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

Category: Jaunts & The Unfamiliar Nearby

Night Hikes

photograph by Joseph Sortwell

Leaf Peeping

photography by Jim Dugan Rockland photographer Jim Dugan drove north a couple Sundays ago, chasing peak fall color.

Misty Lake Mornings

Cleaning Up The Islands

photos by Jim Dugan The Maine Island Trail Association has a somewhat mixed mission: stewardship of Maine islands but also access. The stewardship part includes organized cleanups and a network of volunteer island “Monitor Skippers” who check the islands regularly. Photographer Jim Dugan went along on a cleanup of Muscongus Bay last week. Five boatloads […]

Planning Saturday Adventures

by Michelle Smith

For A Brief Period In January…

photos and text by Polly Saltonstall For a brief period in January, the ice on Megunticook Lake was skateable. Like moths drawn to a flame, ice lovers converged on the sunlit expanse, in ice boats, on skates and even on wheels. John and I and the dogs skated from one end to the other revelllng […]

This Is What Conservation Looks Like

video by Land For Maine’s Future Coalition   For more than two decades, the Land for Maine’s Future Program has helped citizens protect the character of their towns and open spaces: Maine voters established the Land for Maine’s Future Program to secure public access for recreation, to conserve our most important habitats, to preserve Maine’s farming […]

Rockland Harbor Kaleidoscope

photo by Jim Dugan

Maine Farmland Trust