Greg Westrich joins me in loving Baxter Park, and his new book, Hiking Maine’s Baxter Park, is a FalconGuide that will propel you up and over some of Baxter’s wonderful mountains, and to its beautiful ponds and waterfalls. Baxter Park is the back yard for our camp on Sourdnahunk Lake, and we have climbed all […]
John and Cynthia Orcutt have blessed us with amazing photos in their book, Enduring Heights – The High Peaks of Maine. As Senator Angus King writes in the forward, “The vistas are so wide, the colors so subtle, the forests so deep, that the urge to see for yourself will be pretty hard to resist.” […]
Aislinn Sarnacki just cluttered up my life. But that’s not a complaint. I’ve always enjoyed her hiking and other columns and stories in the Bangor Daily News, often living vicariously through her outdoor adventures. But now Down East Books has published Aislinn’s book, Family Friendly Hikes In Maine. These are not her challenging and vigorous […]
The Naturalist’s Notebook will inspire you to get outside and write about it in a journal. Authors Nat Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich even include a 5-year calendar-journal for you to use. When we purchased our camp in the North Woods in 1991, we started a journal, recording the wonderful things that happened there, including lots […]
Maine has the smallest percentage of public land of all the states on the East Coast. The highest percentage is in Florida, 25.2%, and the lowest percentage is in Maine, 6.5%. Even Massachusetts, at 10%, has a higher percentage of public land than does Maine. New Hampshire has 17.1%, impressive. So we are very lucky […]
I’ll bet you didn’t know that land trusts are doing this much for you.