Maine

A short camping trip Down East

If there’s one part of Maine that’s really stolen my heart, it’s Washington County. The dramatic coastline, rocky beaches, and quirky natural features (the easternmost point in the US, Pembroke’s Reversing Falls, and the bogs we discovered on this trip) make each visit full of discoveries. This summer, we had our first Hipcamp experience while…

Crow Island in Bremen

We’re lucky in Maine to have easy access to any number of outdoor activities within easy reach. So, for example, from the Portland area it wasn’t out of the question to head to Bremen on a Friday afternoon for a night of island camping and head back home the following morning with the incoming tide….

Winter Harbor & Acadia

Bar Harbor isn’t somewhere I’ve spent a lot of time during my years in Maine. I visited a few times early on and then, somewhat to avoid crowds, and also because there are just so many other amazing places to visit around the state (and as I’ve stated, a little further up the coast is…

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…

Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

When I was younger, driving around to see Christmas lights was an activity. Sure, they were pretty to happen upon, but all I ever really wanted to do was go out and hunt them down. Drive around for as long as it took to take them all in, stretching further and further from home, winding…

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.

Hastings Campground – Bethel, Maine

It’s been nearly two years since the post that launched this blog, and while there’s not much to show for it here, the commitment to the cause hasn’t wavered! The past two years have been full of adventure – snowy trips to Canada, hiking Maine’s many mountains, driving up the California coast. Perhaps the biggest…

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