1-minute hike: Kittredge Brook Forest in Bar Harbor

Difficulty: Easy. The 2 miles of trails in the preserve travel over fairly gentle terrain with a few gradual slopes. Expect a few sections of narrow bog bridges and exposed tree roots that can make footing tricky. How to get there: The main parking area for the preserve is behind Mount Desert Island High School […]

Where in the woods am I? Swan Island

The answer is… Swan Island, Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area, in the Kennebec River. And the winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Scott Bernier of Augusta! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Scott! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining me on […]

1-minute hike: Dodge Point Public Reserved Land in Newcastle

Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail network consists about 5 miles of traditional hiking trails and old roads. The Old Farm Road Trail is the easiest trail, being both smooth and wide; it strikes through the center of the preserve, linking all other trails. The Shore Trail, Ravine Trail and Timber Trail are narrower but […]