Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

Sea kayak at Acadia National Park

Five New England adventures to add to your bucket list

By Grant Ritter on July 29, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Add these five adventures to your New England bucket list.
MESARD blowdowns on old AT

A first-person look inside the search for Geraldine Largay

By Jim Bridge on July 25, 2016, at 9:18 a.m.
After Largay’s body was discovered, I read and heard a lot of misinformation about what searchers should be able to do. I’d now like to make it clear what happened when we went looking for Largay, and how searchers do their jobs.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney hiking down Saddleback with her husband, Steve, after their wedding ceremony.

My husband died unbearably young, but he’ll always be part of the Maine woods

By Sarah Kilch Gaffney on April 28, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
Our love began on a mountain in Maine.

Ten places to hike with your pup

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 03, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.
I reach for the leash, and his tail starts wagging. His tail — a long, black wiry thing, tipped with white as if dipped in a can of primer — tells me things Oreo simply cannot say.   Oreo — like the cookie. I don’t know who gave him the …

Hike to Maine beaches

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 04, 2013, at 11:09 a.m.
The romantic rocky coast of Maine has inspired many a mystery novel, but shale outcroppings and barnacle-encrusted rocks don’t make for easy sitting or sunbathing. It’s fortunate, then, that nestled among the cliffs are many sand and pebble beaches.   Following are a few Maine beaches accessible by hiking trails, …
A view from the West Peak of Borestone Mountain near Monson, Maine, on Nov. 4, 2011.

Borestone Mountain, near Monson, Maine

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 08, 2011, at 11:15 a.m.
Hike difficulty The hike to the summit of Borestone Mountain is “a moderately strenuous, kid-friendly climb,” according to Maine Audubon. The 0.8-mile Base Trail is steep at first and levels off. The trail takes you to the Audubon Nature Center at Sunrise Pond, where there is a registration paper for …

‘A Running Start’ favorite run: Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park

on Nov. 03, 2011, at 12:38 p.m.
Louie Luchini, an 11-time All-American at Stanford and former professional runner for Nike in Oregon, has had run in exotic places across America and around the world. Luchini, an Ellsworth High graduate, still lists Eagle Lake and the connected carriage trails in Acadia National Park as his favorite spot to …
A view from the top of Eagle Bluff in Clifton, Maine

One-minute hikes: Eagle Bluff, Clifton, Maine

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 01, 2011, at 10:49 a.m.
  Hike difficulty: Easy to moderate. There is a relatively steep trail to the summit, but there is also an easier trail around the base of the cliffs that can be walked with snowshoes in the winter. How to get there: At the intersection of Route 9 and Route 180 …