May 2019

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The 2019 Great Maine Scavenger Hunt

From mashed-potato wrestling to candlepin bowling to picking up litter (in a beautiful setting, of course), let our third annual scavenger hunt be your guide to summer in Maine.

Down rivers, up mountains, leaping from a dock —get a new perspective on the state.

Food & Drink
From a mustard museum to a sea-salt harvesting operation to a family- and dog-friendly brewery.

Explore the past at a Civil War general’s home, a Native American archaeological site, and the vestige of a war that wasn’t.

Arts & Artisans
Seek inspiration at a performance festival, an art show, even a parking lot.

Doing Good
Did you know helping others feeds adventurous spirits like yours?

Quarry swimming, beach fireworks, friendly farm animals — what’s not for families to love?

Cross a covered bridge, live the good life, and paddle past a castle.


Special Advertising Section: ART

We asked 10 art-world luminaries to share the under-the-radar places where they find great Maine art.

By Jennifer Van Allen


North by East

Navigating between faith and purpose in Pemaquid, Captain Marvel’s Harpswell roots, Belfast’s multi-genre music festival, and a Katahdin-region guide for kids. Plus, a wrestling milestone in Maine Dispatches.

Food and Drink

We nosh on C. Love Cookies, drop in on old-meets-new diner Flux in Lisbon Falls, and whip up a classic pasta dinner. Plus, a local weatherman’s hot sauce and avant-garde ingredients for chefs and home cooks.

Good Things from Maine

Hunting for tourmaline (and rare, ugly rocks) in the Oxford Hills, and Julie Moringello’s geometric lamps. Plus, introducing Maine Street Style: wicked-individual fashion from around the state.

Maine Homes

A home designed for efficiency and easy care and another round of our antiques roadshow. Plus, cold-loving veggies for your garden.


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


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


My Maine: Tales of the Hunt; Talk of Maine: No Elder an Island; Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

Veep’s Timothy Simons on his favorite bookstore, Hello Hello Books in Rockland.

On the cover: Biscay Pond, Pemaquid Peninsula, by Cara Dolan.

Cara Dolan
Cara Dolan

South Portland photographer Cara Dolan shot this month’s cover photo a couple of summers back, at the family camp on Biscay Pond, on the Pemaquid Peninsula. It’s a tableau many readers will recognize, with Dolan’s then-11-year-old son, Sid, sitting alongside the family’s then-6-month-old English setter, Sunny, just drinking in the companionship and the summer day. “We found the entire experience of ‘puppydom’ to be pretty chaotic,” Dolan says, “but this kind of boy-and-his-dog moment was exactly what I had envisioned and hoped for when we first got her.” Two years later, Dolan says, the family still hasn’t convinced Sunny to jump off the dock. Follow Dolan on Instagram at

Additional photos: Andre Albert; Derek Bissonnette; Jamie Walter; Seth Gaffar.