Hiking
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    St. Paddy's Day hikes & brews

    St. Paddy's Day is a fun time to enjoy a good hike in the outdoors before heading to an Irish pub for a Guinness, Harp or Smithwick’s and a hearty helping of corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash or Irish stew before you belt out “Sweet Molly Malone.” Read on

    Posted: March 13, 2014
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    Bethel Hostel: Inexpensive, close to skiing and hiking

    The Bethel Hostel: Inexpensive, comfy bunks, hot showers, kitchen, common room, TV, free wifi, coffee maker, quiet, good company, convenient to skiing at Sunday River and miles of hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest, Grafton Notch State Park and much more. Check it out! Read on

    Posted: March 12, 2014
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    Window to the Woods

    Weekend to-do: Bradbury Mountain

    Your weekend needs a little fresh air. Grab a friend or family and get over to Bradbury Mountain. It's local and has quite a view. You'll even have time left in the day! And a reason to celebrate with a beer. Read on

    Posted: February 8, 2014
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    Window to the Woods

    72 hours in Rangeley, Maine

    What do a helicopter, four deer and a killer chili recipe have in common? Ski or snowshoe on over and read how to spend 72 hours in Rangeley! Read on

    Posted: January 29, 2014
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    Loopy about the Saco Beach Loop

    Ferry Beach State Park in Saco is pretty much deserted this time of year, which is just how this hiker likes it. The gate on Bayview Road is closed, meaning if you want in, well, you’ve gotta walk in. Natural crowd control. Read on

    Posted: November 18, 2013
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    On the Trail with Lovely La Verna

    Yes, she’s a beauty for sure, that La Verna. One hundred and twenty lovely acres with nearly a mile of magnificent coastline. Three miles of leisurely hiking trails. Just up the road a piece in Bristol. Read on

    Posted: November 1, 2013
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    What I Thunk About Tunk

    Two years ago, as I was compiling trail information for the AMC Maine Mountain Guide (10th edition), I visited Tunk Mountain, located east of Ellsworth on ME 182 in the unorganized township known as T10 SD. Read on

    Posted: November 1, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Safe Drinking Water While Hiking, Canoeing & Fishing

    Safe drinking water is key to all outdoor adventures. Bacteria, giardia, salmonella, viruses and other microorganisms can be a concern when collecting drinking water from natural sources. Treatment methods are usually water filtration or boiling. Read on

    Posted: October 1, 2013
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    Mt. Katahdin | Knife's Edge Hike Pt. II

    The Knife's Edge trail starts out wide. I wonder out loud, and to myself, why others make such a fuss over a 15 foot wide trail of granite boulders. This is easy. Raindrops begin falling from the gray mass of clouds and fog that surrounds us. Read on

    Posted: August 28, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Knife's Edge Hike | Mt. Katahdin | Baxter State Park

    I pop the top on a PBR can as we unpack our sleeping bags, spreading them across the rough wooden floor of this Baxter Park lean-to. A big haul off an ice cold can gives me a bit more inspiration to unload gear and setup the propane stove for dinner. Katahdin Stream rushes by, just beyond the visible tree line, providing relaxing white noise - and an easy spot to clean fry pans after dinner. Read on

    Posted: August 22, 2013