Author: Down East magazine

Grand Lake Stream

Peaceful & Pristine

Residents of Grand Lake Stream have safeguarded thousands of acres of forest. Now they’re fighting for their community’s future. By Caitlin Shetterly Photographed by Daniel E. Davis or the last five summers, my husband, two young sons, and I have been making the 5½-hour trek from southern Maine, where we […]


River Town

Off the beaten path, Richmond’s old-fashioned downtown is way ahead of the “shop local” trend. By Virginia M. Wright / Photographed by Greta Rybus an Wells grew up just two towns away from the Kennebec River community of Richmond, yet he’d rarely visited the back-roads village, which is not on […]