The rocky shores of the Bold Coast Trail in Cutler, Maine. Photo by Alex Plummer/

Bold Coast Trail Offers a Maine Coastal Wildnerness

12/14/2011 - Its official title is the Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, its nickname is the Bold Coast Trail, but whatever you may call it, there is no denying the fact that this amazing twelve-mile loop takes a hiker through some of the most remote and beautiful sections of coastline anywhere on… SEE MORE
Photo courtesy of Save the Bay.

Deadline Approaches for Project Narragansett Program

12/12/2011 - Are you a middle- or high-school teacher looking for a way to connect your students with the wonders of Narragansett Bay? Project Narragansett is a FREE one-of-a-kind professional development program for middle- and high-school educators. Teachers participate in three workshops with Save The Bay staff and local marine scientists to… SEE MORE
Quiet scenes like this one await on the Schoodic peninsula, part of Acadia National Park. Photo by Alex Plummer/

Quiet, Solitary Scenes from the Schoodic Peninsula

12/6/2011 - The Schoodic section of Acadia National Park is an absolute gem of a place. The only mainland acreage in the park, the Schoodic peninsula juts out into the rough Atlantic ocean, allowing for brilliant and harsh displays of the ocean's considerable wrath. On a clear and crisp December day, when… SEE MORE
This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image captures Irene’s landfall moment near Cape Lookout, NC, on August 27. Photo Courtesy of NOAA.

2011 Hurricane Season Ends, Breaks NE ‘Hurricane Amnesia’

12/1/2011 - The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Wednesday, having produced a total of nineteen tropical storms of which seven became hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. This level of activity matched NOAA’s predictions and continues the trend of active hurricane seasons that began in 1995. The nineteen tropical storms represent the… SEE MORE
Gary Sredzienski will begin his swim in the shadow of Owls Head Lighthouse. (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Mainer to Undertake Icy Swim to Help Lighthouses

11/29/2011 - Going for a swim on a cold December day in Rockland Harbor, when the water temperature is an average 40 degrees, isn’t something at the top of most people’s ‘to do’ list, but for one Maine resident that’s exactly what he will do – all to help lighthouses! Gary “Creekman”… SEE MORE
Schooner Head, Acadia National Park

An Autumn Trip to Mount Desert Island

11/18/2011 - I just got back from a great trip to Mount Desert Island, and as usual I'm blown away by the beauty of Maine's largest island. Here's a selection of images from my travels, but do yourself a favor — go visit these places in person. It'll blow you away. SEE MORE
The view from the top of Monhegan, with Manana Island in the distance.

In Search of Shelter on Monhegan Island

11/8/2011 - Monhegan Island — tall, prominent, and well out to sea — beckons in the distance. A familiar landfall coming from the south for us, on this late October day it would be our destination sailing out of Penobscot Bay. I had an infallible plan. We’d spend the night in the… SEE MORE