Travel

Meditation Retreat

Silence

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.

Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga

Yoga enthusiasts are hoofing it to a Westbrook farm to practice alongside some small, furry gurus.

Acadia National Park

Best Things To Do in Acadia

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!

Ax Throwing

What’s more therapeutic than hurling a razor-sharp ax? Not much, so long as you’re careful.

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.