Dog Friendly

Donnell Pond

We spent much of the early pandemic months enjoying time at home, exploring our usual nearby outdoor spaces, and getting our garden started for the year. But when the weather turned nice, we were ready to get out of town. In June, we opted for a “remote” camping spot we’d researched – lakefront campsites on…

Great Pond Trails

Maine has been freezing lately. (Yes, I know it’s Maine. And yes, I know it’s January.) But it’s been freezing in the sense that we had a beautiful white Christmas and then things immediately dropped to the point where no one wanted to be outside for any longer than it takes to run from the…

Maine Forest Yurts

As we made our way toward mid-June and still hadn’t been camping a trip to Maine Forest Yurts seemed like the perfect way to enjoy a night away without much effort. We hadn’t been before, but had received a gift certificate for Christmas and were eager to check it out. Less than an hour away from…

Winnick Woods

Location: Follow Sawyer Rd. south from the intersection with 77, a little over a mile. Parking area will be on the left. Dog friendly: Yes, dogs are allowed off leash. Parking: Small parking lot, fills up quickly on busy days. Open year round. Trails open to hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing. Since we brought…

Mount Blue State Park, Tumbledown Mountain

Weld, Maine is the one place I’ve visited every summer since moving to the state five years ago. Head north from Portland through Peru, Dixfield, and a series of other small towns and eventually you’ll wind up at Mount Blue State Park.

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