Ever since I started solo hiking in college, my family and friends have expressed their worries that something terrible will befall me while out in the woods. I’ve been asked about the danger of wild animals and the risk of breaking a leg, but the most common cause… Read More
In one of our area’s rites of (almost) spring, crowds of outdoor enthusiasts mingled with exhibitors over the weekend at the Cabin Fever Reliever, an outdoor show organized by the Penobscot Fly Fishers. Olivia Argleben, 6 1/2, of Eddington, ties a maple syrup fly at… Read More
    Because this is an opinion piece, and because I’m not even making an attempt to be nice, or politically correct, or unbiased, or even friendly, I’ll say this just once, in a way that might (finally) make a difference. The arrow shows where a snowmobile… Read More

Outdoors Blogs

Deep snow may still cover parts of Acadia National Park, but surely it can’t be long before birdsong fills the air, flowers and trees bud and the park rouses from its wintry slumber. Acadia in springtime is an uncrowded paradise, perfect for hikers, birders, plant aficionados,… Read More
    This will probably be Vermont’s last moose hunt, as they cut permits to the lowest number in the modern era. Vermont Director of Wildlife Mark Scott told Associated Press reporter Wilson Ring that the department will issue only 14 permits, and if the moose population continues… Read More
Announcing a 14- day exploration in seamanship, science and sailing in Penobscot Bay for 13- and 14-year-old midcoast ME youth After a successful pilot boys-only program in 2017, The Apprenticeshop, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, and Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership are pleased to… Read More
Celebrate the Year of the Bird on one of Maine’s most visitable islands – Deer Isle.  This 3-day event combines birding on foot, by boat and by air in a small plane. Contact us for a full schedule of events at  or 207-348-2455… Read More
     It’s time for the second Maine Bird Atlas. This is a five-year effort to document both breeding and wintering birds across the state. To be successful, it will need people across the state to volunteer. Join Downeast Audubon in a program with local… Read More