Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

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Things to do in Maine, Lobster Roll, Shack at Two Lights, Maine

Things to Do in Maine

Visit our calendar and find the best things to do, places to see and events in Maine. You’ll find food events, kid-friendly activities, sightseeing tours, and everything you need to experience Maine.

Acadia National Park

Best Things To Do in Acadia

Down East magazine knows Maine. And when it comes to Acadia National Park and the surrounding area, we’ve explored the best places to go and things to do. See our ultimate guide to Acadia!

Goat Yoga

Maine Winter Wellness

Forest bathing, goat yoga, ax throwing? Maine is surprisingly en vogue when it comes to self-care. We dispatched a team of writers to spas, retreats, forest preserves, and more, with a mandate to meliorate their minds, bodies, and souls. Here’s what they found.

Stratton Place, where in maine Jan 2019

Our Favorite Letter

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from January’s photo of Stratton Place, Portland.

Mt. Katahdin

Peak Season

In winter, northern Maine’s mile-high Katahdin is a rugged, spectacular world apart. When four friends set out to ski it, the trip represented a physical challenge and a spiritual feat. The photos they brought back offer a glimpse of “The Greatest Mountain” as few ever see it.