Tag Archives: Maine State Parks

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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Eagles are Wonderful, but Don’t Overlook Ospreys.

Given that the bald eagle is our majestic national symbol, we can all be excused if it is the first raptor that comes to mind when we think about fish-hunting birds. Here in Maine, while bald eagles are thankfully somewhat … 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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Winter Looks to Linger Across Maine’s Mountains

It looks like the snow will be around a while this spring. A recent snowshoe foray up Mount Blue (Mount Blue State Park) showed that “calendar” spring and conditions on the ground can be very different things in Maine’s mountains.

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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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