Renewal and respect for history in these twin cities
These oceanfront communities have evolved from their industrial pasts, with their historic mill buildings and downtowns on either side of the Saco River now housing artisans, specialized manufacturers, and culinary upstarts.
Beaches are numerous along our coast, but deciding which one to go to isn’t always easy. This list is your cheat sheet.
On either side of the Saco River, historic mill buildings anchor Saco and Biddeford’s charming downtown areas. A decade of slow-but- steady redevelopment has brought new life to the mills and fueled a local manufacturing boom, replacing the old textile factories with high-end and artisanal producers as well as sleek residential spaces. At the river’s mouth, Biddeford Pool and Ferry Beach offer coastal escapes, with beautiful sandy beaches and scenic stretches of rocky shore.
As soon as the clock hits 5 p.m., I head straight for my car, put on my summer adventuring playlist, and get onto 295, ready for a weekend of new people, delicious food, and exploring my beautiful home state.
Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth is just a seven-and-a-half–mile trip from our offices here at 75 Market in downtown Portland. I am looking forward to this luxurious winter weekend getaway on the oceanfront.
Photographs + stories by Maine + Maine Home+Design magazine staff On my first 48HRS assignment I meet my travel companion, my mom, in Portland and we excitedly venture south. I moved from Manhattan home to Maine one month ago, … Continue reading
Choose a ball, step up to the line, gaze at the pins down the lane, and send the ball rolling. What you hear next—either the crashing of numerous pins against the wood floor or perhaps the clunk from a ball … Continue reading
Movie theaters from around the state that made our A-List. Forget about $15 tickets and dizzying displays of digital wonder—these movie theaters are a little bit old school, a little bit indie, and full of character. Grab a beer, some … Continue reading
48HRS, The Online-Only Edition – Februrary 2014 Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff: Sarah Prak, Graphic Designer at The Brand Company Sarah Prak, Graphic Designer at The Brand Company I wait with anticipation in my Portland apartment for … Continue reading