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.
Residents of Grand Lake Stream have safeguarded thousands of acres of forest. Now they’re fighting for their community’s future.
Novelist Christina Baker Kline has spent the last three years immersed in Wyeth’s most famous work. A dispatch from inside Christina’s World.
We spend all year thinking about it and countless hours tabulating your votes for it. See our annual list of Maine’s best everything.
You’ve seen the ads. You’ve seen the suspenders. Now get to know the discount king of Route 1.
From windswept islands in a warming Gulf of Maine, photographer Derrick Z. Jackson documents Maine’s puffin colonies in intimate, dazzling detail.
We live in one of the least homicidal, most neighborly places in the country. Why has crime fiction become our de facto state literary genre?