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.

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.

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.