Features

Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Into the Wild(ish)

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is one of the country’s more remarkable experiments in wilderness preservation — and one of its classic river trips. Today, with the number of paddlers at a 30-year-low, a trip along the Allagash is as quiet and sublime as ever.

Stranded, Diane Cowan, Down East Magazine

Stranded

A brutal winter tests an icebound scientist’s survival skills — and her capacity for solitude.

Sea Smoke, Owls Head Harbor, Maine

Smoke on the Water

Cold air flowing over a warmer sea gives rise to Maine’s rarest — and most beautiful — type of fog. By Kim Ridley [I]’ve…

The Toymakers, Down East Magazine

The Toymakers

You think Santa’s busy? Meet Jim and Teresa England, who coax trains, trucks, and airplanes out of blocks of wood.

Politicians love her. So do neighbors, cops, and hot dog vendors. And her selfless spirit — and the demographic shift she represents — can reshape our state for the better.