September 2008


How To Climb Mount Katahdin

September might just be the best time to scale Maine’s tallest mountain.

  • By: Aurelia C. Scott

Maine Atlas Showdown

Which road map would you buy to explore Maine?

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

Trips: Our Favorite Hikes

20 Top Maine Trails.

  • By: Cloe Chunn

Brooklin Heights

Welcome to the boatbuilding capital of the world, so to speak.

  • By: Virginia Wright

Living Large in a Small City

How to enjoy Portland without spending a fortune.

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro

Fueled by Foliage

Five great foliage drives in Maine.

Maine on Stamps

Over the years, the Postal Service has provided thumb-sized tutorials in the history of the Pine Tree State.

  • By: Ken Textor

Katahdin Lake at Last

The newest jewel in Baxter State Park was the hardest won.

  • By: Jeff Clark

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Fire on a Mountain

A Baxter State Park ranger tells of one very fiery close call.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Elizabeth Gilbert: On Maine

The author of the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love learned an early lesson in writing – and life – on Matinicus.

  • By: Ari Meil

The Faces of Frenchboro

We asked a photographer to take a picture of every resident of this remote Maine island.

  • Photography by: Paula Jean Lunt


Recognize this covered bridge?

Built in 1985, this bridge stretches thirty-six feet to an island with a city park.

Musing from Maine

Down East’s editors discuss Somes Sound, lightning strikes, UMaine yearbooks, and more.

Cold Case File

Bella Baldwin’s death remains one of the mysteries of Penobscot Bay.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to “Where in Maine?” and other articles.

On Portland

Editor-in-Chief Paul Doiron reflects on Maine’s largest city.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Parlez-vous Francais?

Head to Lewiston to connect with your Franco roots.

Gone Fishing

To read Tagewahnahn is to journey to the village of Grand Lake Stream.

  • By: Paul Doiron

The American Playground

Maine villages have their own brand of diversity.

  • By: Richard Grant

Retreat with Ripple

Head to Cow Island with Portland’s Rippleffect.

The Maine Viewpoint

Editorial opinions from across the state.

September Editors’ Picks

The annual air show in Brunswick and a dose of “Sunshine” are special events not to miss in Maine this September.

First Lady Incognito

A classy car and an even more impressive driver attracted attention in Caribou seventy-five years ago.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

Time for a Dip

A Port Clyde shack surprises and satisfies.

  • By: Brooke Dojny