At Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, est. 1961, kitsch is king, retro is respected, and celebration is sacred. Arielle Greenberg pays tribute to Maine’s wildest, most beloved dive.
In this darkest month of the year, we offer a visual tribute to all things luminous.
For the third year, we asked you to send us the photos that exemplify your personal vision of the Pine Tree State — and the volume of your response continues to wow us.
These five projects will cover all ages and interests on your holiday list.
Quest for the Antidote, the first-time game designer’s new fantasy board game, has players dicing with death.
In Maine’s maximum security lockup, warden Randall Liberty is offering inmates gardens, therapy, and a sense of purpose.
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!)
Jensen Bissell manages Maine’s Baxter State Park, 210,000 acres of the most dramatic peaks, prettiest ponds, and finest trails east of the Rockies. Lately, he spends a lot of his time trying to keep people out of it. (Or does he?)
Join photographer Benjamin Williamson on an idyllic autumn road trip.
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.
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.
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.