Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki

Outdoors Reporter

 

The ghost story of Father Moriarty endures in Brewer church

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
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A photo illustration of pigeons landing atop St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Brewer, which used to be St. Joseph's Church from the mid-1920s through the 1960s.

Does a late priest’s spirit still dwell in his Brewer church?

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:24 a.m.
Whispers of this haunting began after Thomas Moriarty’s death and continue to intrigue the church’s parishioners and local residents to this day.
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Where in the woods am I? Hills to Sea Trail in Belfast

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 10:38 a.m.
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Registered Maine Guide Karen Francoeur, owner of Castine Kayak Adventures, paddles her sea kayak on Oct. 19, in Castine, near the mouth of the Bagaduce River.

Expert kayaker talks late-season paddling on the ‘Amazing Reversing Bagaduce’

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 20, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
For a number of avid paddlers like Maine Guide Karen Francoeur, foliage season is the perfect time to get out on the water.

Expert kayaker checks out fall foliage on ‘Amazing Reversing Bagaduce’

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 20, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.

1-minute hike: Mead Mountain in Orland

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
Mead Mountain is a small mountain, rising just 660 feet above sea level in East Orland, but from dramatic ledges near its summit, hikers are rewarded with open views of Hothole Valley and the small mountains and hills beyond.
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1-minute hike: Mead Mountain in Orland

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:44 p.m.

1-minute hike: Mead Mountain in Orland

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.

Where in the woods am I? Mead Mountain

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! All you have to do is guess what (new) trail I hiked in Maine recently.
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Appalachian Trail ferryman Greg Caruso (left) shuttles hiker Gary Orlando, 62, of Southborough, Massachusetts, across the Kennebec River, where the trail crosses the river in Caratunk, on Oct. 7.

New Appalachian Trail ferryman helps take hikers across dangerous river

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 13, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Because the river is so dangerous to wade across — or ford — taking the ferry is the only officially sanctioned means of crossing the Kennebec River on the Appalachian Trail.

Find deals on gear at annual ski sale in Bangor, Oct. 15

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.

Appalachian Trail ferryman finishes up busiest season yet

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 13, 2016, at 12:49 p.m.

1-minute hike: Pleasant Pond Mountain near Caratunk

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
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Orono Bog Boardwalk closing early this fall

on Oct. 06, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
A common loon stretches its wings on May 29, 2015, on Little Long Pond on Mount Desert Island.

New state regulations on fishing lures expected to save Maine loons

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 06, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
“Using lead-free tackle will make an enormous difference for loons,” Maine Audubon wildlife biologist Susan Gallo said.
Maine Game Warden Jim Fahey checks out a pile of furs that were presented for tagging on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife office in Bangor.

Public feedback sought for proposal to extend bobcat hunting, beaver trapping seasons

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 04, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
The proposed rule would lengthen the state’s bobcat hunting season statewide by one week, as well as lengthen the beaver trapping season by two weeks in certain areas of the state.
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1-minute hike: Chairback Mountain near Brownville

on Oct. 04, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.

1-minute hike: Chairback Mountain near Brownville

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 04, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Chairback Mountain

on Oct. 03, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.