Thursday, September 30, 2010

Maine Hunting Gear - By L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean, Maine's most famous outfitter located in Freeport, Maine has lots of gear for hunters.  Visit their web page for hunting gear at the link below:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Maine Hunting Jokes

A Maine website has a few hunter jokes worth looking at.   See the link below:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple Picking Time in Maine

It is apple picking time in Maine! Take the kids out for some fall fun on an apple farm. Maine has plenty of apple orchards to visit. Many orchards offer free hay rides and cider. Some sell - besides apples - other farm products such as homemade pies and pumpkins. One that is open this week is Bracketts Orchards in Limington, Maine. Visit their website for directions at the link below:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Common Ground Country Fair - Unity, Maine (Sep 24-26, 2010)

The Common Ground Country Fair is being held this weekend in Unity, Maine.  Gates open at 9:00 am.  There are all sorts of happenings taking place to include draft horses, donkey and mule show, fleece show, foot races, manure toss and sheep dog demonstrations.  Click on the link below to find out more:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine (October 2-3, 2010)

The Dempsey Challenge will take place October 2-3, 2010 in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine.  The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing helps families dealing with cancer.  This event benefits this center.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Haunted Hayrides in Scarborough, Maine

Looking for some Halloween fun for the kids?  Take them to Scarborough, Maine where they can go on haunted hayrides!  See the link below:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Foliage in Maine

Are you looking for info on fall foliage trips in Maine?  Check out our web page below:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Shaker Hill Apple Festival - Alfred, Maine (Sep 25-26, 2010)

The Shaker Hill Apple Festival will take place on September 25-26, 2010. The festival benefits the York County Shelter Programs and the Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum.  There will be crafts, apples, music, wagon and antique car rides, and more.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cornish Apple Festival (Maine - September 25, 2010)

The Cornish Apple Festival will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Cornish, Maine.  The festival is free and is held in historic Thompson Park.  Crafters and musicians will be present.  A 5K road race will take place as well.  Cornish Village is located in the Western mountain and lake region of Maine on Route 25 west of Portland, Maine and east of the New Hampshire borders.  Click on the link below for more info:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cumberland Fair - Maine (September 26 to October 2, 2010)

Fall brings lots of fall events such as festivals and fairs to visit.  One of the better ones to attend is the Cumberland Fair held in Cumberland, Maine from September 26 to October 2, 2010.  Livestock competitions, food, music, entertainment, harness racing and more takes place here.  Learn more at the link below:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Acton, Maine Apple Festival (September 18, 2010 on Saturday)

The Acton, Maine Fall Apple Festival takes place today - Saturday, September 18, 2010 - at the Acton, Maine town hall.  It runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has crafts, children's fun, food, and apples.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Aroostook County, Maine Fall Foliage Tour Loop

Maine's fall foliage season starts first in the northern part of Maine - which means Aroostook County.  Read a news article on leaf peeping in Aroostook County and find out more about Maine Fall Foliage at the links below:,153372

Thursday, September 16, 2010

News on Maine Upland Bird Hunting

A Maine guide has wrote an article about the prospects for upland bird hunting in Maine this coming fall season.  Read "Outdoors in Maine: Taking a good look at the upland birds", The Sun Journal, September 12, 2010.  Click here for more information about hunting in Maine.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Maine Fall Foliage Season Has Begun

Maine's fall foliage season has begun.  The season starts now and ends around the end of October depending on location within the state - southern regions of Maine have a later starting time and later ending time.  The state of Maine is providing Maine fall foliage reports which makes it easy to keep up to date on where the peak foliage areas are in Maine.  These reports are available at:

The state of Maine also has a Maine Fall Foliage Facebook page:

Click here to learn more about Maine Fall Foliage:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Maine Hunting News

Are you looking for some Maine hunting news?  Maine Hunting Today is a website that offers all sorts of news about hunting in Maine.  See the links below.

Maine Hunting Today

Hunting in Maine

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall Foliage May come Early in Maine

It appears that the fall foliage season may come a little earlier in New England - and here in Maine.  According to a news report in The Boston Globe " . . the hot, dry summer has caused foliage to turn color earlier than usual in northern New England".  Read more in "Hot, arid summer leads to early preview of fall foliage", The Boston Globe, August 30, 2010.  Click here to learn more about fall foliage in Maine.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tips for Food Safety While Camping and Hiking

Campers and hikers should take special precautions when bringing food with them for their hiking and camping trips.  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides some food safety tips to follow.  See the link below:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tips for Bear Hunting in Maine

A blogger from Maine writes up some tips on bear hunting.  See "Bear Hunt Taken to the Extreme", The Maine Outdoorsman, August 26, 2010.  Click here for more information on Hunting in Maine.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Indoor Camping in Maine

