Our Favorite Letter

Veterans Memorial Park

Where in Maine?
May 2016

Each month, Down East editors select our favorite response to “Where in Maine?” Here is our favorite letter from the May photo of Great Falls at Veterans Memorial Park, Lewiston.

I moved from Manhattan to Lewiston/Auburn 23 years ago, and my original office building had a spectacular view of Great Falls and Veterans Memorial Park. From my office window, I often watched bald eagles dive into the Androscoggin River as the falls raged with the spring thaw. As the river has grown cleaner and become a more vital part of the community, kayakers and canoeists now paddle past this spot, pedestrians on the riverwalk sneak a peek at the view, and hot-air balloonists at the annual balloon festival get a delightful bird’s-eye view. Too many people have misconceptions about the beauty and quality of life in the community I now call home. I hope this photo encourages them to rethink and inspires them to pay a visit.

Janet Mitchko
Auburn, Maine

Photograph by Darylann Leonoard.

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