Even during the high season, Pemaquid Beach moves at its own luxuriously slow pace.
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.
A new guide shows you how
to climb Moosehead Lake’s
famed mountain in the
footsteps of Thoreau.
John Gibson explains how to summit this Moosehead Lake mountain.
Surf in Wells. Zip line down Sugarloaf. Have Acadia all to yourself (well, almost).
Snack on creton at the Canadian border. Gift a box of island chocolate. Eat a tempura-fried whoopie pie.
Sprint across floating lobster crates. Build a fire without matches. Rent a VIP limo for your dog.
Listen to the perfect playlist. Tour Homer’s studio. Meet your L.L.Bean boyfriend.
Sleep overlooking Camden Harbor. Relax in a tree house spa. Camp the easy way in Brownfield.
Decorate with vintage Americana goods. Hide away in Longfellow’s Garden. Find Down East flavor in Perry.
Soak your feet while drinking tea. Be a senior in college. Join a sports team.
Mainers are nothing if not opinionated, and Down East readers are no exception. Around 2,500 of you cast your ballots for the fourth annual Down East Readers’ Choice Awards. As you read over the list, we’re sure you will recognize your favorites among the dozens of categories. You also may find some surprises. Check out the results — and don’t forget to let us know what you think on Facebook!
Can you identify this agrarian artwork?
Where do you go to celebrate the Fourth of July?
Maine watermen were exercising their abs long before paddleboards.
Just two years after consumer fireworks were legalized in Maine, a move is under way to ban them again.
Beattie Quintal remains the one to beat in the Maine State Clam Shucking Contest.
A contemporary angular home in Falmouth is the perfect — albeit unusual — meld of industrial and natural.
Get inspiration for your patch of green by touring some of the prettiest gardens in Maine.
Upon close inspection,
this ubiquitous garden pest
is a curious and underappreciated specimen.
Farrier-bard Fred Bowers waxes eloquent about horses and all they’ve taught him.
After losing his son, a father questions
whether there is anything
we can ever truly possess.
By Virginia M. Wright
Photographed by Douglas Merriam
Talking pubs, Prohibition, and pints with Josh Christie, author of the new book Maine Beer:
Brewing in Vacationland.
Maria Padian draws on Lewiston’s experience to tell a twenty-first century immigrant story for teenagers.
For seventy-six years, young musicians have entertained audiences while honing their craft at the New England Music Camp. Now the camp has ambitious plans to become
a year-round school and concert venue.
Go here. Do this. See that.
A Look Back at Down East Eleven Years Ago