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August 2015

The August issue is now on newsstands and in our store! Your favorite Maine state parks, the definitive guide to the Maine accent(s), the Kennebunks’ identity crisis, Spose talks, and blueberry pancakes.

Maine Restaurant, Boynton-McKay, Camden

Boynton-McKay

Brian Beggarly and his wife, Molly Eddy, purchased Camden’s popular breakfast and lunch spot, Boynton-McKay Food Co., a year-and-a-half ago. See how they’re putting their own stamp on this beloved small-town institution.

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Your 10 Favorite Maine State Parks

We asked Down East readers to pick one favorite from among Maine’s more than 50 stunning state parks and historic sites. Hundreds of you answered the call. See if your favorites made the list — then pack a picnic, grab your backpack, and go outside to play.

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Appalachian Trials

For a new breed of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, running is the new walking. Scott Jurek recently established a new fastest known time for an end-to-end supported hike of the AT.

Down East Magazine, Lobster Shack at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Our Favorite Letter

In 1969, his grandfather took him here for the first time. In the very near future, he will bring his two grandchildren here to eat their very first whoopie pies.