Best of Maine
We asked Down East readers to cast their votes for Maine’s best everything: bookstores to breweries, museums to marinas, art galleries to architects. Plus, we’ve sprinkled in picks of our own. How’d your favorites do?
A guide to three under-the-radar, so-very-Maine, last-minute-friendly adventures for the last days of summer.
By Adrienne Perron and Brian Kevin
Stonington’s Abby Barrows dialed back a globetrotting research career to take over an oyster farm in her hometown. Now, she’s out to refashion the equipment of her new profession, to keep Maine’s booming aquaculture sector from fouling the waters it relies upon.
By Brian Kevin
North by East
Rockport’s Shotwell Drive-In is a new beacon for film buffs. MOFGA has been a beacon for organic growers for 50 years. Plus, ultra-athlete Katie Spotz runs and bikes across Maine while, in Maine Dispatches, Yo-Yo Ma plays Acadia.
Food and Drink
It’s time for tea at SMCC, time for the Garrison to reopen in Yarmouth, time to explore the Maine Oyster Trail, and time to order Little Brother dumplings.
Good Things from Maine
The storied Liberty Graphics screen-printers go employee-owned. Artisanal soaps and creams go au naturel. Maine clothiers go for a runway walk.
A glamp camp in the Bethel woods, a Norway garden with a rosy view, and a York hotel steeped in Maine surfing lore.
Where in Maine
Editor’s note, reader feedback, responses to July’s Where in Maine, and more.
My Maine: An Aspiring Old Salt. Room With a View.
My Favorite Place
Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center executive director Reza Jalali, on Bridgton’s Pleasant Mountain.
On Our Cover: Taste of Maine, in Woolwich, readers’ pick for Maine’s best lobster roll. See the gatefold on page 81. By Danielle Sykes. Styled by Chantal Lambeth.