Outdoors
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    Window to the Woods

    Kayak Camping Trip | Wilderness | Adventure

    Just joining us? In my last post we set out for a multi-day kayak trip near Baxter State Park. We wake with this morning, humidity filling the air - an ideal time to wade out onto our private sand beach in the Maine wilderness for a quick and refreshing dip in the warm, summer waters. We'd paddled hard yesterday and this is a relaxing break. Read on

    Posted: July 16, 2013
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    Sunset sail awesomeness with Portland Schooner Company

    Because we Mainers are constantly surrounded by all the awesomeness our state has to offer it's easy to forget about some of the fun, cool, touristy things that get visitors jazzed about a stay here. Many of those things have to do with the beauty of Casco Bay. But looking out at the water from a dock along Portland's Commercial Street doesn't really cut it. Boarding an authentic wooden schooner does. Read on

    Posted: July 15, 2013
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    Kayak Camping in Remote Maine | Loons | Sunsets

    With kayaks securely fastened atop the roof and a laundry-list of meticulously packed gear in toe, our journey began. For the next four days we would venture across a remote chain of lakes deep in the heart of the Maine Woods. Our kayaks would be our mode of transport, a backpacking tent our home, and a lightweight cook stove our warm-meal-supplier. Read on

    Posted: July 10, 2013
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    Paddle your backyard: Kayak Casco Bay with Portland Paddle

    Portland Paddle offers kayak and paddleboard lessons, tours, and rentals to locals and visitors (East Enders get a discount!), giving the folks who live on the peninsula a long-overdue opportunity to push off from the beach and paddle around in their own backyard. A few weeks ago, on an overcast morning that hinted of rain (much like most of our days lately), I took a tour. Even better, I took pictures: Read on

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    Mt. Washington Hike | Part II of II: Reaching Angel Falls

    The afternoon sun was warm on our shoulders as we packed up our things at the ranger’s cabin in Tuckerman Ravine. It was time for our sandwiches to kick in and give us the boost we needed to reach the top. Even our lab, packed with enough energy for the entire group, had a snack. Read on

    Posted: July 2, 2013
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    Mt. Washington Hike | Part I of II: Tuckerman Ravine

    We start off for Mt. Washington at a decent hour. Parking near the trailhead is already packed, forcing us to find a spot in the overflow lot. Maybe we should have arrived earlier. Setting out on the trail almost makes you feel claustrophobic. Read on

    Posted: June 28, 2013
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    Drift Wood | Coastal Adventure

    Mainers know that a walk along the beach can soothe the mind. And with 230 miles of coastline available for the walking, it's apt to be a fairly undisturbed and peaceful adventure. The skies were blue and the wind had been bustling throughout the night. Read on

    Posted: June 24, 2013
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    Fishing the River

    Life is truly about enjoying the small moments in time when freedom to relax can be taken advantage of. Stress melts away. It wasn't many afternoons ago I found time to throw a fishing line into the river. Afternoon temperatures were warm so I cut loose from work early to test a new fishing spot. Read on

    Posted: June 19, 2013
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    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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    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