A writer, Milt Gross, has published an article called "A indoor camping we will go" in the Magic City Morning Star (August 25, 2010).  He points out that you eat better, sleep more comfortably, and avoid mosquitoes with this style of camping.  Along with these observations he also mentions some nice places to stay, cheap places to eat, and other insights to camping indoors. For those of you who do enjoy the heat, cold, and mosquitoes you can get some camping ideas here - Camping in Maine.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

How to Prepare for Hunting in Maine

A recent online news article discussed the preparation work that one should take to prepare for a hunting trip in Maine.  Some of the preparations include assembling maps and aerial photos for and planning, scouting for hunting locations ahead of time, and building your hunting blinds.

Read the full article here:

"Hunting: Prep work now surely will pay off later"
The Portland Press Herald
August 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Maine Huts & Trails

A non-profit organization is developing a system of huts along a 200 mile trail in Western Maine.  Staying at the huts require reservations but the trail has been highly praised.
"Maine Huts and Trails is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the economic, social and natural environment of Maine's Western Mountain region by creating and operating a world-class recreation corridor for current and future generations. Our backcountry trails enhance access to beautiful lakes, rivers and forest lands, and our low impact huts provide inviting spaces that facilitate outdoor adventures and learning. This self-sustaining resource stimulates environmentally sensitive economic opportunity in the region by attracting visitors of all ages and abilities."
See more info on Maine Huts and Trails at their website below"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

List of Hunting Camps in Maine

Deer season in Maine is not that far off.  If you are looking for a list of hunting or sporting camps in Maine then check out our list at the link below:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hunting Guides in Maine

This is the time to be planning your hunting trip in Maine.  After you decide where to go you need to determine if you need a Maine guide or not.  If you do want the services of a Maine guide and don't know how to contact one - check out our Maine Guide page.  See the link below.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tour of Bath Iron Works - Maine

Maine Maritime Museum, located in Bath, Maine, offers tours of the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard.  Read an article about the tours in The Working Waterfront.  Follow the links below for more info:

"A tour behind the shipyard gates", The Working Waterfront, September 2010

Maine Maritime Museum

Bath Iron Works

Learn more about city of Bath, Maine

Saturday, September 4, 2010

L.L. Bean Concert - Freeport, Maine - Sep 4, 2010 - Joshua Radin - Folk Recording Artist

L.L. Bean will present a concert at the L.L. Bean Discover Park in Freeport, Maine.  The entertainment tonight (Saturday, September 4, 2010) will be Joshua Radin.  Starts at 7:30 p.m.  Joshua Radin is an American folk recording artist.  He has released albums such as Simple Timesand We Were Here. For more info on Radin see the link below:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Visit Fort Baldwin - for a View of Maine Military History

Fort Baldwin, located in Phippsburg, Maine is a great place for a family outing.  It is just south of Bath, Maine and is positioned along the coast.  The fort was built to provide coastal protection to the city of Bath, Bath Iron Works (a huge ship building facility), and to provide coastal artillery defense along the Maine coast.  Fort Baldwin had three batteries and a large observation tower.  One of the batteries, Battery Cogan, is depicted in the picture to the left.  Learn more about Fort Baldwin by clicking on the link below.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cycling in Portland, Maine

"Cycling Portland, Maine is a great way to experience its charm and character. It is evident by the many trails available to cyclists that Portland citizens foster cycling. A must-have for bicycle travelers is the Portland Trails map, produced by the non-profit, Portland Trails. It includes 30 different trails to ride or hike!"
The above text comes from a great article on cycling in Portland, Maine.  Read the rest of the article here - "Cycling Portland, Maine - Commercial Street South Portland lighthouse ride", The, August 23, 2010.

Eastport, Maine Pirate Festival (Sep 10-12, 2010)

The 5th Annual Eastport Pirate Festival will take place in Eastport, Maine on September 10-12, 2010.  Lots of family activities will take place.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

9th Annual Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts at Smiling Hill Farm in Maine

The 9th Annual Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts will take place at the Smiling Hill Farm in Maine on September 11, 2010.   The location is in Westbrook, Maine on Route 22.  Over 100 of Maine's talented artisans will be selling their unique handcrafted products.


B&M Brick Oven Baked Beans - Portland, Maine

Have you ever drove along Route 295 admiring the Portland, Maine skyline and then smell the wonderful aroma of baked beans?  The scent comes from the B&M Brick Oven Baked Beans establishment.  This factory has been around for quite some time.  Read a little history of the baked bean factory here - "B&M Brick Oven Baked Beans: A New England Tradition Since 1927", Suite, August 23, 2010.