Articles by Jeff Strout


Wildernet allows you to search for recreation information by activity type

on May 18, 2011, at 11:09 a.m.
Wildernet started in 1995 as a project within the web site and initially covered the White River National Forest. It has since grown to be the largest database of outdoor recreation information in the world with over 40,000 area and activity descriptions throughout the United States

Gear Box: Natrapel easy on the nose, skin

By Jeff Strout on May 18, 2011, at 10:43 a.m.

American Hiking Society

on May 17, 2011, at 11:16 a.m.
American Hiking Society works with Congress and federal agencies to shape public policy and legislation affecting the hiking experience. Our efforts ensure funding for hiking trails, the preservation of natural areas and the protection of the hiking experience. American Hiking’s Hike the Hill: Trails Advocacy Week brings trail leaders to Washington, D.C. each year to advocate for trail funding.

Here’s another moderate paddle at Pushaw Lake originating at Gould Landing

By Jeff Strout on May 16, 2011, at 4:52 p.m.

Log Your Run

on May 16, 2011, at 2:12 p.m.
At LogYourRun you can keep track of your running and other exercise progress and sign up for one of our free training programs to help you improve your performance or train for your upcoming marathon.

Paddles in Maine: Branch Lake — 7 miles

By Jeff Strout on May 16, 2011, at 1:44 p.m.
Getting back on the water triggers fond memories of paddles past. In this case, a beautiful ending to a calm day at Pushaw Lake during the summer of 2010.

Reacquainting with the water

By Jeff Strout on May 13, 2011, at 4:13 p.m.

The Equine Factor

on May 12, 2011, at 2:04 p.m.
Share Cassie’s love of horses through her postings.

Explore Maine by bicycle

on May 12, 2011, at 1:52 p.m.
Look here for a comprehensive guide to 33 loop bicycle tours in Maine by region. Get turn-by-turn route descriptions and comprehensive maps compiled by the Maine Department of Transportation.
ThermaCELL outdor lantern

ThermaCELL lantern

By Jeff Strout on May 11, 2011, at 10:26 p.m.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail — Maine Highlands

on May 11, 2011, at 10:09 a.m.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) connects northern New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire, and Maine, following age-old Native American travel routes across the Northern Forest Region. Maine’s 347 miles of the NFCT route traverses some of the most scenic, remote, and rugged landscapes the state has to offer. Multiple beautiful and unique kayak and canoe destinations offer paddling experiences for enthusiasts at all levels of experience and with a variety of interests. This article on breaks the trail in Maine into four parts.

The world under your feet

on May 11, 2011, at 9:59 a.m.
The Underground Forest by Joe Rankin, published in April’s Forests for Maine’s Future newsletter in the Fresh from the Woods section tunes you into the world under your feet. “Walking in the forest you are bathed in sounds, sights, smells — chirping of birds, sighing of the wind in the branches, flashes of light off the leaves, warmth of sun on your skin, the skittering of tiny creatures in the underbrush. There’s peace there, and beauty. But there’s more to the forest than the trees.

Maine Trail Finder

on May 10, 2011, at 10:17 a.m.
Looking for a trail in Maine, try this.

A sample paddle on Pushaw Lake

By Jeff Strout on May 06, 2011, at 11:07 p.m.

Things to Do Outdoors May 7-8, 2011

By Jeff Strout on May 06, 2011, at 3:25 p.m.

Maine Island Trail Association follows trash trail

on May 05, 2011, at 4:08 p.m.
Maine Island Trail Association staff took a trip to Portland’s trash recycling and energy producing facility. See what they learned.

101 Things to do in Maine

on May 05, 2011, at 11:50 a.m.
From scenic drives on highways and byways to places that make Maine a special place to live and visit. Here’s a variety of scenic drives to get you acquainted with the Pine Tree State.
Photographer Dave Small of Old Town has been out and about lately duly noting the arrival of spring and some of its critters. This American robin stood still long enough to have its picture taken.

Spring has sprung

By Jeff Strout on May 04, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.

Maine Environmental News

on May 03, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.
Maine Environmental News was created in 2000 as a project of the non-profit Maine Environmental Policy Institute. It is hosted by Planet Maine Web Hosting and Design. It is edited by Jym St. Pierre and other volunteer editors and contributors. will help you locate a triathlon

on May 03, 2011, at 3:45 p.m.
2011 Triathlons in Maine are listed here.