Outdoors
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    Window to the Woods

    Spring Point Lighthouse

    I like setting my alarm to an absurdly early time on occasional weekdays. Letting my truck warm up, I brew a pot of strong coffee for the road. After scraping frost from the windows, I drive in pure darkness toward my destination. Hopes for taking in a perfect sunrise, along with full-blast heat, fill the air. Read on

    Posted: March 13, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Canoe Trip – West Branch Penobscot

    It was an arduous task, but I have officially persuaded my fiancé that a 9-day canoe trip up the Allagash Waterway would be the perfect honeymoon. The only real argument needed is that it would "save money for another honeymoon next year", gentlemen take note - you enjoy two vacations under this school of thought. Read on

    Posted: March 4, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Ice Fishing Tips

    The fifth hour on the ice led us into conversations I could never have imagined. Ice fishing has a way of helping to bond friends, cold beer doesn't hurt either. Sitting in a 7 ft. x 7 ft. popup shack is more entertaining than one would imagine who's never been. Read on

    Posted: February 28, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Winter Trip to Freeport

    Route 1 is celebrated for picturesque Maine scenery that every "out-of-stater" images when thinking about our great Pine Tree State. Winter finds a way of beautifying every field and home along the famous road; this make winter my favorite time to travel the Eastern side of Maine Read on

    Posted: February 20, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Fresh Snow, White Perch

    Nearly four feet of fresh powder-like snow dropped as a result of a strong New England storm last weekend. Snow plows kept to the centerline, leaving one lane roads across the countryside. Vehicles were in the ditches of nearly every road. Blowing snow and freezing temperatures left many without power. Read on

    Posted: February 18, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Weekend Ice Fishing

    When the weekend chores are complete, the wood is neatly stacked, and the driveway is clear of snow (which hasn't proved very difficult this year) the fun can begin. Making time for fishing is never a challenge I just like to make myself feel like I earned it. Today, my chocolate lab has earned it, too. Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2013
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    Cross-country skiing & Snowshoeing

    Great Maine Outdoors Weekend

    The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend includes over 100 events around the state - in every county - and throughout the day and evening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Read on

    Posted: February 4, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Frozen Waterfall

    Curled up in a blanket in the back of the Jeep, Casco lifts his head with anticipation, as he feels the gear shift into park. He looks forward to adventure as much as we do. We are running late after relying on bad GPS coordinates rather than utilizing the common sense of an atlas. However, a late hike trumps no hike. Read on

    Posted: February 4, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Winter Walk

    Winter weather has taken a strong hold over the Northern Maine. Three strong storms have left deep powder in the woods. Snow has a tendency of bringing new beauty to our surroundings. What once seemed like a lifeless pre-winter landscape now carries new vibrancy. Read on

    Posted: January 30, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Snowshoe Adventure on Douglas Mtn

    The other morning we awoke to a glistening fresh snowfall. As lovers of winter, it has been disappointing to some degree. The older I get I seem to be in the minority here. I like the crisp cold air, the smell of a wood stove and watching the snow build up in the yard. We take every advantage to enjoy the activities this time of year allows us. Read on

    Posted: January 23, 2013