Maine is fortunate to have an abundance of summer camps—many families living in other states send their kids to camps here in Maine. Nature, outdoor sports, coastal exploration, primitive skills, swim and paddle camps—Maine offers a wide range of summer camps that get kids into the great outdoors. Find one that’s right for your family Read More
You can enjoy camping year round. Winter camping can be enjoyable with a nice campfire and a cozy sleeping bag. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Explore the options for camping, hiking, and other wilderness experiences in Maine by visiting the Bureau of Parks and Lands homepage at https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl for lists of state parks and public reserved lands. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
I awoke to rain again, this time pattering against the rain fly of the tent. I knew instantly we had made a mistake the night before, and I snuggled down into my sleeping bag and put the pillow over my head, willing it away for a few minutes. While we had the foresight to put Read More
After a delicious breakfast at Pittston Farm – complete with Guy’s homemade donuts – we packed camping and fishing gear into the car. In our beat up Ford Explorer we had miles to go on dirt roads before we made it to an access point for Fifth Pond. From the road, we flushed both Gray Read More
The way into the new national monument is full of scenic views and hiking possibilities. By Josh Christie Portland Press Herald news story On Aug. 24, President Barack Obama established a huge swath of Maine’s northern woods as a national monument. Named the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, the 87,500 acres cover a vast Read More
Spectacular views of mountains. Forests stretching to the horizon. Huge trees, gorgeous waterfalls, raspberries and more raspberries—these are some of the highlights of our four-day hike on the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in the proposed new National Monument along the East Branch of the Penobscot River. East of Baxter State Park, the land is owned Read More
The property, which will remain open to the public for recreation, includes 8.6 miles of frontage along the East Branch of the Penobscot River. By Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Conservation groups have purchased a roughly 4,300-acre tract in the Katahdin region that includes 8.6 miles of frontage along the East Read More
The Push for Protection: Saving the Allagash by Doug Watts Conservation of the Allagash River is what brought together the founders of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), at a time when the river was threatened by dams. Since its founding in 1959, NRCM has continued to be at the forefront of efforts to Read More