Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

We're the Magazine of Maine.

Ask the Experts

Planning your escape to Maine, for a visit or for good? Let these insiders show you the keys to making the most of life here in the Pine Tree State.

Dylan Smith, sternman aboard Sea Glass, loads a tote containing more than 100 pounds of lobsters into the fish hold. The fishermen navigate the boat’s open stern while motoring at up to 12 knots in high seas.

Offshore

A small but growing number of Maine lobstermen are turning to offshore fishing in the winter: a photo essay from aboard the lobsterboat Sea Glass.

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.