Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

We're the Magazine of Maine.

canoe on a lake

Dawnland

Author Porter Fox spent two years traversing the U.S.–Canada boundary, looking to better understand the wild borderland that rarely makes the news.

Former mill in Topsham by Angus King

Senategrams

Down East director of photography Benjamin Williamson on Senator Angus King’s sharp shooting.

Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Maine

Thunder Hole

To find Acadia’s purest wilderness, just look up to behold the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi.

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 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, and August 17. Food trucks will be open from 12 p.m.–8 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!

Best of Maine 2018

Best of Maine 2018

Thousands of readers took our poll to tell us what they love most in Maine — from landmarks to lobster shacks. So how’d your favorites do?

Acadia Gardens

Garden Splendor

Gardening and landscaping have always been big among the MDI gentry, and the island today is speckled with serene spots to enjoy the fruits of their leisure.