Frozen Face-Off

A luminous moon and a sprinkle of stars have emerged above the trees that encircle Messalonskee Lake. Shuffling carefully across its frozen surface, shadowy figures break through plumes of mist, as the warmth of their breath quickly dissipates in the sharp … Continue reading

Back to Camp

The weather isn’t ideal for alumnae weekend at Camp Runoia in Belgrade: it’s raining and cool for mid-August. But since the chance to participate in the Oak Island Swim comes only every five years, 11 hardy women plunge into Great Pond for … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes

When I heard I would be spending a weekend in the Belgrade Lakes I reached out to my old friend, river guide Taylor Steeves. Taylor has always had a passion for the Maine outdoors and a great sense of adventure, … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes

A vacation from a vacation. Our time in Belgrade Lakes is a welcome weekend of relaxation after a ten-day whirlwind tour of Spain. Friday 2:45 p.m. on the road My husband Byron has to work until the end of the … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes, Waterville, + Mount Vernon

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff   It’s a girls’ weekend in Belgrade Lakes and we are ready with bathing suits, bottles of wine, and a trunk that’s roomy enough to cart back a good antique find. My friend … Continue reading

Belgrade Lakes

48 HOURS-October 2013 Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff: Emily McConnell   Emily McConnell Assistant Publisher Friday 1:00 p.m. @ Portland I load my luggage, grab a hot dog from a food truck in Portland, and hit the road. This drive … Continue reading