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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Window to the Woods with Rhon Bell
Posted: April 22, 2013

Kennebunkport & Freeport's Wolfe's Neck State Park

A warm spring weekend calls for two things: an open sunroof and a journey down Maine’s infamous Route 1. Highlighting jewels of Maine, scenic coastal towns and fishing villages weave along the rugged granite-laden coast. Today we headed down to Ogunquit for brunch at the Egg & I Restaurant, swing by the George Bush compound and play “tourist” and then wrap up our afternoon with a day-hike North in Freeport, at Wolfe’s Neck State Park.


If you’ve never passed by the Bush compound, it’s definitely worth a look if nearby. On a windy coastal road, past a security gate, on a large peninsula, sits a home with an unbelievably incredible ocean-panorama. 




One of the tallest sign posts in Maine, filled with numerous color-coded directional markers and way signs. Kennebunkport offers so many options, it’s seems impossible to declare boredom.

Although trees are budding across Southern Maine, the woods still appear a remnant of late fall. A glance from forest floor to tree tops is a brown convergence. Spring colors have yet to appear, but I’m patient.


The jagged coastline stands resiliently over the ocean’s smooth waters. Although clouds fill the early afternoon sky, warmth is in the air.

Opening a ziplock bag of pistachio’s, we plop down onto a rustic bench and listen to the birds chirp. A nest and two osperrey are spotted in a nearby tree, but today’s lens won’t reach quite that far.




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