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Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Weather Service and state boating law administrators from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are joined by local officials to show unity in promoting paddlecraft safety on May 19, in South Portland.
Outdoors

Rise in paddling deaths spurs Coast Guard to crack down on safety

During the springtime in Maine, when lakes are newly thawed and rivers rush at full strength, it’s especially important for people to exercise caution while paddling.
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Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

The monument opened on Thursday to a sparse crowd, but National Park Service officials hope for a better showing this weekend.
POLL QUESTION

North Woods national monument opens fully to the public

Amid an ongoing federal review and contention over the signs advertising it, Maine’s national monument opened fully for its first full year on Thursday with a handful of visitors more interested in nature than politics.
OUT THERE

Annika Rod & Fly changes locations, remains in Brewer

GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

Good news! Only half of our moose calves died this winter

The red-eyed vireo.
GOOD BIRDING

When the birds are singing, the hike can wait

The woods are absolutely alive with song this time of year. But unless you know what you’re hearing, it’s hard to grasp the overwhelming variety that Maine enjoys.
A PEEK INTO PISCATAQUIS

New campground gives Milo more to boast about

I am thrilled when others from “away” recognize the privilege of living here, as well. It makes my heart happy to see families and business owners relocating to be here, in Piscataquis County. When this happens, it creates a stir in the atmosphere – new life, new excitement, new possibilities.
The rescued loon sits in a tote.
Outdoors

Injured, entangled loon rescued by Camp Capella staffers

“It’s not in our job description [to save loons], but it felt good.”
Outdoors

New book explores family-friendly hiking in Maine

“Family Friendly Hikes in Maine” features 35 easy hikes from across the state.
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Four baby squirrels with tails tangled together rescued by Bangor men

BDN PORTLAND

Paddling down Stephen King’s river

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1-minute hike: Acadia Mountain in Acadia National Park