Discover Maine’s Multi-Use Rail Trails

Four Seasons of Fun! Multi-use rail trails are built on old railroad beds, making them solid and incredibly scenic.  Maine offers ten different multi-use rail trails for a combined 310 miles of outdoor adventure.  Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy ATV riding, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, hiking, horseback riding, off-road biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, walking and wildlife watching …

Read more

Black Friday in Maine? Go Outside and Play!

Height of Land.

If you’re like me, the thought of battling crowds of sale shoppers on Black Friday sends chills down your spine.  It certainly isn’t my idea of “a good time.”  I would rather be outside breathing fresh air, taking in the view and enjoying some peace and quiet.  Maine is the perfect place for all of that, especially after tourist season.  Here are some ideas of places to go across the state to

Read more

Hiking Gulf Hagas – The Grand Canyon of Maine

The Grand Canyon of Maine Hiking Gulf Hagas is an experience all its own.  Maine is home to countless beautiful hiking opportunities, although none quite like “The Grand Canyon of Maine”, one of our unique natural wonders.  Henry and I decided to hike Gulf Hagas after our five-day trip down the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.  Our …

Read more

Maine’s best remote and challenging backpacking and hiking trails

Reaching the summit of Katahdin. Photo credit Coryn Wolk.
Climbing Mount Katahdin.
Photo credit: Coryn Wolk.

If you love peace and quiet, remarkable natural beauty, wildlife sightings and adding miles to your hiking boots, this list is for you!  Here are six of the most rugged, challenging places for backpacking and hiking in the state of Maine.

Deboullie Public Lands – Located in Aroostook County offering 21,871 acres of backcountry hiking, fishing, low mountains, clear ponds, remote and water-accessed campsites.  Over 22 miles of hiking trails.
Brochure | Map

Nahmakanta Public Lands – Located in Piscataquis County offering 43,000 acres of lakes, ledges and deep forests including six water-accessible campsites and several hike-to campsites.  Very extensive network of hiking trails including a section of The Appalachian Trail.
Brochure | Map

Bigelow Preserve – Located in Somerset and Franklin Counties offering over 36,000 acres including the whole seven-summit Bigelow Range.  The Appalachian Trail goes through this preserve and there are many side trails that can be hiked as well.

Read more

How to find the Abandoned Locomotives of the Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad in the Northern Maine Woods

Two full-sized trains rest quietly in the Northern Maine Woods, abandoned in the early 1930’s from the Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad.  How do you find them?  It’s easy, and I’m going to give you the most comprehensive directions you’ll find on the internet! There is a NEW road, parking area and trail to reach …

Read more