One Hour Outing: Winnick Woods – South Portland, Maine

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 Copper into our lives last winter, we’ve had the opportunity to visit lots of new outdoor spots and explore old favorites in a whole new way. 

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Hastings Campground – Bethel, Maine

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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 adventure came last year when I committed myself to Maine (for a while, at least) by purchasing a home here. The past several months have been one learning experience after the next, from replacing light fixtures to becoming a landlord.

As someone who – admittedly – doesn’t deal well with stress, weekend getaways have been more vital than ever to unwind and enrich our lives. Continue reading