Around Maine

Ogunquit

Most of the shoreline of this small York County resort town is open to the public, including Marginal Way, a paved shoreline footpath spanning more than a mile of rocky coast and connecting Perkins Cove to Ogunquit Beach.

Castine by Pentagoet

Both are in linen garb. His, white and straw-colored. Hers, a slate- gray tunic. The handsome couple could be actors in the movie Out of Africa in all that linen, I think,as I watch them for a few moments as … Continue reading

Counting their Blessings

In 1935, Paul and Alta Valente finished building a simple camp on 20 acres of land on Joy Bay in Gouldsboro that Paul had bartered for a few years earlier. The industrious owner of a trucking business who had immigrated to … Continue reading

Capture

I took this image of Brown’s Boatyard on North Haven on a rainy February evening as I came back late from my job at Vinalhaven School on the neighboring island. The boatyard is a staple of North Haven, and I am … Continue reading

Plowing New Ground

Several two-lane blacktop roads wind through the small towns of Alna, Whitefield, and Windsor along some of Maine’s most attractive and productive farmlands. You might decide to explore these byways for no other reason than to enjoy an unforgettable farm-fresh meal at … Continue reading

Scallop Diver for Life

It’s winter on Mount Desert Island. Temperatures are just above 20 degrees, and tomorrow a nor’easter will blow snow sideways into drifts. But today the sun is out, and the wind is about nil. That’s good, because we’re on the deck of … Continue reading

Camden + Rockport

Friday Evening: Dining and accommodations The scenic drive through downtown Rockport into Camden treats us to an early sunset over Rockport Harbor. We drive under Camden’s iconic archway, welcoming us to a snow-dusted town. With a full moon rising, we arrive at the Camden Harbour Inn and … Continue reading

Capture

Every day we comb through our Instagram feed hashtag to find image from followers documenting our state. On Instagram we share a capture of the day, while each month in Maine magazine we highlight one of those photos.

“It Is All About the Kids.”

The days begin early at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. At 7:30 each morning, parents from Waterville and surrounding towns begin arriving at the 72,000-square-foot building on the east side of Waterville to drop off their three-to-five-year-olds at the … Continue reading