Places to Explore, Books by NRCM Members, and Much More
It’s time to start making your summer plans, and this year, there’s a special something to celebrate: our new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (KWW)! Located east of Baxter State Park, KWW embodies what we love best about Maine’s North Woods: wild rivers and shimmering lakes; bold, beautiful mountains (including extraordinary views of Katahdin), an abundance of moose and other wildlife—and plenty of opportunities to enjoy it all! This year’s edition of Explore Maine provides “insider” tips from NRCM staff members on their favorite KWW spots for hiking, biking, paddling, birding, camping, and more.
Also highlighted are new, or newly discovered, books by our members, and a series of stunning photographs taken by some of our members who regularly contribute to our My Maine This Week website feature. We’ve got NRCM gear, sporting camp discounts, a photo contest, and more. Enjoy, and see you outside!
—Allison Childs Wells, Editor
Are you an author? Artist? Musician? Nature-based business owner? If so, we invite you to send us information about your work so we can make it available on our website and perhaps feature it in next year’s edition of Explore Maine.
Get Outdoors with NRCM Active Apparel!
We’ve partnered with Atayne, an outdoor active apparel company committed to sustainability that is the brainchild of NRCM Rising member Jeremy Litchfield. Visit our customized online store to choose your t-shirt style, then your design, color, and outdoor activity: “Explore Maine,” “Hike Maine,” “Paddle Maine,” or “SUP Maine.” Your very own custom NRCM t-shirt will be on its way! All products are made from recycled materials, and $5 from every purchase is donated to NRCM. Order your customized NRCM outdoor apparel today at http://nrcm.atayne.com.
Maine Sporting Camp Discounts for NRCM Members
There’s nothing better than spending time in the woods or on a lake or pond this time of year. Many Maine sporting camps offer great discounts to NRCM members as a way to promote their business while providing us an opportunity to thank our members for supporting our work. I’m delighted that a few more camps have signed on to participate. To receive a discount voucher, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (207) 430-0106. For more information about the camps and their discounts, click here. Please note that to receive the discount, you’ll need a voucher upon your arrival. Questions? Feel free to contact me. —Beth D. Comeau, Public Affairs Coordinator
Banner: biking at the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, photo by Scott Spaulding