As snow melts and the ground thaws throughout April and May, gravel roads and trails throughout Maine turn into a sloppy mess, a combination of mud, slush, potholes and puddles. Welcome to Maine’s infamous mud season, those few weeks each spring that tries our patience and tests our… Read More
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail system is made up of about 2.4 miles of trails, some of which follow an old, overgrown road. Near the water, the trails become more narrow but are well maintained and marked. How to get there: If driving from the… Read More

Outdoors Blogs

As we eagerly await blackflies you may enjoy this story of a young falcon that was killed by blackflies in Minnesota. This Associated Press story was published in the Bangor Daily News on June 19, 1986. For some reason I kept this. Here it is. Blackflies… Read More
Unity College celebrates Earth Week by giving community members tools and tips to help the planet UNITY — These days, there are all sorts of “hacks” out there to make life a little easier. From waterproofing your canvas shoes to creating a phone speaker out of a… Read More
ELLSWORTH — Hosted by the city of Ellsworth and the Frenchman Bay Conservancy, the Card Brook Cleanup is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 5. Help keep trash out of the Union River. Enter for a chance to win gift cards to local businesses. Snacks will be provided. Meet at… Read More