Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

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Boiling Sap

Submitted by Matt Sawyer. I took this photo tonight while boiling sap, a tradition at my house since the 1940’s. It’s a 2 second exposure of the…

Longfellow at Bowdoin

Longfellow at Bowdoin

From our March 1963 issue: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s years at Bowdoin, where he became one of America’s great poets, and the first important poet who would support his art by college teaching.


Retire to Maine Podcast

Planning or hoping to retire to Maine someday, or are you helping family members with the move? We’re putting together some resources to help you in the process and to keep you in touch with Maine until the time is right. Listen to the Retire to Maine Podcast.

Penobscot Valley

How We Do It:
Penobscot Valley Spotlight

It’s long been known as “the heart of Maine,” and it only takes a quick spin through the Penobscot Valley to see why. From the mighty Penobscot River, which once carried timber from the great North Woods, to the University of Maine, to the home of Stephen King, the region is as authentically Maine as they come.