Fill up the tank and get behind the wheel. In a new book, Scenic Maine Road Trips, Dan Tobyne shares the best drives Maine has to offer.
For more than four decades, the Alfiero family has sold some of the freshest seafood in the world from their iconic waterfront market in Portland. Now they share how to cook it.
Even with DJs spinning soul records, chefs dishing out Cuban sandwiches, and Flight of the Conchords playing on the outdoor projector, bowling steals the spotlight at Bayside Bowl. And the City of Portland abides.
Sixty years after Helen and Scott Nearing came to live “the good life,” Brooksville is sprouting farms and a fertile food culture.
Can you identify this seaside settlement?
That picture on the cover? It’s Route 24. The road hopscotches from Brunswick through Harpswell, vaults onto Orrs Island, and then leaps the length of the Cribstone Bridge before coming to an abrupt halt at Land’s End on Bailey Island. The drive is one I always recommend for visitors interested in seeing the unique peninsular geography of Maine’s midcoast.
On June 28, 2013, Down East held its first-ever Best of Maine celebration, honoring our Editors’ and Readers’ Choice award winners. The Portland Club was bustling as the honorees arrived from across the state. Some, like the folks from Portland’s North Point (Editors’ Choice: Best Cocktail Bar), traveled by foot.
What's your favorite scenic drive in Maine?
An “ocean girl” and her boatbuilding husband transform a snug cottage into a summer dream home in Owls Head.
After eluding filmmakers for decades, Lost on a Mountain in Maine seems destined for the silver screen at last.
Ogunquit says farewell to a local legend, ‘Barnacle Billy’ Tower.
Vectrix scooters find a little bit of Europe in Bethel.
Yarmouth’s hulking power plant faces an uncertain future.
This time of year, many home gardeners are stuck in quite the pickle: how to use up the abundance from a late summer garden before everything goes bad. Sandra L. Oliver shares her best tips and recipes for combatting fresh-veggie fatigue.
The Fox Hill General Store in Wesley serves good food with a heaping helping of hospitality in the Down East woods.
How one couple fell hard for the unlikeliest of love nests.
The renovated Dolphina Marina and Restaurant is more than a great excuse for a coastal excursion.
The Colby College Museum of art comes of age with a beautiful new wing that houses an extraordinary act of generosity.
Cathie Pelletier’s latest novel was many years in the making. So was her return to her hometown of Allagash.
Seaplanes from around the country descend onto Maine’s largest lake every September for Greenville’s International Seaplane Fly-In.
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Fall in Maine means the start of a new arts season, with fresh theater, music, dance, and museum exhibits to discover. Celebrate a different kind of fall bounty with our guide to arts across the state.
A Look Back at Down East Fifty-Two Years Ago