Where in the woods am I?


My 3-year-old niece Willa and her mom (my sister) Jillian agreed to go on a hike with Derek and I on Sunday. It was quite an adventure. First, we headed toward the coast, where I’d picked out a few family-friendly trails, but we soon realized we were headed into a mess of rainclouds. Looking at some weather […]

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 […]