Acadia’s least-traveled mountains offer great views The quest still provides a challenging mountaineering experience in a scenic area. by Ron Chase, Outdoors Contributor November 7, 2021November 6, 2021 Haunted hikes in Maine for spooky fun this Halloween by Aislinn Sarnacki October 30, 2021October 30, 2021 Tides and winds make paddling around Swan Island a hard-won journey by Ron Chase, Outdoors Contributor October 24, 2021October 26, 2021 5 Maine hikes to tackle before fall foliage disappears by Aislinn Sarnacki October 23, 2021October 23, 2021 Maine waterfalls make perfect fall hiking destinations by Aislinn Sarnacki This quiet trail in Trenton explores a forest filled with lichens and mushrooms by Aislinn Sarnacki Damariscove Island is a remarkable kayak destination by Ron Chase, Outdoors Contributor Baby snapping turtles are emerging to brave the world by Aislinn Sarnacki HIKING 11 things that can ruin winter hiking by Aislinn Sarnacki The must-have accessory for braving Maine’s icy winters Caribou Mountain is one of Maine’s hidden hiking gems PADDLING Kayaking in Mere Point Bay is exquisite, but getting started is hazardous by Ron Chase, Outdoors Contributor 11 ways to stay warm while outside this winter Proper footwear and caution are required for this treacherous icy hike in Grafton Notch WILDLIFE Birds keep popping up in the state that aren’t supposed to be here by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding How to have a pandemic-proof DIY winter birding adventure Snow buntings are the cutest birds you’ll find in Maine this winter MORE Clear waters and a remote setting make Spring River Lake a great spot to snorkel with fish by Aislinn Sarnacki Salamanders and frogs will soon embark upon a mass migration in Maine Maine state parks are taking camping reservations for this summer Find your next Maine adventure: MORE FROM OUTDOORS What you need to know now that the Maine moose permit lottery is open How to start taking great trail camera photos I surrendered to the beavers Things that can ruin a Maine hike and how to deal with them I’d hate for one bad experience with mosquitoes or poison ivy to deter someone from enjoying all the Maine outdoors has to offer. With just a little preparation, you can easily have a safe and comfortable hike. The key to being great at identifying birds is to make more mistakes “Photos are the worst. A guidebook image is careful to show all identifying features. A real-life photo is seldom so generous,” Bob Duchesne writes. This week is the apex of shorebird season “Who in their right mind wants to identify shorebirds?” Bob Duchesne writes. These new northern Maine bike trails rival Acadia’s carriage roads “When a friend told me there were new bike trails in Grindstone that rivaled the carriage roads in Acadia National Park, I was skeptical,” Ron Chase writes. This strange mushroom launches eggs into the air Tiny cups with grooved edges, the mushrooms looked like the paper cups that hold peanut butter cups or boxed truffles. Road trips with stops for bike trails are the best way to travel Riding bike trails each day is an ideal way to claim a respite from driving while simultaneously getting outdoor exercise. This is why you should go on a whale watch in Eastport this year — for the birds The bird life filling Head Harbor Passage in late summer is a world-class phenomenon. Acadia Mountain is the perfect introduction to hiking in Acadia National Park Acadia National Park is home to many famous hikes, but people rarely talk about the park’s namesake mountain. The Wildlands is a prime hiking and biking destination close to Bangor “Just a short drive from my home, the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland is an absolute treasure,” Aislinn Sarnacki writes. Taking a puffin cruise with the Weather Channel The Weather Channel was in the Acadia National Park area last week, capturing the beauty and adventure that Down East Maine has to offer. Breathtaking views await atop Doubletop Mountain in Baxter State Park It has one of the most distinctive profiles in the park, its symmetrical shape like a tapering cone. I look forward to loon calls in April. Come August I wish they would just pipe down at night. Geesh, sometimes the loons won’t shut up. An antibody shot could soon provide a season of immunity from Lyme disease The shot uses a single antibody to kill the bacteria in the tick’s gut while it drinks its victim’s blood, before the bacteria can get into the human host. Niagara Falls is one of Baxter State Park’s best family-friendly hikes Home to 215 miles of trails, Baxter is a great place to improve your hiking skills, as long as you select your adventures carefully. It’s time to welcome back the female hummingbirds to your feeders It takes a lot of work to make a hummingbird. Small wonder that you haven’t seen the females very much this summer. But that should all be changing right about now. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.