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Take a ride back in time with Susan in a Stanley Steamer

The Stanley Steamer is one of those special inventions that you fall in love with when you first see (& hear!) one, if you should be so fortunate! This video from WSKI’s Archives by an unknown producer is timeless in its presentation of one of the incredible creations of the brilliant Stanley brothers of Kingfield […]

Sugarloaf Cooking with Kathy: Ricotta Cake!

We hope you’ve seen Sugarloaf Cooking with Kathy (airs twice daily on WSKI-TV 17) because whatever Chef Kathy Bechtel creates is not only delicious & easy to prepare, but also made with ingredients from  local area farms: from greens & tomatoes, chicken & cheese, to apples & freshly ground flour, good food has never been […]

North Branch of Dead River

When the water is flowing at moderate levels (like it is at the moment!), the North Branch of the Dead River above Eustis is a PERFECT stretch of water for kayak or canoe! Sarampus Falls is about 15 minutes north of Stratton Village with a State Rest Area for putting in. The water is just exciting […]

Pack your passport for a Day-trip North for a Quebec Adventure

Brush off your “Bonjour” & “Merci!” One hour from Sugarloaf, via the Rt 27 Scenic Byway north to Canada, is the Megantic Region of Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Fabulous French cuisine, Quebec culture & a TON of activities & events make this region a uniquely intriguing neighbor for the western mountains of Maine. Adventure is part of […]

Green Farm Girls have Green Thumbs!

And they are happy to share the love of all things green & growing especially in the Springtime! Gail & her crew have been growing a variety of flowers & other plants in her greenhouses on the site of the old Green Farm in Coplin on the road to Rangeley for years, with the entire region […]

Fly fishing in the morning, skiing in the afternoon!

It’s hard to argue that it’s been an unusual spring up here in the Western Mountains. What is easy to argue though, is when someone says there isn’t anything to do around here. In fact, the weird weather means you can go fly fishing first thing in the morning, then hit the slopes after lunch! […]

What to do this weekend in the Western Maine Mtns

Lookin’ for stuff to do this weekend? Here is our status on outdoor activities and current conditions in the area. First off weather; it’s looking like Saturday will be the pick of the weekend as that’s the day we should see some bright sunshine. Temperatures are still a bit chilly especially after experiencing last week’s […]

Carrabassett Valley Outdoors Association = FUN!

There’s no doubt about it: if you like the outdoors, you’ll like where we live here in the western mountains of Maine! Hiking, canoeing & exploring are a few of the activities that are a foundation for great adventures, & the ingredients for success are great people to share the experience with! When newly elected […]

Take a Hike! Tumbledown Mtn.

Looking for something to do? Love the Outdoors? Last weeks warm weather get you all fired up for warm weather activities? Well, your in luck. A great “springtime” hike or first hike of the season is Tumbledown mtn just north of Weld in Franklin county.  We took the Brook trail up to the summit of […]

Deer: the Hatfields & McCoys!???

Harriet Powers lives in Coplin Plantation in the same home she grew up in. She & her husband Basil have been involved members of the western Maine mountains region that they call home for their whole lives & wouldn’t want to live anywhere else for the same reasons we all love this region for! Harriet shares […]