Where in the woods am I? Esker Trail

The answer is… Esker Trail (which I took upon myself to name) in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Since the trail has no official name yet, I accepted anyone I drew that answered “Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.” The winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Rebecca McFalls of Bradley! Enjoy […]

1-minute hike: Orin Falls in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Difficulty: Moderate. Most of the 6-mile hike follows old logging roads that travel over gentle hills, with a short, narrow hiking trail leading to Orin Falls at the far end. How to get there: From a bend in Route 11 at the center of Stacyville (a town that is just north of Millinocket and Medway), […]

Where in the woods am I? Orin Falls

The answer is… Orin Falls in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Brian Molloy of Orono! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Brian! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining John and I on […]

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 […]

Popular trails to reopen in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park will reopen the popular hiking trails exploring Precipice, Jordan Cliffs and Valley Cove on Thursday, Aug. 3, after months of these trails being closed in an effort to protect nesting peregrine falcons. Celebrated as the fastest bird in the world, the peregrine falcon is listed as “endangered” under Maine’s Endangered Species Act. They […]