Travel

Goat Yoga

Maine Winter Wellness

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.

Mt. Katahdin

Peak Season

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.

2019 Down East Reader Photo Contest

Down East Reader Photo Contest

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!

Cross-Country Skiing in Maine

14 Winter Weekend Getaways

Oh, you thought this was the off-season? With incredible (and affordable) winter weekend getaways in every corner of the state, Maine doesn’t hibernate — and neither should you.

Lubec, Maine

A Town in Between

The easternmost village on the U.S. Atlantic coast charts a course through tradition and change, natives and newcomers, nature’s beauty and nature’s fury.

Whoa Tannenbaum!

Whoa Tannenbaum!

Taking over a long-running Christmas tree farm is a daunting affair, but as a generation of Maine’s tree farmers ages out, new growers like Sangerville’s Abbey Bray are stepping in to make the fir fly.

Acadia Cruise

Paradise Found

“It was incredible. You just appreciate the coast of Maine in a whole new way.” — Peter Chase, Acadia Cruise. See more and join us on our upcoming Acadia sail!

Where in Maine?

Where in Maine

In the early 20th century, this town was home to a hotshot young poet who wrote some pretty maudlin Christmas-themed verses. Can you name this seaside hamlet?