Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

We're the Magazine of Maine.

The Swinging Bridge

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from the March photo of The Swinging Bridge, Brunswick and Topsham, Maine.

Douglas Merriam's sauteed fiddleheads recipe

Foraging Around

A longtime chronicler of Maine’s farm- and forage-to-table scene, Down East contributing photographer Douglas Merriam left the ‘Learn the Fern’ shoot with a pile of freshly harvested fiddleheads and made this magnificent salad. Get the recipe.

Food trucks in Maine at Down East Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays

Join us for a Down East inspired afternoon of food and fun July 14, July 28, and August 11. Food trucks will be open from 12 p.m.–7 p.m., with live entertainment and cash bar starting at 4 p.m. Play lawn games and peruse our shop of Maine-Made gifts all day. Free admission. Family-friendly!

Winter Hikers

Submitted by Laura G. A couple and their dog out for a winter hike on the Maine Hut Trail in Carrabassett, Maine.