Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki

Outdoors Reporter

 
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Caleigh Dareies (right), 9, watches as Aiden Rand (center), 13, plays a game of pond hockey with sister, Lily Rand, 9, on Pushaw Lake in Orono in December.

Natural ice rink in the Dedham woods among outdoor skating locales for Mainers

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 27, 2017, at 7:41 a.m.
Amy Jones of Bangor, ice skates in Broadway Park while home on break from college. Bangor Parks & Recreation makes and maintains five outdoor ice rinks for free public skating around town: Bangor Gardens Park on Knox Avenue, Broadway Park on Broadway, Chapin Park on Forest Ave, Fairmount Park on Norway Road, and Stillwater Park on Howard Street.

5 things that can make ice skating safer, more fun

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 27, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
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Success story: Dixmont eagle flies free after recovering from lead poisoning

on Jan. 25, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
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1-minute hike: Thurston Park in China

on Jan. 24, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.

1-minute hike: Thurston Park in China

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 24, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Thurston Park

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.
Nordic skiers take on trails at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville Tuesday.

Outdoor enthusiasts are flocking to growing Waterville trail system

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 19, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
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Is there a new ‘Bangor Mom’ eagle in town?

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.
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1-minute hike: Lower Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.

1-minute hike: Lower Harbor Trail in Acadia National Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 17, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Lower Harbor Trail

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
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Check out L.L.Bean’s free adventure lecture series

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
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Dick Chasse, a senior guide for Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School, hikes the last leg to the summit of Katahdin on Jan. 7, during a skiing and camping trip in Baxter State Park.

Challenging, thrilling, peaceful: Backcountry skiing growing in Maine

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 12, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
It’s a challenge, trekking through woods and struggling up snowy mountains.
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1-minute ski: Bangor Municipal Golf Course

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.

1-minute ski: Bangor Municipal Golf Course

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 10, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Bangor Municipal Golf Course

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 10:05 a.m.
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Man riding Maine-designed fat bike in Antarctica calls it quits

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
Marc Payne, a raptor rehabilitator, holds a bald eagle to get its blood drawn to test for lead poisoning on Jan. 4, at Avian Haven, a bird rehabilitation center in Freedom. Payne is the co-founder of Avian Haven, and the bald eagle was rescued in Dixmont in November and transferred to the facility.

A look inside the bird rehab center that has helped 7,000 birds get back to the wild

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 05, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
Their most well-known “patients” are bald eagles and loons, both of which are iconic birds in Maine.

A look inside the bird rehab center Avian Haven in Freedom

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 05, 2017, at 4 p.m.

1-minute hike: Ingersoll Point Preserve in Addison

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 03, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.