One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States was saved at the Battle of Gettysburg. At most of the decisive points of the battle, Maine soldiers stopped the Rebels in their tracks.
Even during the high season, Pemaquid Beach moves at its own luxuriously slow pace.
Maine’s coast saw sustained action during the War of 1812, and forts and batteries were thrown up to defend against British attack. The following sites are both historically important and easily accessible. They also are among the most interesting and scenic destinations in the state. By Larry Glatz
The War of 1812 was especially cruel to the state of Maine, but some found opportunity and wealth amid the chaos. by Joshua M. Smith
Martha White — granddaughter of E.B. — has become the kind of literary executor every author wishes they could have. By Charlotte Albright
A guide to a dozen oyster varieties, two inventions for shucking, and two notable accompaniments.
Maine oysters are prized by chefs and gourmets around the country. Now Mainers are discovering them, too. By Virginia M. Wright
At Popham Beach, miles of sand make it a stunning place to go horseback riding. By Meadow Rue Merrill
The many faces of Route 1A.
- By: Edgar Allen Beem
Images Courtesy Maine Historic Preservation Commission
U.S. Route 1 in Maine is 527 miles of pavement that snakes its way from Kittery to Fort Kent, the northern terminus of the historic road that begins (or ends) 2,390 miles south in Key West, Florida. Though Route 1 is old, established, and familiar, it is also a dynamic highway that refuses to lie quietly in its bed. It’s always on the move, often at the center of controversy.