The National Park Service has contracted with the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) of Maine to build a series of hiking trails in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, which was designated a national monument in 2016. Up to now, development in the monument’s 87,500 acres has been primarily limited to the main Loop Road, a Read More
Maine’s Public Reserved Lands may be our best kept secret. The peace and solitude found on these trails in the height of tourist season is simply astonishing. I’m asking myself why I would interfere with that by drawing attention to them through a blog post. There are a few reasons. Drawing attention may help with Read More
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To protect yourself from ticks, remember that ticks prefer moist habitats near wooded or grassy areas, so try to walk toward the middle of hiking trails. Wear light-colored clothing so you can easily check your clothing often for ticks. Do a tick check when you go inside. Taking a shower may wash away unattached ticks.
By Aislinn Sarnacki Bangor Daily News blog post The steep Precipice Trail of Maine’s Acadia National Park was recently listed as one of the “10 Most Beautiful Hikes in the US” by Fodor’s Travel, an online travel resource at fodors.com. Precipice Trail is a daunting pathway that climbs about 1,000 feet up cliffs on the east face of Read More