The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tag: hiking

Swift Arrow

text by Jonathan Ives Hiding behind a large red oak tree, I can feel the moisture of the soft moss soaking into my khaki dress pants. I hear the voices of my niece and nephew get louder as they run down the trail, calling out my name. My bright yellow shirt gives me away and they run […]

Fall Blooming

text by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall Some plants, like blueberries, grow faster after they have been pruned or burned. The stress forces a reaction — a frenetic, last-chance, all-out blooming. Fall has that affect on me. Each day of warm sun seems so extraordinary. Each sail out on the bay feels […]

Katahdin: Finding Winter

photographs and text by Justin Gove If you’re like myself you probably spent the last several months in a state of bewilderment and mild depression, a condition undoubtedly brought on by this horrid snowless non-winter. Just as I was about to give up all hope, sell my skis, and take up golfing my spirit was […]

Keeping Appointments

photographs and text by Brian Willson Some days I don’t feel like hiking up Beech Hill with Jack. Some days like today, a rainy day with one good downpour. But it’s an appointment I’ve made with myself and my dog. And I like to keep appointments. So—late in the day, when the rain let up—we […]