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

Tag: road

Skid Road

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould SKID ROAD: This original Maine term has been much abused by the world at large. It is not, was not, and never can be a “skid row.” The skid road was an iced logging road over which oxen and horses pulled the sleds. On downgrades a snub […]

After The Storm

photograph via Tons Of Land after the storm.

Power Lines

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist  Driving on a dark country road… Power lines lit by headlights: a silver web stretching for miles.

Hills Like White Otters

photographs and text by K.O. Zimmermann originally posted on From The Creek Ben’s Hill, Otter Creek, from U.S. Geological Society drawing 1887 Dorr Mountain, Cadillac, and Champlain–these are the mountains that surround the island village of Otter Creek. Their namesakes were men of power and position. George B. Dorr was the founder of Acadia National […]

A Love/Hate Thing With A Hill

video and text by Shannon Thompson Midcoast bike riders have a love/hate thing with Barnestown Road.  While for some cyclists the hill in Camden and Hope barely merits a mention—just another pull up yet another bump on our rolling rural roads— for others the climb is either anathema or the best ride around .  It’s a 1.5 mile climb with […]

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