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Wendy Almeida

Wendy Almeida wrote about enjoying the outdoors with kids in her monthly Kid Tracks Outdoors column for the Maine Sunday Telegram for more than 10 years. Her kids have grown up exploring the trails of Maine on foot, skis and bikes as well as through the Geocaching and EarthCache games. The family has found treasures of all sorts while out on the trail and the journey continues to be as much fun now that the kids are teenagers as it was when they were preschoolers. Follower on Twitter @wea1021 and Instagram

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Posted: March 31, 2016

Signs of Spring in Maine: It’s all about the treats!

Written by: Wendy Almeida
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Just because it was not a snowy winter doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the warmer weather moving into town. We told you about Red’s Dairy in South Portland opening a few weeks ago. Fat Boys in Brunswick opened recently as well.

But our social feeds are reporting lots of other milestone spring events just around the corner. Pier fries, free ice cream anyone?

Pier Fries

Don’t forget about free cone day in Freeport!

Free Cone Day is coming April 12th! So close, you can almost taste the FREE ice cream.

Posted by Ben & Jerry’s on Wednesday, March 16, 2016


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Opening April 18th! Hope to see you!

Posted by Red’s Eats on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Opening day with the Sea Dogs might not be that cold this year!

There are 14 days until the Sea Dogs home opener. #CountdowntoOpeningDay

Posted by Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday, March 31, 2016

You have to wait another month with Portland Lobster Company opening but deck time is on the horizon.

It’s Official, We open for the season Thursday, May 5, 2016!! See you on our deck for great food, music and the best view in Portland.

Posted by PORTLAND LOBSTER COMPANY on Saturday, March 19, 2016

There may be a delay by a week or two but Maine drive ins are gearing up for opening weekend.

We’re setting our sights for Friday April 8th for opening weekend.** Please keep in mind this date is not set in stone. It all depends how quickly the grounds firm up for vehicle traffic.**

Posted by Bridgton Twin Drive-In Theatre on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Of course, not everywhere (like on the summit of Mount Washington) is looking like spring. We still have a more warming up to do (and some snow to get through this weekend)… but the signs are everywhere that it won’t be much longer now before the trails and the sunshine warm up our days!

Good morning from the summit of Mount Washington!It’s hard to believe that at this time yesterday, winds were gusting…

Posted by Mount Washington Observatory on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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