Outdoors
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    Window to the Woods

    Amish Country in Aroostook County

    A few miles down a country road from where I grew up in Aroostook County springs new life of an Amish community. And in what better place can you find rather inexpensive farmland and turn of the century farmhouses than Fort Fairfield, ME. Read on

    Posted: June 13, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    A Sunset Kayak Trip | Scenic Maine Coast Photos

    The Coastal Maine town of Harpswell is home to the world's only Cribstone bridge. Construction began in 1927 on a bridge connecting two island communities allowing strong tides and currents to flow freely. Gravity alone holds these stacks of granite blocks atop one another. Read on

    Posted: June 10, 2013
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    Hiking

    Hiking: Moose, bear, mosquitoes, oh my!

    We decided to hike The Roost in Evan’s Notch on the Maine side of the White Mountains National Forest. While driving to the Notch we spotted a moose crossing the Saco River. This was the cause of much excitement for all in our car. Shannon, driving her car on this adventure, pulled over to the… Read on

    Posted: June 10, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Sunrise in Portland | Seaside Docks | Summer Photos

    Being self-diagnosed with borderline ADD, I constantly attempt to pack my weekends with new sights and activities. Although most define adventure to be far from home, staying local isn’t something to turn your nose up at. Something new lies around every corner here in Portland. Read on

    Posted: June 4, 2013
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    Camping

    Remote Riverside Tenting Trip

    The first warm weekend of each year means a special camping trip. Instead of planning an extravagant hiking or fishing trip – we simply choose a new, but beautifully scenic location and pack accordingly. These first adventures serve as a way to reconnect with the wilderness and familiarize ourselves with new outdoor gear purchased over a long and cold Maine winter. Read on

    Posted: May 31, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Rustic Maine Farm Photos, Established 1778

    Farming was, still is and hopefully will remain a vital part of the Maine economy for the forseeable future. Old farms always catch my eye when I drive through the countryside. The sometimes massive farmhouses and hundreds of acres of freshly plowed fields tell a story. Read on

    Posted: May 28, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Maine Made Axe: A Weekend Restoration Project

    Whether you're searching for a conversation piece to hang above the mantle, or a sharp tool for your next camping trip - if you'd like a weekend project that reconnects you with the outdoors, you've come to the right place. An axe is a critical tool that if taken care of, can serve a lifetime. Read on

    Posted: May 21, 2013
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    Biking & cycling

    Ride the rails: Rail Bikes in Thorndike

    Trains no longer travel along the route where the bikes go. Although that won't stop your heart from jumping just a bit every time you think you feel the tracks vibrate. The Brooks Preservation Society maintains the tracks, and in an effort to keep people enjoying them, commissioned a few of these wonderfully odd two-person bicycles that fit perfectly on the tracks. Some even hold a few additional people on the back. The ride in either direction is fairly flat and easy for most folks to manage. Read on

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    Window to the Woods

    Backwoods Camping in Maine

    With a majority of the spring gardening underway, I tossed a tent into the pickup and headed for the mountains of Maine. As a few sprouts pop from the fertilized ground, I'll be fireside, with my feet up. Read on

    Posted: May 15, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Quiet Country Cabin – A Perfect Spring/Summer Get-a-way

    Times are busy. Putting in an offer on our first home, planning a summer marriage, starting a new career, and buying a new Harley seem to take precedence and replace time wearing Plaid in the Backwoods. No fear. You can't keep a good man down, and I would say, in relation, can't keep a country boy from the woods. Read on

    Posted: May 10, 2013