March 20, 2019

Overnight Sensation: Camping the Boston Harbor Islands

For a super-unique, super-cool camping trip, reserve a site in the Boston Harbor Islands! Text & Photos by Tom Richardson Despite the fact that all of the Boston Harbor islands are now part of a National Recreation Area, many locals don’t realize that you can camp on several of them. Rustic tent sites with grills...
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Camping Maine’s Warren Island

For a unique boat-camping experience, plan a visit to Warren Island State Park in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. Text & Photos by Tom Richardson Remote, 70-acre Warren Island is located 3 miles east of Lincolnville and a stone’s throw from Islesboro’s Grindel Point, making it accessible by both boat and kayak. There is a long pier for dropping...
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Off Grid Tools Survival Axe

By Dan Mathers When I received the new survival axe from Off Grid Tools, I couldn’t wait to take it backpacking and see how it held up to life in the wilderness. Unfortunately, that backpacking trip had to be canceled. Even worse, shortly after that my basement flooded. Because of that flood, instead of the survival...
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Exploring Millinocket Lake, Maine

This beautiful North Woods lake offers a host of family-friendly activities to pursue. Nine miles west of Millinocket, the former paper-mill town in north-central Maine, is Millinocket Lake (not to be confused with the much more remote Lake Millinocket, just north of Baxter State Park). The nearly pristine waterbody is remarkably free of shoreline development,...
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Hiking Mount Battie, Camden, Maine

Try this terrific, scenic and easy hike in the Camden area. Text & Photos by Tom Richardson If you’re looking for good way to stretch your legs while visiting Camden, Maine, take a short hike up scenic Mount Battie (height 780 feet) in nearby Camden Hills State Park. To reach the main trailhead, head north...
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