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How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips
After a long winter, you’re no doubt itching to get back on your favorite trails, and inspired to explore new ones. But are you spring hiking…
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Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm
One of the best things about hiking is that it is an outdoor activity that you can do all year long. So why is that so many avid hikers hang up their…
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5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
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What is hypothermia? What are the signs?

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival HYPOTHERMIA Hypothermia is one of the major causes of death…
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Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
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Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way
Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Maine

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Maine
For many “leaf peepers,” Maine is the ultimate destination. Well known around the world for its incredible array of colors, hikes…
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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Maine

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Maine
Is there anything better than running through the wilderness with fresh air in your lungs and the dirt beneath your feet? With thousands of miles of…
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5 Challenging Hikes in Maine

5 Challenging Hikes in Maine
Home to 281.4 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Maine has some of the most challenging hikes in all of New England, including the infamous 100-Mile…
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Making the Most Out of Sebago Lake State Park

Making the Most Out of Sebago Lake State Park
When it comes to rustic charm and unparalleled natural beauty, Maine is tops. From whirlpools, to sandy beaches, to majestic forests, you’ll…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Maine

Start Your Trek: 7 Unbeatable Hiking Retailers in Maine
With the hardest section of the Appalachian Trail and hundreds of incredible mountains scattered across the state, Maine is one of the best…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Maine

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Maine
Spanning granite peaks, deciduous and coniferous forests, and rocky coastlines, Maine is one of North America’s top birding destinations. Each…
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5 Best Hiking Trails in Maine

5 Best Hiking Trails in Maine
Maine has thousands of hiking trails throughout the state, from Kittery to Fort Kent to Lubec to Bethel. With nearly 40 states parks, one national…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Maine

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Maine
Maine might be famous for its rocky coastline, but it’s really the mountains that should get the credit. Granite peaks with stunning foliage,…
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Events Near Garland ME

Audubon February Vacation Camp

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 at 9:00am
Fields Pond Audubon Center
Holden, ME
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Winter Hike at Meadowbrook Forest

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 10:00am
Meadowbrook Forest
Ellsworth, ME
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Maine Science Festival - Science on Tap: Crispr

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Black Bear Brewing - Nichols Block
Bangor, ME
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Maine Science Festival - Friday Field Trip Day

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:00am
Cross Insurance Center
Bangor, ME
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