Maine Forest Yurts – Durham, Maine

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…