Maine

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Interview by Everett Potter Jeffrey H. Ryan is the author of Appalachian Odyssey and his subtitle says it all: A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail. Your read that right. Of course, he hasn’t been out on the legendary trail from Georgia to Maine the entire time. He “section-hiked” it, to

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By Steve Jermanok Sad to be leaving the Schooner Mary Day and heading back to civilization. I tried to convince Captain Barry to sail straight through Election Day but he had other commitments. The good news for you is that the Maine windjammer season runs all the way to mid-October.

Firewood walls weave around the Migis Lodge property.

Story & photos by By Melissa Coleman Migis Lodge, located on the shores of Maine’s Sebago Lake, may feel like a summer retreat where time never passes. However, the resort is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and now welcoming forth (and even fifth) generation guests—evidencing that time has most

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By Everett Potter We sailed at sunset on the Guildive, a motor yacht built in 1934 for a Wall Streeter to commute via the East River to a city emerging from the Depression. But we weren’t commuters and we were hundreds of miles north of Manhattan, in the dark waters

Schoodic Point, Maine. Photo by Jeff Ryan.

By Jeff Ryan Last September, I had the chance to spend a weekend at the National Park Service’s newest campground, Schoodic Woods, on the coast of Maine. The verdict? Stunning. While close to 3 million people visit Acadia National Park annually — and perhaps many more this summer when the

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By Steve Jermanok On my multisport adventure this week visiting all four of the Maine Huts, I kept a running commentary in my notebook on the many surprises I found along the way. Huts Are Much More Comfortable Than You Imagine—From the cherry wood tables to the floor to ceiling windows

by Everett Potter A slow day of fishing is quickly forgotten when a decent fish finally takes the fly. Granted, this sounds like a truism of the kind that my beloved Yankee grandfather might have said to me as we fished in Maine together decades ago, but it had the

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By Steve Jermanok Even as New England ski areas make it more and more enticing to venture their way, adding an array of exciting activities like tubing and ziplining, many of us want to avoid the crowds. We savor the opportunity to get lost in the wilderness, breathing in the

I spent my 50th birthday on Saturday biking with my extended family of ten on a guided day ride on the outskirts of Portland. Led by Norman Patry, owner of Summer Feet Cycling, we biked along the scenic shoreline of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth to five lighthouses. They included

Camden, Maine. Schooner Lewis French sailing vacation.

Returning from Acadia National Park one summer with the family, we wisely timed our return drive to coincide with the annual Camden Windjammer Festival the last weekend in August. More than 20 tall ships arrive in the picturesque harbor to take part in the festivities. We enjoyed an all-you-can-eat lobster