Tag Archives: Trails

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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Moosehead Lake Region Trail Development Highlights for 2014

Br’er Rabbit’s feigned request to not be thrown into the briar patch comes to mind when I think about being tasked with developing new and enhanced non-motorized trails in the Moosehead Lake Region. Sure, there are a lot of moving … 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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New and Improved Hiking Trails for the Moosehead Lake Region in Progress

Progress is steadily being made by the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) trail crew working on the trail from the Little Moose Public Lands to Eagle Rock on the far western arm of Big Moose Mt. To date, over two miles … 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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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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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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Notes Now Available from Moosehead Trails Planning Public Meeting

Meeting notes are now available for the Moosehead Lake Region non-motorized trails planning public informational meeting held 9/11/13 in Greenville. To download the notes, please visit the project web page.

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Notes from Sanders Hill Trail, Kennebec Highlands

Over the course of 2013, I’ve popped in occasionally to the Sanders Hill Trail at the Kennebec Highlands to create a trail reroute of a portion of the trail. Though it’s not quite ready to be opened, the new trail … Continue reading

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