June 2019

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Once More Across the Lake

Pond ponderer Jennifer Finney Boylan offers a local’s tour of the Belgrade Lakes — and a heartfelt ode to living where others vacation.

Find Your Perfect Maine Lake

Maine is home to some 3,400 lakes — let our handy guide to our favorite 1 percent of them help you find the one that’s right for you.

Illustrations by Jada Fitch

Endless Vanished Days

For author Ron Currie, childhood summers on McGrath Pond are the stuff of memories — wistful, fickle, and poignant.


Special Advertising Section: On the Water

We asked some of our state’s most seasoned boatmen (and women) about their most memorable moments from lives spent on the water.

As told to Jennifer Van Allen


North by East

A father-son artistic duo revives the company town, the last flight of The Portland Phoenix, Maine’s online database for outdoor adventure gets an upgrade, and Phish drummer Jon Fishman comes home. Plus, a town falls off the wagon in Maine Dispatches.

Food and Drink

A passing of the cone at Spencer’s Ice Cream in Bradley, comforting Cajun cooking at Portland’s Eaux, and a legendary Bangor eatery rides again.

Good Things from Maine

Straight shooting at Wilcox Bows in Machiasport and three other Maine crafters who can teach you a lesson. Plus, take a stroll through downtown Brunswick’s fun and funky shops.

Maine Homes

A lilac lover’s garden blooms in Northport, and acclaimed chef Andrew Taylor flips pancakes at home with the kids.


Where in Maine

Maine moment


Editor’s note, reader feedback, responses to April’s Where in Maine, and more.


Bookshelf: Summer Reads with Maine at Heart; Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

Refinery29 founder Piera Gelardi on making memories at Saco’s Funtown Splashtown USA.

On the cover: Pennesseewassee Lake, in Norway, by Jeremy Garretson.

Additional photos: Michael D. Wilson; Mark Fleming; Cait Bourgault; Greta Rybus