The Loop

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  • 6 family-friendly community bike trails in Maine

    There are several off-road (not to be confused with mountain biking) trails to enjoy a stress-free day on two wheels with the family. Read on

  • 7 of Maine’s most beautiful lakes

    You have GOT to see these amazing photos. We hand-picked the prettiest lakes in Maine, so you'll know where to go for a swim, paddle or just to gaze at the view. Read on

  • Amazing hiking, free camping, paddling at Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area in northern Maine

    20 miles of hiking trails, untold miles of paddling routes over lakes and ponds and several dozen primitive campsites allow for tripping into the wild and scenic interior of the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area for anything from a day excursion to a journey of a week or more. Read on

  • Hiking: Lots of nice scenery and sweet solitude to be found on the trails at Jamies Pond

    There are five miles of great hiking on six trails at the lightly-visited Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area in Hallowell, where there's a pristine pond, big trees, stone walls and not a lot of people. Read on

  • Maine’s hidden secrets #003: Five Islands Lobster Co.

    If you drive out to Georgetown during the operational summer months, you'll be another face in the crowd admiring the coastal scenery and enjoying fresh, buttery lobster tails. If you drive out during December, you'll be the only one there (and slightly cold), BUT it's worth it! Read on

  • Hiking: Explore the Whiskeag Trail and the many other conservation lands and trails of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

    Take a hike on the Whiskeag Trail or any of seven other preserves with foot trails in the scenic Midcoast region encompassing the ecologically rich Kennebec Estuary. Read on

  • Hiking, skiing & mountain biking: On top of the world at Stratton Brook Hut

    Now is great time to visit Stratton Brook Hut or any of the other three huts in the Maine Huts & Trails system. It's "self-service" at the huts until Dec 19, meaning you can enjoy an overnight stay at deeply discounted rates. Read on

  • A close-to-shore island adventure in Harpswell

    The colors of fall or quick to come and fast to change. Get outdoors in the next few days before winds blow the beautiful leaves off the trees. This island adventure is in your backyard. Read on

  • Hiking: Caribou Mountain a top pick for Maine’s best mountain day hike

    Caribou Mountain has all the elements of a perfect day hike: two clear and cold streams, a waterfall, extensive open edges and incredible summit views, all reached via a loop hike of moderate mileage. Read on

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