21 great hikes in Acadia National Park, plus hiking tips

Acadia National Park is one of the most famous destinations in Maine, and for good reason. It’s a place filled with natural beauty. It boasts mountains of pink granite, pristine ponds, bubbling brooks, dramatic sea cliffs and one of the state’s sandiest beaches. Acadia is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream, no matter their abilities or skill […]

How to keep biting flies off your dog

Biting insects can be extremely bothersome, and in some cases, dangerous. Mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums and deer flies — they all exist in Maine, and they can really make a mark on your skin and your sanity. Unfortunately, the same goes for your dog. There’s nothing quite so pathetic as a pup’s belly covered in […]

1-minute hike: Shackford Head State Park in Eastport

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on the trails you explore. The easiest trails are Cony Beach Trail, Shackford Head Trail and most of Overlook Look. The most difficult trails are Schooner Trail and Ship Point Trail due to steep, rocky slopes. How to get there: From Route 1 turn onto Route 190 and head towards […]