Southern Maine Beach Guide
Miles of surf and sand, funky towns with a foot in yesteryear, lots of oddball family attractions — southern Maine’s beaches offer the American summer vacation at its beach-blanket best.
By Brian Kevin, Bridget M. Burns, and Jen Hazard
The Goodly River
Twenty years ago, a band of guides, foresters, and conservationists put in on the St. John River to sketch out an ambitious conservation plan. This summer, they returned to take stock.
By Tristan Spinski
A speck of a village at the northernmost tip of Maine, Estcourt Station is (sometimes literally) the place you can’t get to from here.
By Virginia M. Wright
North by East
The highway-sign jokers at the Maine Department of Transportation, a Deer Isle performance sure to move the audience, and a fresh perspective on the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Plus, a whoopie pie heist in Maine Dispatches.
Food and Drink
We slurp on Wicked Maine Pops, ferry out for dinner at Crown Jewel, and whip up a piquant Romesco sauce for grilled vegetables. Also, spruce beer and a much-admired chef in Stonington.
Good Things from Maine
Combing for beach-stone jewelry, shopping for antiques in Cornish, and chatting with the worm wranglers of FixIt Farm.
A pondside cottage in Camden fulfills a longtime dream and author and playwright Monica Wood invites us into her living room. Plus, endless hosta-bilities in Buckfield.
Where in Maine
Editor’s note, reader feedback, responses to June’s Where in Maine, and more.
Book excerpt: John N. Cole’s In Maine: Essays on Life’s Seasons; Room With a View.
My Favorite Place
Sam Calagione on the landmark that lent his brewery its name: Dogfish Head.
On the cover: Parsons Beach in Kennebunk, by Michael D. Wilson.