1-minute ski: Hadlock Loop in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. The loop is 4.2 miles long, including the short 0.2 section to and from the loop from the Brown Mountain Parking Area. Whichever direction you ski the loop, you’ll climb gradually uphill for the first half and then ski gradually downhill for the second half. There are no steep sections on this route. […]

1-minute hike: Jordan Cliffs Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous, depending on if you’re afraid of heights. Round trip from Jordan Pond House, loop hikes with the ascent being on the 1.4-mile Jordan Pond Cliffs Trail vary from 3.7 miles to 5.7 miles, depending on if you want to bag one peak (Penobscot Mountain) or two peaks (Penobscot and Sargent mountains). This […]

Where in the woods am I? Dorr Mountain!

The answer is… Dorr Mountain in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. And the winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Adam Paquin of Ellsworth! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Adam! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining my friend […]

1-minute hike: Lower Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. The 1.1-mile Lower Harbor Trail includes narrow bog bridges, small hills, a few steep areas, exposed tree roots and rocky areas. The trail is well marked and signed. From the main parking area, you can create a loop hike that is about 2 miles long by combining bike paths and a nameless 0.4-mile […]

1-minute hike: Sargent Mountain’s East Cliffs Trail in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. From the closest parking area, the Bubbles Parking Lot, the hike — out and back — is 3.6 miles. The first part of the hike, between the Bubbles and around the north end of Jordan Pond, is fairly easy. Then the hike becomes increasingly difficult as it climbs the mountain on […]