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Cheers to Emma & Emily! They paddled the 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Cheers to Emma & Emily! They paddled the 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail

While there was still snow in the woods and ice on some ponds, two friends began a 740-mile journey from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, Maine on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail on April 23, 2013. Emma Carlson of Maine and Emily Rooney of Vermont launched from the start of the Trail at the boat dock […]

Take a Hike: Crocker Mountain

Take a Hike: Crocker Mountain

Crocker Mountain, at 4,228 ft (1,289 m) is the third highest mountain in Maine after Sugarloaf Mountain, and is traversed by the Appalachian Trail (AT). A glacial cirque called “Crocker Cirque” is located between the main summit and the lower summit of South Crocker Mountain. Crocker Cirque contains a small pond and can be reached via the Appalachian Trail, and this video will […]

From the Archives: Hartford Ballet practicing in the Village Courtyard

From the Archives: Hartford Ballet practicing in the Village Courtyard

Always a beautiful place to be in the summer, during the 1980s, for a couple summers we were treated to never before seen professional ballet outside, right at the Base of the Mtn. It not only was a fabulous bonus for summer visitors to have lunch on Gepetto’s patio w/ such entertainment happening live, but us […]

Update from Town of Carrabassett Valley.

Chain of Ponds

Chain of Ponds

Just north of Eustis along rt27 you’ll find Chain of Ponds township. Chain of Ponds 1100 acre reserve land offers lots of recreation in any season. Four ponds connected by small through ways form the bodies of water know as the Chain of Ponds. Get out and Explore!

Cupsuptic River Paddle

Cupsuptic River Paddle

For a short and easily accessed paddle, Cupsuptic River is located just outside of Rangeley and offers a great time on the water. The paddle is only about 1 to 2hrs long and is recommended for anyone…

Take a Hike! Avery Peak

Take a Hike! Avery Peak

The Bigelow Range, located within the Bigelow Preserve, holds two of Maine’s 4000 foot peaks, on the Appalachian Trail. At 4088 ft Avery Peak offers amazing views of the Maine High Peaks as well as Flagstaff Lake. This video takes you up the Firewardens’ Trail for the most direct route to Avery Peak. To get […]

2014 Canoe Poling National Championships

2014 Canoe Poling National Championships

On May 23rd the “few and proud” stood tall in their canoes and held the annual Canoe Poling National Championships on the Carrabassett River in New Portland, ME.  The historic “Wire Bridge”  made for a perfect venue for the event and the water level was just about perfect. We talked with Chip Cochrane and got […]

Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

At the junction of RT 4 and RT 17 in Oquossoc you’ll find the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum. Voted best sporting museum in New England by Yankee magazine it’s a must if your in the area. Learn all about the Rangeley Lakes Region’s rich sporting history. This summer four new exhibits will be unveiled […]

Carrabassett Valley Multi-Use Trailhead

Carrabassett Valley Multi-Use Trailhead

Looking for a starting point for your outdoor adventures in Maine’s High Peaks Region? The multi-use trail head located off rt27  just about one mile north of the Carriage road is a great place to start…