On the picturesque shore of Somes Sound, Abel’s has a loyal following of summer visitors who flock to the seasonal restaurant for steamed lobster dinners at picnic tables under tall pines (there is indoor seating, too). A perfect summer evening here starts with a well-mixed cocktail, such as the Dark N Stormy Sargent Drive, made with Goslings rum and Maine Root ginger beer, and finishes with wild Maine blueberry pie a la mode.
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How to Go Antiquing Like a Mainer
According to Portia Clark of Portia’s Barn in Portland.
Four Young Writers to Watch in the Pine Tree State
From award-winning short stories to published novellas, teenage authors are making their mark.
Peaks Island’s Steve Bushey has been called a lot of things: Steve, Steven, Steve the Cartographer, and for folks who need further explanation, Steve the Professional Mapmaker. He and his wife, Angela Faeth, are the founders of Map Adventures, and
Smooth Sailing at Wandby Landing
A Kennebunk newcomer delivers rustic Italian cuisine and time-honored hospitality.
A Stitch in Time
Once upon a time, Maine was one of the world’s major shoe manufacturers. Hidden away in the hulking old mills of Lewiston and Auburn, artisans keep the tradition alive.
Wisdom from the Backyard Beekeepers
A growing and diverse community confronts new challenges as the winters warm, the flowers fail, and mites attack.
Maine’s Top Dog 2023
Presented in partnership with Loyal Biscuit Co. Every dog has its day For our second annual Maine’s Top Dog contest, we asked our readers to submit iconic photos of their favorite pooches and pups from across the Pine Tree State.
Shakshuka is an easy, fragrant, and healthy breakfast dish. It’s as simple as simmering tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices and gently poaching eggs in one pot. Enjoy with pita or a baguette, plus, the aroma is certain to get your
48 Hours in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland + Scarborough
These three communities are best known for their beaches and lighthouses, but they’re also rich with art and antiques, incredible food, and plenty of dog-friendly activities.
Caring in Crisis
Emily and Nate Peterson have a problem. The couple, who moved to Bucksport and had their first baby just before the pandemic hit, discussed childcare when preparing to start a family, but they had no idea how obsessive they would
Designed to Flow
A couple’s shared aesthetic shines at home and work.
You don’t have to stand in a sugar shack’s two-hour-long line, going numb from the waist down, to experience Maine Maple Sunday. In fact, you don’t even have to live here. From award-winning syrup to a bold, 8.5% imperial brown
Capture March/April 2023
Living on Bald Mountain in Camden, I enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the weather advancing toward and retreating from Camden and Rockport harbors. On this particular day the atmosphere was wildly changeable, the fog rolling in at a swift clip