THE HOLE IN THE WALL GANG ON GRAND MANAN

The magnificent cliffs of Grand Manan Island are its most remarkable geographic feature. They encompass about sixty percent of the rugged coastline including almost the entire south, west and north shore. A large contingent of Chowderheads from the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society recently shared a week of outdoor adventures on Grand Manan. We cycled […]

MURKY ADVENTURES ON GRAND MANAN

Three words describe Grand Manan Island; foggy, foggier and foggiest. Although an exaggeration, that’s been my experience during both of my trips to that spectacular New Brunswick island in the Bay of Fundy. Despite often murky weather, Grand Manan is a wonderful place for outdoor enthusiasts. Offering exceptional opportunities for sea kayaking and great hiking […]

Geriatric Hiking on the Bold Coast

About forty-five minutes northeast of Machias in the Town of Cutler is the unique Cutler Coast Trail system. Part of the Cutler Coast Public Lands, the trails connect Route 191 with the rugged, spectacular Bold Coast. Linking the coastal towns of Lubec and Cutler, the Bold Coast is an almost continuous 19 mile stretch of […]

ALONE ON A FOGGY MOUNTAIN WITH WINE ON MY MIND

Wine leads to some of the best things in life. That’s how I found Schoodic Mountain near Donnell Pond in Hancock County. I’ve been hiking the peaks of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island (MDI) since the 1970s when my sons were little boys. Since MDI was the destination, for many years I was […]

Biking the Eastern Trail in Scarborough

Cycling is one of my favorite activities and my primary source of aerobic exercise.   The older I get the more I enjoy it.  A runner for almost forty years, I was compelled to quit after a knee replacement.  The knee guy said that if I kept running, I’d soon be back for another one.  A […]