Monthly Archives: August 2017

First 1-minute hike an eye-opening affair

For the past six years or so, I’ve sat comfortably at my desk and watched an interesting weekly event: My colleague, Aislinn Sarnacki, emerges from the woods, sits down, and documents her latest adventure, composing her very popular 1-Minute Hike feature. How popular? Well, having stood beside Aislinn at plenty of outdoor expos over the […]

“Shadman” coming to Veazie to teach anglers about his favorite species

John A. Punola lives in New Jersey, and spends plenty of time fishing there. In fact, the octogenarian will tell you that he has built up quite a reputation over the years. “I started shad fishing in the Delaware River. That was back in 1972, during trout season,” Punola said during a recent phone interview. […]

Public invited to national monument management workshop in Shin Pond Aug. 8

If you’ve been curious about the management of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, or want to have your voice heard, you’ll have that opportunity at a workshop that will be held Aug. 8 at Shin Pond Village. The meeting, which will run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., will cover just the Lower Shin […]

New map shows off features of Katahdin Woods and Waters’ loop road

One of the knocks on the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is that, in somewhat classic Maine fashion, it can feel like “you can’t get there from here.”   That’s not the case, of course. But our governor has refused to put tourist-information signs on roads that lead to the monument, which doesn’t […]

Down East salmon restoration efforts celebrated

The building that houses the Downeast Salmon Federation is wearing a disguise, Dwayne Shaw says with a grin, gesturing around the sparkling building that contains the Peter Gray Hatchery, a museum, a laboratory and office space. “We took an old run-down building that nobody else wanted,” Shaw, the organization’s executive director, explains. “It was a ‘slum […]