Category Archives: 1-Minute Adventures

Battling freezing wind to ice skate on Green Lake

As we laced up our skates at the edge of Green Lake on Saturday, the cold numbing our bare fingers, I thought, “We’re crazy.” “What?” my husband Derek said, shouldering our backpack of emergency gear and snacks. “Oh,” I said, realizing I had voiced by opinion out loud. “We’re just kind of crazy to be […]

1-minute hike: Weinland Nature Study Area in Penobscot

Difficulty: Easy. The hike is about 1 mile long and travels through a forest with little change in elevation. Expect uneven terrain, exposed tree roots and soggy sections of trail. However, wide wooden footbridges have been constructed over the wettest portions of trail and over small brooks. How to get there: From the intersection of […]

1-minute hike: Lake George Regional Park in Canaan and Skowhegan

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on the trails you hike. Altogether, the intersecting trails in the park equal about 10 miles. However, most recommended loop hikes are less than 2 miles. How to get there: From the intersection of Route 2 and Route 23 in Canaan, drive west on Route 2 (Main Street) for 1.1 […]

1-minute hike: Deboullie Mountain in Deboullie Public Lands

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous. The hike is 4 miles, out and back, and includes a long stretch of easy walking along the shore of Deboullie Pond, followed by a steep, rocky climb to the top of Deboullie Mountain, with a total elevation gain of about 800 feet. The trail includes several rock staircases but no […]