Travel

Monhegan

Monhegan Light

When staff photographer Benjamin Williamson wants to shoot Maine at its most essential, he hops the ferry for Monhegan, 10 miles out to sea, year-round population about 60. We asked him a few of his favorite places to set up a tripod.

Rescue Dogs

Homeward Bound

Make a new canine friend in Maine and chances are high that she is from away, as our dog-crazy state is one of the most common destinations for southern rescue dogs. To understand why, Kathryn Miles joined a van full of Maine-bound mutts.

Maine boatmen, Dr. Deborah Walter

What Floats Their Boats

We asked some of Maine’s most seasoned boatmen (and women) about their most memorable moments from lives spent on the water.

Best of Maine 2019

Best of Maine 2019

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?