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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

1-minute hike: Essex Woods in Bangor


Difficulty: Easy. The main trails are wide, gravel and mostly smooth, making much of the trail network accessible to off-road strollers and wheelchairs. How to get there: To reach the main entrance, start at the intersection of Stillwater Avenue and Essex Street in Bangor. Drive 0.7 mile on Essex Street and turn right onto Watchmaker […]

Where in the woods am I?


I headed to western Maine last week to cover an exciting outdoorsy story, and while there, I took a few hours to hike a small mountain with ledges that provide great views of the area. See if you recognize this hike by viewing the some of the photos I took while on the trail. Leave your […]

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust earns national recognition

Courtesy of Hans Krichels. To visitors enjoy the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland on horseback.

Maine’s Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust – which has conserved more than 4,500 acres in Hancock County – is one of 25 land trusts nationwide to be awarded first-time accreditation this month from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, according to a recent press release. Accredited land trusts are authorized to display a seal indicating to the public that they meet national […]