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All Aglow

All Aglow

In this darkest month of the year, we offer a visual tribute to all things luminous.

Dancers in the Bossov Ballet Theatre at Maine Central Institute.

A Place of Grace

It’s not in the mountains. It’s not on the coast. But something about friendly little Pittsfield perfectly evokes the Maine community ethic. (Also, ballerinas!)

A carnival worker mans the Ferris wheel on the opening night of the Fryeburg Fair.

Show Business

After her husband died in 2013, Jeanette Gilmore took over Smokey’s Greater Shows, an institution on the Maine festival circuit. But in 50+ years of fairgrounds, Ferris wheels, and a fluctuating workforce, life on the midway hasn’t gotten any easier. Welcome to the carnival.

The Downings’ cabins - Maine Inns

The New Innkeepers

There are plenty of fresh faces on the Maine hospitality scene these days — and they’re running some of our favorite destination inns, lodges, boutique hotels, and more.

Keepers of the Trail

We checked in with five trail stewards, from all walks of life, who help make Maine’s 282 miles of trail a wilderness experience like no other.

Grand lake stream

Peaceful & Pristine

Residents of Grand Lake Stream have safeguarded thousands of acres of forest. Now they’re fighting for their community’s future.