stephen King, the famous author it raised, Durham is quiet and a little weird, with some strange stuff going on upstairs.

Safe at Last

Safe at Last

After decades of violence at the hands of her husband, Priscilla got out alive — with help from a Maine safe house that’s among the first of its kind.