Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki

Outdoors Reporter

 
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Graffiti on new Bangor City Forest signs is the last straw, enough is enough

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
Dan Sanborn, the owner of Old Town Archery & Survival, stands in the newly renovated shop with his dog, Leo, on Nov. 29, a few days before the shop's re-opening celebration. Sanborn purchased the shop Oct. 1 and has since remodeled the shop, adding survival and camping gear to the facility's retail space. The shop's old sign is displayed behind him, by one of the shop's indoor shoot ranges.

Old Town archery shop re-opens with new name, owner and vision

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 01, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
The shop’s new name, “Old Town Archery & Survival,” is the work of its new owner, Dan Sanborn, a lifelong bowhunter who is keeping the traditions of the shop alive while giving the space a fresh look and expanding its inventory to include outdoor survival gear.

1-minute hike: Vaughan Woods in Hallowell

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 29, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.
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1-minute hike: Vaughan Woods in Hallowell

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Vaughan Woods

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
The blue-winged warbler is one of many songbirds that may live in the shrubland habitat that is created and maintained in the future as part of the new Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, approved in October. Plans for the refuge include conserving land in six northeast states, including Maine.

Maine picked in national conservation effort to save shrubland species

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 24, 2016, at 10:48 a.m.
“The [U.S.] Fish and Wildlife Service has never done this before,” Ward Feurt, manager of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in southern Maine, said. “It’s a new model, a new concept. The landscape approach makes a lot of sense.”
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‘1-minute hike’ celebrates 5 years of Maine adventures

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.

‘1-minute hike’ celebrates five years of adventures

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
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1-minute hike: Messalonskee Stream Trail in Oakland

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.

1-minute hike: Messalonskee Stream Trail in Oakland

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 22, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Messalonskee Stream Trail

on Nov. 21, 2016, at 11 a.m.
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Sarah Vickers of Holden, a member of the Penobscot Region New England Mountain Bike Association, rides new single track mountain biking trails on Nov. 15, in Essex Woods in Bangor. The trail was constructed in October by volunteers of PR NEMBA and the support of Bangor Parks and Recreation Department.

‘Build it and they will come’: Bangor mountain bike group revives old trails

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 18, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A group of Bangor-area mountain bikers have been hard at work this fall, building a single-track trail through the city’s Essex Woods with the support of Bangor Parks and Recreation.
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1-minute hike: Mount Pisgah in Winthrop

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.

1-minute hike: Mount Pisgah in Winthrop

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 15, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Mount Pisgah

on Nov. 14, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
Ryan Howes of Belfast runs along the 46-mile Hills to Sea Trail on Frye Mountain in Montville on Nov. 5, in Unity. That day, Howes ran the entire length of the trail, though he had to detour around a few sections of the trail that were closed for hunting season. He ran on nearby roads to make up the mileage and reconnect to open sections of the trail.

Belfast man completes 46-mile run on new Hills to Sea Trail

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 10, 2016, at 3:41 p.m.
“While running, I couldn’t help but think about how cool this trail system is,” Ryan Howes said. “It’s just a great place-based education for Waldo County and people close by to have a trail system that connects rural Maine to the ocean.”
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1-minute hike: Buck Cove Mountain in Acadia National Park

on Nov. 08, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.

1-minute hike: Buck Cove Mountain in Acadia National Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 08, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Buck Cove Mountain

on Nov. 07, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Julie Swain, co-owner and founder of Dog Not Gone, poses with her dog, Max, on Nov. 1, at Maine Stitching Specialties in Skowhegan, where Dog Not Gone products are manufactured. Dog Not Gone is a Kingfield-based company that creates and sells dog and human apparel and accessories that improve visibility while outdoors and repel ticks, mosquitoes and blackflies.

Repel ticks, mosquitoes in style with this Maine clothing line

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 03, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Pairing high-visibility colors and insect-repelling technology, Dog Not Gone sells No Fly Zone dog vests, collars and collar kerchiefs; horse vests; and vests and accessories for humans, including hats, bandannas and gaiters.