Down East & Acadia
Here?s a bargain for families vacationing in or anywhere near Wells.
An Insider's Guide to Summer in the Pine Tree State
I'm told that my colleagues are going to give me a party to mark my retirement from more than thirty years at Down East. I only wish it were possible to invite all quarter-million of you who read this magazine each month, as I think together we would have one of the liveliest parties in the history of
- Features - 58 The Little Town That Loves a Parade Nothing about the scenic community of Round Pond suggests that it might be home to the most outrageous Fourth of July celebration in Maine. By Elizabeth Peavey. 66 Fine Feathered Scapegoat Fishermen have long blamed the common shag for woes of all sorts,
Garden tours, music festivals, and summer stock are all on the calendar this month.
- Features - 58 Marshall Island's Moment A gorgeous island off Mount Desert that almost became an exclusive gated community at sea has just been preserved in all its wildness. By Jeff Clark. 64 Accepting the Challenge Whether he's coaxing a finicky plant to bloom or climbing yet another mountain, a Belfast
Features 66 Our Town Spanning the tidal Machias River way down the coast, the village of East Machias hasn't forgotten its roots — and isn't about to. By Virginia Wright. 74 America's Summer Playground Savvy entrepreneurs have been touting Maine's fresh air and stunning scenery since the first
Features 54 Twin Peaks A striking new cottage on Pleasant Lake is built on the site of a former camp for kids — and ironically it was designed to someday be a retirement home. By Meadow Rue Merrill. 58 Keeping the Home Fires Burning Ed Blake and his family can cut twenty cords of wood on a good
Features 50 Saco's New Popularity This often-overlooked little municipality only fifteen minutes south of Portland has an unshakable sense of itself and an upbeat outlook. No wonder people are flocking to it. By Jeff Clark. 56 Queen for a Day The newest, largest, and most expensive passenger liner afloat
Features 50 One Year Later New Sweden was rocked by the terrible events of early last year, but as a community it remains unshaken. By Jeff Clark. 56 The Big Show Each June in gardens across Maine — and even in one Auburn middle school cafeteria — the state's iris growers put on a spectacular