Outdoors

On one of his morning swims across Echo Lake, as the early summer sun danced off nearby Beech Cliffs, Rob Benson discovered he could stand […]

Be prepared to wake up early to go kayaking. The morning is often the best time for paddling because the winds tend to be calmer […]

Forest Ridge Campground in Ellsworth offers a more secluded alternative to the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor’s camper scene. Just a mile from the […]

Havilah Hawkins is an outspoken advocate of “trailing edge” technology. He coined this phrase referring to the old ways of doing things that have been […]

It is a bright morning on Frenchman Bay. Eager paddlers slip into the glassy coastal waters and tentatively mount their boards. “Your legs might be […]

Jordan Camber and Dylan Kelley sit on logs, tightly fastening their tree-climbing gaffs or spikes, which will allow them to dig into the soft wood […]

Vultures play an important role in maintaining ecosystems, but the scavenging birds of prey more often are known for circling over dead animal carcasses or […]

Seven yurts nestle deep in the woods of Southwest Harbor. Shaded by towering spruce and white pine, the domed round dwellings don’t detract from the […]

For over a decade, Daniel Lunt has stood at the helm of different ferries, most recently the Miss Lizzie, which runs between Bar Harbor on […]

From Herb Hodgkins’ living room, you get a sweeping view of the Tidal Falls. As a visitor sits and talks with the retired lobster pound […]

At 7:45 a.m. on a weekday, Michael Wade tightened the laces on his bright green running shoes. Lush lawns, shrubbery and iridescent green tree leaves […]

Three kids bound up the trail toward the summit of John B. Mountain. The adults make their way behind as the day’s temperature climbs to 90 degrees.

Lili Pew buckles the strap on her helmet, clicks one foot into her bike pedal and takes off from home in Seal Harbor. The cyclist, […]

Don Dunbar doesn’t shy away from grand photos. He once shot the East Quoddy Lighthouse on Campobello Island when the thermostat read 36 degrees below […]

Acadia Quest challenges park users of all ages and skill levels to “collect” experiences on Acadia’s hiking trails, carriage roads, water bodies and other destinations.