Where in the woods am I? Hothole Pond

And the answer is… Hothole Pond Trail in the Hothole Valley Parcel of the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland! The winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Debbie Sitterly of Ellsworth! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Debbie. And thanks to everyone for playing. Stay tuned for next week’s contest, posted Monday morning and running all day.

The following is the original trail ID contest post:

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! All you have to do is guess what public outdoor spot I explored in Maine on Mother’s Day weekend.

Here’s how it works

The “Where in the Woods” game is simple. Look at the photo gallery at the bottom of this page, and based on the photos, guess where I was in Maine, being as specific as possible. Then enter your best guess in the graphic right here:


Of the people who guess the trail (or trails) correctly, we will randomly draw a winner for the L.L.Bean gift card, which will be sent to the winner in the mail right away!

I post this “Where in the Woods” Trail ID contest each Monday; and on Tuesdays, I reveal the answer and post a “1-minute hike” video and trail description of the hike, including detailed driving directions so you can go have your own outdoor adventure.

I like to mix it up. Sometimes I hike easy forest trails, other weeks you’ll see me atop some of Maine’s tallest mountains, and I try to travel all over the state.

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This week’s “Where in the Woods” photo gallery

Without further ado, here are the photos for this week’s contest. Do you recognize the beach and easy trail that I enjoyed on a sunny day last week? Check out all of the photos below, then remember to scroll back up and leave your best guess in the graphic at the top of the page.

Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.