Gift Guide for Adventurers

We are delighted to present you with Love Maine Adventure’s first gift guide for adventurers! You know we love our gear and we’ve got everything you need to find the perfect gift for your favorite outdoor loving friend or loved one.   The best thing about this gift guide is that we have tried and tested (almost) everything so you know you’re getting something that […]

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Book Review- Desperate Steps from AMC Books

When you spend the majority of your time thinking about hiking and how long it will be until you are back in the mountains, there is no better way to pass the time than by reading about mountains.  When I read an excerpt from the AMC’s Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter W. Kick, I ordered the […]

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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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Packing tips for Adventures AWAY from Maine!

Hey it’s DD! I am getting ready to head out this week on my annual girls trip with my friends from Florida to Islamorada and Fort Lauderdale, followed by meeting up with my Dad to head to Ohio to ride roller coasters at Cedar Point – (it’s kind of our thing) Dad’s 70, and he definitely gave me the adventure gene! (Watch my Instagram for highlights […]

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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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Hiking Words for Beginners

Hey hey! It’s DD. Since I am a Floridian by birth, all of this hiking jargon was new to me. I am still trying to figure it out, so . What’s that saying – fake it till you make it? While trying to be a bad ass hiker, I always just smiled and laughed like I had a clue what was going on. I thought […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Katahdin

If you live in Maine or New England, summiting Baxter Peak on Katahdin is a definite for your outdoor adventure bucket list.  Between the two of us, we have spent many days and nights in Baxter State Park over the years and we have hiked almost every trail on the mountain. Willow has hiked most of the peaks in the park and is working on […]

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Tips for Cold Weather Day Hikes

Good morning! I am writing this at the request of my friend Diana…. (Hey girrrrrl!) Packing for your hike can prove to be one of the most challenging aspects, one I feel like I am only beginning to fine tune after years of hiking. I always bring too much stuff and it weighs me down. So, I am hopefully going to save you a little […]

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What’s In Your Pack? Outdoor Gear – Beyond the Basics

Hiking and backpacking gear is one of my favorite things.  Seriously.  When I had to spend a big chunk of money recently on a non-hiking purchase, I grumbled as the woman behind the counter rang me up.  She asked what was wrong and I said “Oh, I was just thinking about how much hiking gear I could buy for that price.”  I have had so […]

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Elk Hair Caddis – Fly Fishing in Maine

Hey, adventurers  – it’s Jess here, and I learned about a pretty awesome winter activity recently, and I could not wait to share. We know a lot of you are wondering – can those crazy Mainers come up with even more outrageous winter activities? OF COURSE, WE CAN.  The Elk Hair Caddis. Ever heard of it?? Well – you’re about to! Haha. (Hint – Fly Fishing) Maine’s summer […]

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Learning how to Snowmobile

Hey Hey it’s DD. I’m typing this using my left hand primarily, because I have what they call “Throttle Thumb” from gripping the throttle on a snowmobile for 107 miles. Yep, that’s right. My first snowmobiling experience was 107 miles! I had never been snowmobiling in my 5 years in Maine (besides a few trips around a friend’s house!) so I was obviously down for […]

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