Ice climbing gives us regular, feet-on-the-ground humans an opportunity to scale rock faces like gravity-shirking super heroes. Put some crampons on our boots, a couple of axes in our mitts, and we can do anything! Well, okay, we might not be all that graceful or great at it to start, but we can at least put in a pretty good showing, even if we've never climbed much of anything before.
It's definitely the boat ride over on Moosehead Lake that makes a visit to Mount Kineo State Park so alluring. It could also be Kineo's striking cliffs, which rise up 700 dramatic feet and form a rhyolite wedge on the lake's surface.
Enjoy the outdoors close to home, including but not limited to: watching a sunrise, making a sunrise, googling 'dragonfly reproduction,' pretending you're a stealth forest spy, paddleboarding on your driveway, staring at birds and fungus in your backyard, and becoming a champion of the thrilling new sport of indoor hiking.
The popular Trek Across Maine, 180-mile ride that typically takes place Father's Day weekend, is now a virtual event.
Between the beaver spottings, the calm, winding waters of Pushaw Stream, and the big, bright moon lighting the way, a full moon paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is something special.
Maybe it’s my way of looking ahead or keeping my chin up, as they say. Maybe it’s a respectful nod
Dodge Point has 6.1 miles of trails and they're all lovely. (But come on, that Shore Trail, with its pine needle floor and that view of the Damariscotta River, is just perfect.)
The Trek Across Maine is coming up on Father's Day weekend. Your first step: SIGN UP! Then it's time to start training. These Extremely Helpful Tips for Training for the Trek should help.
Starting and ending at the historic Sky Lodge in Moose River, Maine, the Summer Solstice SwimRun is an event for seasoned endurance athletes and SwimRun newbies. You’ll swim in rivers and freshwater lakes and run on paved roads, packed dirt, and grassy runways.
The 1-mile trail begins in the woods before the boardwalk begins, winding its way through the trees until the views open up in the bog and the boardwalk can shoot out straight ahead. It's mostly flat the whole way, making this trek an easy walk/hike for folks who want to take in the Maine outdoors in leisurely fashion.