Category Archives: camping

The Poetry of Spring in the Outdoors

In his poem, “Spring Pools,” the iconic New England poet Robert Frost eloquently describes how pools in hardwood forests reflect the spring sky until the very trees cradling these pools suck up the water to grow leaves that then shade … Continue reading

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Northern Forest Canoe Trail Video and Burgeoning Spring Inspire Paddling

There’s a short video on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s (NFCT) website that does a great job of depicting just some of the wonderful scenery and paddling awaiting on this 740-mile water trail from Old Forge, NY to Fort Kent, … Continue reading

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Little Moose Ponds Loop Hike a Great Fall Destination

Recently, as part of the statewide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend event, I led a an approximately 3.8-mile hike around Big and Little Moose Ponds in the Little Moose Public Lands just west of Greenville. Views were great and hikers and … Continue reading

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Mt. Blue State Park – Easy Mountain Escape

I’ve got a split outdoor lifestyle. Some of my work responsibilities and settings tend to be a bit more backcountry. With two kids under four years old at home, my family recreation tilts a little more front-country. With this in … Continue reading

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Cobscook Bay Region in Downeast Maine a Conservation and Recreation Treasure

Washington County, Maine is a place where very rural, small town Maine character still holds firmly to the rugged coastline – which of course helped shape that very character in the first place. Vast woods reach down to the sea. … Continue reading

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Jewell Island in Casco Bay to get trail upgrades

A 6/5/13 visit to Jewell Island in Casco Bay confirmed trail work to be done by a Maine Conservation Corps 3-person team that will be spending 8-9 days working and camping on the Island. Work will improve access points from … Continue reading

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Chewonki’s Biannual Publication “Chronicle” Highlights Nahmakanta

Late last summer, I wrote a column exploring how a visit to Fourth Debsconeag Lake with my daughter, one of her cousins, and my wife made for a great family experience. Fourth Debsconeag Lake lies astride two major conservation properties … Continue reading

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A Reminder About Maine’s Quality of Life

Some field work this afternoon reminded me about the pieces to the puzzle that come together to give Maine a unique quality of life. After doing some work associated with the Grafton Loop Trail, I stopped at a roadside pie-and-baked … Continue reading

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