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The Lost Kitchen

Hey - it's DD. Willow, Jess, Ali, Nick, Jamie and I united on a perfect fall day in late September to enjoy The Lost Kitchen, in Freedom, Maine. Willow was one of the lucky ones who got her message on The Lost Kitchen's voicemail right after midnight on April 1st and scored an in demand … Continue reading The Lost Kitchen

Making the Most out of Summer in Maine

Don’t Let Your Maine Summer Slip Away

I am reflecting on how to take advantage of the rest of the Maine Summer. Angus King recently said "Summer lingers, but cool mornings are a portent. Remember, however, September is our secret".  If you are not following Senator King on Instagram, you should consider doing so- He rides his Harley around the state and … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Maine Summer Slip Away

Why I Live in Maine

Ever wondered if you see the beauty that surrounds you? Not just see it with your eyes, but truly see it? I wonder that often. This is why I live in Maine. As an emergency room nurse, the need for stress relief is real. Being present is something I strive for each day. That is … Continue reading Why I Live in Maine

31 Nights Out Challenge – Camping in Maine

In 2015 I saw a post that a friend had shared about a challenge to spend 31 nights outside between Memorial Day and Labor Day (without quitting your job).  I love a good challenge and we already had a handful of trips planned already so I figured why not?!  The summer turned into a constant … Continue reading 31 Nights Out Challenge – Camping in Maine

3 Seasons on Moosehead Lake

Hello - it's Willow. I was born and raised in the great state of Maine, and I believe that if you are lucky enough in this life, you will get to spend copious time on a lake in Maine. If you are really lucky, you will get to spend some of that time on Moosehead … Continue reading 3 Seasons on Moosehead Lake

A Scenic Loop on Cadillac Mountain

It’s no secret that Acadia National Park is one of our favorite destinations.  Willow has been hiking there since she was a kid thanks to her parents who got her hooked on ocean views and granite ridges at a young age. This story is from Willow, on one of her solo hikes - a scenic loop on Cadillac Mountain. … Continue reading A Scenic Loop on Cadillac Mountain

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Bald Mountain – Hikes for Beginners

Bald Mountain is maybe the first hike I did when I moved to Maine from Florida (Obviously, this is DD). It's a short but semi-brutal hike with a pretty steep incline straight up because it used to be a ski mountain! You can also drive up but only if you have 4-wheel drive. It's a … Continue reading Bald Mountain – Hikes for Beginners

Grafton Notch State Park – Adventure date 11.6.16

We, (Willow and DD, of course!) were in desperate need of an adventure and fresh air, so we packed a bag, made the perfect trail picnic and headed southwest towards Grafton Notch State Park, located in Newry, Maine. Forgetting about the time change we ended up getting a late start, considering the sun sets at 4 … Continue reading Grafton Notch State Park – Adventure date 11.6.16

Cadillac Mountain in the Fall

It was a beautiful October day after DD's Halloween party. Jess and Willow decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the quiet trails in Acadia National Park and take in the waterfalls on Cadillac Mountain in the Fall. Enjoy the views! Willow chose this route because we had just had rain and she knew the cascades … Continue reading Cadillac Mountain in the Fall

Hikes in the Moosehead Lake Region

Hikes in the Moosehead Lake Region

Hey - it's Willow. If you've seen my post about camping on Moosehead Lake, you'll know that my family and I have been camping there for almost 5 years and that it's one of my favorite regions in the state.  One of the best parts of camping in this region is the excellent exploring and … Continue reading Hikes in the Moosehead Lake Region

Mud Brook- Lily Bay State Park

  Mud Brook is Lily Bay State Park's group campsite.  Set on a peninsula north of the park, this is a great spot for larger camping crews.  It has all the benefits of the state park, but is a bit more rustic with only one outhouse and no other facilities. After breaking some of the … Continue reading Mud Brook- Lily Bay State Park

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Lily Bay State Park

Certainly one of our most beautiful state parks, Lily Bay State Park is located on the northeast shore of Moosehead Lake.  Offering excellent views of Moose Mountain, paddling to Sugar Island and easy access to Kokadjo and nearby hiking, this is a prime location for enjoying all that the Moosehead Lake region has to offer. … Continue reading Lily Bay State Park