All posts by Aislinn Sarnacki

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 actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.

Where in the woods am I? Acadia Mountain

The answer is… Acadia Mountain on Mount Desert Island. And the winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Randy Andrews of Laurel, MD! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Randy! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining me on this beautiful mountain, stay tuned […]

1-minute hike: Great Pond Mountain in Orland

Difficulty: Moderate. Starting from the Great Pond Mountain Trailhead, the hike to the top of the mountain and back down is about 2.5 miles and includes gradual climbing over bare bedrock, stone staircases, uneven terrain, exposed tree roots and a few soggy sections of trail. The trail is well built, marked and maintained, but it […]

Where in the woods am I? Great Pond Mountain

The answer is… Great Pond Mountain in Orland. And the winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Nicole! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining me on this popular hike (that’s really not far […]

1-minute hike: Annie Sturgis Sanctuary in Vassalboro

Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Altogether, the trails in the network total roughly 2 miles. The trails and all intersections are marked with blazes and signs. Expect small hills, a few rocky sections and exposed tree roots. How to get there: Take Interstate 95 to exit 113 (Augusta/Belfast), then go east on Route 3 for 1.7 […]

Where in the woods am I? Annie Sturgis Sanctuary

The answer is… Annie Sturgis Sanctuary in Vassalboro. And the winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Melissa Winchenbach of Vassalboro! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Melissa! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining me on this lovely little walk, stay tuned […]