Learn about Acadia National Park winter activities, the new Maine classics, Lynne Drexler, and more in the February 2023 issue of Down East Magazine, the Magazine of Maine.
Acadia National Park’s summertime splendor attracts millions of visitors, but in the depths of winter, the park takes on a different character.
Photographed by Benjamin Williamson, text by Ann Pollard Ranco
The New Maine Classics
The last 25 years have given us a bumper crop of motley, memorable Maine storytelling. We picked out 25 Maine-media artifacts — a sundry set of books, films, digital projects, and more — that’ll stand the test of time.
The World Through Kaleidoscope Eyes
Abstract paintings by the late Lynne Drexler are suddenly fetching upwards of a million dollars apiece. Who was Drexler, and why is her immense talent only just beginning to get its due?
By Will Grunewald
Special Advertising Section: Retirement
How Maine came to be a pioneer in lifelong learning — and what’s on offer for those heading back to the classroom.
By Bridget M. Burns
North by East
Mainers love their pond-hockey tournaments, a novelist hates on “nor’easter,” and a new chief curator reflects on 75 years of the Farnsworth. In Maine Dispatches, Maine elects its first Black Speaker of the House.
Food and Drink
A Sunday River food truck slings sweet on the slopes, they’re lining up for waffles in Dover-Foxcroft, and a new Stephen King cookbook is more scrumptious than scary.
Good Things from Maine
Trying on our favorite Maine-y graphic tees and a Waterville mask maker’s masquerade pieces. Plus, checking in on Bangor’s vintage revival.
A Bangor Garrison designed on the cheap, UMaine’s innovative 3D-printed houses, and a welcome historic designation for Portland’s Mechanics’ Hall.
Where in Maine
Editor’s note, responses to December’s Where in Maine, the masthead, and more.
Room With a View.
My Favorite Place
Maine Coast Heritage Trust president and CEO Kate Stookey, on Blue Hill’s Falls Bridge.
On Our Cover: Acadia National Park’s Jesup Path, by Benjamin Williamson.
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