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++ Get out (but, like, not too far). We all love and appreciate the positive effects of the Maine outdoors. Hopefully we’ll be back to all kinds of adventuring soon. But for now, press pause. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has some great advice: stay close to home, steer clear of busy locations, keep your distance (and stick to walking/hiking with folks from your household). ++

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by: Shannon Bryan

Kayaking Chauncey Creek through the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Kittery

During a fall paddle on Chauncey Creek in Kittery, were greeted by marsh grass, an audience of trees, and the...
by: Shannon Bryan

Murderer’s Cave! Hiking trails and homicidal history at Thorne Head Preserve in Bath

During our visit to the 96-acre Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, we didn't intend to go poking around inside the...

Day trip to Monhegan Island: Coastal hiking, cliffside yoga + Monhegan Brewing

You don't HAVE to take a 50-minute ferry ride to Monhegan Island to enjoy a day of spectacular hiking along...
by: Shannon Bryan

Boulders, ponds + a rad fire tower: Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham, NH

If you've been to Pawtuckaway already - located in Nottingham, New Hampshire, about an hour and a half from Portland...
women holding sketchbook with poorly drawn animals on it
by: Shannon Bryan

5 ways to enjoy the Maine outdoors close to home

Enjoy the outdoors close to home, including but not limited to: watching a sunrise, making a sunrise, googling 'dragonfly reproduction,'...
by: Shannon Bryan

Hike Mt. Washington in the winter with Maine Alpine Guiding

The northeast's tallest peak AND home to some of the worst weather in the world. Two reasons that make people...
by: Shannon Bryan

Full Moon Paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town

Between the beaver spottings, the calm, winding waters of Pushaw Stream, and the big, bright moon lighting the way, a...
Beginner friendly paddles Maine kayaking runaround Pond
by: Shannon Bryan

Paddling Southern Maine: 10 beginner-friendly places to kayak and SUP

Sandy Moore and Kimberlee Bennett, authors of "Paddling Southern Maine," were kind enough to share some of their favorite paddles...
by: Shannon Bryan

Trail run or easy hike with river views at Dodge Point Preserve in Newcastle

Dodge Point has 6.1 miles of trails and they're all lovely. (But come on, that Shore Trail, with its pine...
DOuglas mountain sebago summit
by: Shannon Bryan

Short hike + stone lookout tower on Douglas Mountain in Sebago

Enjoy a short hike up Douglas Mountain and climb up the stone tower at the summit to enjoy views of...
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