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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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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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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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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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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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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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Even Small Outings are Big Adventures for Kids

[Note: originally published March 2012] As I pour hot water from my well-traveled vacuum bottle in to the bottle’s cup, steam rises into the air.  This steam could be floating up into the icy overhang of a snowed-in Appalachian Trail … Continue reading

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