Monthly Archives: July 2013

Public voting on new Bangor-area trail system name

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Organizers are asking for input from the public in naming a new regional trail system that will connect public recreational trials of 12 Penobscot Valley towns: Bangor, Bradley, Brewer, Eddington, Hampden, Hermon, Holden, Milford, Old Town, Orono, Orrington and Veazie. Representatives from the towns have been working together to create the regional trail system since April, and […]

Where in the woods am I? Flag Hill

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Carolyn Newbert and Michael Sales won the “Where in the Woods Am I?” game for the Flag Hill in Orland in July 2013 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: Tis the season for ripe Maine blueberries and raspberries, and yesterday, I took a hike on trails that led me to plenty of both. Derek and […]

Tips for hiking with your dog

Oreo atop Gorham Mountain during May 2013.

Oreo’s first hike was in Acadia National Park, along the Ocean Path and to the top of Gorham Mountain. The adventure was just days after my boyfriend Derek and I adopted him from the local animal shelter, and we were still piecing together his personality, temperament and preferences. So you can imagine how pleased I […]

‘Let the Dog Out’ is coming soon!

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Since becoming the parent (seems weird to say owner) of a black-and-white pup named Oreo, I’ve come up with all sorts of topics, stories, photos and questions about dogs — things I’d like to write about — and a lot of these topics, stories, photos and questions are also related to the outdoors. Maybe it’s […]

Where in the woods am I? Katahdin

Jay Robinson, Daniel Pellerin and Ben Moore won the “Where in the Woods Am I?” game for Katahdin (Helon Taylor-Knife Edge-Abol) in Baxter State Park in July 2013 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: Well, it’s more like, “where in the mountains am I?” this week. I ended my week vacation with an exciting trip […]