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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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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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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Precipice Trail

Precipice Trail is one of our favorite trails in Acadia National Park. It provides a nice thrill in a short hike. It starts ascending almost immediately, and you encounter rungs and ladders. The view was totally worth it. We got a little confused when we hit a cave – it almost appears as thought you might climb over it, but then you can’t really see […]

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Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain

Hey! It’s DD. Jess, Nick and I wanted to do something off the Main Island in Acadia (to avoid tourists in peak season), with a bit of a challenge and some views. We decided on Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain, in Southwest Harbor! We parked at Echo Beach, which you need a park pass for, but we hit the trailhead right off. You must get […]

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Tunk Mountain Hike

Hey! It’s DD. As you know I am working on hiking 35 mountains this year, and I am getting there, slowly. I had heard about Tunk Mountain for a while, and my friend Lindsey (who you probably remember from Borestone Mountain!) was totally down for the adventure. We decided to find the trailhead via Google Maps – bad plan. It took us to the ATV […]

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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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Little and Big Niagra Falls

Hey! It’s DD. Last year, Jess, Willow and I went up to Baxter State Park on Thursday afternoon, looking for a short hike and some water before we set up camp for the weekend at Roaring Brook Campground. We had heard about Little and Big Niagara Falls, so we went to check them out! Side note – you do need a park pass to get […]

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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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Beech Hill Preserve

Wherever you live, it’s important to find your local hikes.  Living in Maine, the definition of local tends to stretch more than it might in other areas.  For me, local is anything that I can access within an hour’s drive, because some days you don’t have much time but the mountains are calling and your soul needs to answer.  This provides me with a handful […]

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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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