Mount Desert Island

Wing Watchers

Everyone fans out across the ledge at Schoodic Point, staying within earshot of one another. Waves are splashing with great whooshes into rock crevices. “If the herring gulls all fly up at once, look for an eagle,” Bob Duchesne calls … Continue reading

Outdoor Connector

In 1992, as a restive college student with a yen for international travel, Kerry Gallivan secured an internship with an organization called SatelLife. Gallivan’s task was to travel to Zimbabwe and establish communications between remote ground stations and an orbiting satellite in order to access … Continue reading

Cadillac Mountain

Acadian Rhythms

At Acadia National Park it’s been a celebration of the century -all year long. To jump into the one-hundreth anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service and of the adored Acadia on Mount Desert Island, we stay a couple of … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff   At the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, my fiancé and I pass by cars with license plates from across the country and move through groups of people speaking different … Continue reading

Stargazing Lookouts

by Kelly Clinton | Photograph by Trent Bell   In the dense forests, out on the ocean or in the middle of a lake on a boat, lie on your back and look up—Maine’s night sky swarms with stars. This … Continue reading

Cross-Country Skiing + Snowshoe Trails

  Throughout the state, trails wind through forests, uphill to views, downhill to base; they extend over bridges and snake alongside streams. As temperatures dip and snow spills over the state, trails serve a new purpose: cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. … Continue reading