Pick up your copy of BDN Maine Outdoors

If you’re up in the Greenville area over the weekend, be sure to stop by our booth at the moose lottery festival. We’re planning on being inside the school, along with plenty of other vendors.

And while you’re there, be sure to pick up a copy of the June issue of BDN Maine Outdoors, the quarterly publication that we rolled out back in March 2012.

Yes, we’re five issues old already, and the outdoors magazine continues to grow and get better. Of course, I’m biased … so let us know what you think.

BDN Outdoor reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and visuals editor Brian Feulner earned the cover this time around with a fantastic story (and great photos and video) that focus on the growing surfing community in Maine. From diehard wave-riders who head to the ocean in the middle of winter to craftsmen who build high-end boards in their Maine shops, there’s a thriving surf community in these parts that you might not have been aware of.

We’ve also got stories about shark fishing off the Maine coast and finding a perfect inland spot to wet a line this summer. And I share a few tales of woe in an essay that explores the sometimes painful experience of opening up camp for the season. Our favorite birding writer, Bob Duchesne, also checks in with a primer on birds you might see while out and about in the coming months.

So stop by and grab a copy. As always, they’re free. And if you can’t join us in Greenville, keep your eyes peeled: Issues of BDN Maine Outdoors should be showing at your local market soon.

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John Holyoke

About John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.