This year’s contest saw nearly 1,200 submissions in three categories: landscape, wildlife, and lifestyle.
We're the Magazine of Maine.
Settlers arrived here in the late 18th century, naming the place after a southern Maine town they left behind.
From epic landscapes to offbeat and intimate portraits to slices of Maine life as it's lived.
From historical deep dives to political longreads to one extra-large pizza listicle, these are the Maine stories you read and shared most this year.
We asked a few of the state’s talented artisans to tell us about their most treasured heritage items.
For most of the 20th century, it was known for its lobstering fleet.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from November’s photo.
Our 8th Annual Reader Photo Contest winners, the return of an iconic roller rink, the rapid growth of the Wild Seed Project, and more.
Read historian William David Barry's story about Malaga Island, published in the November 1980 issue of Down East.
Construction begins on Maine’s largest solar farm, a revitalization project at Big Moose Mountain is on indefinite hold, and more.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from October’s photo.
Our favorite Maine-y Advent calendar, Maine-made menorahs, festive holiday-lighting displays, Maine’s very own Christmas song, and more.