A hike up Precipice Trail on Champlain Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine

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 … Continue reading Precipice Trail

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, … Continue reading Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain

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

saddle Trail Katahdin

Saddle Trail – Katahdin

Hey! It's DD. in 2016, I was recovering from a knee injury, so I wasn't event sure that I could hike Katahdin. We continued on planning our annual trip, regardless of the facts that the odds were against us - my knee was a mess, and the forecast called for 100% thunderstorms for the weekend. … Continue reading Saddle Trail – Katahdin

MainelyGlamping Adventure

DD has known Elissa for a few years, they met working at the Portland and Bangor CVB respectively. They became great friends, connecting over their love for Maine and the outdoors, and have since both expanded their passions into outside ventures, so a partnership seemed only natural. As you know - at LoveMaineAdventures - we … Continue reading MainelyGlamping Adventure

Preparing for Tough Mountain Challenge

Preparing for the Tough Mountain Challenge!

Hey! it's DD. I am getting ready for Tough Mountain Challenge tomorrow, it's been a tradition of Willow and I for the past three years, and I am getting my packing list together and I thought HEY! People probably need to know this stuff 🙂 So I put together some things to bring and things … Continue reading Preparing for the Tough Mountain Challenge!

Borestone Mountain

Hey it's DD! It was a beautiful late spring day in April and I decided to tackle a mountain that had been on my list FORRR-EVVV-ERRR - Borestone Mountain!  Borestone is a mountain it seems like everyone that has grown up in Maine has a story about, so it had been on my mind for … Continue reading Borestone Mountain

What's in Your Pack- - Outdoor Gear Beyond the Basics (4)

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

Mansell Mountain – Acadia National Park

Hey! It's DD. I recently went for a nice long walk around Long Pond in Acadia National Park, and it reminded me of a great trail Jess and I did back last spring - Mansell Mountain, up the Perpendicular Trail and across the Razorback. Parking for this trail is at Long Pond. In the winter, … Continue reading Mansell Mountain – Acadia National Park

Bald Mountain – Rangeley

Hey it's DD! Today, I’ve decided to share with you a pretty awesome hike that can be done by just about anyone that can put one foot in front of the other. Bald Mountain Rangeley ! This peak rewards conquerors with some pretty epic views and it can be done in a relatively short period … Continue reading Bald Mountain – Rangeley

Old Speck Mountain

Hello! This is Willow. I wanted to share a pretty interesting story about the power of hobbies and social media. I love social media for bringing like minded people together.  Despite being a fairly late adopter and an introvert, most of my closest friends are in my life because of social media- Thanks Twitter, Facebook, … Continue reading Old Speck Mountain

Hiking Mount Blue – Guest Adventurer Jessica D (& dogs)!

Jessica is a dear friend of ours that is one of our tribe. You'll see her on here sporadically as a contributor, and we're thrilled to have her! Check out this amazing summer post featuring her furry friends 🙂 - dd Winter is here and while I’m absolutely enjoying all the white stuff (snowshoeing and … Continue reading Hiking Mount Blue – Guest Adventurer Jessica D (& dogs)!