Category Archives: General

Forty to One – the Symbolism of Maple Sugaring

Though it’s been a long winter, the maple sap should be flowing – at least on the days above freezing. Maine Maple Sunday is near (March 23rd), and Maine and its northern forest neighbors are collectively celebrating the culture and … Continue reading

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Powerful Spring Sun at Work in the Outdoors

Author’s Note: this piece of writing originally published in 2009. As of 3/17/2014, we (most of Maine) are not quite to the patch snow phase. One of the best indicators of the spring’s emergence is sap flowing in trees. While … 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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Civilian Conservation Corps Tradition Still Thriving

A recent opportunity to hear stories from several former Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) members, combined with time on the road returning from work in some truly special places, has led to my reflecting on the outdoor recreation field. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Existential Graffiti

I don’t have a good ghost story anymore. The one “good one” I had recently was cast in doubt — all due to one chilly night in a remote cabin on the Moose River. You’d think spending a fall night … Continue reading

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Why a blog about Maine’s Parks and Lands?

Most simply, this blog is intended to share information and musings, advice and opportunities, as well other topics related to people getting out to enjoy Maine’s conservation lands. It is a place where I can share insight into where to … Continue reading

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