August 2015


Your Favorite Maine State Parks

We asked our readers, then sent our photographers out to 10 of the state’s most beautiful and beloved public lands, from beaches to mountains to historic forts.

All Is Well

Ripped from the headlines: a tale of a stranded sailor, an unlikely rescue, and love lost (and found) on the high seas. By John Clarke.

Hard Tellin’ Not Knowin’

What exactly is the Maine dialect? What does it mean to talk like a Mainer in 2015? The answers are wicked complicated. By Michael Erard.

Whose Town Is It Anyway?

A flurry of development in the Kennebunks prompts a philosophical tug-of-war over the towns’ identities. By Rob Sneddon.

Spose: The King of Maine Gets Happy

Maine’s hardest working rapper on success, misery, and fast food. By Brian Kevin.

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Where in Maine?

Can you name this lake and its lighthouse?

Editor’s Note

Maine’s State Parks

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

Where’s your favorite place to paddle a canoe or kayak in Maine?


North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

What’s in a Picture

The End of an Era in Lubec


Walter Skold, Founder of the Dead Poets Society of America.



Living the Maine Life


A Retro Cumberland Cottage

Making It in Maine

Geoffrey Warner’s Owl Stools


A Family Affair in Jefferson

My Maine

Blueberries Saved My Life!


Tomato and Bread Salad

Room With a View

Seeing Stars



What to Do in Maine This Month


Boyton-McKay Food Company, Camden


Old-Time at WYAR


Stemwinder Sculpture Works and Gardens


Smokin’ Good BBQ


Enchanted August


From Ann Beattie’s The State We’re In: Maine Stories


Go here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

Passion and Pluck — August 1957

Cover: Baxter State Park by Matt Milone.