Baby Lobsters and Horseshoe Crabs

On a recent vacation to Mount Desert Island, Maine we stopped by the The Mount Desert Oceanarium.  We are a mountain-dwelling inland family, so we were searching for a family friendly interactive nature museum to introduce Alden to marine life, and this is about all you can find in the area.  It’s advertised in all the…

Highest Point in Maine

As part of our Baxter Trip, Lindsay and her Aunt Jean, climbed Mount Katahdin.  You can read about the rest of our trip in Too Many Mice, Not Enough Moose.  Jean has been section hiking the Appalachian Trail, so we wanted to hike this trail up the mountain.  Lindsay had hiked this mountain many years…

Too Many Mice, Not Enough Moose

On the week before last, we took a family vacation to Baxter State Park in Maine.  Lindsay’s Aunt Jean also joined us, fresh off a New Hampshire hiking trip, with her eyes set to Katahdin.  We packed up and took the 6+ hour drive to Baxter State Park without much hiccup…..just one small detail to deal…

A Trip Around Shell Pond

On the Sunday before last we had a nice hike out to Shell Pond in Maine.  Just one mile east of Route 113 in Chatham, New Hampshire, is a private property open to the public for recreation called Stone House Property.  The trails are maintained by both the property owners caretaker and the Chatham Trails Association.  We…

Albany “Not” Trail

We did our usual- slow to get going routine – the other morning, but finally picked out a quiet hike in Evans Notch, but we were quickly denied. The Evans Notch Road (Route 113) in Maine/New Hampshire is closed for the winter season. We pulled out our maps and found that there might be a…

Blue Brook

On Veterans Day weekend we headed out to the Wild River Wilderness in the White Mountain National Forest.  This area of the forest is not as popular as other areas because there are few 4,000 footers to draw in the crowds, although you can get to the Carter Mountain Range, most hike in from the Pinkham Notch side instead.  Since the…