• Meet Maine's retirees
    Meet Maine's retirees
    Maine retirees are drawn to the state’s rocky coastline, close-knit communities and bustling arts scene.
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  • Fall, winter, spring, summer. Repeat.
    Fall, winter, spring, summer. Repeat.
    Experience Maine's four seasons and all they have to offer.
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  • Hiking the Maine Ice Age Trail
    Hiking the Maine Ice Age Trail
    Harold “Hal” Borns, a University of Maine geologist and founder of the school’s Climate Change Institute, might as well add “time traveler” to his business card.
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Maine's natural beauty
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Tastes of sea and land
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A lively arts scene
Maine's natural beauty
Tastes of sea and land
A lively arts scene
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Over two million visitors flock to Acadia National Park each year. The region's natural beauty does not stop at the park's boundaries, however. There are many vibrant communities and attractions within a half-day's drive. Check out all Downeast Maine has to offer.

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Hiking, walking or driving up Cadillac Mountain is a ritual made even more special during Acadia National Park’s 100th year.
PHOTO BY EARL BRECHLIN

One hundred years ago, Acadia National Park was conserved to ensure that its stunning beauty, natural wonders and cultural treasures would be protected for the […]

Maine's four seasons

The four Maine seasons are as distinct as they are beautiful.

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WINTER HARBOR — Harold “Hal” Borns, a University of Maine geologist and founder of the school’s Climate Change Institute, might as well add “time traveler” […]

Shelly Patten pours a cup of tea at her recently opened shop, The Treasured Leaf Tea Co. on Route 1 in Belfast.
PHOTO BY CHARLES EICHACKER

BELFAST — History is full of figures spouting off about the uses and benefits of Camellia sinensis, the evergreen plant better known as tea. In […]

Leslie Edwards runs Snugglemagic Farm in Trenton with Michael Fillmore. The farm's pick-your-own cranberry field has become popular with area families.
PHOTO BY JENNIFER OSBORN

TRENTON — If you’ve ever wanted to pick your own cranberries, the time is now. The picking at Snugglemagic Farm’s dry four-acre cranberry bog ends […]

The Eastport mermaid as it neared completion

Sculpting the Eastport mermaid wasn’t Richard Klyver’s idea. Back in 2009, the local artist wanted to create nine sculptures of invertebrate sea creatures to decorate the town’s […]

BookStacks

BookStacks owner Andy Lacher likens himself to a bartender. The Bucksport resident makes recommendations, forms genuine friendships with his regulars and catches up on his […]

Bicyclists in Acadia National Park

If you can’t remember how a bike helmet should fit, just remember: ears, eyes and mouth. Ears: The arch on the side of the helmet […]