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.

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 […]

1-minute hike: Seaward Mills Stream Conservation Area in Vassalboro

Difficulty: Easy. The trail is about 0.7 mile long and travels over fairly even terrain. The most challenging part of the hike is staying on trail because the blue blazes that mark it are spaced far apart in some areas. Also, near the field, the trail can become a bit overgrown. How to get there: […]