Enjoy Maine’s great outdoors. Make plans today with friends or family for snowshoeing, skiing, and sledding at your favorite Maine place. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
We are fortunate that Maine has hundreds of miles of trails to explore. These locations are great for all levels of hiking—from winding trails along Maine's coast to high mountain peaks in western Maine and beyond. Always check the weather before heading out, and let a friend or family member know where you are headed if you are hiking alone. Don't forget to check in when you return. Enjoy your time exploring Maine's public lands!
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.
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.
Hiking Above the Clouds. “This photo was taken on Saddleback Mountain in Sandy River Plantation, Franklin County, Maine on October 23, 2017.” Photo by NRCM member Jeff Toothaker of Winthrop, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
On June 7, 2017, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy opened the doors of the Monson A.T. Visitor Center at its new location in the Monson Historical Society building on Main Street. Since then, we’ve been open seven days a week, and we’ve welcomed over four thousand visitors. Our final day of the season was October 15. The Appalachian Read More
The expanded Androscoggin River Greenway includes areas acquired in the towns of Canton and Jay. The newly acquired properties by the Androscoggin Land Trust in collaboration with Land for Maine’s Future are dispersed about the towns and include (but are not limited to): the Canton Rivershore Conservation Area, the Spruce Mountain Conservation Area, the Alden Read More
When a timber company with lands along the Androscoggin River began to divest itself of its Maine holdings in the late 1980s, local residents grew concerned that the woods they had long enjoyed for traditional recreation might be subdivided and developed. They circulated petition drives, created a video about the property, and sought help from Read More
In a rolling landscape dominated by farms, Quaggy Joe Mountain presents a prominent profile. Alongside it lies Echo Lake, a popular brook trout fishery and swimming destination. Both these recreational resources lie within Aroostook State Park, the first state park ever created in Maine (in 1939). The Park, just five miles south of Presque Isle, draws Read More
There are more than 300 species of vascular plants in seven different natural community types. The community type that occupies the largest area on the property is the Hemlock Forest, which includes small patches of Red Maple Sensitive Fern Swamp in low-lying areas mostly associated with the riparian zone. The plant diversity at Appleton Preserve Read More