Explore the options for camping, hiking, and other wilderness experiences in Maine by visiting the Bureau of Parks and Lands homepage at www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/index.html 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.
Let restaurants and other businesses know when you visited their town for environment-friendly activities such as wildlife watching. They’ll see the economic benefit of protecting such resources. Put it on paper so it can be given to management. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click… Continue Reading
Set out containers on your door stoop, deck, balcony, porch, or windowsill to grow fresh veggies and herbs. Fill the container with potting soil, buy seeds or seedlings, and you’re ready to grow! A clementine box makes a great herb garden almost anyplace that gets 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. A… Continue Reading
When choosing plants for your yard, include perennials that offer food for wildlife. Birds and small mammals benefit from fruit- and nut-bearing shrubs without doing the plants any harm. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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… Continue Reading
“In January of this year, we skied 11 miles on the Narrow Gauge Trail beside the Carrabassett Stream. Ideal conditions! This photo is of Carrabassett Stream with Bigelow in the background. I love the beauty of the stream.” Photo by NRCM member Linda Woods of Oakland, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit… Continue Reading
Many people have shared their experiences of visiting the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument lands with us. Some visited before the designation of the Monument on August 24, 2016, and many more have been there since. Below are some blog posts, videos, and more from people who have experienced this land first-hand. If you… Continue Reading
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Palermo Consolidated School. Through the support of their community, staff, and students have created an impressive network of trails behind their school. The project was supported by a mini-grant of $500 from NRCM, and its growth from there is an impressive story about a remarkable community…. Continue Reading
Students at Palermo Consolidated School are in the midst of designing, marking, and flagging a recreational trail behind their school. This trail will be used as a community resource to increase physical activity such as hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. It will also provide a place for outdoor lessons. Check out their progress below in… Continue Reading