Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki

Outdoors Reporter

 
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.
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1-minute hike: Ingersoll Point Preserve in Addison

on Jan. 03, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Ingersoll Point Preserve in Addison

on Jan. 02, 2017, at 12:24 p.m.
Gary Arsenault, 65, of Winterport packs up his ice fishing gear on Swan Lake, Jan. 25, 2016. The mild weather drew him out, but the fish weren't biting.

Maine has ice earlier this year, but people should exercise caution

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 29, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
“The rule of thumb is to not assume anything. Check for yourself. Certainly inquire about the ice at local bait shops and people who live around the body of water, welcome all resources, but it’s your individual responsibility to check the ice.”
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1-minute hike: Blueberry Ledges Trail in Baxter State Park

on Dec. 27, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.

1-minute hike: Blueberry Ledges Trail in Baxter State Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 27, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Blueberry Ledges Trail

on Dec. 26, 2016, at 11:06 a.m.
Acadia National Park Ranger Kirk Lurvey leads a talk on a sail boat during the summer of 2016. Lurvey is conducting the talk through an agreement between the boat tour company and the park.

Acadia National Park invites businesses to host new ranger-narrated activities

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 22, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
By collaborating with different businesses and organizations, the park can reach new audiences at no additional cost.
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The 10 best 1-minute hikes of 2016

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
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Ermine attacks squirrel in Bangor forest, walker captures images

on Dec. 19, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Angel Falls

on Dec. 19, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
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Hank Van Weelden of Alberta, Canada, rides his four-wheel fat-tire bike, which was custom-made by Carver Bikes of Woolwich, in February 2016. He is training for a solo expedition in Antarctica, which is scheduled to begin Dec. 16 and is planned to be more than 700 miles.

Cyclist to ride Maine-designed bike on 700-mile solo expedition in Antarctica

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 15, 2016, at 3:28 p.m.
“He’s going through a huge variety of different types of terrain, ranging from glare ice to powder to ice crystals.”
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1-minute hike: Cameron Mountain in Lincolnville

on Dec. 13, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.

1-minute hike: Cameron Mountain in Lincolnville

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 13, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Cameron Mountain

on Dec. 12, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
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10 items key for enjoying the outdoors during a Maine winter

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.

10 key items for enjoying the outdoors during winter

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 08, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
Carolann Ouellette has accepted the position of executive director of Maine Huts and Trails, a nonprofit organization that runs four backcountry eco-lodges connected by more than 80-miles of trails in western Maine. The current director of the Maine Office of Tourism, Ouellette will be starting the position at Maine Huts and Trails in mid-January.

Maine Huts and Trails selects new leader, plans for expansion

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Dec. 08, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
“Maine Huts and Trails at its base is really about trying to bring economic development to western Maine, an area that has been and continues to be in need of economic stimulus.”