Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

We're the Magazine of Maine.

Slick Operation

Slick Operation

The Maine Department of Transportation is responsible for snow removal on just 18 percent of roads in the state — county and local governments handle most of the rest — but their salting stats are mind-melting.

Maine Craft Association

Artists in Their Studios

Artists in Their Studios is a photography project developed by the Maine Crafts Association to document Maine fine craft artists throughout the state in the spaces where they create.

Acadia Cruise

Paradise Found

“It was incredible. You just appreciate the coast of Maine in a whole new way.” — Peter Chase, Acadia Cruise. See more and join us on our upcoming Acadia sail!

In Memoriam: George H. W. Bush, of Walker’s Point, 1924–2018

In 2015, Down East conducted the following written interview with then 91-year-old George H. W. Bush, discussing the former president’s love of Maine and the role that the family’s Kennebunkport home at Walker’s Point has played in the Bushes’ public and private lives. The interview never ran in the magazine. We present it here, alongside photographs of the Bushes at Walker’s Point, courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Where in Maine?

Where in Maine

In the early 20th century, this town was home to a hotshot young poet who wrote some pretty maudlin Christmas-themed verses. Can you name this seaside hamlet?