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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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Hike & Swim: 20+ trail hikes that include a refreshing swimming hole dip

18Jun
Summer heat calls for cool dips in Maine's lakes, rivers, and that refreshingly cold ocean - but first, a hike in the Maine (or New Hampshire) woods. These hike-and-swim pairings, ranging from...

Summit, skulls + scat: Hike and learn at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary

13Jun
Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary offers a pretty rockin' hike up Borestone Mountain and a small Nature Center chock full of outdoor education - from animal ID to insect life cycles, rocks and...

MY FIRST TIME: Michael Hitz goes rock climbing with Equinox Guiding Service

11Jun
Michael Hitz of Portland has been wanting to try rock climbing for years. With guidance from Noah Kleiner of Equinox Guiding Service in Camden, Michael got to climb outdoors for the first...

Outdoor workouts: Group exercise moves to the grass and asphalt – via Portland Phoenix

01Jun
Gyms, fitness studios offer yoga, strength training, boot camp classes outside

Kayaking Chauncey Creek through the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Kittery

12May
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...

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

10May
During our visit to the 96-acre Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, we didn't intend to go poking around inside the hideout (and history) of a murderer. That just sort of happened.

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

05May
You don't HAVE to take a 50-minute ferry ride to Monhegan Island to enjoy a day of spectacular hiking along high cliffs and rocky coastline followed by a cold beer in the...
Woman walking out of cabin overlooking a stream

Getaway: KLT’s waterfront eco-cabins on Cobbossee Stream in West Gardiner

03May
Quiet time in a waterfront cabin, morning coffee on a small dock, leisurely paddles on calm stream waters, and sunset bonfires while listening to loons. Check out the Kennebec Land Trust's two...

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

30Apr
If you've been to Pawtuckaway already - located in Nottingham, New Hampshire, about an hour and a half from Portland - then I don't need to tell you about its charming moss-covered...

Camelot + Cutler Coast: Cliffside A-frame in Robbinston, hike the Bold Coast

26Apr
You don't have to start every morning wandering the expansive beach at low tide scouting for sand dollars and marveling at the cliffs under a golden sunrise sky. But you should.
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