Category Archives: Where to Go

Number Four Mountain Trail Overview

Number Four Mountain Trail Frenchtown TWP, Piscataquis County, Maine Location/ Driving Directions: The Number Four Mountain Trail begins off the privately-owned but publicly accessible Meadow Brook Rd. The trailhead is located at -69.41865°, 45.63181° and is accessed by travelling a … Continue reading

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Evolving Landscapes and Maine Poetry

I recently read a wonderful poem by Maine poet Tom Sexton at the Maine State Library’s webpage sharing weekly poems by Maine poets. The poet describes the significance of a now abandoned homestead’s granite stoop. This phenomenon of abandoned homesteads, … Continue reading

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Maine State Parks and Public Lands Full of Diverse Opportunties

This past month, work for me has led to places such as the remote forests around Moosehead Lake, Lily Bay State Park, Little Moose Public Lands, and Seboeis Lake in the Katahdin Region. On the other hand, family play has … Continue reading

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Spring Finally Arriving

It’s taken a while and it’s been a long winter, but spring is finally back- notably in southern Maine. Songbirds are singing, peepers are peeping, and the needle-strewn earth smells warm and fresh. Southern Maine trails like those at the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Birds at “Feathers Over Freeport”

As rewarding as working on outdoor recreation projects and volunteering at Maine State Park events can be, sometimes it is really nice to just be a parent and take my kids to family friendly outings at our State Parks. “Feathers … Continue reading

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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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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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Looking for a Family Gem in the Heart of Maine?

If you live near or are visiting the Dover-Foxcroft – Dexter – Milo area or are passing through southern Piscataquis County, think about stopping in at Peaks-Kenny State Park. And if you’re not heading that way, maybe you should! Peaks-Kenny … Continue reading

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