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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Ice Fishing Maine’s Glacial Lakes

Ice Fishing Maine’s Glacial Lakes Maine Outdoors Adventures with Twin Maple Outdoors By Richard Yvon – Twin Maple Outdoors Every Maine winter can unarguably be considered unique. The weather has become more and more unpredictable and every year ice conditions can vary drastically. Typically February and March are the two best months for fishing large glacial lakes. Why? The northern lakes of Maine are so […]

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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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Ethan Evans – co-founder, Openworld Outfitters

Our newest featured Adventurer is our dear friend Ethan Evans. Ethan is born and raised in Newburgh, ME Ethan is the co-founder of Openworld Outfitters, a veteran-owned outdoor brand and outfitter, who we adventure with often. He was featured in our Borestone Mountain post.  You may have heard us post about their Pocket Blanket, which we keep with us at all times. Their Tarp has saved […]

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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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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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Oriental Jade – Sushi Unlimited!

Hey it’s DD! I’ve been really looking forward to trying out the “new” Oriental Jade – they have recently renovated – and their Wednesday Night offering of Sushi Unlimited was just the thing to get me in the doors! I’ve been in for lunch and dinner while they were working on the renovations, so I had an idea of all of the love + passion […]

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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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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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