Category: Maine

Wednesday Walkabouts: Bernard Mountain, Acadia NP

Today I decided to hike some of the “quiet side” trails in Acadia National Park.  I had not really covered any of the trails on the southern side of Long Pond last year and thought I should make up for that this summer. Yesterday…

Wednesday Walkabouts: Deer Isle Area

Decided to give my “legs” a break today and complete a road trip to explore some areas of Downeast Maine that I have not visited as yet.  I went “off-island” and headed to Deer Isle with planned stops in Stonington and Blue Hill.  Stonington…

Tuesday Treks: Acadia Carriage Roads

My Tuesday Trek was true to it’s name – I took a ride on my Trek!! 🙂  I decided it was time to get the bike on the trail this summer and planned a route on the carriage roads today.  My route took me…

Friday Fantasy: Northeast Harbor

My Friday Fantasy!  One can dream, right??  I’m experimenting with using themes for different days of the week.  I will not always post a picture every day but, hopefully, on the days I do it will relate to the theme.  There is something on…

Thursday Thrills: Acadia

I’ve been watching these Pink Lady’s Slippers for a couple of weeks anxiously waiting for the blooms to appear.  This morning I hiked up to my favorite patch of orchids in anticipation of finally being rewarded with their delicate flowers.  I was not disappointed! …

Wednesday Walkabouts: Acadia

It’s time to start my hiking series and I’ll be posting either on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s –  titled Tuesday Treks or Wednesday Walkabouts!!  Today was a bright welcome relief after torrential rains yesterday dampened many a spirit including mine.  I had planned on hiking…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 29

Asticou Azalea Garden is one of the public gardens managed by the Land and Garden Preserve.  As the name indicates, it is mostly centered around azalea and rhododendron plantings.  There are a number of other unique specimen plants as well including a very nice…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 28

The walk around Witch Hole Pond on the carriage road was full of surprises today.  The bog-friendly Rhododendron canadense was in full bloom all around the loop and absolutely wins the prize for outstanding bloom of the day! We also saw many, many painted…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 27

In search of Cypripedium acaule  – Pink Lady’s Slipper!  This evening, I returned to a patch of native orchids I had discovered last year and was excited to see that there are some emerging plants and they will soon be in bloom!  Can’t wait for…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 22

The leaves are really popping out on Mount Desert Island now!  Today, I hiked up to The Triad via the Day Mountain, Triad and Hunter’s Brook Trails.  The forest is definitely coming to life now.  The bright green growth of the tender young leaves…