Where in the woods am I?


I went on a very difficult but rewarding hike over the weekend with family. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect fall weather. See if you recognize the mountain and the trails by viewing the photo gallery below of some of the images I captured during our long day hike. As always, winner gets a […]

100+ events statewide for Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Sept. 26-28

BDN photo by Aislinn Sarnacki.
The Saco Valley Land Trust lead a nature walk to a cranberry bog located on one of their many easements on Sept. 28 in Biddeford as one of the many events scheduled for the fourth Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

Outdoor-related organizations and businesses across the state have once again joined together to plan more than 100 events for the sixth Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Sept. 26-28, statewide. There’s no way I’m listing all the exciting offerings, but you can search them by date, activity type and location at greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org. If fact, the easy-to-navigate website also allows you to […]

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 […]