Outdoors
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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
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    Window to the Woods

    Hiking and Waterfalls in Newry, ME

    Times are busy for everyone, but putting on a plaid shirt and spending some quality outdoor time does the soul some good. Read on

    Posted: May 10, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    A Riverside Spring Camping Trip

    Warmth is arriving in New England. It was a perfect weekend to pack the tent, a cooler and head out into the woods. We didn't need a reservation. Read on

    Posted: May 6, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Spring Hiking Destination | Mountainous Views | New Hampshire

    Mt. Major holds amazing views throughout the entire climb if you're looking for a weekend escape. Scenic outlooks are often held for reward at the summit, but this is one mountain hike that doesn't require hours of toil and sweat for only a few fleeting moments of views. Read on

    Posted: April 29, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Fly-in Spring Camping Trip

    Back country camping offers the real sense of adventure often lost today. Booking a bush plane is more affordable than you may imagine - that's excluding the intangible benefit of unbridled explorations. Vibrant greens and blues fill the landscape below as we taxi off Acadian Seaplanes in Rangeley, Maine. Read on

    Posted: April 26, 2013