August 2011


Moosehead Treasure Hunt

One eco-entrepreneur sees a new future in hauling the past off the bottom of Maine’s largest lake.

Fair Season

A summer spent touring Maine’s agricultural fairs reveals the state in all its wonder and weirdness.

  • By: Michael Burke

Bar Harbor Your Way

Whatever your interests, there’s plenty to discover in this seaside destination.

  • By: Virginia M. Wright

Safe Haven

Before the Civil Rights Act, African-American travelers found a warm welcome in Kittery Point.

This is Rockport

One of Maine’s prettiest villages rises from the ashes.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore
  • Photography by: Amy Wilton


Where in Maine?

Have you ever felt the sand between your toes at this small beach?

Primo at its Prime

One of Maine’s best restaurants now offers diners a more casual — but no less delicious — experience.

  • By: Brooke Dojny
  • Photography by: Jennifer Smith-Mayo

First Family Picnic

FDR mixed work with fun while vacationing off the coast of Maine.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

The Tipping Point

Abolishing LURC would mean the end of the North Woods as we know it.

  • By: Colin Woodard

Letters to the Editor

What’s in a Picture?

North by East

Maine’s animal kingdom gone afoul, Prospect Harbor’s iconic fisherman gets a makeover, and more.

Helen’s Cottage

Maine summerhouses never really get new owners.

Editor’s Note

Open a copy of the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer — that invaluable guide every motorist should keep in his or her car — and start paging through it. Sooner or later, as you work your way “north,” you’ll find yourself looking at maps of places with names like alphabet soup: R4 R14 WELS, T 10 SD, T36 MD BPP. You’ll stumble over strange municipal designations rarely found south of the Piscataqua: townships and plantations and gores. These are Maine’s Unorganized Territories, but most people call them the North Woods.

  • By: Paul Doiron