Tumbledown Mountain

Tumbledown Mountain is a lengendary mountain, for many reasons. It provides many different experiences, depending on your approach. Our friend Jon “Mountain Man” Moyer mentioned it would be a great one for my DD’s 35 for 35, so I immediately added it to my list. Jess and I always have really good intentions, but it’s hard for me to get up in the am (I […]

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Maiden’s Cliff

Jess and I decided to check out some trails in the Midcoast Area in our extended fall season. Maiden’s Cliff in Camden, Maine was a great quick-ish hike, perfect for beginners and also very pet friendly! We did a loop – to get the most miles in, but there’s many variables of this hike, and all take you to the same stunning view! Parking for […]

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Moving to Maine – The Way Life Should Be – Adventures of a Girl, a Boy, and a Hound

People have asked a lot about how my boyfriend and I moved from outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Stockton Springs, Maine. They ask with a perplexed look, “What do you do for a living and why did you move to Maine?” We simply wanted a new adventure and to get away from the high stress life of living by the city. I hope you enjoy […]

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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 reservation for 6 at The Lost Kitchen. Our reservations were at […]

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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 showcases everything that our great state has to offer and […]

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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 my life. It’s not glamorous. It’s not beautiful. and sometimes, […]

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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 effort of packing, unpacking and packing again and I loved […]

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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 Lake.  This post is a tribute to my favorite lake […]

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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. Even though the options are limitless in the park, I […]

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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 pretty popular mountain, I don’t think I’ve ever been up […]

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Table Rock

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 pm this time of year. Grafton Notch State park is […]

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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 on Canon Brook and the Gorge Path would be flowing […]

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