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Freshwater Features

Bend in the River

A trip to Ireland, fly fishing, and memories.

Michael Vermette

Michael Vermette has become one of Maine’s foremost plein air painters. His most recent subject was the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

A Little Lake Cottage with Vintage Charm

Renovation of a small camp on Megunticook Lake retains its period charm.

Tall tales and a trip down the Allagash

Photographer Dan Tobyne has written a book about the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. In this excerpt he recounts a trip down the Allagash.

Leeches, Snappers, Spiders, and Snakes OH MY!

Leeches, snappers, spiders, and snakes: lake monsters demystified

Perfect Cast

In his studio in southern Maine, Fred Kretchman carefully crafts exquisite bamboo fly-fishing rods.

Parmachenee Lake

Located deep within the northwest corner of Maine’s vast forestland, Parmachenee Lake is a bright jewel in the crown of lakes and ponds that comprise the state’s Rangeley Lakes Region.

Alluring Lures

A Seal Cove craftsman hooks fishermen with reproduction vintage wooden fishing lures.

Fish, Nature & Tradition

Three sporting camps: Grant’s, Lakewood, and Bosebuck Mountain, have been luring “sports” to western Maine for over a century.

The Penn Yan Named Penny An

A 1946 Penn Yan runabout has become a treasured family heirloom.

Speedy: The Boat That Moved Me

Vacations in Maine turned into something more permanent, thanks in part to a vintage Cruisers, Inc. Seafarer 202.

The Heart of the Sea

As dams are removed, reconnecting Maine lakes and the salty sea, alewife populations are rebounding. And that’s a good thing, biologists say.

4 Guys, 2 Canoes, and 1 Perilous Maine River Adventure!

An early spring canoe trip turns into disaster and teaches valuable lessons.

Shell Games

Rowing in shells has seen a surge in popularity in Maine as more and more teens take up the sport.

A Maine Sporting Tradition

In a sport viewed by many as dominated by men, women play a key role in Maine’s fly tying history.