Covered bridge, winding river, and a wide-open pond with a sandy beach to picnic on and the white mountains as a backdrop. This paddle has all the things.
During a fall paddle on Chauncey Creek in Kittery, were greeted by marsh grass, an audience of trees, and the easy-going tidal waters of the salt marsh as we navigated through the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge toward Brave Boat Harbor.
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.
The wonders of Rangeley. There are way too many to count - and certainly too many to experience in a five-day camping trip - but I did my best last month to cram in as much hiking, paddling, and waterfall-hunting as I could.
Sebec Lake is a big draw for visitors to Peaks-Kenny State Park. There's a sandy beach and swimming area in the park and you can launch your kayak (or rent one) and spend the day paddling all the scenic nooks and crannies. There are also a few hiking trails located within the park, so you don't have to venture far to get on trail.
Perfect for an easy-going spring paddle or a jaunt on a summer evening, Runaround Pond is a quiet, beginner-friendly place to put in a kayak.
Put you SUP or kayak in the water at the Crescent Lake boat launch and explore Crescent Lake, Tenny River, AND Panther Pond. Threefer!
Active ways to explore Maine, whether you're visiting Maine for a short time or you live here all year long. Hike, bike, paddle, and walk - and make brag-worthy memories along the way.
Back40 rounds up a range of guided outdoor adventures - for novices and more experienced folks - offered by guides from around Maine, as well as New Hampshire and Vermont.
The full moon is a fine time to be outside - paddling the marsh, hiking a trail, or wandering the dark streets of an historic village. And you can do all of these things on Friday, June 9, when the full moon makes its grand appearance.