Where in the woods am I? Peaks-Kenny State Park

Cool functional art. Nature furniture.

K-Tweedie, Gardiner Farms, Downeastah, Keith Bloniasz (via email), Ted Pearson (via Facebook), Sandie ‘Bluebearee’ Sabaka (Facebook), Lisa Leonard (Facebook) and Judy Wasson (Facebook) won the “Where in the Woods Am I?” game for Peaks Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft in December 2014 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: Derek, Oreo and I visited a state […]

Baxter State Park begins $100,000 effort to relocate Katahdin’s Abol Trail

The original Abol Trail, which is now closed due to debris movement.

The Baxter State Park Authority recently approved a $100,000 project to relocate the Abol Trail, a popular hiking route up Mount Katahdin that closed earlier this year due to a rock slide that resulted in hazardous conditions for hikers. Late in the winter, debris began moving on Abol Slide, forming an unstable debris field.  “Boulders were continually falling and sliding all […]

1-minute hike: Trenton Community Trail


Difficulty: Easy-moderate. The entire hike, including the bog boardwalk (out and back), is 2.4 miles,  according to the trail map. Challenges of the trail include many bog bridges, a couple narrow bridges spanning streams, exposed tree roots and uneven ground. Change in elevation is minimal. How to get there: A large paved parking area for […]

Maine Woods Forever seeking nominations for new Teddy Roosevelt conservation award


In an effort to recognize the state’s young conservationists, Maine Woods Forever has recently rolled out the new Teddy Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award, and their looking for nominations for the award’s first recipient. “What [the recipient] does for conservation could be a huge number of things,” said John Rust, a board member of Maine Woods Forever […]