Monthly Archives: December 2014

1-minute hike: Ben Sklar Wilderness Park in Orono

Difficulty: Easy-moderate. The trail network is made up of about 1.5 miles of wide, well-marked trails. Footing can be tricky in areas due to puddles and uneven, rocky terrain. How to get there: Starting at the intersection of Forest Avenue and Main Street (Route 2) in downtown Orono, drive south toward Veazie on Main Street […]

Where in the woods am I? Peaks-Kenny State Park

K-Tweedie, Gardiner Farms, Downeastah, Keith Bloniasz (via email), Ted Pearson (via Facebook), Sandie ‘Bluebearee’ Sabaka (Facebook), Lisa Leonard (Facebook) and Judy Wasson (Facebook) won the “Where in the Woods Am I?” game for Peaks Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft in December 2014 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: Derek, Oreo and I visited a state […]

Baxter State Park begins $100,000 effort to relocate Katahdin’s Abol Trail

The Baxter State Park Authority recently approved a $100,000 project to relocate the Abol Trail, a popular hiking route up Mount Katahdin that closed earlier this year due to a rock slide that resulted in hazardous conditions for hikers. Late in the winter, debris began moving on Abol Slide, forming an unstable debris field.  “Boulders were continually falling and sliding all […]