Caroline Praderio

Caroline Praderio is an assistant editor at Down East.

6 Kid-Friendly Trips, Maine

Kid-Friendly Maine Day Trips

Our May issue includes an oversized guide to Maine’s busiest season, so everyone can pick and plan their perfect summer itinerary. Keep the kids entertained with these six kid-friendly day trips.


Parade of Lights

Portland Harbor’s Christmas parade is a brief — but brilliant — holiday celebration.


5 Great Lighthouse Day Trips

Transform an ordinary lighthouse visit into an all-day coastal getaway. Start here, with five unique daytrips perfect for a late-summer Saturday by the sea.


The Pearl

Chef Michele Ragussis received a fateful call from a former employer in need of a chef for The Pearl, a revamped waterfront dining spot.


The Jump

Getting to the edge is easy. Making the leap is something else entirely.


Band Together

Maine’s community concert bands are a fixture of summertime. How will they fare in an uncertain future?


Camp Out

Summer is the perfect time for camping in Maine — but a rustic lakeside site isn’t everyone’s idea of a dream vacation.