Forest bathing, goat yoga, ax throwing? Maine is surprisingly en vogue when it comes to self-care. We dispatched a team of writers to spas, retreats, forest preserves, and more, with a mandate to meliorate their minds, bodies, and souls. Here’s what they found.
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from the March photo of The Swinging Bridge, Brunswick and Topsham, Maine.
These days, Lois Lowry enjoys mountainous awesome terrain near her summer place in Bridgton. But in the winter, her home is in Falmouth, and her connection to nature is on 100-acre Mackworth Island State Park, linked to the town by a causeway.
It’s long been known as “the heart of Maine,” and it only takes a quick spin through the Penobscot Valley to see why. From the mighty Penobscot River, which once carried timber from the great North Woods, to the University of Maine, to the home of Stephen King, the region is as authentically Maine as they come.
Bigfoot inventor Michael Thom, an architect from Belfast, boasts that Bigfoot has saved 5,001 marriages. Who are we to sling mud at his claim?
Our mini-guide to Belfast’s mega-ambitious year-round bazaar.
New England Elms, long cherished as ornaments, became symbols, providing more than simply shade.
Around the time that new contributor Carla Jean Lauter was reporting this month’s story on the nascent reboot of Maine’s august D.L. Geary Brewing Co. she was also penning and designing a fond tribute to Maine’s many breweries in the form of a vintage children’s alphabet primer.
Let Augusta have its big-box stores — the shops along Hallowell’s historic Water Street are an expo of the curious, cozy, and hyper-local.
The thaw is on and the sap is flowing, heralding Maine Maple Sunday, with pancake eat-a-thons at sugarhouses around the state. So how much maple can you pack into one meal?
Maine Public Radio’s rookie reporter straddles the cultural (and political) divide.