Outdoors

Looking to take a bike ride but don’t want to battle the crowds in Acadia National Park? You’re in luck, because there’s 89 miles (nearly […]

One of the best ways to see Maine is on the water. Though land in Maine is 95 percent privately owned, there is public access […]

On the East Coast, Maine is known for dark night skies and some of the prime skywatching is in Acadia National Park and the Mount […]

What’s in a bog? Quite a lot, actually.  While the freshwater wetlands, which are found tucked in the Maine woods, often can be overlooked, they […]

Acadia National Park had 856,000 fewer visitors between May and September last year than in the same five months the year before, a 30 percent […]

Hancock County boasts many serene and pristine ponds and lakes to take a refreshing wade or dip in. Each has unique scenic assets, whether spruce-clad […]

Take an ocean dip, picnic, sunbathe, fly kites and hunt for sea glass and lucky stones at some of our favorite beaches.  Bakeman Beach, Brooksville […]

The most essential piece of safety gear to bring on Acadia National Park’s trails this summer isn’t a GPS beacon or expensive hiking shoes (although […]

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 […]