Located on the Kennebec River, this central Maine city boasts two higher education institutions, Colby College and Thomas College, and a historic downtown filled with a variety of restaurants, shops, and services.

Bowling Alleys

  Choose a ball, step up to the line, gaze at the pins down the lane, and send the ball rolling. What you hear next—either the crashing of numerous pins against the wood floor or perhaps the clunk from a … Continue reading

Cross-Country Skiing + Snowshoe Trails

  Throughout the state, trails wind through forests, uphill to views, downhill to base; they extend over bridges and snake alongside streams. As temperatures dip and snow spills over the state, trails serve a new purpose: cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes, Waterville, + Mount Vernon

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff   It’s a girls’ weekend in Belgrade Lakes and we are ready with bathing suits, bottles of wine, and a trunk that’s roomy enough to cart back a good antique find. My friend … Continue reading


48 HOURS-October 2013Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff:Heidi Kirn Heidi KirnArt Director, Maine Home+Design Friday 3:00 p.m. @ 75 Market Street  We leave 75 Market Street with my two excited kids, Lily and Charlie,in the back seat.Crawling up North 295 in … Continue reading

Colby Museum of Art

  5600 Mayflower HillWaterville, ME 04901207.859.5600colby.edu/museummuseum@colby.edu   Free and Open to the PublicTuesday–Friday, 10am–5pmSunday, 12am–5pmClosed Mondays With one of the finest art collections at a liberal arts college, the Colby College Museum of Art offers a wide array of exhibitions … Continue reading