An excerpt from Susan Conley's latest novel about a family on Maine's coast weathering life's storms.

The Longest Race

A 250-mile dogsled race around northern Aroostook County tests the spirits and bodies of mushers and their dogs. By Paul Koenig // Photography by Michael D. Wilson A lead dog for Julie Albert, who placed second in the 2020 Can-Am … Continue reading

Lost + Found

A survival course at Maine Primitive Skills School reconnects us to the natural world in Maine’s wild woods. by Katy Kelleher // Photography by Michael D. Wilson Michael Douglas is the founder of Maine Primitive Skills School (MPSS). A former … Continue reading

Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Check off everyone on your list with our collection of more than 60 gifts that are from Maine or embody the state’s creative, hardy spirit. Photography by Michael D. Wilson Issue: December 2020 RUGGED STYLE MOUNTAIN LIGHT BOOT | DANNER … Continue reading

A Walk with the Woods

A Walk with the Woods We join veteran guide Raymond Reitze on ponds and bog trails in western Maine and at his farm in Canaan, hoping to glean bits of this gentle man’s wisdom from his lifetime of living simply … Continue reading

Comeback Mountain

Comeback Mountain After a five-year hiatus, Saddleback Mountain is ready to open, with a new chairlift and ambitious plans for the future. by Anna FiorentinoPhotography by Nicole Wolf Issue: December 2020   It’s a toss-up, Jimmy Quimby tells me, between … Continue reading

Chip Off the Old Block

Chip Off the Old Block At a museum’s annual ice harvest in South Bristol, hundreds of volunteers try their hand at the historic tradition. Text and photography by Dave Dostie Issue: December 2020 Every year visitors and volunteers gather in … Continue reading

Food for Thought

A digital marketplace connects producers and retailers to make local food more accessible.

Love Letters to Maine | Beth Greenlaw Shissler

Dear Maine, I have never loved you more than I do today. Sure, I’ve tested the waters elsewhere—I’ve lived in six states and traveled to many countries—but you are home to me. My great-great-grandparents came from Aroostook County, Isle au … Continue reading

Gift Guides 2020: For the Homebody

This holiday season is all about enjoying being at home. These gifts are sure to lift the spirits of anyone feeling a little blue about staying in.