The Great Maine Scavenger Hunt is back, sending Down East readers out to explore all 35,385 square miles of Maine — from mountains to sea, from potato fields to city streets — in pursuit of the best Maine summer ever.
An aimless walk in the woods is surprisingly good for you, as forest bathing guides like Jeff Brogan can attest.
For decades, the now-trending ancient practice of qigong has had a home in Bangor.
Silence is a hot commodity in wellness right now, but Patricia Brown and Surya-Chandra Das have been mindfully piping down since well before it was cool.
Yoga enthusiasts are hoofing it to a Westbrook farm to practice alongside some small, furry gurus.
Down East magazine knows Maine. And when it comes to Acadia National Park and the surrounding area, we’ve explored the best places to go and things to do. See our ultimate guide to Acadia!
What’s more therapeutic than hurling a razor-sharp ax? Not much, so long as you’re careful.
Forest bathing, goat yoga, ax throwing? Maine is surprisingly en vogue when it comes to self-care. We dispatched a team of writers to spas, retreats, forest preserves, and more, with a mandate to meliorate their minds, bodies, and souls. Here’s what they found.
All day and all night, the snowmakers of Sunday River Resort keep the fluffy stuff blasting.
In winter, northern Maine’s mile-high Katahdin is a rugged, spectacular world apart. When four friends set out to ski it, the trip represented a physical challenge and a spiritual feat. The photos they brought back offer a glimpse of “The Greatest Mountain” as few ever see it.
Another year, another crop of more than 2,600 amazing photos submitted to our annual photo contest. We winnowed the submissions down to a batch of semi-finalists in three categories: wildlife, landscape, and lifestyle. From there, the judges settled on their faves. See the winners!
The top ten readers’ choice favorites from our 2019 Reader Photo Contest!