All posts by George Smith

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.

Information on handicapped-accessible trails, restaurants, inns, and more

  As my legs weaken, due to ALS, I’ve been researching accessible outdoor places, trails, Information on accessible trails, inns, restaurants, and inns. I’m surprised there is no central location where we can access this information. Here is some of the information I’ve found so far, all of it available online.  Maine’s state parks are very […]

Good things happening with new fisheries plan

Lots of interesting and important initiatives are being discussed by DIFW’s Heritage Brook Trout and Charr Work Group, led by Francis Brautigam, Fisheries Division Director. This effort was launched in response to legislative support for my bill to protect tributaries to our Heritage Waters where native brook trout and charr are protected. I was initially […]

Volunteers needed for native brook trout posters

  The Native Fish Coalition, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are seeking volunteers to help post informational signs on Maine’s State Heritage Fish lakes and ponds. The goal of this project is to protect this irreplaceable resource from the introduction of invasive fish, the number one threat to Maine’s wild native brook trout. These […]