More Down East readers than ever voted in our annual Readers’ Choice poll, dishing on all their Maine favorites — from oysters to orchards and hotels to harbors. As always, we have a few picks of our own. How did your favorites do?
For author Ron Currie, childhood summers on McGrath Pond are the stuff of memories— wistful, fickle, and poignant.
Maine is home to some 3,400 lakes — Let our handy guide to our favorite 1 percent of them help you find the one that’s right for you.
Pond ponderer Jennifer Finney Boylan offers a local’s tour of the Belgrade Lakes — and a heartfelt ode to living where others vacation.
On a woodstove in an off-the-grid island cabin, guest editor Sam Sifton prepares rustic, unhurried meals that feel close to the land and sea — and a world away from the scuttle of onshore life.
Though restaurant-kitchen culture is still dominated by men, women chefs have a refreshingly outsize presence in Maine. We gathered a few of the state’s best chefs to talk about why.
From lowbrow munchies to local delicacies, they’re the foods that define us.
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.
How growing up where George Bush summered shaped one writer’s views on privilege, politics, and hometown pride.
Frigid waters, jellyfish hordes, riptides, and things that go bump in the night — nothing has stopped sexagenarian Westbrook aqua-woman Pat Gallant-Charette on her quest to beat marathon swimming’s globe-spanning challenge.
What if history’s powerful and pioneering women were celebrated and honored in public spaces? Abigail Gray Swartz is out to remix whole cityscapes with ambitious monuments to history’s “hidden figures.”
Oh, you thought this was the off-season? With incredible (and affordable) winter weekend getaways in every corner of the state, Maine doesn’t hibernate — and neither should you.