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Down East Magazine, May 2020

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The 2020 Great Maine Scavenger Hunt

It’s the ultimate summer planner: 37 activities across seven categories in every corner of the state. Pick a few or commit to the whole adventure — either way, a great Maine summer awaits.

Special Advertising Section: Bath

Steeped in heritage, the City of Ships charts a new course.

By Jennifer Van Allen


North by East

A mineralogy museum in Bethel really rocks, a World War II hero from Indian Island keeps history alive, and a collection of E. B. White letters helps highlight another classic Maine writer. Plus, UMaine techies prepare for liftoff in Maine Dispatches.

Food and Drink

Appleton is where the water buffalo roam, Damariscotta is where River House serves up simple goodness, and Portland is where baker Atsuko Fujimoto puts Japanese twists on cakes and croissants.

Good Things from Maine

In her Waldoboro studio, weaver Sarah Hotchkiss works with a passion that looms large. Also, Maine’s only typewriter repairman hammers away, and a fantastical D&D-inspired artist shows us how she rolls.

Maine Homes

A young family finds itself at home in Falmouth, and a Portland couple brings a slice of country to town by making their yard into a flowering meadow.


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


Editor’s note, reader feedback, responses to March’s Where in Maine, and more.


Timelines: The Twilight of Margaret Chase Smith. Tales of the 2019 Scavenger Hunt. Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

Public radio’s David Brancaccio on Lubec Channel.

On the cover: Swimming at Pleasant Lake in Casco, by Raymond Forbes

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